Category Archives: Romance

Phancy Phurniture Phrom Phyfe

Willie: I’m from Scotland too! Where do ya hail from? Homer: Uh…North Kilttown. – The Simpsons Our original dining room furniture was a work table and a few folding chairs. My folks gave us some money for real dining furniture, and we … Continue reading

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A Sesquicebloggial Special!

Happy anniversary, baby! – Homer Simpson Today is our first blogiversary, and this is our 150th post, so you know what that means: IT’S SESQUICEBLOGGIAL TIME! Sesquicewhatial? Well, back in 1986, Texas celebrated its sesquicentennial–its 150th anniversary of just plain … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road That Leads to a Door

Oh, no! This will take forever! – Lisa Simpson Stacey is a star at finding great deals on Craigslist. Last summer, she found a screen door for $15. It was supposed to replace the porch door; now it lives in … Continue reading

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Home Improvement Haiku

 Sneezing on a piece of paper does not count as a haiku.  – Mrs. Crabapple One of the best forwards I ever received was a list of Microsoft haiku. My fave from that page: With searching comes loss And the … Continue reading

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“I Love These!” “I Know!”

Until this moment, I never knew why God put me on this earth, but now I know: to buy that comic book. – Bart Simpson Neither of us are given to impulse purchases, but every once in a while, I chance … Continue reading

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Postcards to the Future

Lisa: Lincoln didn’t hide any gold in the White House. Homer: Then what is his ghost protecting? – The Simpsons When I was a kid, a friend’s parents added an extension to their house. Inside an open wall, her dad … Continue reading

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What We Have Here is Not a Failure to Communicate

Homer: Wow, Marge, you really do understand me.  See, I thought we weren’t soulmates because… Marge: …we had a fight? Homer: Right, and we don’t like the same things.  It’s like you’re from Venus… Marge: …and you’re from Mars. Homer: Oh, sure, … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Radiator Repair

Marge: Homey, do you think the romance has gone out of our lives? Homer: *belches* – The Simpsons In February, This Old House ran a feature on why home improvement is good for relationships. Item 7 made me laugh: “You do more date nights — … Continue reading

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A Merry Power Tool Christmas

Lisa, stop that racket! I’m trying to fix your mother’s camera. Easy, easy. I think I’ll need a bigger drill. –  Homer Simpson Last week, Stacey wrote about tools that make good Christmas presents.  I suggested she include a cordless … Continue reading

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A Very Merry DIY Christmas

Look at me, Marge, I’m making people happy! I’m the magical man from Happy Land, who lives in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane! – Homer Simpson With the holiday shopping season in full swing, we’re making our lists and … Continue reading

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