Ghosts and Zombies

I've been reading about how social media has given rise to new ways for a person to be a dick; for example, the phenomena known as "ghosting" and "zombie-ing." For you folks unaware of these behaviors, ghosting occurs when a person disappears from another's social media. Maybe you were in the beginning stages of dating, texting up a storm, friends on Facebook, blah blah blah. Suddenly the object of your attention is gone. They don't... Read more →


May All Your Days...

... Be Circus Days! Yesterday we went to see the latest incarnation of the Big Apple Circus and it was perfect. As soon as I saw that it was coming to our neighborhood - I mean, the venue is 4.5 miles away - I bought tickets. Third row, center. As I said, perfect. I wore my Clown College Reunion tee shirt, just in case. Sure enough, the Brussels Sprouts butcher recognized it. He's Adam Kuchler,... Read more →


Four Days in May

Last week, from Wednesday evening to Sunday evening, was pretty damned awesome, if I do say so myself. Allow me to recount it. Pat (aka SonnyeBoy) came up Wednesday afternoon - that's enough to make a weekend great. I ditched work at four o'clock and the three of us made our way to Center City Philadelphia to see Eddie Izzard at the Kimmel Center. The show was amazing. He covered evolution, the Big Bang Theory,... Read more →


Exit Music

For many years now, I've had this vision of how I want to die. It goes like this. I lie in a beautiful, white canopy bed in my lovely lace nightgown. I'm propped up by fluffy pillows. The bed is surrounded by friends and family, all crying quietly, knowing that my end is near. A choir sings Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. I gaze at my loved ones, occasionally whispering some words of love and wisdom.... Read more →


Ten Things That Happened in April

It's been quite an eventful month and I am grateful for nothing much to do. Here are ten things of note that happened in April. In early April, Joe and I traveled to Savannah, Georgia to attend an old friend's wedding. The groom is one of Joe's oldest friends, part of a quartet of guys who hung out together during their high school years. We had a very very nice time! The wedding itself was... Read more →


Flashback

Joe and I saw Delbert McClinton Friday night. The show was just great! Delbert's voice is more gravelly (gravel-ier?) and his range is not what it used to be - he's almost 79, after all - but he can still sing some blues. The band was tight and terrific, especially the horn players. No, strike that - all the musicians were amazing. But this post is not about the concert. It's about something that happened... Read more →


Nostalgia Boots

I've bought a couple pairs of Toms shoes from the discount site Zulily over the last few years. I've always been pleased with the products and service - one time, shortly after we moved, I hit "Submit" without proofreading the order details and sent them our old address. A quick call to Customer Service fixed that right up! So when I saw that Zulily had a selection of Frye boots for sale... well. See, when... Read more →


Thanks Doc!

Well, I saw my wonderful primary care doctor last Friday to talk about my diabetes and my trigger finger. I've been a bit worried about my blood sugar numbers recently - they seemed to jump around a lot even though I tested every morning before breakfast. It's always on the high side, but there would be days when it would be sky high for no apparent reason. I have been reasonably good with my eating... Read more →


Sticky Joint

No, not that kind of sticky joint! I woke up in the middle of the night last week and realized that my finger was stuck in a curled-up position. Luckily, I just had to push a little against the stickiness and it uncurled. Since then, it still gets stuck once in awhile. Sometimes I can make it happen. It looks of like an inverted version of flipping the bird. Anyway, thanks to the wonders of... Read more →


Older and Older

Well, I continue to get older - how about that! I am now 67 years old, hurtling toward old(er) age. Given the alternative, I'm fine with it! I had a lovely day. Joe surprised me, as he always does, with a card and gifts. I got this top, a Stephen King book that I haven't read yet, a book about the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a nice thick pair of wool socks. Then, after... Read more →