Chaucer, 1997-2013

I can’t imagine there ever being a dog quite like Chaucer. He’s had a good life and certainly made mine ever so special. I’m gonna miss you good buddy. See you again someday.

I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon, but…

I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon of sharing emotive photos and catch-phrases on things like Facebook. It is not my style and, honestly, I usually find it too easy – what does it really mean to post a picture someone else made with a one sentence tagline? Facebook …

How Local Businesses Get My Monies, And Why I Like It That Way

These days it seems like big box retailers and the Internet are seen as a threat to local business. I tend to think the Internet is more of a threat to big box retailers more so. Either way, I have actually found myself spending more money locally as of late. …

I Can Haz Contacts!

As far back as I can remember, I have had to wear glasses. For whatever reason, until recently, I had written off contacts as being a possibility. But over the last few years I have asked my ophthalmologist about them. While he could not guarantee anything, he said it we …

Feeling Old, But I Think It’s Worth It

Last Saturday the digital copies of my original VHS tapes of all my High School plays arrived and I spent some time this morning checking them out. It’s a digital mountain of memories and, on the downside, it makes me feel old. Turning 30, which will happen in 2 days …

Records, Records, Records! And Beer!

Well Christmas has come and gone. This year ours was rather different as it was the first year we had our family Christmas get-together at our house (we used to have it at G-Ma’s and the last few years at Corey’s mom’s). That also means it was the first year …

Diving in Cozumel

As you know, I have been trying to get my Scuba certification and fortunately obtained it in time so that I could go diving on our cruise we took a few weeks ago. Lanna (Corey’s step-mom and family friend) also was able to obtain hers and so we ended up …

Back from our Cruise, it was amazing!

Last week, we went on our first cruise and had an amazingly good time (despite a few issues). Cozumel was absolutely breathtaking, both above the water and under it. We have a mountain of photos and video to sift through which will take some time and plenty to write about, …

Open Water Diver Certified!

This last Wednesday, I completed my final required dives to be Open Water Certified (via Scuba School International)! It took a bit longer since the second Open Water dive was cancelled due to flooding caused by the last big rains we had. In fact, I ended up going on a …