Nate: Just a reminder that I will be out on 5/16, as I work the polls. JT: Gee, I remember seeing Chris Rock saying that his number one job as a father was to keep his daughter off the poll. 😜 Nate: You, sir, are a very, very bad man... JT: Oh, no, my dear! … Continue reading A Frank Exchange of Messages
That Was Fast!
I only filed my federal income tax a week ago, but I just checked my bank account and my refund is there!
Bye Bye Tim
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Tim McCarver. During the relatively short time that he was a broadcaster for the Phillies (his playing career was mostly over before I really stared watching the games), I found him to be the most reliable of the boys in the booth. Very sorry to see … Continue reading Bye Bye Tim
I’ve never liked American football. I went to see a game my first term at Penn State and found it just plain boring. Left at half time. I used to enjoy baseball, though I got tired of the the greediness of both the players and the owners during one of the strikes in the 90s, … Continue reading Super
My Favorite Sweatshirt
This is my favorite sweatshirt. I know I must have bought it well over ten years ago. But I can't remember where or when. During the cooler months I tend to wear it every week. It’s very comfortable. So let’s say I’ve had it for 12 years (I think it’s been longer) and that I … Continue reading My Favorite Sweatshirt
The Case of the Missing Sock
Last Saturday when I folded the laundry, I discovered that there was one sock missing. Dutifully, I went back into the basement and carefully swept my hand around the base of the washing machine’s agitator. Nope, no sock there. I checked the dryer and it wasn’t there either. So I went over every inch of … Continue reading The Case of the Missing Sock
Why is it that whenever I’m not expecting a delivery from Amazon, I see their delivery van drive through my street in the morning or early in the afternoon? But when I am expecting a delivery, it practically never arrives until late in the afternoon or the evening? Just asking.
Seeking Gold in All the Wrong Places
Aurum in stercore quaero.
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This could also be called JT’s Disaster, JT’s Catastrophe, or JT’s Humiliation. It all started on Friday as I was browsing through Consumer Reports and saw a mention of self-serve coffee makers: “These machines brew up to 12 cups at once and keep the coffee hot throughout the day in an internal reservoir. There’s no hot plate … Continue reading JT’s Folly