My toilet lost its handle on life this morning.
Luckily I’m handy enough around the house not only to know how to remove the faulty handle, but also to head to the hardware store, buy a new one and install it.
Yes, I will bring the flush back to my toilet’s cheeks. And on my tiny apartment-sized model, it costs less than $10.
Take that, Mr. Plumber.
Posted in Home, Humor, Life
Tagged apartment, flush toilet, handyman, hardware store, home, Humor, installation, life, plumber, toilet, toilet handle
About this time every year, I am amazed at the pumpkins that folks create.
Not the pies — although I appreciate those, too — but the pumpkin carvings that I see on porches, stoops and online. They just get more extreme and extraordinary every Halloween.
In fact, I saw one today that touched my inner gourd.
Girl! I hear that.
Posted in Art, Design, Foods, Holiday, Home, Humor, Life
Tagged art, design, Foods, gourd, Halloween, Holiday, home, Humor, life, online, porch, pumpkin, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, stoop
Rory and I saw many interesting things during our early morning walk in the neighborhood.
A barefoot walk of shame. A ‘professional’ photographer taking snaps through a storefront window. Twinkling pickle lights.
Yeah, that last one was our favorite, too.
And now I’ve found them online!
Aren’t you just green with envy?!
Posted in Design, Entertainment, Foods, Home, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged comedy, Dogs, entertainment, Foods, green with envy, home, Humor, life, morning walk, New York City, online, photographer, pickle, pickle lights, Sunday, twinkling lights, walk of shame, walking
Pro golfers are not shy about doing product endorsements, and during the Presidents Cup TV coverage this weekend, I’ve seen a plethora of them. But the awards for Funniest, Most Unique and Best Use of Likeable Personalities all go to the same advertiser –
Maybe they felt like they had to go above-and-beyond because their products aren’t of the golf world. If that’s their thinking, all I can say is…
Presidents Cup Captain Fred Couples
Champions Tour member Fred Funk
Posted in Advertising, Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Home, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged advertising, celebrities, comedy, entertainment, Fred Couples, Fred Funk, golf, home, Humor, life, Mitsubishi Electric, Presidents Cup, pro golfers, product endorsements, reruns, Sports, Television, well played
While I was making my bed this morning — yes, I do, every day — I heard a crash from the living room. It was sudden, it was loud and it was definitely glass.
Rory Dog and I both rounded the corner at the same time to find…
My orange CB2 hourglass shattered — glass shards and sand scattered on the hardwood floor and area rug.
Rory wisely jumped on the couch for safety.
Now, if I were the superstitious sort (and I think we have established here in numerous posts that I certainly am), this accident would give me pause.
The sands in my hourglass didn’t sedately run from orb to orb — they were thrown through the air, ground into the carpet, and then swept up and thrown in the trash!!
What can this possibly mean?!?!
Posted in Astrology, Commentary, Entertainment, Furniture, Humor, Life, Shopping
Tagged area rug, astrology, carpet, cb2, cleaning house, commentary, couch, entertainment, fortune telling, furniture, glass, hardwood, home, hourglass, Humor, life, making the bed, sand, sands in the hourglass, shopping, superstitious, trash
I have never been good at naps.
I sleep very soundly at night, so I don’t often feel the need for one. And when I have taken one, I am groggy and dull for the rest of the day.
But today was different.
I returned last night from a quick business trip to Atlanta, and had a tennis lesson this morning. By 2pm I was struggling to keep my eyes open. Then I wondered…why fight it?
Three hours later, I awoke feeling great. And I don’t think I will have any problems sleeping tonight.
Maybe I’m getting the hang of this!
Posted in Home, Humor, Life
Tagged Atlanta, business trip, groggy, home, Humor, life, nap, napping, sleep, sleepy time, tennis lesson
I think I speak for most Manhattanites when I say –
Space is at a premium.
So I am particularly impressed by these staircase drawers – an ingenious way to use previously wasted space to store everything from shoes to clothing to linens to pet food to bulk items…you name it!
I obviously get excited just thinking about them.
CanadianHomeWorkshop.com features step-by-step (he he he) instructions so you can make your very own staircase drawers. I’m not sure I would try something this ambitious, but iffin you wanna, here they are.
Now, if I only had some stairs….
Posted in Crafts, Design, Home, Life
Tagged CanadianHomeWorkshop.com, crafts, design, DIY, do it yourself, home, Humor, life, Manhattan, Manhattanite, New York City, space is at a premium, staircase, staircase drawers, stairs, step by step instructions, storage, wasted space, what's in store
When I was a kid, people who visited our house were always amazed by all the rocking…
Chairs, that is.
My mom was usually rocking in hers, and my sister would be rocking in the other one. If either of them ever got up, my brothers or I would take over. Suffice it to say, our family room was always rocking.
We gave more than one person motion sickness, just watching us go.
Imagine if we had had a rocking bed…like this one.
We would have never gotten up in the morning!
Posted in Family, Furniture, Home, Humor, Life
Tagged family, furniture, home, Humor, life, motion sickness, rocking, rocking and rolling, rocking bed, rocking chair
I’m a homeowner who tries to be handy. When that fails…
I call Ed.
So I loved this tip I picked up on the Interwebs about dealing with stripped screws. (If you’ve known this for years, bear with me because it bears repeating for folks like me.)
To remove the stripped screw, simply place a rubber band over it. Then use your screwdriver to unscrew it.
The rubber band should provide enough grip for you to ease the screw right out.
You’re not reading this anymore, are you? You’re taking care of all those dodgey screws in your house!
Sorry, Ed — we’ve got this one.
Posted in Crafts, Home, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged crafts, handyman, home, home repairs, homeowner, Humor, Internet, interwebs, life, rubber band, rubber band man, stripped screws
When I was a kid growing up in western Kentucky, Columbus-Belmont Park was the place to go on a field trip.
It’s an area rich in Civil War history — in fact, the park originally had the word ‘battlefield’ in its name — so we climbed on cannons and the famous anchor [pictured left] during our many trips there.
We also hiked the trails, played miniature golf and ate….a lot. Because you always had a picnic when you went to Columbus Park.
Today over 60 members of my family are gathered at Columbus-Belmont Park for a reunion, celebrating the 100th Wedding Anniversary of Edith and Omar Hayden, my maternal grandparents.
I had to cancel because my dog got sick. (He’s fine now…of course.)
So if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say howdy. They’re a lot of fun. And grab some lunch. They’ll have extra –
Posted in Dogs, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Summer
Tagged anchor, battlefield, cannon, Civil War, Columbus-Belmont Park, Dogs, family, grandparents, history, home, Humor, Kentucky, life, miniature golf, park, picnic, picnic shelter, summer, Sunday in the park, trails, wedding anniversary