Old McDonald had a …

I almost forgot to tell you, Internets, about the special town meeting J’s town had on Saturday. No worries. It was not an attempt to vote out the recreation department. We save that for March, you know, when I start shaking in my Uggs*.*Actually, I don’t own Uggs. I owe the knockoff brand Ulu. Anyways,…

Bye bye Marlboro

OMG. This piece of news floored me. I was convinced we might be getting around in Jetson-style vehicles before this happened. Danville restaurants go smoke-free under new law I grew up in a smoky home. In the days when the warnings on smoking were less OBVIOUS, ShortonCoffee would smoke in the car with us. My…

O Christmas Tree

When J and I moved to NH, we donated our fake tree—the one I bought when I was single in 2001—to his senior center. Because we were in NH and married, so we should get a real tree! So that first year, we set out to go buy one, but ShortShorts stopped us. He said…

Tree hugger

I’ve often said that my office window faces the backyard. Well, I’ve had a hard time working this morning because freakin ShortShorts is up in this tree cutting branches. My palms are all sweaty and my heart is racing because I am so afraid for him. Here’s a picture of the holy mother of a…

Fernando hit 100,000 miles!

My car Fernando (or Isabella as J calls HIM) has been around the block once, twice, 14 million times. And here is his memoir.I bought Fernando in January 2002 brand spanking new in Arizona. He was born ghetto. After I signed the paperwork, the car dealership called and said they already put on racing rims…

To the Cuse we went

In keeping with J’s motto—will travel anywhere for a concert—J and I continued from Mohegan Sun to Syracuse, NY, for a Phish show. Cause, you know, we were already on the road. And the stupid Phish lottery he entered gave him front row tickets in an arena of 7,000 people where they haven’t played since…

Can I make a suggestion?

I came across this study from CareerBuilder.com and thought I’d share. They always have the funniest polls and I cover a lot of them for a publication I write about corporate health and productivity. In this day and age when jobs are hard to come by, you would think the employer has the upper hand.…

NJ in a nutshell

I wasn’t sure if my camera would work, so I only took limited photos. I will try my best to keep you entertained as I recap our trip to NJ! Wednesday, after dressing like Sandy & Danny for J’s senior Halloween lunch (the old bitties said we looked more like Elvis and his groupie), we…

Send me a text!

It was inevitable. J & I caved and upgraded our cell phone plans to include texting. It’s just that it seems most of our friends have forgotten how to pick up the phone. As the saying goes, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Now I won’t get pissed when people send me texts because…

Good luck, my friend

Today is a sad day at work. Today is BFFcoworker’s last day. We have worked together for 6 years 7 months. I’d say side-by-side, but that’s not entirely true since most of our time was spent working remotely—her in Arizona and me in one of my three states. The point is, she is moving on…