Switching Banks

It all started when my mortgage got sold by my little bank to a much larger one. Ever since then they’ve been sending me “pre-approval” letters for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). A HELOC is good to have, even if you use it just as a form of insurance. It can let you avoid pulling money out of …

Customer Service


Tessa and I were at a restaurant for brunch this weekend. She got the waffles, took one bite, and it was quickly clear there wouldn’t be a second. I waved over the waitress (who knows me by name), and told her that while Tessa wasn’t going to say anything, she doesn’t like the waffles, and could she please have the …

New Flowers

I had a Bouq of flowers sent so that they would be here when Tessa returns home. They are still hydrating, and will need another day or two to open, but they look fantastic! This one is the Bold Bouq, Deluxe size (twice as big as regular size). Bouqs


First Tessa Post

When people talk behind your back, just think of it as they are taking time out of their pathetic lives to think about you.

Shields Up!

I’ve had the site up for, what, three days now? And already there are forty Spam comments. Forty. Many of them from far-flung areas like Russia, and Ukraine. My favorites are the ones that ask if I’ve found a way to reduce Spam, while leaving a link to a site trying to sell stuff. Spam that asks for help against …


Did you know tulips continue to grow after they are cut up to five inches? They also bend toward the sun. Very cool. I asked my favorite flower company, Bouqs, why they don’t carry them. I have a suspicion it is because they require a cooler climate than the equator. The Netherlands aren’t exactly known for being warm and sunny, …