The HVAC technician is a creep

I am thoroughly convinced that the HVAC technician that is currently in my house is a massive creep, and I absolutely cannot stand the guy. I wish that the HVAC technician would stop sending him to my house to do HVAC repairs, but I know that he is one of the best HVAC technicians that…

Aquariums

Dogs and cats are the most common pets and for good reason. Dogs make you feel like a king or queen. You can feed them scraps off the table and they beg for more. Some dogs will even grab their leash to “invite” their owners to a stroll in the park. Cats seem aloof but…

Family Screw-up Competition

I have a friendly rivalry with my older brother. We keep a spreadsheet to see who has made the worst decisions that have led us to our current state compared to where we thought we would be as younger men. Take marriage for example. He has one ex-wife and I have two so I “win”…

Secret Recipes

Two of the most famous secret recipes are the original Coca Cola, now called Classic Coke and the 11 herbs and spices from Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC. In 1985 Coke launched New Coke that was a failure from day one. People speculated the secret recipe change but it probably was more of an economic…

Walter Mitty

The fictional character Walter Mitty is a man who fantasizes about being an exciting hero in another life. He daydreams about being a Top Gun fighter pilot or a famous surgeon saving lives using his skills with the scalpel. The character is not so fictional for me. I have a rather uneventful life and I…