Monthly Archives: April 2017

Opportunity Calls

Like a lot of people, we have one of those home phones that announces the caller id when the phone rings.  Like a lot of people, we get robocalls. “CANCER! SOCK!” “POLICE! BENIFF!” “UNASSIGNED!” “ZERO!” and so on. Today the … Continue reading

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Rocket Park

  You go to Houston, you have to visit NASA.  I hadn’t been in many years, certainly not since they upgraded the visitor center (read: now you have to pay).  There are more exhibits now, and an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Tradition

For lunch today I got together with some old friends that I had worked with for many years.  We met at Rooster’s, an oil-refinery-worker-friendly joint.   A number of us had regularly eaten lunch at Rooster’s in Baytown since the … Continue reading

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The Birthplace of Texas

Saturday morning we got up and watched the live birth of the giraffe on the internet.  “What kind of giraffe is that?” CVH asked me.  “I think it’s a Rothschild’s”.  CVH found it very exciting to watch. After the big … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Texas

The Best Part of Texas is that you can get Blue Bell there again, which is still not available in Louisville. We flew down to Houston today on United (aka Republic) Airlines.  I got a seat with a lot of … Continue reading

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And Get Off My Lawn!

Springtime, and I go to the store to get a new air filter and spark plug for the old lawnmower.  As I’m heading out to the shed, CVH asks what I’m doing. “I need to gap the new spark plug … Continue reading

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You’ve got to be kidding

Today I noticed that my dental floss has an expiration date stamped on the package.  I mean, really – if a Twinkie can last thirty years, why can’t my floss last two?

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