Signs I am getting old: Gauges and other forms of bodily mutilation.

I don’t claim to be the coolest dude in the world. Far from it. I am proudly not trendy.  But I am also 47 years old as I write this, so I am not really supposed to be all that cool or trendy. Now, I don’t really give a care about how you wear your …

Renfroe’s Not From a Box Pancakes

I found a recipe that is pretty close to the Cracker Barrel pancakes. 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda (NOT BAKING POWDER!) 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk oil or butter (for cooking) Sift together in a mixing bowl the flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.  In …

So. You’re still smoking in 2013?

A message from non-smokers. Hey smokers: Your habit stinks.  It makes you smell.  It is foolish that you still do it in this day and age. The majority of us are now non-smokers in this country. I say this with all the fervor of a man who used to be a nicotine addict like you.  My brand …

Random Thoughts: October 24, 2012

I can’t wait for this election season to be over. Everyone on Facebook and Twitter seem to think I care what their political opinions are. I am a grown man in my middle-years, you ain’t changing my mind. I never want a James Bond type missile launcher in my vehicle more than when someone pulls …

The Scars of Youth

My middle school through high school years were fairly typical, I guess. There was a clearly defined social structure that developed about the time we were hitting 6th grade. School was a minefield. One miscue, a bad hair day, an embarrassing incident or any little perceived imperfection could, and often would, get you labeled and relegated to whatever …

Bookmark It: 99 Life Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

You too can be a MacGyver. You may not be able to build a cold-fusion device using chewed gum and a paperclip, but these 99 photos actually show some cool and helpful tips, tricks and solutions using everyday items. For example: Check Out The Entire List (link) I am going to have to try some …

Kids Say The Most Embarrassing Things

Ok, what is the most embarrassed you’ve been by your child in public? Deb and my oldest were in Wal Mart when he was about 4. Had to point out that the lady next to them had a mustache. Loudly. Repeatedly. “MOMMA, that woman has a mustache! Look momma!! Ladies are not supposed to have …