Anyone that knows me well, knows that I can cook well. As in professionally. Most people can’t understand the concept, but after a 6-day workweek in a restaurant, I’d often spend a majority of my day-off cooking just for myself, or family, or to impress a future ex-spouse. Continue reading Recipes, Trolls, & Comments
There’s a good reason why chainsaws and beer aren’t sold in the same store. Chips and dip. Yes. Hammers and nails. Most certainly. But gas-powered tree trimming equipment and alcohol? No. Continue reading Was Paul Bunyan OSHA Friendly?
I was loading groceries into my car in the Food Lion parking lot last week, when a young woman approached and asked for a ride up the road to her job at the Pizza Hut. Continue reading Hitchhiking – A Bygone Adventure
I just don’t understand the whole White vs. Black vs. White vs. Black issue. Maybe I missed the ‘hate everyone who’s different from yourself’ memo while growing-up. Being sick and tired of all this hatred, I thought I’d share an old story from my past, which has a strange, unfortunate twist. Continue reading Catfish
It’s not nice to make light of people who are trapped in the awfulness of a Long-Term Care Facility, but here’s a funny story. The last of the Roanoke stories, quite maybe. Continue reading Checkmate
Today, September the 20th, is the very first day that Virginia had a statewide lottery. It’s also my second wife’s birthday. Not to make fun of Holy Matrimony…skip that, yes I am. Continue reading Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!
Back before the days of OSHA, on a 32-foot extension ladder far, far away, a young man took his first steps up the ladder for a short career as a house painter.
I was in-between jobs, to the point of being desperate for gas money. Not Mad Max desperate, but pretty close. A friend told me of a friend who had his own little painting business and that he was looking for some temporary help during the summertime. Continue reading House Painter for Hire