Posts Tagged ‘ cold ’

Die, germs, die!

March 3, 2017
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Last week everyone was sick. Not me. Not my wife. Not our 12-year-old son. But everyone else. According to my wife, it’s “kill” or “be killed.” “Stay away from the germs,” she told me. One…

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Winterizing’s Not for the Weak

November 10, 2015
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It can be nice to sit in my house and let the summer breeze blow past us. Or, to get even more breeze, we could open the windows. My house leaks…

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Cold, Colors, and Candy

October 22, 2015
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Unless you’re one of those people of questionable sanity who likes cold weather, October has little to offer Hoosiers except autumn colors and Halloween. But by Halloween the leaves have usually fallen and the days…

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Bites, and Sniffles, and Other Joys of Spring

April 23, 2015
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Bites, and Sniffles, and Other Joys of Spring

Spring makes me giddy, dizzy, my heart skips—or possibly, it’s my allergies. There’s no such thing as the perfect time of the year. Having said that, a bad day in summer is better than a…

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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

January 11, 2015
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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I love January! Said no one, ever.   Okay, some people actually do love winter, which just goes to show you: Northern Indiana needs better mental health screening. I used…

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You Call This Cold! Ha! This Isn’t Cold

November 30, 2014
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I grew up in Detroit, where the snow hit the ground in early  November and stayed there through April. Snowfall wasn’t remarkable; it was a given. I was a Detroit Tigers fan and I can…

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Working up a sweat trying to get warm

October 4, 2014
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Trying to get my forty year old home heating system up and running for the season. Very nice, even heat from hot water radiators, when and if I can get it to work. Fire and…

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It’s So Cold …

January 30, 2014
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   You’d think this weather would be perfect for “it’s so cold” jokes. You know: It’s so cold I saw a dog frozen to a hydrant. That’s an old one –…

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Unicorn Bites 1/27/14

January 27, 2014
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3-year-old: Daddy, what is your job? Me: I sit in a cubicle all day and try not to be sad. 3: Apparently I was supposed to lie. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 27, 2014 *1-year-old…

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Unicorn Bites 1/21/14

January 21, 2014
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Me: It’s cold. You need a hat. 3-year-old daughter: But it’ll mess up my hair. She put fashion ahead of comfort. She’s officially a woman. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 21, 2014 When my wife…

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