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Billion Dollar Lottery...

You can't win if you don't play... and last week the jackpot rolled up to $680 million. Reports last night claimed the jackpot exceeded $1.6 BILLION...
9512016 hrs ago2 hrs ago17 mins ago

Yogurt...

There must be some scientific explanation as to why I can open a container of yogurt and the top surface is smooth and solid. After taking a scoop or...
4960Oct 19Oct 195 hrs ago

Performing a TLS Handshake...

My computer did 2 updates yesterday. Virus protection and Firefox. Now, all the websites are hesitating to load. In the bottom corner of the Firefox...
136150Oct 17Oct 185 hrs ago

Things that don't go together...

Years ago, I formulated a list of things that (I believe) don't go together. The list disappeared, so I'm starting over again. Pineapple on Pizz...
277130Oct 16Oct 171 hrs ago

Then and now: Stevie Nicks or Christine McVie...

I did a CS poll about two women who costarred on a 1960's TV show called Gilligan's Island, where passengers on a small fishing boat got lost at sea a...
22870Aug 13Oct 17Oct 19

Fish head soup...

We stopped at the Asian Market yesterday and bought a few things. After a brief conversation with the woman at the meat counter, she went in the back...
101120Oct 15Oct 1644 mins ago

Getting real about real estate...

I've accelerated my home shopping this month. Last week, I went to see some single story townhouses. 1 and 2 bedroom 4-plex units in a 55+ community....
11990Oct 13Oct 1517 hrs ago

Sunday drivers...

I was on the highway at 9 this morning headed to a meeting with a real estate agent. They forgot to alert me today was the contest to see who could ou...
4100Oct 14Oct 141 hrs ago

Laundry is perpetual...

My entire bachelor life I did laundry nights and weekends at no specific intervals. The dryer is often a holding spot until I have to put wet clothes...
11280Sep 30Oct 1412 hrs ago

I got pulled over for speeding...

On the way back from the Mexican shoemaker 'Zapatos' I had my new boots on and suddenly I see some blue lights flashing in my rear view mirror. It was...
12030Sep 29Oct 1411 hrs ago

Funny Johnny Carson's quips...

Two generations stayed up late watching Johnny Carson host of the Tonight Show. I remember friends repeating some of the funny things he said. If you...
137200Oct 11Oct 134 hrs ago

The eye of a hurricane...

I was looking at photos of hurricane Michael that came through the Florida Panhandle today. Having lived in South Florida for nearly 60 years I've see...
5800Oct 10Oct 1012 hrs ago

Complaint Desk...

I was in multi-tasking mode today. Lots of interruptions. More than any normal Monday. Working hard to close a deal, I sent revised drawings and pric...
10080Oct 8Oct 10Oct 19

whiplash...

Sometimes I sneeze so hard I get whiplash! After lunch I decided to get out of the office for a few minutes. Sitting in my car with the temperature a...
112110Oct 9Oct 9Oct 19

House shopping aka Bring me the Broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West...

I had selected 2 condo units in the same development that were up for sale. The listed agent said she could get me in to see them but... I have to be...
12450Oct 7Oct 819 hrs ago

Spending a million bucks to look like a million bucks...

I have some wealthy clients who know a healthy diet and exercise doesn't always 'hold back the years' and they resort to a little 'nip & tuck' (read:...
7920Oct 7Oct 71 hrs ago

Old Documents...

My brother has been doing genealogy for as long as I can remember. He's got photos and copies of birth certificates probably 6 or 7 generations dating...
12540Oct 6Oct 621 hrs ago

Nutthin' to FRET about...

Stringed instruments have been around for thousands of years. Typically, all have a neck where the musician can press up or down the smooth fingerboar...
174110Sep 15Oct 6Oct 19

Confirmed...

Some people don't work on Saturday, but today The Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court....
5500Oct 6Oct 6Oct 19

SPUTNIK...

On October 4th, 1957 Russia launched a satellite into Earth's orbit. Named Sputnik, this satellite transmitted beeping radio signals that could be det...
9240Oct 3Oct 5Oct 19

TRACES: Steve Perry...

Steve Perry best known as front man for the rock group JOURNEY from 1977 to 1987 also spawned a solo career in the 80's and 90's and left the music sc...
9920Aug 19Oct 4Oct 19

Judging a judge...

I'm holding back on all the blogs and news stories about Kavanaugh. There isn't anything I could say or do that would influence another persons opinio...
229140Oct 2Oct 4Oct 19

Rear window family stickers...

It started out pretty harmless... Stickers representing a dad, mom, 2 kids and a dog attached to the rear window of their SUV. The social calling card...
11650Sep 29Oct 122 hrs ago

Rock musicians hand gestures...

I cannot recall what cool cultural sign Americans made prior to the 1960's 'peace sign' but I do know that singer Ronnie James Dio popularized the 'si...
5910Oct 1Oct 1Oct 19

I prefer a condo that someone hasn't died in...

I'm on again shopping for a condo near my office. One development has units in the right price range but the mandatory annual club membership at $70,0...
10050Sep 30Sep 30Oct 19

Song Remakes...

I listen to a local classic rock music radio station that has a few hours of talk show in the morning and music at 10am. One day, they talked about li...
294400Aug 5Sep 2912 hrs ago

Possible side effects...

I sometimes 'go off on a tangent' reading medical reports and studies on medicines. I have no desire to be a pharmacist but it intrigues me how pharma...
159120Sep 28Sep 28Oct 19

Bill Cosby's new apartment...

On Tuesday, actor Bill Cosby had moved to a new apartment at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. He was found guilty of 3 counts of aggravate...
22380Sep 26Sep 2815 hrs ago

Winter or Summer...

On the subject of relationships... with the exception of a relation that goes stale, as long as things are going good and there are no conflicts, rela...
9430Sep 27Sep 2724 hrs ago

Remembering John Bonham...

John was the drummer of the legendary rock group LED ZEPPELIN. Born on May 31st, 1948 and died September 25th 1980. That was 38 years ago today. When...
8840Sep 25Sep 263 hrs ago

Teaching new dogs old tricks...

Most of the people I work with have been in cabinet manufacturing more than 30 years and it's rare to see some 'new blood' entering into this field. M...
5620Sep 26Sep 26Oct 19

Get out your Moon Cakes...

It's time to get out your Moon Cakes and celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. From what I've read, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most i...
11740Sep 24Sep 2517 hrs ago

Harvest Moon...

The moon followed me home last night. Very bright and lots of spots where it peeked through the clouds. I stopped to shoot a few pictures but my cellp...
5920Sep 25Sep 25Oct 19

How to improve your driving in 3 easy steps...

1) say "I'll call you back later" 2) press the red button once 3) rest your cellphone on the passengers seat. It cannot get much easier than that...
7420Sep 24Sep 2522 hrs ago

Howling... it's a full moon!

Yesterday was the first day of Autumn and tomorrow will be the Harvest Moon. Pumpkins have arrived at the grocery stores. Halloween is just around the...
15490Sep 23Sep 24Oct 19

Product reviews: love or hate...

I wanted to buy a new lawn mower last year. This is not the first time I've purchased a mower and knew what I didn't want. So, I checked online and fo...
119100Sep 23Sep 2313 hrs ago

Faces & Places... but

what's his name? My dad could forget your name as quickly as you introduce yourself, but he would remember your face, the place, the car you drove and...
8360Sep 22Sep 23Oct 19

Junque...

Little by little I've been downsizing to buy a condo or move into a rented apartment close to my job and rent out my house to offset the expenses....
10670Sep 21Sep 22Oct 19

Music...

Some people cannot work without music and some people cannot work with it. I get that, but I'm paid to do a job and music in the workplace is often a...
5200Sep 22Sep 22Oct 19

Junior...

I was around 7 years old when my family moved from New York to Miami. Life here was pretty simple. My neighborhood was a place where you didn't always...
9650Sep 20Sep 21Oct 19

Cough, cough...

It was uncle Jason's 93rd birthday and we all gathered around a cake to celebrate. He got out of the hospital just last week as his Emphysema was gett...
7320Sep 20Sep 20Oct 19

Downwind from a steakhouse...

I usually leave my office between 7:30 and 8pm (read: diner time) and have to travel a few main roads to get to the highway. This puts me past a mall...
10641Sep 18Sep 2026 mins ago

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