Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're all doing fine at the moment. I gave the garden a good watering yesterday afternoon, so of course the weather forecast now calls for a chance of rain Monday through Thursday. That's okay, I couldn't take a chance on being tricked again. It's been dry as hell around here, and the plants really needed the water. If they get even more over the next few days, all the better. Other than that, BDH and Little Buddha are looking forward to watching the Patriots game this afternoon and then helping me write the... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and congratulations on making it through another week. Feels like we should start ordering party platters or something to celebrate. I'll have BDH and Little Buddha look into some options. What's on the schedule for the weekend? It's mostly yard work and the Patriots game on Sunday on this end. The guys say the temps will reach close to 80, so that should be great, although we could really use some rain. Oh, before I forget, I found a new book for our duo to read. It's not long, but it might last until next week's... Read more →

I was starting to think Allie Brosh was a figment of my imagination. I read her first book, Hyperbole and a Half in 2015. I was not in a great headspace at the time, but I'd heard good thing about this new humorist and thought I would see what all the buzz was about. I'd never encountered anything like that book, which was somewhere between a graphic novel and a collection of blog posts. It had crude (i.e. rudimentary) graphics that were endearingly weird. The accompanying stories included her family, random adventures with things like hot sauce, her battle with... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It's officially fall, and BDH and Little Buddha say today's high temperature will be close to 80 degrees. That sounds about right. Guess I can't put away the shorts just yet. The guys have almost finished the new Allie Brosh book, so they think it wouldn't be the worst idea for me to go to the other bookstore today to see if there's anything else they might like to read this week. How can I say no? First, let's check out the headlines. We've got a fresh pot of coffee on the counter,... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We scored a win at the bookstore yesterday! I picked up a copy of Allie Brosh's new book, Solutions and Other Problems for BDH and Little Buddha. They really enjoyed her first book, Hyperbole and a Half, and that came out in 2013, so they've been waiting ages for a new batch of stories. This one is about 500 pages long, but a lot of that is pictures, so it's a good balance for the guys. It should keep them busy until tomorrow at least. Anyway, I have to water the garden later... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! It's Tuesday, and that means BDH and Little Buddha already asked what time I'm going to the bookstore today. I don't want to get their hopes up, but I'm pretty sure there's a new release that they'll enjoy. We'll find out later this morning. It's fun having this trip to look forward to every week. However, first things first - let's check out today's headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Clutter. Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump has... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? These Sunday night football games are rough, friends. I thought I was in pretty decent shape to stay up for the whole thing, but my eyes started getting heavy somewhere in the 4th quarter. I hung on, though. However, it's also just a little bit harder to get moving the next morning when your team loses. The fact that it's currently about 30 degrees outside also isn't helping. I'd be in danger of starting the week on a grouchy note, but BDH and Little Buddha say this week will be a little warmer... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're doing okay at the moment. Still saddened by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The country lost an icon. However, the "Notorious RBG" was not the end of the story. The rest of us are the next chapter, and I'm confident that we will do her legacy proud, both in the weeks between now and November 3, as well as for the long haul. On a much less serious note, we're also still adjusting to the drop in temperatures around here. It seems like it was just yesterday I... Read more →

Hi everyone, I know Saturday is generally our day off here, but we didn't want to wait until Sunday to pay tribute to to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For those who don't know, I used to be a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in a former life, and Justice Ginsburg was our north star in every case that came before the Supreme Court. The sting of this loss will last for a long time, but the work for a more equal and just nation continues. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so grab yourself... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What's the plan for the weekend? I don't think we have anything too crazy happening besides some yard work and watching the New England Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks. The game is on Sunday night, so I should probably take a nap at some point earlier in the day. Yeah, that about sums it up. BDH and Little Buddha just mentioned that the highs will be in the lower 60's for the next few days, so I may have to finally put on some pants. I'd like to argue,... Read more →