The Night Before Christmas

Only my very favorite night of the year. Still. The Domestic Despot has already hit the sack. She has been running all over the place this season and she is beat. I hope she sleeps well tonight. I won’t. I will be up at midnight and will probably wake her up so I can openContinue reading “The Night Before Christmas”

Stripes

Used to be the only people wearing stripes had done something bad enough to land in prison or those with bad fashion sense. I never got the whole “stripes are slimming” thing. I don’t perceive as anyone being slimmer or fatter unless they are nude of course, but short of that, who gives a shitContinue reading “Stripes”

Corn

Who doesn’t love corn? Creamed, on the cob, or popped with that warm butter-like substance they put on it at the movie theater. Who doesn’t love a warm slab of cornbread wet with butter, and oozing with sweet honey? We first taste corn either through Gerber Baby Foods strained corn, or Tony the Tiger’s CornContinue reading “Corn”

Second Chances

There are no second chances. We are undeterred as we push forward with our second offer on a house. We were really hoping the inspection done this morning would be free of any major problems which would cost us, but alas, we have put a repair list together for the sellers to address, or notContinue reading “Second Chances”

The ‘Barrel

My first Sunday in Ohio in 31 years, and I will definitely find a church to worship at. It is hard to go a mile without seeing at least one church in these here parts. Since I can’t practice at full strength in the hotel room, I have to grab time when I get it.Continue reading “The ‘Barrel”

Happy Holidays

Today marks two special holidays: Karen’s birthday and 4/20. 4/20 you ask? The “official” day of celebration of the counter-culture. Oooooh. Sounds spooky. Counter culture. Since I am able to smoke pot all day and night if I so desire, it is no big whup for me to have a smoke session on a Tuesday.Continue reading “Happy Holidays”

Butter

I love butter. No, I’m not gonna marry it. I do eat way too much butter and that stems from my time in haute cuisine. Everything had butter in it. I would keep a 50-gallon pot of it going at all times in my fine dining kitchens. The butter remained perfectly clarified with just theContinue reading “Butter”

The Grind

I continue with the reading of my book. As promised, under the letter “F” the first emotion is fearful. Here is the preface followed by the short story Amazon. Now starting next Monday since I have run out of original music, I will be playing one of the songs from my previously-posted playlist. I haveContinue reading “The Grind”

Pancakes

Pancakes rock. When I was a kid, I could eat a stack of them all drizzled with butter and a river of maple syrup. As I got older, I sort of lost my appetite for them. Unless it was two or three in the morning and I had a snootful of VO and Budweiser. AfterContinue reading “Pancakes”

Customer Service

Who doesn’t want good customer service? Probably the same idiots that don’t practice good customer service in their own jobs. Good customer service is NOT a request; it is a condition of employment. That from a pep talk to one of the many restaurant staffs I hired and trained. This does not solely pertain toContinue reading “Customer Service”