Mr. Foley’s River

This past weekend, Natasha and I were watching Sunday Morning on CBS. One of the featured stories was of people who live in a van or bus rather than a house or apartment. We found it rather interesting, this life choice, especially with the family of six, who live in a converted school bus, and the older gentleman who resides in a space that would be too cramped for my taste. You can read the story or watch the videoRead more

Engage in Boldness

What does it mean to boldly go when there is no star ship in sight? How do I get to where no one has gone before when I don’t know if I should go left or right? When do I make choices to go past the stars and live without fear of a wrong turn? Can I live long and prosper this year and from life find lessons to learn? Does temporal time stand still while I decide what toRead more

Yeah, Why Don’t We?

I was having a conversation with girlfriend Natasha this past weekend while we were running errands, grocery shopping and sitting at the laundromat. She asked the question, “How come we never sit home on a Saturday and watch TV all day?” The answer was something like, “Well…because both of us work full time, so we only have the weekends to get our stuff done – shopping, food prep, laundry. I have church and go visit mom every Sunday and youRead more

Gummy Bear Truth

Do you ever question your sanity? Do gummy bears or other gelatinous objects talk to you? Does a horned animal give you daily affirmations? Who tells you that you’re not the crazy one? Or are you crazy? While pondering the answers to these questions, please enjoy a musical interlude provided by one of me-me-me favorite Muppet characters. Happy, Joyful, Sane Wednesday! This post has been brought to you by a crazy little puppet with orange hair. It has also beenRead more

Armpits

“Sometimes, when I get nervous, I stick my hands under my armpits and then I smell them like this!” Yes, I know William T. Riker didn’t really say this one-liner to Captain Picard. I couldn’t help myself. The photo… So, who actually said those words circa 1995? Fifty bonus points for the correct answer! Extra 25 points if you’ve used your deodorant today. Hint: Her character had absolutely nothing to do with Star Trek or Riker unless an encounter with alienRead more

Twofer Wednesday

I couldn’t decide on just one one-liner for today, so… I concur with Picard. No matter how rich or famous or beautiful or powerful one human can be, it should never discount the value of all other humans in the room, neighborhood, country, or world. Support your fellow human beings and aliens! So true. If only we talked to each other instead of at each other; if only we let go of our own insecurities, fears and misinformation; if onlyRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: Flies

“Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” That’s what the frog says. Considering a schedule that’s been busy and will continue to be through the month of December, I’d consider a little down time with Kermie. He can catch flies and I’ll catch my breath. Consider heading over to Linda G. Hill’s blog page. Click HERE and check out Linda’s weekly One-Liner Wednesday challenge series. Feel free to join in on the fun and tag your post with #1linerweds.Read more

One Liner Wednesday: It’s TV!

“It’s TV!” Natasha and I say this to each other quite often. It usually comes when we’re watching Star Trek or a number of other shows we like, and the characters either do something questionable or the writing doesn’t make sense. I’ll give you a few scenarious: Scenario #1: Have you ever watched an old western, or a more recent crime-fighting show, where the handguns shoot all day and never seem to be in need of a re-load? It’s especiallyRead more

The Picard Maneuver and Wine

Girlfriend Natasha and I are Star Trek nerds. Some of you already know this. We’re not the full-blown “know-every-word-to-every-episode-and-attend-every-Star-Trek-convention” kind of nerd, nor have we ever adorned the Christmas tree in mini versions of the Enterprise and its shuttlecraft, but nerds all the same. Our personalities are opposite in many ways, yet Natasha and I have found common ground in clean eating (not counting last Tuesday’s chocolate donuts), exercising and watching Star Trek episodes on Netflix. The almost nightly exerciseRead more

Questionable TV

Have you ever watched a TV show and asked yourself serious questions such as: Did you notice that cowboy shot eight times from his six-shooter? That woman was six feet away from the bus when it blew up, but she didn’t die. Is that possible? How can you have an endless supply of space shuttles when you keep crash-landing them? Does the replicator make new shuttles and spare parts? How can a car fly five feet in the air, landRead more

It is not a Phaser

Nope, it’s not. Nor is it a strobe light phone speaker. Nor a blah blaster, sonic stapler or a portable tractor beam emitter. A Post-it note dispenser was close and a good guess, but why would anyone need a dispenser for something that sticks to everything? I will pause so you can think about that for a minute. Anyhow… The “What the Heck?” office “toy” is: Introducing 3M’s Document Wedge, otherwise known as a copy holder. Fooled you all, exceptRead more

The Close-Ups

Gibbs has always wanted to be a movie star – the feline equivalent of Lassie – with a diamond-encrusted collar, a monstrous cat tree made out of finest, tightly-woven berber, a butler that serves his ego and his hunger, and a spectacular cee-ment pond full of edible goldfish. Today, I finally took the close-ups that he insists will make him a celebrity bigger than Taylor Swift and Hugh Jackman put together. These photos will be FedEx’d overnight to Hollywood on Monday (or soRead more