Archive for October, 2010

Halloween: The Video (of my house)

I admit this is 94% self-indulgence, 5% because people asked to see it and 1% so I can remember for next year, but here is a video of what our house looks like for Halloween this year. Better watch it quick, before Read more…


BOO! Did I Scare Ya? Well…No.

I went to Halloween Horror Nights this year.

It probably wouldn’t be worthy of a Facebook update, never mind an entire (admittedly relatively short) blog entry, except that it was the first time I had gone since the very early 2000’s.

See, for years, I was Read more…

Me, Surf? Why Not? (with video to prove it!)

For several years in a row, Joe and I, and sometimes our friend Steve went to what is considered the best water park in the country, Schlitterbahn, which is located in New Braunfels TX, a cute little town about halfway between San Antonio and Austin. I kept suggesting we go back because Read more…


Identity Theft

I like to think of myself as a good person. I really don’t think you can spend 20+ years of your career helping sick and injured people and not be a good person at heart but there’s plenty of not-working time where I think I try to do my best to Read more…


Making a Joyful Noise

I joined another chorus.

The reasons behind that decision are part of a long, twisted story that I will probably share someday but for now, it doesn’t lend anything to my “new chorus” story.

The rather interesting part of my joining this new chorus is what kind of chorus it is – it’s based out of a Read more…


The Multiple Uses of Spaghetti Tongs

As an Occupational Therapist, there is a running joke that you can get any patient to do just about anything if you have the right adaptive equipment. There actually IS a real, multi-part joke about it:

How many Physical Therapists does it take Read more…


Trick or Treat for Halloween!

October 1st has come and gone as as far as I’m concerned, that’s when Halloween Season begins. That’s when the Halloween decorations get pulled from the attic and the storage room and our house slowly evolves from something out of the Monkees’ “Pleasant Valley Sunday” to “the best haunted house in the whole neighborhood” (direct quote from a trick or treater a few years ago).

Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays, especially when I was a kid. Never one to dress up like a princess, superhero or ballerina, I always went for Read more…