On 2004-12-19, I bought a house. Technically speaking, the house is my house, not “Jessie’s and my house,” because of the fear that her name on the paperwork would hurt the chances of getting approved financing and thelike. Now she’s got a fairly good credit history thanks to our joint accounts and the fact that I seem to […]

Okay, first the bad news. On the way to Outback Steakhouse, to celebrate Jessie’s birthday, I got rearended by a telephone pole doing thirty miles an hour. No, that’s not a typo. It is, however, a bit of an exaggeration. What actually happened is that going around a corner on Route 100 South near the house, the Blazer began […]

I think that the greatest hell yet inflicted upon me in the name of corporate fealty is the overnight business trip. The true hell is that there’s something vaguely glamorous about the notion of being sufficiently high on the industry food chain that not only can you or your company afford to make such a ludicrously out-of-proportion expense part […]

Oh, the joys of homeownership. As noted in the previous entry, Jessie and I went out of town for two weeks. One thing I didn’t note in the previous entry, because I didn’t think about it, was the state of the coal-hopper in our new house. Yes. Coal-hopper. I’m still shocked too. We discovered that the house was […]

Normally one might that a diary entry posted on the last day of the standard calendar year would be a wrap-up for the year in total, but I actually have instead a list of things about which I’d intended to talk earlier, but never managed to dedicate the time to actually saying simply because of other events that occured […]