Two things to keep off my menu

As I was tooling around Twitter the other day, I saw a post from Keeping it Karen where she shared her unpopular opinions.

There were 11 of them, and while I couldn’t get behind all of them — “Love Actually” is a great movie (and I hope to write about it before Christmas), and summer is much better than winter — there was one I agreed with wholeheartedly.

Coffee is overrated.

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I claim this machine in the name of …

The closest I’ve come to getting into an altercation at the gym was a couple months ago.

It was with one of those guys who thinks multiple machines in a public gym are reserved for his use, even if he’s not using one or, in this case, wandering about the gym between sets.

When I got on a machine he had been using, I could see him hovering nearby, and when he asked when I’d be done, I told him soon, but that the machine didn’t belong to him if he wasn’t using it.

He snapped back that he knew that (I call bull—t on that one); I replied somehow, and that was pretty much the end of it.

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And now, a few words on … toilet paper

My wife noticed this one this morning, because for some people, everything is a sales opportunity.

Don’t get any ideas; if this shows up under the tree at Christmas, you’re going to find out how soft it is when I bounce it off your head.

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And snow it begins

We’re getting a snowstorm tonight and into tomorrow morning.

It’s apparently already causing problems on its way to Massachusetts.


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Some of my favorite cover songs

A few years ago, when my wife and I were driving through Richfield Springs, New York — between Cooperstown and Utica — “Careless Whisper” came on the radio.

But George Michael wasn’t singing. Andrew Ridgeley was nowhere to be found. (No, you can’t make the jokes about him being nowhere to be found when he was in Wham!)

Because the version we were listening to was a cover by Seether. My wife and I went from “Is that what we think it is?” to “Wow … this is actually pretty good,” to “Who is this?”

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