Tag: holiday

  • Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. My Father’s Day gift this year was a cordless leaf blower that works with the same battery that my string trimmer uses. It was an added bonus that the box was a trainwreck and so the folks over at Home Depot gave me $25 off the […]

  • Love Day 2020

    Today, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Valentine. But which one? I don’t know, I’ve read that there were at least two. So, both, maybe. Probably, the Christian origin of this celebration has been first subsumed and finally consumed by cutural and commercial celebrations of romance, love, and sex for most of us. Which is […]

  • The MLKjr Holiday

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I’m sitting at home today because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Although, I don’t remember my boss actually mentioning that it was a holiday for us this year. But the banks are closed, and […]

  • Welcome to 2020

    Happy New Year. It’s 2020. There have been a lot of predictions about this year. Heck, I even wrote a novel that takes place later this year. So I guess what I’m saying is that we all have cyberpunks, vampires, and dragons to look forward too. Most everything I know about 2020 comes from the […]

  • Happy Labor Day

  • That's Very White

    It’s Easter Sunday and I hope the bunny brought you lots of goodies and put all the colored eggs in not too difficult places to find. Yesterday, was a day full of white paint. It started with primer, which was just touching up all the bits of raw mud I created while patching all the […]

  • Happy Independence Day

    Grand Rapids did their fireworks on Saturday, July 2nd, and we were right on the water behind DeVos Place… where we were not supposed to be, I might add. I had the idea that if we parked north of the city and watched the show from Riverside Park, Canal Park, or 6th Street Bridge Park […]

  • Happy Mother's Day

    Saturday was a busy day for everybody around here: the Mother’s Day rush was going on at work for the missus, the youngest boy went to prom, the middle boy bought a new car, my sister-in-law got engaged, and I built the most, totally jacked, out of square laundry sink cabinet ever. I just don’t […]

  • Here's To A New Year

    goodbye 2016, hello 2017

  • Merry Christmas

    Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas. Fill the holiday with love, with family, and with good tidings and cheer. And presents, can’t forget the presents. Hope you were gifted with what you asked for. Merry Christmas.

  • Less of a Last Minute Scramble

    When was the last time Christmas Eve was on a day I didn’t work? Google says, 2011 was the last Saturday Christmas Eve. Which may be true, but it feels like it never happens. Christmas Eve is usually when I make my last minute scramble to buy that last minute gift. After work. Not this […]

  • It's That Time Again

    Today is my birthday. Completing one more trip around the sun. Another year older. Come on, let’s all sing the birthday song… “Trip Around The Sun” Jimmy Buffett (feat. Martina McBride) Hear ’em singing happy birthday Better think about the wish I make This year gone by Ain’t been a piece of cake. Every day’s […]