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Tuesday, November 03, 2020      8 comments

I had turned most clocks in the house back by 1 hour this last weekend. But I'd missed the clock in the car. I set that one back before my wife and I drove off yesterday. So, as usual with her foreign command of he English language, she say... Read more
Cheating the tooth fairy
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      8 comments

On the weekend my five year old grandson slept over. I could see that he had lost a tooth, so I asked him about that. He told me that a tooth of his had fallen out. He said that the tooth fairy had left $5 for his tooth under his pillow ...... Read more
My wife and I verses the telemarketers
Thursday, October 22, 2020      10 comments

My wife is very quick with thinking when someone calls. A number of years ago, as I've said before, a real estate agent called and said he'd like to sell our house. She said that we weren't interested, and told him she practically felt viol... Read more
Scary Halloween for me
Sunday, October 18, 2020      7 comments

As I've posted before, my wife says some "interesting" things. Today, she says: " I'm not sure how people can dismember other people ... it takes a lot of strength just to carve a pumpkin for Halloween." ... sleep with one eye ope... Read more
Dark Matter
Thursday, October 15, 2020      7 comments

I never believed in "Dark Matter". Like that 10% of the matter in the universe is in stars, and 90% is not seen Well, if the other 90% is not visible, how do you know it is there? I just didn't believe one could know. Then I read that... Read more
Diet Pepsi ... an episode of "my wife"
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      10 comments

OK, it should be things my foreign wife says, but what she said today had nothing to do with English, or her being foreign. She was having trouble opening a bottle of diet Pepsi. The twist top was giving her trouble. She handed it to me and... Read more
Peanuts for the squirrel
Monday, September 07, 2020      10 comments

Another episode of "my foreign wife". I have a "pet" squirrel, well he lives on my yard some of the time. Last year I filled his feeder jar with peanuts a few times. He took the peanuts and beat a path through the slightly long grass doing ... Read more
Fly Filosophy
Monday, July 27, 2020      8 comments

Though I'm a Keto guy, which means I eat meat, I have a real problem killing anything. There was a fly trapped behind a screen this morning. The screen opens easy enough, but the fly was still kind of asleep, or perhaps too cold to be fully awak... Read more
Two cavemen in a truck.
Monday, July 20, 2020      10 comments

My friend Dave has a truck. My lawn tractor took a serious hit after caveman number 1 (that's me) drove it into a tree stump. So I took a drive with caveman number 2, the one with a truck, to get a new lawn tractor and save on the delivery ... Read more
Money laundering with my grandson
Sunday, June 28, 2020      8 comments

Well my grandson just turned 5 a few weeks ago. A perfect age to experience and learn about money laundering. The two of us play a tablet game called "Hay Day". I'm a higher level experienced farmer. He is just starting, but he really likes... Read more
9A2 - and things are OK again
Monday, May 11, 2020      4 comments

A few months ago I messed up the programmable thermostat. Been setting the temperature manually, turning it down before going to bed, turning it up in the morning ... and I lost the manual. So I call my heating guy, Matt. He tells me I've g... Read more
Another instalment of what my foreign wife says ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      10 comments

I've said this before, but for those of you who didn't read my older blogs, ... I'm Canadian. My wife and I live in Canada. My wife is German, just German and she's lived for more than 30 years with "landed immigrant" status. Anyway, what i... Read more
It was 440 million years old ... and I lost it
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      11 comments

It was about 440 million years old, I lost it in my house. So I bought another one, and misplaced it too. Really bugged me. It made it on the planet for that long, and in a few months this modern day homo-sapiens lost them. You might wonder... Read more
Should have asked you to write a prescription
Saturday, February 22, 2020      7 comments

My wife and I were watching a Dr. Phil episode with couple whose husband is a serial liar. Before we got married my wife learned I was a doctor. Today, 33 years later she says, that she should have asked me to write her a prescription a lo... Read more
Things a friend can say and get away with
Friday, December 27, 2019      7 comments

When we are with our friend Carol I try to have my notepad at the ready. Some of the things that she says ... So she was discussing a medication my wife is on for a heart problem, the drug is metoprolol. What does Carol reply with ... ... Read more

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