Mr. 500

Not this post. Yesterday’s post was the 500th post I have been credited with making on my blog. That’s like writing a book, which I found to be one of the hardest things I ever did in my life. Since my posts average around 500 words each, I have written 250,000 and I am stillContinue reading “Mr. 500”

Patience My Ass…I Want To KILL Something!

You can only last so long with patience. Contrary to what some rare angelic individuals may espouse, patience is NOT an infinite resource. I know my peeps will probably find it very easy to believe that I have a very limited supply of patience. Coupled with Karen’s seemingly infinite supply of patience AND admonitions, itContinue reading “Patience My Ass…I Want To KILL Something!”

Pick Your Poison

If it were only that easy. As I promised. Here is a stab at an old Hank classic: Also as promised (don’t stop me now, I’m on a roll), here is the short story Restraint: Restraint It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and I was taking advantage of the bank’s extended weekend hours to transferContinue reading “Pick Your Poison”

Staying Put

I make no apologies for the way I am wired. You must take your complaints to a much higher level than myself. In the height of my career in restaurant management, I was flattered to receive several offers from other restaurants and I took five flights for interviews. The first was in Charlotte, North Carolina.Continue reading “Staying Put”

Being On Time

I am so thankful that I have taken this path. One that sees me wake up every day next to my soulmate in this world and the next. When I was engrossed in the business arena and the everlasting pursuit of profit, I was absolutely insistent on prompt appointments. I lost more deals because IContinue reading “Being On Time”

Hanging Out

Pretty lazy day but everybody seems to be in a hurry to me. I guess because, ever since I retired, I have no time constraints, so I am not in a hurry anymore…forever. It’s official: All the Christmas decorations, inside and out, are packed away for next year, but my wonderful soulmate has acquiesced toContinue reading “Hanging Out”

Maddogg’s Musings

Just taking a quick peek at planet Earth on this fine 15th of December. It doesn’t exactly give me a case of the warm fuzzies to see Chinese President Xi Jinping starting to open a positive line of communication with Soviet President Vladimir Putin. Just makes me nervous. Call me crazy. Back in the dayContinue reading “Maddogg’s Musings”

Watching the Telly

I sat down to watch a show while the Domestic Despot was taking a nap. I’m cruising along watching a streaming channel (Netflix) and I hit the exit button on the remote so I can check out Hulu. But the channel will not let me exit. My wishes are being held hostage until I clickContinue reading “Watching the Telly”

Meat Eater

I am a carnivore and I have already eaten way more meat than I ever should have eaten, but I make no excuses. My father and Grandfather were both butchers and worked in slaughterhouses. I remember being horrified at the sight of the cows being led up the chutes and the man shooting them inContinue reading “Meat Eater”

Inefficiency

I can’t stand it. The idea invokes failure. Who are the idiot architects in the grocery store game who are responsible for planning out the best (most efficient) place to put in the restrooms and pharmacies? “Put them farthest away so injured and sick people have to limp their infirmed bodies all the way toContinue reading “Inefficiency”