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Have a seat

It’s a running gag in television shows and movies —

Dad’s ugly recliner

It often has seen better days, no longer fitting in with Mom’s decorating updates inspired by HGTV. And when Dad sees it, Dad sits in it. And stays.

Oh, the hilarity that the average sitcom has mined from that age-old dynamic. It’s funny ’cause it’s true.

If you remember that chair–or, more tragically, still have that chair sitting in your home and rue the day–perhaps this recliner will help you realize…

Weird-organically-designed-sofa-seat

It could be a lot worse.

Sit up straight

I have seen a lot of articles of late on how to achieve the desired posture while sitting at my desk.

desk postureI  didn’t use to have to worry about this kind of thing.

The folks who requisitioned my office furniture did.

But I home office — like more and more workers out there — so now the ergonomics of our home office space is up to us.

You can spend a lot of money on desks and chairs and ‘strategery’ your layout, but some spine czars say simple things like putting a pillow behind your back can make a big difference.

My favorite piece of advice?

Put a book on your head.  Your body automatically aligns itself to maintain balance.  I’ve tried this one, and it works — on me, a little too well.

You see, my head is really flat. I can slump and the book stays.

(That’s why I like this method so much.)

Sad sad

Parenthood, I miss you already.

Your final episode sits in denial on my DVR, as if not erasing it will bring back the series next season.

Could it?

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You Bravermans were that perfectly imperfect clan — often close to imploding but always ending up even closer together.

I’ll miss the endless baseball games and backyard gatherings under the twinkly lights. Everyone singing or dancing for some reason or other. And giving sudiences the first indepth conversation about Asperger’s syndrome on network TV.

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Over your six seasons, my obsession with characters morphed and changed with the storylines.  But I will always love Julia and Joel, and be grateful for the addition of Hank, because Ray Romano is a wonderful dramatic actor (which I discovered in Men of a Certain Age) and I loved what he brought to Parenthood.

I’m rambling because I hate to say goodbye. Let’s just say, “See ya later…”

Because I will be watching again soon.

Toasty

Merry Christmas Eggers, one and all!

Enjoy your day with family and friends in front of a roaring fire. Don’t have one?

Use mine!

Pretty darn warm, huh?

Bottle warmers

I may have mentioned a time or two that I grew up in Kentucky.

Kentucky is known for a lot of things –both good and bad — but one of the truly exceptional things we make is bourbon whiskey.

Maker’s Mark, to be specific.

And at this time of year, true aficionados treat their Maker’s to a holiday gift or two.

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Have you bought your bourbon a little something-something for Christmas?

On the move

Since I graduated from college, I have lived in four cities.

I like moving. I like change.

I have spent on average seven years in each city before I got ‘the itch’ to make a move.

Someone asked me recently if I ever considered moving back to any of the places I’ve already lived. Honestly, I have not.

Moving has always been an opportunity to discover a new city, new people,  and a new way of life.

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But will I say never, though?  Absolutely not.

That’s when I’m guaranteed to reappear!

Alert the media

There are alphabets in my oatmeal!

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‘C’ is the first letter of my first name!  My last name,  too!

What can it mean?