25 January 2012


Alex read "The Tell-Tale Heart" and liked it.  I remember my first Edgar Allen Poe story: "The Black Cat."  Creepy and totally cool.  He says he's not quite ready for Stephen King.  He read Andromeda Strain and liked it and now wants to read more Michael Crichton.

My heart swells with pride and I know Chas. would have been pleased as well.

I just experienced the ultimate kindness in this day and age.

It seems that while rushing into Panera for lunch, I dropped my phone in the parking lot; I thought I had just left it in the car.  Thank you, random person who found my phone and tucked it into my door handle; chivalry is not dead.

24 January 2012

Random phrase for the day:

Inflamed hemorrhoidal tissues.

Loved the TV as a kid.  Lotsa commercials.

I am not currently having issues with my tissues (ha!), but I will say that as a kid I had no idea what they were talking about.  I did not put 2 and 2 together (a pad putting out a match, huh?) until much later.  What a way to make a living.

"Hand model needed to extinguish match with Tucks medicated pads.  Pretty female hands with nude fingernail polish are preferred (who wants to look at hairy man hands close-up? Plus, the hair can pose a fire hazard)."

Am I right?!