Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mission Impossible: Mattress Shopping

Dear Lord, may your loving hand guide Homer to the mattress, square and true. – Ned Flanders We like to research stuff before buying said stuff. When we reach the point that the research is folding back in on itself, we’re well … Continue reading

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Making the Bed

Can’t sleep, clown’ll eat me…can’t sleep, clown’ll eat me… – Bart Simpson (in a clown bed) Things are starting to get done in the bedroom. Back at the dawn of time in March, we researched and then ordered a storage … Continue reading

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A Page is Born

Moe: You know what really aggravazes me? It’s them immigrants. They want all the benefits of living in Springfield, but they ain’t even bother to learn themselves the language. Homer: Hey, those are exactly my sentimonies! – The Simpsons Check … Continue reading

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Irked, Vexed, and Mostly Peeved

I am disgusted with the way old people are depicted on television. We are not all vibrant, fun-loving sex maniacs. Many of us are bitter, resentful individuals, who remember the good old days when entertainment was bland and inoffensive. – … Continue reading

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Getting to Square in a Trapezoid World: Fitting Bifold Closet Doors

Then I got this scar sneaking under the door of a pay toilet. – Homer Simpson Maybe we mentioned that we were working on the closet in our bedroom. When we were ready to fit the bifold doors, we had to find … Continue reading

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Good Easy Plants: Weigela

Homer: Uh, I’d like some flowers. Florist: What kind of flowers? Homer: Uh, you know, pretty ones, not dead.  – The Simpsons I haven’t been a gardener all that long. For several years before we got around to landscaping, our … Continue reading

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Mason Bees: No Honey, No Keeping, Just Pollinators

The sun is out, birds are singing, bees are trying to have sex with them — as is my understanding. – Bart Simpson Kevin’s Uncle Fred kept bees (selling the results of their labor), and seemingly enjoyed it. But when … Continue reading

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We Took Off to the Great White North

Canada? Why should we leave America to visit America Junior? – Homer Simpson The Kev and I just returned from Canada, where we did a little bit of everything from Formula One to whale-watching. We spent most of our holiday … Continue reading

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Keeping the Kitchen Old School

When Virginia Woolf wrote every woman needs a room of one’s own, she must have been talking about the kitchen. – Marge Simpson Our kitchen is 102 square feet/9.5 square meters — I kid you not! Since we changed the … Continue reading

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There Are Cute Babies, and Then There are Robin Babies

Marge: Every father thinks his daughter is the cutest. Homer: Well, now there’s a way to prove it. – The Simpsons We mentioned that we are hosting robins on our stoop for the second year running. Here are the pre-robins: And here … Continue reading

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