I wonder if the Hardy Boys liked bruised bananas?

Ever wonder what happens to the fruit at the bottom of the pile? Yes, this is going to be another post about one of my recent trips to the grocery store. So, you know those nicely stacked pyramids of apples, oranges, lemons and limes that line the produce section of the Piggly Wiggly …

What’s better for breaking news? Twitter or the paper?

I write for a large-market newspaper and when the freelance Gods smile down on me, a few other regional and national news organizations. The other day I posted a FB request asking for copies of what at the time, was yesterday’s issue (sometimes I like to send articles to my mom like she’s always done…

When MTV catches you on film with a caterpillar …

You know how every now and then something happens — something strange and bizarre — and you catch yourself looking around, knowing full and well that Ashton Kutcher and his buddies from MTV are lurking in the bushes waiting to spring out and inform you that yes, indeed, you have been punk’d. (What? You don’t…

Does Phil Spector really look like that?

If I were stranded in a foreign city for a day – that’s 24 hours folks – with no money and no friends I, depending on the particular day and my particular mood, would probably end up in jail … First, no money means I can’t (legally) do any of those over-the-top touristy type things…

What would Leo Tolstoy say about gay marriage?

In case you didn’t see the evening news, Hillary Clinton is now in favor of gay marriage. And I quote “now” because the particular affiliate (yes, I meant to say affiliate) that I watch made sure to report her history of dissent. In 2004, in a widely published interview, she made it explicitly clear that she did not…

Daily Post Writing Challenge

Evan Brooks aka Chameleon at Large This is part of The Weekly Writing Challenge   Justin, Callie, Evan and I all live within a few hundred feet of each other and together, have been riding bus number fifty-six to and from school for nearly five years. In the mornings, Evan is always the first one standing…

The Hunger Games

So I saw The Hunger Games … and to be brutally honest, I did not like the movie … not even one little bit – but not because I read the book(s) and was disappointed in Hollywood’s rendition … and not because I didn’t like the chosen actors … or because I couldn’t handle the…

What’s Your Impossible?

If you use Google as much as I do during a typical day then you undoubtedly saw today’s Google Doodle (yes, that rhymes – although I’m not sure if the folks at Google intended for it to do so).  Anyhoo, moving on … today’s little drawing (the one you can hover over and then a…

Who Wants A Pony??!

I am stumped.  Any guesses why??  A few hints … It’s not because I can’t figure out what to get my father-in-law for his birthday.  Not because I don’t know what to make for dinner or where I’ve managed to lose yet another set of car keys.  And I’ve given up on learning HTML so…

R_U_AN_IDIOT?

How long does it take someone to stop 4000 pounds? AKA the average automobile. From Car and Driver magazine: Unimpaired: 0.54 seconds to brakeLegally drunk: add 4 feetReading an email: add 36 feetSending a text add 70 feet Driving down 146th street today my phone dinged signaling that I had a new text.  I picked my phone…

THANK YOU

On Monday, I asked my son if he knew what day it was … he tilted his head, squinted his eyes, lifted his finger to his chin and tapped away like he was seriously considering some life altering decision.  And then,             “Library day!”  He replied.             Ah, yes.  I thought.  Library day … I…