“Help me!”, she beckons. You’re busy doing something, so you try to ignore it. The siren whines as you struggle to block out its incessant call. You stuff tissue in your ears, but the melody only gets louder and more annoying, almost as if it was coming from inside your own head. Finally, you give in and sluggishly make your way to her. “What can I do for you?”, you inquire reluctantly. She turns her head slightly sideways and says “Can you zip me up?” Continue reading
It dwells in the basement, where it lies in wait for some innocent and unsuspecting laundress, to descend to its depths. It overpowers its victim, leaving her gagging and desperately gasping for fresh air. It clings to its prey, and envelops her like a malodorous boa constrictor. Her eyes start to water, and she holds her breath as she struggles onward to the washing machine. Its stench is unrelenting, a force to be reckoned with! Hastily, she loads the washer with trembling hands. Her face, screwed up with the effort, changes rapidly from red to purple. She starts the machine and frantically flees from its reeking clutches. It is the stuff of nightmares, it will haunt you at every turn, it is…Todd’s hockey bag!
Finally, summer is at our doorstep! FINALLY! It’s May 6th, and though there is still a tiny snow dune in our backyard, the recent few days of sun are announcing a wonderful estival season of short skirts and patio beers. Continue reading
I am a creature of habit, Todd is a harbinger of change. This difference of character has cropped up more than once in the 5 years we’ve been married. Usually, the discussion of rearranging will be broached by Todd, I’ll say “Leave it, I like it like that.” Then Todd will go ahead and change things around anyways. Today was no different.
Tina and I have invited a couple of friends over. The theme: Pyjama Party. Or more precisely, comfortable lazing around the house attire.
What’s on the activities board for this evening? Jamming. We’ll be cracking out the guitars, the banjo, the cajon, the ukelele, and yes, back by popular demand, the shaker egg! Perhaps there will even be some board games. Who knows where the night will take us…? Continue reading
I am the Overlord of Laundry here at Blankenship palace. Though I try my best to keep up with the never ending mound of clothing that accumulates in our home, I have a hard time keeping track of it all, mainly because Todd views our entire home as a hamper.
It’s true! Zombies have gotten to Todd, and have over run his brain.
Recently, Todd has become obsessed with the Pop Cap game Plants Vs Zombies, a highly entertaining tower defense style game where you defend your home from an onslaught of adorably bug-eyed zombies.