Half Past Friday ~ May 29th

All right, so Friday is here again, time for your input with regards to various aspects of this crazy life. I asked you to describe the weirdest / worst piece of information you learned about someone on a first date. Apparently, dating creepy individuals was not limited to just my …

Half Past Friday~May 22

Here’s the Half Past Friday top ten list in response to the following question: “we’ve all been to a concert that has changed our life. Tell me yours and why.” Your responses were insightful as ever and I apologize that I was late in posting….it’s just that I spent the …

Righteous Fury

** 5/20 POST UPDATE** Read the comments from The Dirtbag to this post for a hint of the madness that rules this man! There comes a time when normal discourse between two parties reaches an impasse. How do we get past that roadblock? The more timid among us might avoid …

Half Past Friday ~ May 15th

Welcome to the birthday edition of the Half Past Friday highly scientific opinion poll. This weeks’ question was “what was the worst movie you’ve ever sat through?” Included from emails, FaceSpace updates and the like, here is the ranked scorings, in 3D. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I will celebrate …

Ax Slinger

A short while back, The Wife and I attended a wedding reception held out in the picturesque countryside, complete with a Jimmy Buffett cover band working their magic poolside. I took note of these guys for two reasons: 1. They looked like a bunch of middle aged goobers with Hawaiian-shirt- …

Half Past Friday ~ May 8th

So I’ve decided to add a new catagory to the Half Past Awesome corner of the world: the Half Past Friday Top Ten list. Each week I’ll toss a random subject out there and the answers will be harshly judged and the best will be posted. This past week I …

To The Silt

“OhMyGod you are so stubborn!!!” This is not an unfamiliar phrase to me, so when The Wife or anyone else yells this in my direction, I am inclined to take it as a compliment. For many years I attempted to deny my true self and would argue the point. From …

Hair Trigger Puke

So, as far as I can tell, everyone in the fire service has a vomitus trigger. We have the sympathy pukers, whom you can always see flying out of the back of the ambulance when the patient has tossed his or her cookies. There are also environmental hurlers, those who …

Hell In A Handbasket

Do you ever wonder about the appropriate age to transition from one generational club to another? I do. We can all remember that guy who was, like, 26 and still lurching around high school bonfire parties. While he served a definite purpose (being of legal age), it always seemed rather …

Missouri Masochism

The call was routine, inasmuch as a 911 call for a potential stroke victim can be. The station tones came through right after lunch, and we rolled out in a cacophony of lights and sirens, me grinning from ear to ear as I watched the mad-dog soccer moms swerving all …