99 Questions

April 7, 2014

Holy sh!t. Did you see Crystal’s answers to the 99 questions meme? It is completely, totally, incredibly off the wall. Just the idea that the owner of a Vast Blogging Empire would take time to write answers to 99 questions is in itself off the wall (that’s old-folks’ talk for “jumping the shark,” for you […]

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McCutcheon: Funny Takes Out a Loan

April 4, 2014

The Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has engendered another of Funny’s inspired entrepreneurial schemes. By golly, this may be my best idea yet! But first I’ll need a little seed money. Hence, it was off to the credit union for a loan. FUNNY: I’d like to borrow ten million dollars, please, […]

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KJG’s Irises!

April 2, 2014

About three years ago (more, maybe?), my beloved friend KJG gave me a couple of handfuls of bearded iris bulbs from her beautiful garden out at Waddell. KJG has an amazing green thumb, the result of which is a very lovely acre up against the White Tank Mountains. Well, “green” is not the adjective we’d […]

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Employer Beware: Here come our students!

April 1, 2014

Holy mackerel. I gave a student a gentleman’s B on an extended definition assignment — an 80 when in fact the paper was worth at best about 75 points and in fact was eligible to have 100 points deducted, leaving the poor lad with a goose-egg. But because it’s an online course — they do […]

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Hoarding, Divesting, and the Frugal Impulse

March 31, 2014

Spent part of the afternoon yesterday finally emptying out the closets, which have accrued old clothes as stale bread accrues blue mold. Threw out a bunch of tired stuff, moved the winter outfits to a closet in the other room, and gathered the summer stuff in the bedroom closet. In doing so, I freed up […]

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Beyond Cute!

March 26, 2014

Ohhhh…so cute! (Click on the image for the full dose of cuteness.) We’ve found the newspaper recycling basket, and we think it’s an extremely cool place to hang out. Adorable, eh? Right now she’s harassing Her Stratospheric Majesty, who in spite of an occasional testy moment is amazingly patient with the little pest. They’re having […]

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