Archive for May 2015

DIY Garage Storage Project: Proslat Slatwall

<strong>Before: </strong> A lot of wasted space
Ever since we moved into our house two plus years ago, I have wanted to improve the look and utility of our garage.  My garage is a little unique because I have garage doors in the front and back  which means I lose a wall and ceiling worth of storage space.  So I needed a... Read more »

I feel naked without my wedding ring

I’m so pissed off right now.  My wedding ring has been missing since May 13 and it’s totally my fault. When I get home, the first thing I usually do is change out of my work clothes, and place my wedding ring on the wing of this Archangel Michael statue I was given as an... Read more »

Are you running the Soldier Field 10? Some potential race strategy and situations to consider

Julia at Lipsticks, Lollipops & Life wrote a post the other day that got me thinking about a situation a lot of runners find themselves in when they run a race with a friend.  What do you do if, during the race, one of you is having a rough time?  Do you stay together or... Read more »

Birthdays that compete with holidays can sometimes suck

Last week was my birthday! That’s right, forty-something years ago the world received a bundle of sarcasm and cynicism, thus improving it exponentially. If you haven’t booked your cotton candy and fog machines in commemoration, there’s still time! [Or just help me get more likes on Facebook]. I’m always a bit hesitant to plan something for... Read more »

Getting It Off Your Chest: Not being a Good Friend Indeed

Recently, some friends have reached out to me about a Life Achievement they were about to unlock.  Let’s just say I was less than supportive.  I mean I did answer thier questions and gave the token “if it were me, this is what I would do” responses.  But I just could not garner any excitement... Read more »

Crowdsourcing Fail: Help or get the Fuck out of the way

Sometimes in my Facebook Feed, I see someone asking their friends a question or a plea for help and all the helpful responses touch me.  I’m also saddened that I don’t seem to have normal healthy well-adjusted friends like that. Crowdsourcing, for those who don’t know, is when you are saying “Dear World, I know... Read more »

Ashes of Baltimore: A conversation we need to have

The following is a Guest Post from Bill Underwood, a good friend, high school classmate, and fellow marathoner. Bill posted this on his Facebook status hours after the media reported protesting turned to rioting in Baltimore. I asked his permission to post it here as well. “A riot is the language of the unheard.” –... Read more »