My back hurts. I stepped outside of my house and my back fell apart. Technically, we spent the entire weekend on a friend’s boat. Still, I don’t hurt my back sitting in a chair reading. I only hurt myself when I try to DO anything. I think a few days of not doing is in […]

Diagnosis: Sleepy

Yesterday, my right shoulder started hurting. Today, my shoulder hurts, my neck hurts and my right hand is noticeably colder than my left hand. I’m going to take this as a sign that I should take to the bed and nap with the furry children. Therapy napping is a thing, isn’t it?

Blogger Bigboote

When I was young, I had a huge callous at the top of my middle finger from writing so much. I am not exaggerating. It was so enormous that people constantly commented on it. “Wow! You must write a LOT.” I may have been self conscious about every other part of my appearance, but that […]

m-m-my generation

Let’s review the generations: 1901-1913: Interbellum Generation 1914-1929: G.I. Generation 1930-1941: Silent Generation 1942-1953: Baby Boom Generation 1954-1965: Generation Jones 1965-1979: Generation X 1975-1986: MTV Generation 1980-1994: Millennial Generation or “Generation Y” 1995-present: Generation Z I do not deny that I am old. I have a teenager who likes to remind me how decrepit I […]

Star Trek geezer

I have mentioned several thousand times that I am more than a teensy bit excited about J.J. Abrams reinterpretation of Star Trek. When the tickets finally went on sale this week, I clicked over to confirm a midnight showing the night before the release. Well, there’s an early release all right. It is at 7 […]

I am not the Energizer bunny

Dear Evan, I know you are excited about Easter, but Mommy is much too out of shape to hop around the house like a bunny several times every day. You have four older siblings who can play “bunny” without becoming instantly breathless. I do not want to explain to paramedics that I broke myself tripping […]

meta posting

A week ago, Barry posted something that deserved more attention that it received. June 15, 2007: digital immigrant http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=digital+immigrant&defid=894212 Someone who grew up before the digital age and is fairly new to the internet. Basically anyone over the age of 28. YouTube is foreign to the digital immigrant. I’m sure that this would annoy all […]