Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas Warning

Rex got a magnetic dartboard from his Grandma for Christmas. I’m glad I read the box before throwing it out. It came with an important warning: Advertisements

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Merry Christmas, Elder Vasquez

(Note: Starting tomorrow, we’ll be taking a break from our regular posting schedule until the new year. We expect to still be around with a few random posts, but the daily posting will be back in January.) My thirty-third Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Christmas, Lyla, Melissa, Missions, New York, Third World | 20 Comments

Christmas on Michigan Avenue

“As we rounded the walk from that first house though, he stopped and turned to view the goodies once more and quietly said ‘Bye-bye tandy.'” Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Kids, Stories | 11 Comments

Christmas Remembrances

“Nothing good ever happened there for a special little boy afflicted with A.D.D. Piano practice, hour-long Family Home Evening lessons, meetings with a creepy old lady trying to motivate you to stop wetting your bed by giving you Strawberry Shortcake stickers, and one-on-one parental conversations about awful topics like puberty. These were the ugly ghosts haunting that living room, and I had no use for the place.” Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Grandparents, Kids, Old People, Presents | 16 Comments

Big Guy!

“I’m a pretty tall guy, measuring a little over 6’2. I’m also a pretty big guy, weighing in at don’t worry about it. Weight is just a made-up number that doesn’t mean anything. Big Scale interests don’t want you to know this, but scales can be off by as many as 150 pounds.” Continue reading

Posted in Big Guy, George W. Bush, Nicknames, Vince Vaughn | 13 Comments

Searchable You

I love a good web search.  I don’t mean a search that brings good results, I mean a good search query, one that gives you a good look into the soul of the searcher.  That’s what is so great about … Continue reading

Posted in Delights, Heartbreaking and Adorable, Internet Delights | 9 Comments

The End of Times, The Best of Times

Sometimes I wonder how many old men who “have” dementia are really faking it, acting as any smart opportunist would in taking advantage of the biggest loophole in life—one that allows them to finally take it easy and do and … Continue reading

Posted in Old People | Tagged | 6 Comments