Category: Laughs

Keeping abreast of the busts

I’m not sure why, but for some reason bust size has been front and center in my recent conversations. Let’s explore further, shall we? It all started a few days ago when I learned...

So much for the apocalypse

Well, I don’t know about you, but for my money 12-21-12 was about the lamest apocalypse I’ve ever seen. Phooey. And so the Mayan Calendar myth goes onto the trash heap with all the...

Fakin’ bacon

Christmas morning was a big disappointment for me this year. Not one of my presents was bacon related. It’s hard to imagine how Mary Ellen could have perused the current merchandise catalogs thick with...

A quiet moment

My husband, Doo, had surgery last week, and though it was a minor outpatient procedure, sitting in the waiting room gave me precious time to reflect over the past year. Not a ton of...

Funny I should say that

This is my annual tip of the hat to all those who have perplexed, frustrated and amused me and, as a result, inspired one of my columns this past year. So, for 2012, I’d...

I grew up and became my mother

Had you driven past my house one recent Friday, you would have seen a workman on the roof stringing Christmas lights. For reasons of safety and schedule, I decided to let someone else do...

Recipe for disaster

The only thing I hate more than shopping is cooking, but I needed to do something to get me in the holiday spirit. Why not prepare a meal for my family? I have never...

Trying to survive without my wife

Mary Ellen is not a risk taker. Other than her commitment to me more than 30 years ago, she seldom gambles with the odds. But a business obligation in Chicago has required that she...

One holiday at a time

So I’m scrolling through the inbox, past the come-ons for skin tag removal and fortunes in Nigeria, when I come across this doozy: “Michael, what do you want for Black Friday?” What do I...