January 2008

Catching the Worm

30 January 2008 · 7 comments

Kris is enjoying Get Fit Slowly, the new fitness blog that Mac and I are writing together. However, she likes it because she can make fun of us, not because she finds it useful. Apparently Mac recently wrote somewhere (though I can’t find it) that he’s feeling better rested because he’s going to sleep earlier […]

David, the new salesman at Custom Box Service (my replacement), starts work on Wednesday. To prepare for his arrival, we’re buying lots of new toys: a new Honda Element, a new computer, a new office. (Well, the new office is still several months out, but it’s in the cards.) Jeff took care of the car, […]

Yessir, this full-time writing stuff is going to be amazing. On Sunday, I generated ten blog posts on various topics. (None of them for foldedspace, sadly.) Today, I produced 28 single-spaced pages for an e-book project. The mind boggles. (Of course, much of that material was refurbished from previous bits, but still…there was plenty of […]

No Longer Children

20 January 2008 · 5 comments

“Hold out your hands and close your eyes,” Kris told me this afternoon. She’d just returned from a shopping trip. “I have a surprise for you.” I held out my hands and closed my eyes. She gave me a cold plastic package. I opened my eyes to see she’d bought me a jump rope. “Guess […]

Finding the Future

16 January 2008 · 11 comments

I’m at an interesting place in my life, a place it had never occurred to me I’d reach. My little personal finance blog has taken on a life of its own. It’s a business. It’s a brand. Sure, it’s a small business and a small brand, but that’s a start. But what do I do […]

A Bedtime Story

14 January 2008 · 3 comments

“You need to put up something different at foldedspace,” Kris told me tonight when I went upstairs to tuck her in. “It’s been a week since your car trouble. You sound all suicidal and stuff.” “Hm,” I said. “You’re right. I just haven’t had time. And I’m not suicidal.” “I know,” she said. “But it […]


08 January 2008 · 3 comments

Some days are cursed. Some days everything goes wrong. Most of the time I slog through those days, trying to get things turned around. Sometimes it works. Today, however, I’m giving up. My body and mind are telling me I need a break. It’s Star Trek and video games from now ’til bed time.

Alas, Christmas is over. That’s probably a good thing. The holiday season is dangerous for me, filled as it is with cookies and other baked goods. Most holiday cookies are nice, but run-of-the-mill. Every once in a while, a friend surprised me with something truly delicious: Jenn’s gingerbread cookies, Courtney’s hot pepper and chocolate wonders. […]

Typing Speed Meme

05 January 2008 · 3 comments

93 words 93 words correct, 0 wrong via Nikchick (p.s. Thanks, Canby Union High School FBLA!)

Kris comes home from work. I leave my computer to go visit. Kris: Tell me you didn’t wear that shirt today. J.D.: I wore this shirt today. Kris: … J.D.: What’s wrong with this shirt? Kris: You look like a fat lumberjack. J.D.: … Kris: Untuck it. [I untuck it.] That’s no good. Now you […]