The Great Coffeemaker Puzzle. Do We Have Gremlins?

We recently went through four coffee makers and are on our fifth. How did that happen you ask? Good question. Part argh! Part stupid. Part what? Part shit! Oddly, after we got our fifth, I’ve been dreaming of another. The first one broke. Just wouldn’t turn on one day. Its job is to turn on, but no. It stopped cooperating. The second one was purchased … Continue reading The Great Coffeemaker Puzzle. Do We Have Gremlins?

The Password is What?

“George,” I yelled down the stairs. “Did you re-set the user name and password for the bank?” I waited patiently at the top, not wanting to deal with the puppy gate and the need to tread down to the construction zone which is currently our basement. No answer. Argh. I pushed the rambunctious dog out of the way and closed the gate securely behind me. … Continue reading The Password is What?

It’s Try Not to Kill Your Dog Day!

I just made that up. Apparently, it’s not a real holiday. But wait for it. There is a much better one. Today, April 17, is Blah, Blah, Blah Day. That’s right! It’s copyrighted too! (So I suppose I should site the owners, Wellcat.com.) Blah, Blah, Blah Day is supposed to reference the Honey-Do list. Like, “Blah, Blah, Blah,” (insert your hubby’s name here) as he … Continue reading It’s Try Not to Kill Your Dog Day!

Girl’s Trip! Yay!

“I’ve been thrown out of better bars than this!” Dixie shouted over her shoulder. “Me too,” I smiled, recollecting the last time I got together with this same group. The bartender was not overly amused, but I certainly was. And that’s all that matters. Three friends and I recently took a trip to my lake house and my, we had a wonderful time. No run-ins … Continue reading Girl’s Trip! Yay!

Comcast/Xfinity is in the Soul Sucking Business

I wasn’t sure if I would write this or not, but it’s two o’clock in the morning and I can’t sleep. Spoiler alert—or not, since the title says it all…this blog is going to be a rant. A technician will be here in the morning—or not, you never know with them. At one time in our relationship, Comcast worked like this. If you had a … Continue reading Comcast/Xfinity is in the Soul Sucking Business

Damn you, Winter! My Basement Flooded!

Argh, why! Wait, I know. Winter has been a bitch this year and we were dumb enough to purchase a home at the bottom of a hill. So who’s to blame? Winter, laughing her maniacal ass off as she dumps a record amount of snow onto us, or George. And the realtor. I’m not taking any blame for this. When we moved to Minnesota, I … Continue reading Damn you, Winter! My Basement Flooded!

I’m Having My Dog Spayed

I broke down early. Science, the vet, and the Google forums tell me I should wait for my female dog to experience her first cycle of heat before she is spayed. So that was our plan. But plans change. My dog is a thug. A love-her-to-bits thug, but nevertheless, well deserving of the moniker. She is our first female and we’ve never experienced what heat … Continue reading I’m Having My Dog Spayed

Jury Duty Complete, and in the Nick of Time!

Whew! What a learning experience. Long story short, I completed my service the first week, physically being present for only three days. But everyone’s service was unique. The luck of the draw….literally. Minneapolis is a large city and my court serves a populous county. The jury room that first morning had 197 people in it. That number was announced by the friendly jury room supervisor … Continue reading Jury Duty Complete, and in the Nick of Time!