Posts Tagged OkieBoomer


Thy Blog Be Done

Many 12-step programs tell you to “Let Go and Let God”. But, as my big sister often reminds me, even when we do so, we frequently freak out and claw stuff right back. Case in point… I recently took a deep breath, said some prayers, and moved the HOGS Blog to a cheaper New Zealand […]

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The Eccentric Titirangi Chicken Woman

I love eccentric people, especially if they have chickens. And don’t live next door. Hence, I love going to the physiotherapist, to have my head rotated and get an update on the Titirangi Chicken Situation. (Yes, I shot that seven-second video last year!) It seems that the Council — after six months of meetings and […]

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The Morning After The Night Before

When I was young, the headline above referred to waking up with a monstrous hangover. Today, it refers to being back in the world after a weekend of immersion in a spiritual retreat called the Eucharistic Convention. I feel sort of like a sponge whose every pore had been filled with water, and then squeezed […]

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‘Lent’ Me Your Ears

Our record for Lent is pretty spotty over the last couple of decades because we have made some very, very bad decisions. There was the year that we gave up sex for Lent. If our memory is correct, that’s the year that we killed 900 people and got divorced. So overall, not so good. That […]

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The Big Lady With Purple Hair

Yesterday, I was shopping in our version of Walmart when I saw her. The first thing I noticed was her short, purple hair. Then the “circus tent” dress, her 350-pound bulk, and the painfully swollen feet that were somehow stuffed into brightly colored Crocs. I thought to myself, “I bet Mom would have loved this lady.”

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Happy Potamus Day, Son!

  Now THAT is the cover of the greatest ‘Happy 26th Birthday’ card ever! And BELOW are the inside pages to said card.     Because that’s how we roll in New Zealand. This is because, when we moved here two decades ago, birthday cards were boring, stupid and outrageously priced. That led to the […]

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One of these Days I’m Gonna…

In no particular order: … Go to the dentist. Get my teeth cleaned. Maybe get the dentist to figure out why anytime I eat meat, about half the animal gets stuck between my teeth and gum. For about a day. Which drives me insane. … Finish the “Fence That Never Ends” in the backyard, redo […]

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