Friday, May 11, 2012

Photo Essay: Pollen

Are you, like me, an allergy sufferer?  No?  Good for you!  Why don’t you just rub it in my face, then?  Cause, believe you me, I suffer.  I chronicled my pain way back when in a post called: “What is a fine powder consisting of microgametophytes?”( microgametophytes?  It’s pollen,ok?  What can I say?  I try and be “clever” with my titles.).
The last few weeks here in beautiful downtown Ben Salom have been completely miserable.  Rain, overcast, grey…the whole nine yards.  I don’t know how you folks living in Seattle or London do it.  I’d probably stick my head in the oven, but it’s electric (boogie woogie woogie woogie) and that shit just gets hot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


If you know anything about me, and if you’ve been reading this blog at any length (you damn well better be), you know I’m a “closet” superhero fan.  I don’t wave my geek flag high, though.  No.  That’s not for me.  I’m still a little, shall we say, reserved about my geekdom, I suppose.  I have a rep to protect.  But on the inside?  I’m just a giddy lil fanboy.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I Am Now a Person Who Says Things Like, “Don’t Make Me Pull This Car Over!”

It’s teasy-weasy time!  Why?  Because!  That’s why.  Don’t y'all know by now the answer to “Why?” is “Because”?  C’mon, get with the program!
Anyway, here’s a lil sample of today’s post I Am Now a Person Who Says Things Like, “Don’t Make Me Pull This Car Over!” that’s over at
“In one of my recent posts, I wrote about the “joys” of taking your kids for a car ride.  Kids must instinctively know they can get away with murder in the car.  They probably see us buckled in, distracted by the radio, talking on the phone, texting, oh…and driving and think, this is the perfect time to be bad.
My kids will argue with one another, in the car, at a whole other level.  And it’s not like they’re sitting close to one another…”
If you wanna read the rest (and I know you do), you’re gonna have to pay the toll.  Finefinefine.  No toll.  Your love is toll enough, I suppose.  Just click the link and get out of here before I change my mind…

Monday, May 7, 2012

7 Words or Less: The Avengers


Stark is totally based off of me (minus the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist part*).

Friday, May 4, 2012

If a Bear Falls Out of a Tree, Does Anyone See It? “A black bear who wandered onto the University of Colorado campus fell safely from a tree after being tranquilized, and was later relocated to the nearby Rocky Mountains.
State wildlife official Jennifer Churchill said Friday that the 91-kilogram male bear was tagged and taken to a remote area of ponderosa pines, oak brush and chokeberry.”

I love this story.  A black bear up a tree, gets tranqed and falls out of said tree.  It's great!  Well, actually, it’s not so much the story I love.  But, this picture that was taken at the scene:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What Is the “Right” Age for a Kid Cut the Lawn?

“I have to tell you, I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a really long time. It’s probably one of the few perks of having kids. No, I’m not talking about when the last one finally moves out. I wish I was that lucky! Heavens, no. I’ve got at least another decade and a half before that happens to me. No, I’m  talking about another milestone in your growth as a parent. What is it?”
Ok.  Ok.  That’s enough.  No more for you.  If you like what you’ve read, you’re gonna have to pop on over to to check out the rest.   The article’s called:  “What Is the “Right” Age for a Kid Cut the Lawn?”
So?  Why are you still staring at me?  Cause I teased the way I did?!?!  Oh, stop!  It's just a tease.  Just hit the link, for all that’s holy!  Stop being so sensitive!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Planet of the Jakes: Noodle Sandwiches

This isn’t a direct sequel to Planet of the Jakes:  Chicken Patties Pt 1 or Planet of the Jakes:  Chicken Patties Pt 2.  But, it helps to get an idea of where we were and how we got here.  So, if you wanna take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the previous goings on, I suggest you do.  Now!