Sunday, February 14, 2010

In Honor of Valentine's Day...

I usually try to keep the lines pretty clean--I don't think that most of my writing blog readers care about my personal life or my dog blog readers want to hear my philosophizing on Catholicism or...well, you get the idea. But since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd break tradition and remind you all (or maybe tell you for the first time) about my dating and relationship blog at

In addition to the obvious irony of the fact that I even have a relationship blog, my co-author is pretty entertaining (even if he does seem to think he has something up on Tiger Woods because he can operate a jackhammer...or something).

While you're in the Valentine's Day spirit (or the anti-Valentine's Day spirit), stop by and check us out. And while you're there, weigh in on our Valentine's Day Poll.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What the Heck is This?

No, really.

Kathy over at The Junk Drawer does this cool thing where she'll show us a photo of some crazy thing you feel like she must have unearthed in her grandmother's attic and ask us to figure out what it is...but this isn't that game. This is a sincere, "What on earth could this possibly be?"

While I hope you'll volunteer answers, I can't possibly offer up a prize (or even kudos to the first person who gets it right), because I won't have the slightest idea whether you're right or not.

I have a terrible fear about what it might be, but I'm not even going to say it out loud because it's more of an indictment of our society than I'm willing to make without evidence.

So here it is. If the context isn't clear from the photo, this is a part of a new grocery cart, and is positioned between the area where you place your baby (or your purse, if you don't have a baby) and the handles you use to push the cart.

Tell me it's not what I think it is. Please.