Well, since AnonComm seems to think I need to make it a regular feature, and since I can't come up with anything [original] about which to write, I've decided I'm going to make another partial list of my pet peeves. Y'all may remember my post a couple weeks ago about more or less innocuous things … Continue reading Pet Peeves II
Or as I call it, Let's Drink For The Sake Of Drinking And Use The Excuse Of "Ethnic Heritage" Day. Oh, come on, people... "Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day"?! Jeez... looking for a justification for your alcoholism much? St. Patrick's Day is nothing more than yet another ridiculous late-winter "holiday" along with Groundhog Day … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day
A friend and once-frequent commenter (big ups to Nancy!) mentioned something on the Facebooks once a while back about pet peeves that absolutely drive you crazy. Her premise was things that are pretty much innocuous to most other people but will send you spinning into a dimension of lucid psychosis. So that got me thinking … Continue reading Pet peeves
Oh, like my Groundhog Day post didn't lend itself to a similar Valentine's Day post. Don't act so shocked. And yes, I think I posted something similar last year or the year before, but all my posts disappeared late last year, so I'm doing it again. Shut up and read it. |+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+| This coming Sunday … Continue reading The other useless February “holiday”
I am absolutely stunned that, in the year 2010, not only are there people that still consider Groundhog Day to be a legitimate "holiday", but more so that there are STILL people- grown adults!- that buy in to all this groundhog bullshit. I mean really, really buy in to it. Look, I can appreciate Punxsutawney, … Continue reading Groundhog Day… seriously?!
As we get ready to welcome 2010 at midnight Friday, I thought I'd take a moment to bitch-slap 2009 for being such a screwed-up year before I unceremoniously kick it to the curb. 2009 will, in my opinion, be known as the year of Dead Celebrities. 2009 saw the deaths of many famous people- some … Continue reading Dear 2009: Don’t let the door hit ya…
Sarcophagus. I just like that word.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I just thought I'd take a little time to share some of the things for which I am thankful, and some for which I'm not quite as thankful. |+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+| Obviously, first and foremost, I'm thankful for my wife and two little Johanns (who aren't so little anymore), without whom I'd be afloat … Continue reading Giving thanks… and not so much
Happy Birthday today to my favorite lab rat, Marg Helgenberger, who plays exotic-dancer-turned-criminalist Catherine Willows on C.S.I. She turns 51 today. Smokin' hot. I'm just sayin'. [Insert collect-DNA joke here.]
There was this story in the SJ-R today. Yes, I agree: the bus driver should have asked prior to wearing the all-offending tie, to make sure his pinhead supervisor was okay with it. They DO have a dress code. But holy crap, is calling awareness to one of the largest causes of death among women … Continue reading Real men get suspended for wearing pink
Okay, it's been a little while since I've made a "piss people off" post, considering the last time I did, my entire blog disappeared, but since this is a local topic, maybe "they" won't care enough about it to do it again. So Springfield is all up in arms about the possibility of a high-speed … Continue reading More like high-speed wail
Tomato given to me from my sister-in-law's garden. Insert your own caption.
I watch Food Network with a reasonably fair degree of regularity. At first I was somewhat "forced" to, as Mrs. Johann enjoys it, but I am warming up to the channel. I like the shows "Ace of Cakes", "Iron Chef America", and "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" mainly, and there are a couple others I try … Continue reading Hopefully she’ll stick around