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Posts Tagged ‘shenanigans

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part I: Of Love and Floods

July 21, 2013

Special 20th Anniversary Repost The thing most midwesterners would remember about the summer of 1993 is The Great Flood.  The Mississippi and Missouri rivers had lay waste their basins to extremes unseen for generations. St. Louis area tributaries such as the Meramec River, Kayser Creek and the River des Peres, had been only momentarily contained […]

The Metal Years

February 3, 2011

For better or worse, the 80’s made me what I am today. The hard knocks I experienced during this Aqua Net encrusted decade turned me from an insecure, suburban misfit with very few prospects into the self-starting, problem-solving leader I am today.

Cheech and Chong Go Painting: The Infamous Toluene Blunder

November 14, 2010

I noticed that the trees in my backyard were “breathing” as the wind tossed their slender limbs about. All the sounds of the neighborhood – the flutter of birds’ wings, the distant drone of lawnmowers, the clamor of children playing in nearby yards – took on a hollow, tremolo quality. And stranger yet, the neighbor’s dog was laughing at me. “Can this stuff make you hallucinate?” I asked.

If I Were an Internet Predator . . .

September 10, 2010

I gave her a hug and told her I loved her. I tried to communicate the unrelenting sense of devastation that parents of missing children endure. How could we even think of going about our lives without her?

I Was a Facebook Spy

September 5, 2010

I recalled attending a seminar for new high school parents where the speaker warned us about the potential pitfalls related to technology facing the youth of today. She told how some parents had created bogus social networking profiles and befriended their children, thereby monitoring their online activities. So I went to work creating a fake fb identity.

How I Met My Muse, Part IV: Homecoming

July 21, 2010

In hindsight, that evening is significant in that it was perhaps our last “Cleaver Moment,” meaning we were functioning as a normal, loving and supportive nuclear family unit

How I Met My Muse, Part I: Squeaky Clean

July 16, 2010

It was as if from that point forward I was unconsciously driven to produce the exact opposite result my parents had intended.

The Lemon Sucker’s Bogus Ticket Scam, Part II: You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

June 13, 2010

And just as soon as we finished our set, Gethsemane’s overzealous road crew whisked our gear away. I went to turn off my amp, only to find it gone. I hastily vacated the stage area to avoid being run over by castle turrets, Marshall stacks and a drawbridge.

The Lemon Sucker’s Bogus Ticket Scam, Part I: The Power of Positive Thinking

June 10, 2010

It was a dream-come-true being there. During an idle moment, I walked out on the same stage where I had seen many of my favorite bands perform over the years. Awestruck, I looked out into the vast expanse of empty seats before me. In less than two weeks, we would be playing there!

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part I: Of Love and Floods

April 2, 2010

I had yet to meet the girl the boss had just hired to help out in the office. Considering that she had no experience in the courier business and he was paying her more than his own sister, I had assumed that she must be drop-dead gorgeous.