Category: Laughs

Fur bearing thieves beware

I grow a pretty good vegetable garden, if I do say so myself, and like any good gardener I am always happy to share the bounty. I always plant too much anyway, so it...

A sleepy roofer’s tale

You’ll excuse me if I seem a little disjointed. It’s a Sunday morning and the roofers are here, working hard while I am hardly working. They got here nice and early – while the...

Fighting a losing battle

We’ve reached another of the year’s milestones – June, the month where mowing the lawn changes from a pleasant springtime chore into an onerous summer task. Where, I ask, is it written that we...

Middle school love affairs

Ah, young love. And when I say “young,” I mean “middle school.” We’ve had a year full of said love in our household. Let’s start with my soon-to-be freshman, heretofore known as Doolittle. [This...

Oh, the dreaded days of summer

Summer is upon us my friends, and if you’re anything like me (mother, slightly anal), you’ll appreciate the small amount of panic that has set in as I prepare for 10 weeks of children...

Learning to eat again

Ordinarily I don’t take requests, but a bunch of people have written to ask how I’m doing with my weight-loss surgery, and I thought this might be the most efficient way to answer. I...

Mars is not in my travel plans

I see where a Dutch company is looking for volunteers to build a human colony on Mars. Pass. I guess I’m just not an adventurer anymore. Yes, I said anymore. At another period in...

No actual crickets are involved

Baseball season is here and so our thoughts turn to cricket, a game that is just like baseball except for the myriad ways in which it is not. Cricket jumps up, so to speak,...

I hate it, but I have to

Recently I’ve noticed a strange occurrence. My stomach will begin to hurt after I’ve been sitting for any length of time. At first, I thought it was too-tight jeans, but then I realized the...