What’s Wrong With My Fingers?

Becuase. jsut. ot. estiatme. The above typos are examples of how the timing of my typing is off ever so slightly. And I did not pick those words at random. I would guess that I type the words becuase because and jsutĀ  just incorrectly 95% of the time. In fact, while I was just typing … Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Fingers?

Sometimes, It’s Good to be Negative

As part of my University's plan for re-opening this semester, all students, faculty, and staff are required to be tested for COVID-19 before the start of the semester. The cost of the test is generously paid for by the University. I ordered my testing kit online on Thursday, July 30, and it arrived at my … Continue reading Sometimes, It’s Good to be Negative

Welcome Back, Old Friend!

Well as it turns out, the eulogy for my beloved 2006 Matrix was a bit premature. For those of you who did not read my post from yesterday - a quick recap. I had brought my Matrix in for inspection last Friday. What I thought was going to be a relatively minor set of repairs, … Continue reading Welcome Back, Old Friend!

Bathroom Habits in the U.K. and the U.S.

Yes, apparently I have gotten that desperate in keeping my blogging streak alive. But in my defense, I came across this information from one of my more recent go-to sources for blog material - Study Finds, so it's not like I was randomly seeking out articles about people's bathroom habits. A survey commissioned by Homecure … Continue reading Bathroom Habits in the U.K. and the U.S.

Another Saturday Night – a Blogger’s Version

With apologies to Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, and Jimmy Buffett... Another Saturday night And I ain't got a blog post I got some ideas but none of them good Now, how I wished I'd written it sooner I'm in an awful way I started blogging years ago I've written lots of posts since then If … Continue reading Another Saturday Night – a Blogger’s Version

It’s Time for Some of Those Good Old Fashion Tips from the Wall Street Journal

It's always guaranteed to make me laugh and to shake my head in disbelief - men's fashion tips from the Wall Street Journal. It's a combination of two things - the outrageous outfits themselves, and the outrageous prices that go with them. I've written about these WSJ fashion articles before, in fact, this is my … Continue reading It’s Time for Some of Those Good Old Fashion Tips from the Wall Street Journal

Music Monday: Was I the Only Teenager Who Liked this Band?

It's a fairly clear memory from high school. Someone asked who my favorite singer/band was, and I made the mistake of telling the truth. Let's just say that for the next few days, many people were questioning my taste in music. But I couldn't have been the only one that liked this group. They were … Continue reading Music Monday: Was I the Only Teenager Who Liked this Band?

Sunday Is Fun Word Day: Flibbertigibbet!

I always just assumed it was a made-up word -"flibbertigibbet", sort of like 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pu1adxqUAg But I came across flibbertigibbet twice today and given the source of where I came across it the second time, it made me think that it might be a real word. And that is not the only coincidence I want … Continue reading Sunday Is Fun Word Day: Flibbertigibbet!

What’s My Problem?

  I was about six miles into my six and a half-mile walk this morning, and it looked like I was on pace to beat my time from last week by about 30 seconds. It was then that I spotted the son of one of our neighbors in his driveway, apparently home for the weekend … Continue reading What’s My Problem?

The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

During the early 1980s, the Hoover appliance company held a 50% share of the UK market and was rapidly expanding with the potential to claim a larger share of a growing market. This period of expansion, however, coincided with the UK's entry into a major economic recession, and Hoover was beginning to face competition from … Continue reading The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?