Category: hobbies

Get Your Garden On: Cool weather plants are in the ground

Pretend company.
After composting for the past year, I couldn’t wait to get the garden going. So as storms rolled in overhead I got the first of the cold weather plants in the ground today — radishes, onions, etc. The old adage is to wait until Mothers’ Day — mine is that I’ve been going insane trapped... Read more »

Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

A guy came into my store the other day, picked up the Cubs baseball schedules on the counter and slammed them back down. “Throw these out! I hope they lose every game.” A Sox fan. I smiled and gave him my usual spiel that if everybody rooted for the same team, sports would be boring.... Read more »

Winter Blues: Are You SAD Yet?

Chalk it up to the strange ice rain that fell from the sky as I left for work today (it kept even my boldest cat down to about three minutes outside), but everybody I met was already complaining about the winter blues (also called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD! Hah!), if you wanna get into the... Read more »
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You're A Farmer -- But Can You COOK?: A Recipe for Pumpkin Seeds

You're A Farmer -- But Can You COOK?: A Recipe for Pumpkin Seeds
The fruits (mostly vegetables) of this season’s harvest are starting to remind me of an old Mitch Hedberg joke (what doesn’t?): As a comedian, I always get into situations where I’m auditioning for movies and sitcoms. They want you to do other things besides comedy. They say “Alright, can you write? Write us a script.... Read more »

What Will You Get Better or Worse at After 30?

A term you’ll hear quite often when discussing professional sports is “on the wrong side of 30.” It assumes that after this age, athletic performance will begin its slow and inevitable decline (it happens even in hacky sack. Trust me on this one). But it’s not all over. There are tons of other things to... Read more »

What Goes On In A "Man Cave"?

What Goes On In A "Man Cave"?
I haven’t been getting a ton of work done, lately. I’ve been in my man cave. In my case (in decent weather), it’s the garage. What’s so appealing about a garage? It’s dirty (dirtier than the house), has a rotating array of interesting smells and holds an inherent possibility of spiders under anything you lift.... Read more »
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