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Crofton, MD, 21114

A long-running personal blog shared by two authors with completely different approaches to life. And a lot of large, beautiful photographs of dogs and nature and places we've traveled to. Rich in commentary and irreverant in style. 


We started blogging a long time ago. Our work hours never aligned with recommended psychotherapists and we needed to get our thoughts out. We are great friends, total opposites and long-time housemates. This was a way to communicate. With each other. With strangers. With consumer marketers. With sub-par meteorologists. With distant friends who wanted to see pictures of stuff we were up to.

This is the place. Our bucket of thoughts to share. You are welcome. 
(We realize that most of you are here for the dog pictures.)

Well we survived Thanksgiving. Barely.


Hambone Holiday Exhaustion

I wonder if there should be a year where my family just agrees to stay in their own homes and eat turkey in front of their own televisions - eat it directly out of Tupperware – while wearing pajamas and not using a napkin. Possibly while feeding bits to a hopeful dog, just adjacent to them. I wonder if we could just do that once every 5 years or so. I can’t believe the amount of effort and expense people go through every year – just to have people show up and not be terribly thankful or charming. It seems a lot like work. My poor mother.

So now on to Christmas. Yenny and I have been going back and forth about what to send out as our holiday card. Last year we decorated money and just sent that. Surprisingly some people would not spend the money in its bedazzled state. We do not understand that. Or them. It was money….. <blink>

So even though we still have a bazillion little money holding envelopes, complete  with the peek-a-boo window, we must recreate the wheel. It is sad that last year may have been our least expensive card. Even with all the sparkles.

So I was talking to a guy I work with, Kenny. And he showed me his holiday card that he and his roommate did last year. Once I saw it… I fell in love. It is really a triumph. I guess you may need to know that my co-worker does not normally dress anything like that. I certainly hope the same goes for his friend. I almost wept when I saw that vest turtleneck combo. WHERE did they find that? And then there is the light gold chain my friend is wearing OVER the turtleneck. It is just spot on for any Garden State Parkway Sanitation formal.

Seeing this greatness has done nothing to bolster our confidence for what we might come up with for ourselves.

Bravo gentlemen. Bravo.