Squeal For Me, Piggy – Aug. 28, 2021

Road Show

Coming to you live from somewhere in the Ozarks, where I’m hoping not to hear banjos and have some inbred redneck hillbilly make me squeal for him. Wifey-Poo and I are in the middle of a weekend getaway. It has been a long while since we’ve had an extended period of time to ourselves. This was our little reward for surviving the marathon that has been our lives since November. It’s beautiful up here at Rock Eddy Bluffs Farms. We’re in a simple little cabin high above a river valley. I highly recommend this as a way to get back into nature.


What It’s Like to Hike With John

I’m pretty sure Wifey-Poo doesn’t realize anymore exactly how weird I am. When you’ve been around me as long as she has, well, I guess you just kind of get used to it. Topics of conversations today as we hiked on a beautiful little trail:

  • Why are daddy long legs called “daddy.” I get the long-legs part. But daddy? It sounds a little creepy.
  • If we got lost and eventually I died and you were starving, what part of my body would you eat first?
  • Where did the phrase “crack pot” come from? Was it, indeed, a cracked piece of pottery?

The ‘Don’t Blame Me, I Didn’t Say It’ of the Day

‘Because you haven’t been a dick lately.’

Wifey-Poo, 10 years ago to the day, in response to my question of why we hadn’t fought in a long time.

Well played, honey. Well played.


You’ve Received Notice

Exactly 11 months until my birthday.


Today’s Reasons to Keep Living

  1. Nature sounds in the morning.
  2. Long hikes through the woods
  3. A T-bone steak cooked in a cast-iron pan

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