Archive for 'Fun Stuff'

Leftover Sandwich

Posted 04 September 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 3 Comments

What do you do when you open the refrigerator and find some leftover grilled chicken, eggs, bacon and barbecue sauce?  You make a sandwich out of it all of course!  That’s what I did yesterday, and this is the result.  The only thing I did apart from heat it all up was to saute the […]

Jigsaw Puzzles = Good Family Fun

Posted 16 February 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 6 Comments

The boys and I put a jigsaw puzzle together yesterday.  I had forgotten how much fun they are and the immense sense of satisfaction I get from the completion of one.  Up until now the only puzzles the boys have built have been a variety of awesome Melissa and Doug brand puzzles, the ones with […]

What’s After a Trillion? Something Obscure to Teach your Kids

Posted 06 February 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 8 Comments

   Everyone knows million, billion, and trillion.  But not many people know what comes next.  My son and his best friend were having this discussion last week about it.  Sam, the friend, insisted the illion is zillion.  Neil came to me later and said “Hey, Dad!  What comes after trillion?”  I said, “I don’t know.  Tell […]

The Mentally Sexy Competition 2011

Posted 26 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 7 Comments

      In our own minds we know the definition of sexy, and for each of us that definition is a little different.  Women have always been objects of fascination for men. The keyword there, of course, being objects.  We men aren’t completely simian though; I for one care what my wife thinks about my personality, and I […]

Fads: Weird Little Smurfs

Posted 20 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 1 Comment

     I‘m no expert on fads.  In fact, I fail to see how anything useless like the Smurfs earns cult status or becomes a fad in the first place.  I recognize, though, that fads come and go, and that predicting them is next to impossible.  Almost everything has the potential to become a fad.  Pet […]

The Patron Saint of Henpecked Husbands

Posted 17 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 6 Comments

      There’s a patron saint for everybody.  I don’t know many of them, but there’s St. Francis of course.  He’s the patron saint of animals and the environment.  Saint Christopher is the patron saint of, among other things (like toothaches), drivers and sailors.  Saint Nicholas and Saint Dismas are the patron saints of repentant thieves […]

Spider Venom Viagra

Posted 11 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 4 Comments

    I‘m completely mystified as to why some men can’t get it up.  Not to go into too much detail or anything, but I can’t imagine a scenario where I would ever lose that ability.  I read the Wikipedia entry about erectile dysfunction, and whoever wrote it says there are two main underlying ways in […]

66 Years of Flight: A Lifetime of Changes and Progress

Posted 06 January 2011 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 5 Comments

  This retrospective on powered flight came to me from our trip to Kitty Hawk this past November.  There was one particular contrast that the park ranger giving our lecture made that stuck with me.  Tom Tate (a local Outer Banks boy), in 1900, assisted the Wright Brothers in one of their experiments.  His perspective on […]

11 Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees

Posted 22 December 2010 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 8 Comments

  I think I just realized why there was a women’s liberation movement.  The following list is an article that appeared in 1943 concerning the hiring of women employees.  This was during the Second World War, when a lot of women were entering the work force because of a manpower (in the literal sense) shortage […]

Designer 25 Cent Rings: Get Some!

Posted 19 December 2010 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 2 Comments

  Cheap Trinkets That Look Like They’re Not         Okay, most gumball machines spit out worthless crap.  But, have you seen the quarter machines that dispense these cute, colorful rings?  My mom has!  In fact, she makes a point to stop at one whenever she, the machine, and a quarter are in the same place at […]

Safe Sledding: Avoiding Trees and Bears

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: Fun Stuff | 1 Comment

There’s a short article in Women’s Day magazine this month about safer sledding.  I said to myself, as I sat down to read it, “This is probably going to be one of those articles containing information that everybody should already know if they aren’t completely stupid.”  That’s exactly the sort of article it is.  But, […]