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January 2020

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Quick programming note: It's possible we'll be here tomorrow instead of Sunday, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. Just wanted to give you a heads-up. Now, what the plan for the weekend? The biggest highlight here is the return of the Puppy Bowl! That's one of our favorite programs of the year. BDH and Little Buddha don't pay any attention to the score. They just love watching the puppies play, and then they have their own version of the game afterwards. We're also looking forward to the Super Bowl... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm just waiting for BDH and Little Buddha to come back with today's weather forecast. There was a little issue last night. We settled in on the couch after a busy day, all set to watch the "One Chicago" programs on NBC, only to discover they were all repeats! Someone forgot to check the schedule. Fine. I forgot to check the schedule. The guys were understanding though, and we watched a few more episodes of The Good Place. We're almost halfway done with season 3, so we can only watch a couple of... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going so far? We struck out on finding a new book for BDH and Little Buddha yesterday. They were good sports about it, but I was disappointed. Maybe next week. The guys say not to worry about it, and they suggest I focus on positive things instead, like the fact they made coffee. They're always so good about keeping me on the right track. They put a fresh pot on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. Now that Donald Trump's impeachment team is... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We had a productive day here yesterday, which was a good way to start the week. Crossed off a number of items on the to-do list, including one that should probably have been addressed at least five years ago. I say that means procrastination is fine, but BDH and Little Buddha disagree. Ended the day by going out for dinner with Dad Clutter, and it was nice to catch up with him. Today's errands list isn't as long, but we've got one key task: a trip to... Read more →


Hi again, everyone! The Doctor and crew are back this week with a terrific, head-spinning, timey-wimey adventure. The show doesn't do nearly enough of these, which is odd, considering the lead character is a time-traveler. However, they're always a delight, and "Fugitive of the Judoon" is no exception. Plot: The Judoon are back, and they're chasing a fugitive, but who are these mercenaries after? It turns out that things just get more confusing after the identity is revealed. Observations (Warning: spoilers ahead) We appreciate Ruth feeling cheerful on her birthday, but anyone who ever says, "Monday, do your worst," is... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Monday to you all. We're pleased to be heading into the final stretch of January, which is the slowest month of the year around here. In fact, our group feels so good about it, we're going to ignore the fact that BDH and Little Buddha just saw the forecast calls for some light snow this morning. Instead, we will focus on more pleasant things, like coffee. The guys just made a fresh pot, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. Former national security adviser John Bolton doesn't... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was a low-key day here. It was the anniversary of Mom Clutter's passing, so the goal was pretty much just to get through the day. I had some great support from family and friends, and BDH and Little Buddha were also terrific as always. There was admittedly a little bit of unhealthy behavior: We made a sausage pizza that probably had more hot sauce than regular sauce on it. That's going to hurt for a while, but man, it was good. Now that we're past the 25th, it feels like we can... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all. What's the plan for this weekend? There's no football, and the weather looks like it could be a mixed bag, according to BDH and Little Buddha. Hmm, well, they would always be happy watching some more Chicago Fire reruns, and they've also gotten into The Good Place, so those are some options. We could also listen to the new Doctor Who audio adventure that just came in the mail as a prize for writing the "Letter of the Month" for a recent issue of Doctor Who Magazine. That would... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I was just reviewing today's to-do list with BDH and Little Buddha. It's not as hectic as yesterday, and the guys say the high temperatures will reach the mid-40's, so it should be a good day (even if the unseasonably warm temperatures are indicative of an oncoming global catastrophe.) Our fantastic duo also just made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. House Democrats laid out the overwhelming evidence against Donald Trump yesterday, but Senate Republicans were busy working on their talking points for Fox... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going so far? No complaints on this end. Today's to-do list is long as usual. BDH and Little Buddha asked me if I wanted them to take care of any of the errands. I told them it was a generous offer, but I'll handle those while they keep an eye on Clutter Headquarters, and then we can all watch some new "One Chicago" shows tonight. That sounded good to them, so that's the plan. First things first, let's check out today's headlines. The guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a... Read more →