Author Archives: godotchris

you think he did what

On one of their many trips to Costco, the outlaws picked up some solar powered outdoor lamps. They were on sale. They got 8. They wanted to make sure they worked, so they put them out in the yard to … Continue reading

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adventures with uncle p

We like to joke that if Uncle P had a business card, it would have to include all of his other jobs. These would include pet boarder, sommelier, and chauffeur, in addition to his actual profession – radiologist. When Uncle … Continue reading

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why i went to bed without supper

We were almost at the home stretch. Overall things has been going better than expected. We had survived B’s birthday dinner without too much drama, and they were leaving first thing Wednesday morning (although they were still hoping to change … Continue reading

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how we spent our 25th anniversary

A few years ago I somehow figured out the day B and I first met. This year marked 25 years. Part of me wanted to do something big, but given that the outlaws were in town, I knew that would … Continue reading

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in which some stranger brings me strawberries

I think it was the second night that they were here that they finally made it over to the local Asian market. They had stopped off at Mr and Mrs C’s house, so it was a bit late. I think … Continue reading

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lucy and ethel at it again

Within about 2 minutes of their arrival, almost the first thing out of their mouths was the announcement that John was getting married. There was no context. Just, “John is getting married.” It took me a minute to figure out … Continue reading

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downton abbey live action version

While B’s parents were here, they received an email that one of their maids had packed up her stuff and left. Suddenly we found ourselves in a very bizarre episode of Downton Abbey. You would have thought the world was … Continue reading

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here we go again

We are now less than 24 hours from their arrival. I am in the midst of what else – another cleaning frenzy. Honestly I have never seen a house get so dusty or cluttered or so easily look messy (it … Continue reading

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10 years goes by in the blink of an eye

My sister has been gone for 10 years. That still doesn’t seem possible. How can she be dead? How could it already have been a decade? Recently I read a book called The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket. … Continue reading

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thankgiving goes out with a bang

On the morning of Thanksgiving, I allowed myself to crawl back under the covers for a few minutes. I was listening to a special edition of The Splendid Table on NPR. They were taking calls from people in turkey crisis. … Continue reading

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