Category: Friday Round-Up

Nut So Bad Friday Round-Up

The big news here is that I am not nuts. I have been nuts for several weeks, in a near constant state of anxiety and dread, nervous at the most cellular level about the future but, incredibly, all that is gone. I am still…

Rum Rationing Friday Round-Up

I started using a shot glass to measure out my rum. This drastic, Depression-era step came about because a) I was running out of rum, and b) there was never any room for the Coke. I darned my mittens. So now, my beloved Green…

Wave the Black Flag Friday Round-Up

How do you protest in a pandemic if you’re not an idiot? You do it in your cars, that’s how. We organized a car protest in a high school parking lot that brought out 45 cars and maybe twice as many people, all masked…

Dog’s Balls Friday Round-Up

There’s nothing better than a bag of balls. Our beloved dogs, Swirl and Punchy, eat many things, chief among them tennis balls. They’re fast. It’s not like we just sit and watch them eat balls. Anyway, now we have a bag of dog’s balls…

We’re Still Here Friday Round-Up

There are worse things than this. That is our mantra and so far it’s working even though some days are long and small. Pets are extraordinary blessings in times like this. I say this even though last night Punchy chewed the collar off one…

Staying at Home Friday Round-Up

We went to get gas today. It felt a little like Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity trying to fix their spaceship what with all the gloves and wipes and required synchronization. I think we did alright, we’ll know in 14 days. “Stay…

Head Swimming Friday Round-Up

We strung Christmas lights in my office to cheer up passers-by and ourselves. It worked, at least for us. There is a reason people leave their Christmas trees up for months. It makes them feel better – about something – in our case, impending…

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