Pooper Scooping 101

People often ask, “Hey Matt, how DO you keep your yard so inviting and dog poop-free?”  Well, I’ll tell you now, in the form of this handy list. The most important rule of all pooper scooping: don’t step in it.  Sounds simple, but it’s vitally important.  Even if hard-soled shoes …

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Ode to Bacon

The other day my dog charged out to greet me as I walked across the street from my house.  A whiff of bacon hit me. “Honey,” I yelled across the cul-de-sac, “why does the dog smell like bacon?” Carrie was making bacon.  Somehow the bacon smell had surged forward in …

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What’s in a Name?

NPR did a story the other day, quoting a guy named Harry Balzer.  Okay, let it all out.  You done?  Okay, a bit more. What were his parents thinking?  Where they clueless, cruel, or twisted?  Such a horrible name for the little guy, right?  Maybe not. First, kids will make …

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Retailer Discount Screwtique

Either retailers just added a new “screw you customers” technique to their arsenal, or it’s always been there and I’m just late noticing it.  It’s happened to us twice in the last two weeks at retailers I won’t name (*cough Lowes cough Macy’s cough*).  Here’s the trick: say you use …

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Hatemongering

I recently read a post by a writer calling for a boycott of a company because of their religious views, equating them with hatred. He then spewed hateful rhetoric in a profane rant. The comments were even worse. I pointed out that decrying hatred while espousing it defeated their point …

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Master Masticator

I consider myself quite enlightened when it comes to people chewing loudly.  Now, wet smacking and talking with your mouth full – that’s a different story.  Carrie has a friend whose entire family smacks.  She almost couldn’t get through dinner with the family.  Once you notice it, it seems like …

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