Category: Laughs

Excuse me while I go to the fair 0

Excuse me while I go to the fair

If I am slightly unavailable for the next few days, I have a good reason: It’s State Fair time. I am a 100-percent, dyed-in-the-wool, accept-no-substitutes Indiana State Fair junkie and have been all my...

Avoid beer, black and full moons 0

Avoid beer, black and full moons

It was one of those Internet headlines that you think might be a joke: Mosquitoes prefer beer drinkers My initial reaction was to brush it off, just like I do the little pests at...

The calm is just a ruse 0

The calm is just a ruse

Have you ever had a day where everything seems to be moving along too perfectly? Where you think to yourself, “Something’s up. Life shouldn’t be this good?” I had one of those recently, and sure enough,...

Why you need a glider 0

Why you need a glider

I recently acquired a glider for the front porch and using it has led me to a stunning conclusion: The world would be a lot calmer place if everyone would just get a glider....

Just a little more time 0

Just a little more time

He hadn’t eaten anything in two days. (With a beagle, you should worry about loss of appetite after two hours.) He was clearly in distress. Breathing heavily. Hadn’t budged in hours. I took him...

Mooning the Islanders 0

Mooning the Islanders

Have you ever sat down on a public toilet only to discover a gi-normous hole in your pants just below your back pocket? Me neither, until recently at Kings Island. Hmmm . . ....

Lose ‘Lost’ and join the ‘Thrones’ 0

Lose ‘Lost’ and join the ‘Thrones’

My husband and I don’t watch much television. Apart from “Glee,” “Sports Center” and the occasional “30 Rock” rerun, we’re mostly too busy shuttling kids to and from their various practices, meetings and games....

Fur bearing thieves beware 0

Fur bearing thieves beware

I grow a pretty good vegetable garden, if I do say so myself, and like any good gardener I am always happy to share the bounty. I always plant too much anyway, so it...

Hypnotized one kernal at a time 0

Hypnotized one kernal at a time

After three decades of togetherness, my wife and I have some serious questions about whether our relationship can really continue any longer when we have such a fundamental disagreement about one aspect of our...

A sleepy roofer’s tale 0

A sleepy roofer’s tale

You’ll excuse me if I seem a little disjointed. It’s a Sunday morning and the roofers are here, working hard while I am hardly working. They got here nice and early – while the...