Category Archives: Attics of My Life

Cancer Sucks

There’s a guy on a message board I read. He has advanced prostate cancer, and is on his second or third bout with the disease. It just keeps coming back. And this time, it’s not only come back, but it’s … Continue reading

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As god is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again

Every year around this time, my regular UPS guy acquires a boy. I’m not sure from whence said boy comes, but he’s usually around 16 years old and appears as if by magic some time in early December. Once the … Continue reading

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“Shiny is safe”

Alex just said that to me in a text message. I think that will be my new motto.

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If Scott doesn’t come home naked tonight…

…it will be a miracle. He managed to rip both the left and right pockets on his new pants today, and the seams below the pockets. In his defense, he’s never done this before, so it must be something about … Continue reading

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I Could Have Been a Kennedy

Someone on a message board I read posed the quesion: “with whom do you share a birthday?” I replied with the following, which I don’t think I’ve ever posted here. That’s sad, because I think it’s a funny story. JFK … Continue reading

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“You think you could handle Quiet Riot?”

My mother and her husband hired a 3-piece band for their wedding party a couple of weekends ago. It was a bass player, a guitar player, and a female vocalist. They were quite good, and did a nice job setting … Continue reading

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A New Addition to the Family

My mother married her long time boyfriend on October 12. (I say “a new addition,” but that’s not entirely accurate. Denny’s been a real part of the family for years now, it’s just that now it’s legal.) They eloped to … Continue reading

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