Category Archives: Humor

Cherry Bomb

Last summer,  my two small nephews came to visit for a month.  The problem with kids, especially little boys, is that they can be highly gross — even for a family that takes disgustingness pretty much in stride.   Once, the … Continue reading

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Explosivity

I don’t know about your neighborhood, but in mine, explosions seem to be kind of a big deal.  Any day that is a holiday (and I’m talking about really marginal ones like national buy-your-secretary-a-thing-or-she’s-gonna-be-really-mad-at-you day, or national hamburger day) seems … Continue reading

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Christmas Socks

It’s finally happened.  I’ve become the weird aunt from “A Christmas Story” who makes strange Christmas gifts for children, and expects appreciation.  I didn’t craft anything as egregious as a pink, fuzzy bunny suit for an 11-year-old boy this year, … Continue reading

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Hellular Phone

Last week, approximately every single electronic device in my house shot craps.  The vacuum cleaner set out upon a course of self-improvement, deciding that it no longer wanted to suck, rebelliously kicking the dog hair and dirt right out the … Continue reading

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Bag Heroes

I feel like I should start off by warning you, gentle reader that this entire column is about a topic that no one is entirely comfortable discussing.  It’s considered gauche to talk about dog excrement, (unless you’re screaming at ISAC … Continue reading

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Wine Fest

When my friend Tamera sent me a text message that read, “Hey, wanna be my VIP plus one to Winefest next weekend,” I’m afraid I responded with the emoji equivalent of an atomic bomb.  Heck yeah wanted to go to … Continue reading

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Going to the Dogs

Once upon a time, quite a long time ago, the Rev decided to go to the Humane Society and adopt a puppy.  My parents had recently lost their beloved black Lab-Chow-Sabre-Toothed-Wolf-Hybrid, Orph, to a particularly virulent form of cancer, and … Continue reading

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