The week gone by — Oct. 11

Time sure flies.

Tomorrow is Columbus Day here in America, but it’s Thanksgiving Day in Canada, which reminded me of when Suzi and I were in Toronto over the holiday.

I thought it was in the general space of “a few years ago” where I put all dates I don’t exactly remember, but it was actually 11 years ago, in 2009.

My blogging buddy Vee of Millennial Life Crisis is Canadian, and she’s asking people what they’re thankful for even in horribleness that is 2020. Being from Canada is not a requirement to participate.

For me, especially after seeing my parents and my brother in person the other day for the first time since Christmas — we had seen Suzi’s parents several weeks before — the main thing I’m thankful for right now is that I believe my closest family and friends are all healthy.

Let’s hope it stays that way, and for you and yours as well.

And now, you can read the rest of this blog while I knock on every wooden and wood-like object I can find.


I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately, so I was happy to come up with two new pieces this week.

I like to think I’m generally a nice guy, but sometimes, I’m not, and I don’t feel any shame about it.

Rhode Island is less than two hours from my house, but going there still felt like a milestone.


Get yourself some bad jokes! (And leave some, too.)


Pea Green is doing the right thing, but she still feels bad about it.

There are coincidences, and there are coincidences, as PS tells us.

I never had any great desire to see “Waitress” in the theatre, but I’m jealous of Renata, anyway.

Here are 10 things that … make Fran angry.

Rosie hopes something goes right.

Paul saw “The Goonies” for the first time. I’ve never seen it, and now, maybe I won’t.

Zoe says we should all live like her old pug. Trust me, it makes sense.

Becky’s dreams are a bit screwy these days.

Giggles got a COVID test, and now she’s waiting for the results.


No … how many times do I have to say it. Switzerland is fake! Also, the conspiracy theories about Denver International Airport are nuts, but I just hate the airport.

Also the walls on either side of the door if you could work it right.

When I first went to Toronto, I just about peed my pants when I saw our hotel was across the street. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get in … and I tried.

We are not worthy.

So how is it so hard to ignore it when it calls?

Job-hunting sucks (and that was before I got flagged for a COO job that not only am I not qualified for, but at a place where my wife used to work).

Stop making me dream about a new season.

4 thoughts on “The week gone by — Oct. 11

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