Unsubscribing from Groupon

If you’re a Groupon groupie, looking for some good deals, you probably get several emails a day. Some, you delete off-hand, others tickle your ‘curious’ bone causing you to open the email and dig a little deeper. With all the emails flying around for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and assorted other sales, I’d had enough. Today’s email…

The Inner Tube

Remember those days, sitting on an inner tube, floating down a river or at the lake when you were young? The inner tube was one of the earliest forms of entertainment while on the water. We had inner tubes from cars, trucks and even a tractor once. That’s what I was thinking after I saw…

Prank You

It’s here… One of the best days of the year to have a little fun. Growing up, I remember the jokes in the newspaper, on TV, by my parents and friends. Doesn’t feel as prevalent as it once was though… hope I’m wrong. I can’t remember the pranks played on me, they were so long…

Perpetuous

Once a month, at our office, we go out for lunch to celebrate whoever happens to be having a birthday. We headed over to Boston Pizza with those one year older in February. To show them how special they are, we make them pay for their own lunch and if they’re lucky, we won’t embarrass…

Pass the Phone

When the phone rings at my house, everyone runs… away from it. I’ll hear cries of; “duct cleaning!”, or “charity!”, or “survey!”, or, you get the picture. Last night, the phone rang, my son and his girlfriend were in the kitchen but wouldn’t answer it. I stopped what I was doing, ran upstairs during the…

Time for Blogs?

How much time do you devote to reading blogs? Maybe a better question is how much time can you devote to them? Do you set aside a specific time of the day? Do you randomly search the blogosphere for just the right story? Ever since the beginning of the year, when I started taking my…

Tessa and the Pea Coat

I’m going back in time for this story. It actually took place at a New Year’s Eve party – the most recent one. Yesterday while looking through Facebook and putting on my coat, at the same time, there was a ‘like’ from our friend Tessa on one of my posts. I have to stop at…

Carpooling & Farting

So today I’m carpooling, not something I do very often – in fact, it’s rare and only out of necessity. There is a pool of company vehicles at the office and I need one for a few days and I don’t want to leave my car there. In North America, we love our cars and…