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Louis 13th, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Mid-Century Modern… It is past time the firmament of classic design welcomes a long-neglected aesthetic. I’m referring, of course, to The Creepy Sad Clown motif. On a recent anthropological expedition (also known as my weekly … Continue reading
(cue opening song from Legally Blonde) The day starts like any other day. Maybe you’re in the middle of scrubbing the toilet, or playing with your kids. Maybe you’re working; selling some insurance. (Do you have enough life insurance? Does anyone, really?) … Continue reading
Be sure to tip your maitre d’ sweat. The world is facing a cataclysmic problem. The supply of essential resources will shortly be woefully inadequate to meet demand. How will we allocate those resources? Why have pundits been strangely silent on this … Continue reading
My husband’s grandfather was a talented woodcarver. One of his most beautiful creations is a nativity set that my in-laws always display at Christmas time. When our kids were little, they couldn’t resist handling the smooth, wooden figures. Being a wise woman and … Continue reading
Christmas is only a couple of days away. The cards are written, the presents are bought, wrapped and under the tree, and now everyone can sit back and enjoy the season. Everyone except you. You haven’t done anything to get … Continue reading
I read a lovely post about how “things” are not important in the final analysis. When we die, our stuff will go to people who probably won’t appreciate it like we do. If it’s worth anything, our heirs will sell … Continue reading
My sister-in-law, Lisa, just announced she is starting a diet. With 3 weeks to go until Christmas. This is wrong on so many levels. Besides the masochistic overtones, we have to consider how such a move might affect the nation’s economic recovery. … Continue reading
I think I may have an unusual form of Tourette’s Syndrome. Those who suffer from Tourette’s are plagued with uncontrollable physical tics and “the spontaneous utterance of socially objectionable or taboo words or phrases.” In other words, they swear like … Continue reading
Most Americans have been to Wal-Mart. But you haven’t truly experienced it until you see Wal-Mart, The Christmas Musical. I attended a performance just a few days ago. The entire play takes place in a Super Wal-Mart. It is Sunday … Continue reading
A new Wisconsin ad campaign has residents of Michigan saying “hands off our motto”. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s website features a picture of the state’s outline crafted to resemble some sort of bizarre, knitted Elephant Man-esque mitten. Wisconsin seeks … Continue reading