50 Shades of Gimme a Break: Movie Edition

Posted Feb 21 2015

If you want to see a really excellent, well-reasoned review of this movie, check out Billy Merritt’s Living the Romantic Comedy blog. Since you’re here instead, I’m just going to share my favorite moment from the movie and let you judge for yourself. The Setting: The Red Room of Pain–Christian Grey’s “playroom.” The Setup: Christian has just […]

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Dysfunctional Relationships, Automotive Version

Posted Feb 14 2015

As a couple of people suggested on FB yesterday, the one of the springs on the garage door is broken. The Overhead Door guy won’t be out till Monday. In the meantime, my Subaru is being held captive. This is clearly not my fault, but all Old Dog says is, “You broke the garage.” He […]

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Non-Fiction Friday: The Garage Saga Continues

Posted Feb 13 2015

This morning when I went to leave for work, the overhead garage door refused to open. It rose maybe six inches, then gave up and dropped back to the floor. I called Old Dog, who said to pull on the orange rope to disengage the garage door opener and lift it manually. I did but […]

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Garage Update: Silver Linings Department

Posted Feb 11 2015

Buckeye Home Services, the same company that put the metal roof on our house, came out on Sunday (that’s right–Sunday) to fix the garage. I can’t even tell you how nice it is to have a garage that doesn’t have a cancerous-looking bulge on the back. That open spot along the bottom is gone, too. […]

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Wistful Wednesday: My Mom’s Kitchen

Posted Feb 4 2015

                                                           Mildred Oates, Easter, 1974 The other night as I emptied out the dishwasher, I was putting away, not just dishes, but a bunch of kitchen gadgets […]

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