Eating Potting Benches

May 8, 2014

When I was 12 years old I had a career path scoped out. I grew up playing sports and going to sporting events, mostly baseball games. My family traveled the country following a particular college baseball team. We also went to many professional baseball games. Aside from the game, I seemed to always notice the […]

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Couple: An App for Two

August 7, 2013

Communication is key to a healthy relationship. When I was in junior high the telephone was the popular way to talk to a girl. Text messaging is the popular way to communicate these days. It seems only natural that texting your spouse would be a popular way to keep in touch. It is quick and efficient […]

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Happy Birthday, Chica Dulce

May 17, 2013

The Mexican restaurant in town, like most small town Mexican restaurants I’ve been to, makes it a practice to, upon learning of a diner’s birthday, slap a sombrero on the patron’s head, sing them a tune in Spanish and present them with sopapillas. At our joint they like to smear whipped cream in the face […]

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April 4, 2013

I’m here. Hot Mama is at home with Things 1-3. I rarely travel alone. I am a homebody. I like my bed. I don’t like cramming my fat ass in a tiny airplane seat. But walking through the airport I began thinking about my previous trips to this event and began to get excited. I […]

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Why Our Society Sucks

November 15, 2011

Hot Mama loves Pinterest. I am not going to discuss the relative positives and negatives of the site at this time. But one positive I have noticed is she can “pin” a recipe and I can login to see what interests her when I am making plans for dinner. Recently she pinned, and I made, […]

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Do I Still Get My Tickets?

August 5, 2011

I came across an interesting report of Operation Iron Snare on where an Alabama Sheriff’s department rounded up child support-owing parents by claiming they won tickets to the Alabama-Auburn football game. And, no, he did not get his tickets.

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The Food Network: Porn for Fat People

June 24, 2011

I follow Michael Pollan on Twitter (@michaelpollan) and after seeing a new tweet ended up exploring his website. I came across an article titled Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch in which he discusses the decline of home cooking and the popularity of food television programming. Pollan states that the average American spends only […]

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Mall Santa and a Screaming Child

December 23, 2010

Almost all kids seem to love Santa in theory. Most kids seem to like Santa in person. Some kids do not want to have anything to do with the fat, scary guy’s lap. This beautiful little girl screaming at the top of her lungs is none other than my wonderful Thing 1, who at the […]

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Best Christmas Album Ever

December 14, 2010

Bummed Out Christmas is the best Christmas album ever. Sure there are a lot of classic Christmas albums, full of tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy. But this album is not like the rest. No dreaming of a white Christmas, no walking in a Winter wonderland. The album contains the following tracks: 1. […]

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A Pheasant Morning

December 11, 2010

This morning I braved the crisp, December weather to go for a walk, with some dogs, and a gun. Today my friend and I were hunting pheasant.  This was the first time of the season that I ventured out for a hunt and the first time I had ever hunted pheasant. It is a good thing that […]

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Key West Dreamin’

November 11, 2010

I want to go back to the island, Where the shrimp boats tie up to the piling. Give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year, And I’ll feel fine, I’ll feel fine. Jimmy Buffett, Tin Cup Chalice Some days, when I am stuck at my desk, I wonder what an interesting […]

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