Stuff That Interests Me
- Chicago, Illinois,
- January 09
- Born in Iowa. Then some other stuff happened.
MY RECENT POSTS
- This and That
May 20, 2013 06:01PM
- Poor, poor Leo
January 22, 2013 03:04PM
- Dear Abby: Advice From the
January 17, 2013 05:01PM
- I Am Thankful For
November 19, 2012 11:58PM
- "The Constellations"
November 12, 2012 01:51PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Preach, Dr.,
- “Christians believe Jesus
is the Messiah as foretold by
- “Most moral country in
the world? Compared to Canada,
not even the most
May 22, 2013 08:11PM
- “CatholicGirl - No doubt.
Someone should do a study
ex-Disney kid stars once
May 22, 2013 08:03PM
- “See if your area has a
Business Network International
that you can
May 22, 2013 05:58PM
- MY LINKS
Mostly I write in my head. A point supported by the date stamp of my previous post.
If you could read the stuff I've written in my mind ... we'd both be disturbed. Read full post »
How about that? My second blogiversary was three days ago, which would've made it Saturday. What was I doing on Saturday? Right. Playing board games. I was making my annual guest appearance at -- well, it's too small to be called a convention -- a gathering of a group of… Read full post »
Staring at the clouds while walking off a cliff.
- I miss my rubber legs. During my days of youth ( the 14th Century), I could bounce down stairs at breakneck speed. This wasn't a rapid descent. This was a highly controlled fall, keeping my feet under me, arms wide out. … Read full post »
- My parents almost named me "Phillip." I'm glad they didn't. I'd make a lousy "Phillip."
- My birth mother named me "David Owen." She and I have never met. If she happens to read this, "Hi. Everything turned out pretty well for me. No complaints. Except ... do … Read full post »
I started a new job yesterday. My paycheck will come from a big, big company in the service industry. That does not mean that the paycheck will be "big, big." Or even "big." But it will be better than the one I got from the tiny company in the service industry… Read full post »
The play was a great success, but the audience was a complete failure. -- Oscar Wilde
Monday morning Ms. Stim and I will be leading the American Expeditionary Forces (consisting of the two of us) in a heroic invasion of Canada. Intelligence reports state that opposing forces will consis… Read full post »
The comings and goings of a mind spinning on idle.
- I read Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and am closing in on the halfway point of The Girl Who Played with Fire. The strongest impression I've received from these books is that Sweden must lead the world … Read full post »
The TV Event of the Year? Yes! So say the little soap opera magazines AND (more or less) TV Guide. Or, at least, that's the implication. What could possibly turn an afternoon soaper into the latest Must-Record-TV?
Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo returns to General Hospital August 11… Read full post »
That certain "snap" while adjusting the leather jacket collar; the final tug on the sleeves of an impecable suit coat; the slow turn of the head followed by a gaze partially hidden by tresses framing an eye; while simply standing on a street corner, the body language that tells you, "It… Read full post »
This is one of those moments that I feel so ... "American." Maybe I can expand it to "Western." As is "Western Civilization."
I try to appreciate cultural differences. While sitting on a camel in Giza, I went along with the owner who suggested that I give him five Egyptian Pounds… Read full post »
Those of you who obsess about which blogs I comment on (and you know who you are) have noticed that I haven't commented since July 9th, four days ago. This beats my old not-on-vacation-non-comment record by approximately three days and 12 hours.
No doubt in my absence there's been an Open… Read full post »
On the treadmill yesterday I think I pulled a toe muscle, which again showed me that exercise is unhealthy. I get plenty of exercise bending over to pick up masses of shed cat fur that internal air currents have collected and rolled into hair tangles that are mortal threats to the… Read full post »
Like grains of sand crammed through that narrow neck of an hourglass, getting tipped and turned upside down, so are the days of my life.
That was the day when …
… I Didn’t See the Most Beautiful Woman I Ever Saw.… Read full post »
From the first week, did you have any doubt that Nicole Scherzinger would win Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars? Of course not, because: a) she was the best dancing "Star" the show has ever had, and far more importantly, b) you read my Season 10 prediction. Yes, my DWTS… Read full post »
A friend informed me that he had to attend a "pseudo-shiva." A "pseudo-shiva?" Was the deceased not dead? The family isn't actually in mourning? They're all a bunch of Christians who thought sitting around the house all night with platters of food and davening would be go… Read full post »
I was shit-canned today by the dear folks for whom I've worked the past eight years. Outside of the upcoming lack of income, I'm having a hard time giving a rat's proverbial ass about this parting of ways. I'm doing fine. Ms. Stim is calm, supportive and doing fine.
Nonetheless,&nbs… Read full post »
Before he was born, he wondered what life would be like.
Since he was born, he wonders if there is more.
After he passes from this world, he will wonder what comes next.
The producers of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars fear me. More accurately, they fear my DWTS Overthinking System (the “System”). They know that, if the 22,000,000 viewers who watch DWTS read this post instead, there will be no reason to watch the week-by-week elimination un… Read full post »
No, I don't need a cup of sugar or to borrow your lawn mower. Someone's already going to look after the cats.
Ms. Stim and I will be away on vacation for a week. I can pretty much guarantee that I won't be checking email, much less sneaking in a few… Read full post »
Hi 17-Year Old Self,
We both know how stubborn I/we/you am/are, but you need to do a few things right now. Put the Pepsi on the headboard. Turn down the stereo. A little softer. I see this letter found you during that summer when you listened to The White Album everyday. … Read full post »
You might have heard the phrase, "Everybody went to high school with someone." In this case it was college. From a friend of mine --
The judge will not make his decision public until aft… Read full post »
We here at Stim, Inc. were very excited to hear about the Supreme Court guaranteeing the right of every red-blooded, apple pie-producing, American corporation (with a nod and a wink to foreign corporations) to spend whatever it wishes on political speech. And you, the inital stockh… Read full post »
Martin Luther was one of the towering figures of the 16th Century; one of the most influential people in history. A priest and theologian. A revolutionary, if an unintentional one. A man who spent hours kneeling on his cold, stone floor praying to God. A man who enjo… Read full post »
One of the many things killing me is that the Dems have the same number of seats in the House and a 57-Ben Nelson-Joe Lieberman-41 majority in the Senate. Yet Obama's presidency is being declared dead/seriously wounded. Jelly spines like Evan Bayh already are trying to grab back their hea… Read full post »
A couple months ago I saw Bob Dylan in concert. Had a great time despite the concert being in an old ballroom that borrowed acoustics from an old barn. Sitting in a folding chair in the balcony peering between heads, looking around a support pole. But it was Bob Dylan going… Read full post »