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No, I don’t have pinkeye

No, I don’t have pinkeye. I just made homemade salsa the other day.


OK, let me explain. I was chopping up all the goodies for some homemade salsa, and the last items were jalepenos. Well, that oil stays on your hands. And stays on your hands. And stays on your hands. …

With a baby in the house, plus a dog, plus being a generally clean person by nature, I probably washed my hands at least 10 times prior to taking out my contacts that evening. Well, just a touch is all it took. My eyes turned read and started watering and itching.

I threw that pair out and put a fresh pair in the next day. And mind you, that was after probably five or six more hand washes and a shower. Well, same thing. Just putting the new contacts into my eyes was enough to set me off. They’re still red and sore today. I think the next time I’m chopping up jalepenos, I’m going to wear gloves.

Oliver: “There’s a 90 percent chance he’s bigger than your baby!”

Oliver had his two-month doctor appointment today, and he’s doing great. Too great, some would say. I’ve mentioned here before that he’s a big, beefy boy. Now I have the proof. He checked in today at a healthy 14 pounds, 9 ounces. He’s also 24.5 inches long.

To put things into perspective, here’s how he ranks among babies of a similar age:
Weight: He’s in the 90th percentile
Length: 90th percentile
Head circumference: 95th percentile

The boy is big. In fitting with that theme, below is a picture of him in one of his most chunky-looking poses. Enjoy:


Schweig Engel doesn’t take my arm (or leg)

I needed a good laugh today, and I found one (well, several actually) on YouTube thanks to a post I found on a sports forum I check out on occasion. For those who lived in the St. Louis area in the late 1980s and early 1990s, you’ll remember these Schweig Engel commercials from late night TV, like during old “Three Stooges” episodes on KPLR-TV and overnight movies on KDNL-TV. My favorite line went something like, “I can’t get any credit. Here, take my arm. And take my leg, too!”

Here are a couple classics, followed by a link to some has-to-be-awesome dude’s YouTube page, which includes a batch of these babies for your enjoyment. By the way, what ever happend to these three Schweig Engel guys? They’re sorely missed.