Tag Archives: gifts

Valentines Day!

Generally speaking, women are nuts for Valentines Day. Generally speaking, men don’t get it. We participate, frequently against our will, but we don’t really get it. Why is there a specific day when everyone in the world is supposed to buy flowers/chocolate/some other extravagant gift for women? Do they deserve these things? Absolutely. Women (just… Read More »

Buff/Not So Buff

My daughters and I are enjoying my new Hadrian’s Walk Buff. They love the balaclava mode. I’m partial to the pirate configuration, myself. Unfortunately an eye patch is not included, but even so I think it makes me measurably cooler to be around. My wife, however, falls into fits of barely controlled chuckling whenever she sees me… Read More »

Walking the talk

Back in January, there was a major disaster in the world. Perhaps you heard about it? There was lots of media coverage. This isn’t a trick question. I’m talking about the earthquake in Haiti. Lots of attention was paid to the disaster, and lots of money was paid to charities and other support groups trying… Read More »

Why I don’t have a dog

I don’t have a pet. Dog, cat, fish, bird, rock… nothing. That’s not likely to change in the next 5-7 years, if ever. There are lots of reasons, actually, but here are the three primary “excuses”: I can’t afford it According to Glblguy in his post, Don’t buy a dog, given an average lifespan of… Read More »