Month: November 2010

  • We be shoppin’

    Halfway through our shopping trip to Macy’s on Black Friday, Lisa turned to me and said, “You are going to put this in your blog, aren’t you?” For the entire seven hours, I was filing away whimsical nuggets to share with ya’ll later. We didn’t do the “line up at Macy’s at midnight for the […]

  • Thanksgiving 2010

    It dawned on me, as I can best recollect, that this was the first Thanksgiving I spent away from the family. A bit morose, sure, but thankfully new, and old, friends here in Philadelphia came together to make the holiday one of friendship, fellowship and good tidings. The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Lisa’s cohorts at UPenn […]

  • Eternity at the DMV

    Lisa is getting tired of me ragging on her in this blog (she does pay the rent after all), so instead I am going to spend a little time complaining about the Philadelphia Department of Motor Vehicles. I am becoming familiar with the DMV. I have been there three times now. I thought I was […]

  • Searching for a job at the bottom of a bottle of beer

    Three weeks ago I was gainfully employed. A paycheck. Health insurance. Fully invested in a 401k. After 5 1/2 years of being a newspaper editor, I hung it all up, punched the final time clock, put away the pipe. It all ended just when I was comfortable with my job duties, really making a positive […]

  • Living with girls

    Since moving in with Lisa two weeks ago, I realized this is the first time in my life I have lived with a girlfriend. Sharing. Compromising. Cleaning. Cooking. Together. Now, I have lived with girls before. In fact, the first time I lived on my own I shared an apartment with two lesbians, Mel and Mel. One drunken […]