Bye Bye, Candles and Vases

I finally got around to some Spring Cleaning this week that was obviously long overdue. One of the things that stood out to me while cleaning out one of our corner cabinets is how many candles and flower vases we have accumulated over the years. We have not burned a candle in our house in … Continue reading Bye Bye, Candles and Vases

Now I Know What My Students Must Feel Like

I’ve always said one of my greatest strengths as a teacher is the ability to take a room full of young, energetic students and within minutes have a few of them on the edge of REM sleep. I get it. For some people, accounting is not the most interesting topic to sit and listen to. … Continue reading Now I Know What My Students Must Feel Like

“Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

My post from last night, Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth), used the word quirky to describe the wonderful Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth. It’s not unexpected that last night’s post is my most viewed post today, with 40 views so far today (and 20 from yesterday). What is surprising is that a … Continue reading “Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth)

One of the favorite bands I discovered as part of my Music Monday series is Canadian band Walk Off The Earth, often just referred to as WOTE. I first wrote about them back in September of last year: Music Monday – The Quirky, Creative, and Wonderful Music of Walk Off The Earth, and since I liked … Continue reading Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth)

This Is What All Recipes Look Like to Me

I’m only about 10 years behind on this story that went viral back in 2010. Apparently someone got wind of the U.S. military’s recipe for brownies, which was, to put it mildly, a bit overboard. The specifications/recipe run for 26 pages! Here are some of the highlights: Whole eggs may be liquid or frozen and … Continue reading This Is What All Recipes Look Like to Me

This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

My view count is running behind schedule this week. I am on a streak of 10 straight weeks with at least 3,000 views per week. That averages out to about 429 views per day. Currently, it looks like I will end today with slightly less than 1,600 views so far this week, which mean for … Continue reading This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for inspiring this post. Yesterday she wrote about an app she had come across called "I Write Like." The basic idea behind the app is that you paste a paragraph of your writing in the app and it tells you who your writing is like by analyzing word choice and writing … Continue reading Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

2001: A WordPress Odyssey

This blog started on January 1, 2015, with the simple goal of trying to blog for 31 straight days. I remember how challenging it was to come up with something to write about during those 31 days. When I successfully made it to 31 days, I thought I would try for 100 straight days of … Continue reading 2001: A WordPress Odyssey

Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I've been wanting to try my hand at writing a tautogram poem for a couple of months. I first learned about this style of poem thanks to the Nobel laureate of WordPress, Brad Osborne. Brad is a talented writer and poet, somehow managing to come up with an original poem every day and share his … Continue reading Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…

For the past couple of months, I have been receiving occasional comments from what appears to be someone associated with a liquor store in Colorado. Here are the comments I've received, which I have never posted because they just seemed a little over the top and a little off with the grammar. Excellent write-up, I … Continue reading I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…