Is there any household appliance less trusted but more relied on than the dishwasher? This thought came to me this morning as I was loading the breakfast dishes. We don’t, of course, put dirty dishes into our dishwasher, as that would be an abomination. Who knows what goes on inside of those things? They can’t… Continue reading Delving the Mysteries of the Dishwasher
It’s a fair question, considering that Network Solutions is now offering 100-year domain name registrations. That’s right. For just $999.99, I can reserve fireantgazette.com* for a century, thereby ensuring that I can continue to blog to my heart’s content well after I’m dead. That carries some mind-boggling implications. Extrapolating from the first 18 months of… Continue reading Will You Read The Gazette A Century From Now?
I’m happy to report that Abbye is doing fine today, apart from being sore in the shoulder area. She was a little slow out of her crate this morning, but the recuperative powers of a scrambled egg and a little bacon (for medicinal purposes only, of course) are amazing, and she even consented to a… Continue reading Abbye Update
My wife, Abbye and I were halfway around the park during this morning’s walk when the old man hobbled out from the cul-de-sac and onto the sidewalk ahead of us. He had a dog on a leash…a wiry medium-sized female of indeterminate breed, perhaps a terrier mix. We hung back, to let them move further… Continue reading Lightning Strikes Twice
[Things are looking up, thanks to some herbal therapy. No, not that. I’m sipping a big mug of hot Kousmichoff Earl Grey Smoky tea (it comes in linen tea bags, you know…very civilized), and suddenly the world seems a lot more bloggable. The Kusmi Earl Grey is the best I’ve found. Most EGs have too… Continue reading I toad you not to do that!
[Editor’s Note: The following post is the longest by far of any published on the Gazette. At 4,000 words, it violates the most basic tenet of blogging: keep it short and to the point. I apologize in advance for imposing this endless travelogue upon you. Perhaps the photos that accompany it will ease some of… Continue reading Easter Hill Country Tour – April, 2004
Being the faithful, perceptive reader I know you to be, you no doubt recall that about six months ago a spot on my lung was confirmed to be nothing to worry about. Probably. Being the every-silver-lining-has-a-cloud types that we know doctors to be, I was advised to have a periodic check-up just to make sure… Continue reading Checking in on My Little Friend
We just returned from our annual bicycle trek through the Texas Hill Country. I hope to have a more detailed report complete with photos later this week. I was reminded of just how beautiful this country can be when blessed with a decent amount of rainfall. The 300 miles between Midland and Fredericksburg (we take… Continue reading Texas in Bloom
Abbye got to meet her new neighbor yesterday afternoon, and found that she’d just as soon avoid the next such encounter. Gabby is a 60 pound black labrador retriever who is normally kept in the backyard. As MLB, Abbye and I walked out the front door for our evening stroll, Gabby was running loose in… Continue reading Dog Snack: Close Call
For those who are social-engagement-challenged to the point where they’ve actually been wondering about the outcome of our high-altitude mattress ordeal, I’m pleased to report that we received delivery today of a new low-profile foundation that cut five inches from the height of our bed. That returns it to the approximate level of our old… Continue reading Mattress Update: Out of the Clouds