GUEST HOST: Kateri

I’ve always wanted to be a morning person. You know, the ones who get up and work out and complete meaningful tasks all before leaving for work at 7:00. I’m lucky if I dry my hair before I leave. So, for my new thing I: Pretended to be a morning person. I woke up an…

GUEST BLOGGER: SHERYL

As a guest blogger I decided to:          Take a walk with my 87 yr old father-in-law. My ‘other’ daughter thought it would be hilarious to ‘take’ me down to the high school track and take pictures as I ran a mile.  Funny as that may have been, I chose the calmer route.  It also…

GUEST HOST: Lindsay

I was so honored when I was asked to be a guest blogger but I am a little nervous because my grammar and writing abilities will not even come close to the authors but here goes… About four years ago my friend Katie and I witnessed my stepmom complete her first Sprint Triathlon. I think…

Casting Call

I will be heading to Europe for two weeks this Friday.  By popular demand, I am having guest bloggers take over the site while I’m gone in order to appease the hecklers.  Interested parties will do a new thing of their own choosing and write about it.  Pictures are of course encouraged, though not necessary. …

#113- Sign me up

I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting to write about this exciting new thing since I signed up for it in March. I wanted to have a picture to lend clarity to the situation. The time has finally come. I signed up for a CSA share. I learned about Community Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) last year…

#112- Cogsy the Grouch

Last week as I was walking down the alley to my house I noticed this: The next day it was still there, so I took it and did this: Moral of the story: I went dumpster-diving. Right now Nick is somewhere far, far away and cringing in mortification. There was really no diving involved, nor…

#112- The conundrums of DNA

When DNA deals one a face that some might say possesses a sort of perma-frown or scowl, one is often asked the following questions: “What’s wrong?” or “Why are you so pissed?” or “Are you baked?” Then one has to respond with a fake smile to appear halfway human and say, “No, nothing is wrong….

#111- Perhaps there is truth to Frank’s claim of my lineage

Today I slightly helped in preparing for the Golden Agers end-of-the-year celebration.  The Golden Agers are a group of salty, surly, and wonderful senior citizens that meet each Friday to play BINGO here.  They were being served a special lunch today and receiving flowers- the whole nine yards.  To help out: I blew up helium…

#110- Let’s turn this body up a notch.

Last weekend I was at home and spent a lot of time with my sister’s three little ones.  As I’ve mentioned before, they are awesome.  But my fat ass gets really tired hanging out with them, even when I’m not participating in the actual act of playing, but just sitting on the sidelines shouting positive…

#109- Eau de Cogsy

Today’s episode is again brought to you by our friend around the world, Colleen.  She forwarded me this website, and: I created my own perfume scent. Despite its mirroring the aesthetic of a tacky 90’s dating website, this site created lots of fun for me.  I chose the smaller bottle with the two main scents…

#108- Surfing Lessons from Down Under

My friend Colleen moved to New Zealand in February. Apparently they can find fun websites that I am not cool enough to locate, b/c she emailed me lots of fun things that will most likely appear on this blog. Firstly: I used PicBite to apply captions to a picture. Picture Here. My example is lame,…

#107- Not your mama’s sleeping pills

I’ve been sick with allergies since Sunday, which, er, should excuse my light posting of late.  By of late, I am referring to the past two months.  In any event, last night, my poor little nose couldn’t take the incessant blowing anymore, and I needed to be sedated.  So: I took NyQuil. I don’t recommend…