The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: March, 2005

We’re Doomed

I just saw a link for an in-depth article in the Worcester Telegram that says “Household Dust a Health Concern.” Uh oh. I read a little further, and learned that my shower curtain could be killing me. Well, okay, not in so many words, but the chemicals used to make it are linked to asthma […]

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Tastes Like Summer

Sunday night we were passing through Littleton and stopped at the Donelan’s on the main drag down near the center of town (what is that, 2A, right?). Junior spotted watermelon in the produce area, and I agreed to buy some for him. We cut into it tonight, and I would be lying if I told […]

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First Day As Your Voice

Okay, so now that I am officially an important voice of my generation, I would just like to welcome you all here and offer you some leftover Girl Scout Cookies. I know what you’re thinking. “What is a leftover Girl Scout Cookie?” Right. Because such a thing does not normally exist in our universe. But […]

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What’s Lacking in My Life

You know what is seriously ticking me off right now? That nowhere, and I mean nowhere, am I referenced as “an important voice of [my] generation.” What the hell is up with that oversight? What do I have to do to fix this problem, anyway? I’m going to write a book, and damn it, each […]

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What Was I Thinking?

You’d think I’d learn by now…every time we buy something new for Junior, he becomes obsessed with it. So maybe we should have given it a little more thought before we kitted him out in full rollerblade gear. Because he has hounded us non-stop since we bought the stuff. I would just tell him to […]

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Threatening Email

Note to the person who sent me a private email regarding a post I made last fall: I consider what you sent threatening email. As such, I am considering sending it to AOL’s abuse department (I have already called them about the process, but did not forward them the email so they can act on […]

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How To Celebrate 45 Degrees

It’s going to be 45 tomorrow! Can you believe anyone on earth is excited about 45? Tells you what it’s been like around here. I’m going to ignore the fact that WXLO told me there might be snow Sunday because I’d have to go put a flaming bag of dogpoop on the weatherman’s front steps, […]

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Links! We Got Links!

Okay, it’s been a while since I posted links to sites that have earned my praise. These are all work and family-friendly (well, the first one is unless you enter a search term that gets questionable results. But that would hardly be my fault. Grant Robinson Online – He’s got a link to a project […]

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Well, How Do I Top That?

Yesterday’s post about the DaVinci Code was a barn burner. 11 comments at last count, which may be a new world, er, dump record. Especially because none of them were spam. Another dump record. It’s St. Patrick’s Day today and crisis was averted when Junior realized he wasn’t wearing any green about 2 seconds before […]

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What Part of Fiction Don’t You Understand?

[Warning: Rant ahead] Nothing gets the old heart pumping faster than reading about Cardinal Bertone with his knickers in a twist over a work of fiction. Apparently, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is dangerous to idiot Catholics all over the globe who are confusing fiction with truth. Instead of ranting and raving about Brown […]

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