It’s the HATE, The Racism, The Division Stupid!

Yet another bloody weekend in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Multiple mass shootings taking place with a completely unacceptable body count. Let’s start at the top: El Paso, Texas A lone gunman travels over 600 miles in 9 hours with an AK 47 style rifle to shoot up Hispanics at Read More …

Being a Proud Texan is Great – Until…

Texas Proud is Great. We are Texas Proud.  We love the Lone Star State. We are Texas transplants. It would be great if we had been born in the Lone Star State, but we were not.  We CHOSE to make Texas our home.  We could have lived anywhere but we chose Texas.  We did this Read More …

The Shitty Little Ladder / Massive Blood Loss Saga

The saga of the very shitty little aluminum ladder and massive blood loss. Some days I’m the Obliviot… Or… Some days you’re the Big Dog — other days you’re the chew toy So just for the record, at the ripe old age of 68, I no longer bounce when I hit the ground. I clatter Read More …

Toxic Greed Redux

I have a bumper sticker that reads: Stupidity Should Be Painful Well for certain people it has been… Recent news has inspired me to pick up where I left off from a previous post that referred to Toxic Greed. As I said before, greed in and of itself is not necessarily bad. If greed did Read More …

Why Do British People Not Like Donald Trump?

Someone on #Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response. A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, Read More …

The Saga of Karen and the Evil Gallbladder

Since we are celebrating the 7th anniversary of this unique and particularly stressful Valentines Day I thought I’d look up my thoughts on this topic.  I wrote this in my cell phone at the time and luckily it is all saved on my computer now. February 2012 The saga of Karen… So we are nearing Read More …

When Your Name Becomes an Expletive

Here’s the thing about fame. Fame can be a great thing.  It can open doors for you and make you rich.  It can make you a household name.  You can recognize this as so many stars and glitterati have, and be grateful for this fortuitous situation.  Or you can decide you deserve all the adulation Read More …

Our Massive LiftMaster CSL24U Debacle

Notice: Effective February 17, 2019, all updates to this blog are published on our new site:  LiftMasterFAIL.com Please follow the progress of this blog there. Last September (2017)  we committed approximately $14,000 to replacing our aging fence and adding the electric sliding gate we had always wanted.  This was a good sized project that included Read More …

On the Topic of Border Barriers

  We have just ended the longest government shutdown in history.  And over what?  Donald Trump’s border wall.  He is determined to create a wall along our southern border with Mexico to solve what he perceives to be our biggest problems.  During his campaign he promised over and over again that Mexico would pay for Read More …

Manta, Merchant Circle, Yext – Scam or… ?

Yesterday I received an email from Manta where they said my business listing needs to be verified (it doesn’t. Nothing has changed) so I followed the link just to see what it said. According to their “analysis” my business doesn’t show up in over 55% of search engines / search sites. Knowing for a fact Read More …