Enough Already!

As a fan of the greatest football team on the planet, I have come to expect much more than what is currently passing as football at Old Trafford. Stinko. Today’s match at Watford has me wondering once again, what the hell is going on? Georgie Best is surely turning in his grave. I’ll tell youContinue reading “Enough Already!”

Brrrrr!

I don’t give a hot damn what the local weather forecasters say about this “unseasonably warm weather we are having”, I say it is cold. I know, I’m a weather weenie. I get it. With today’s temperature climbing to almost (gasp!) sixty degrees, I was in my sweats and long sleeves. I barely made it.Continue reading Brrrrr!”

Fringe Bennies

There are benefits that come with good (read: high-paying) jobs. Usually, the higher-paying the job, the better the bennies. Not usually, higher. I was fortunate in my chef career to have befriended and worked for several very rich people. Diamond Danny owned forty-seven restaurants around the globe, and all of them were in coastal communities.Continue reading “Fringe Bennies”

Well Do Ya Punk?

Do you feel lucky? If so, why? Do you have a talisman or symbol of some sort that you use to summon up an extra “edge” to ensure success? How about a dance routine or soliloquy that you absolutely must perform pre-game or you risk pissing off the Sports Gods and dooming your teams’ chancesContinue reading “Well Do Ya Punk?”

Back for Good

What a trip. It started out on July 18th in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona and culminated on September 14th. We are now new citizens of a little town in southern Ohio called Miamisburg. A golf course less than a mile down the road. The slow moving Miami River (Greater or Little Miami toContinue reading “Back for Good”

Back for Good

What a trip. It started out on July 18th in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona and culminated on September 14th. We are now new citizens of a little town in southern Ohio called Miamisburg. A golf course less than a mile down the road. The slow moving Miami River (Greater or Little Miami toContinue reading “Back for Good”

Finally

We closed the house. After a house closing that I would not wish on my worst enemy, we signed this morning in the quaint little town of West Chester, Ohio. We made it over to the house to turn off the breakers in anticipation of them turning on the electricity tomorrow morning, and next isContinue reading “Finally”

Sports Wrap-up

We can’t mention the week without The Return to Old Trafford of favorite son Cristiano Ronaldo. But since he will not play until next weekend, enough about that. Except I just saw an ad that USA picked up the game for US distribution so now I am positive that number 7 will be in theContinue reading “Sports Wrap-up”

Keeping Secrets

Everyone does it. Nations do it. Hell, they not only keep secrets about their enemies, they keep secrets about their own citizens. Spooky. It is another of my convoluted beliefs that if you have absolutely NO secrets, you have lived a pretty boring life. As long as membership into a seminary includes being a humanContinue reading “Keeping Secrets”

Natural Selection?

Why is it, when everything seems to be going great on planet Earth, that Mother Nature rises up, slaps us in the chops and reminds us that our pass in this sphere of existence is all too temporary? The latest death toll spread over 8 different states, is 64. And that is just ONE tropicalContinue reading “Natural Selection?”