Category Archives: Good Times

2017 Vacation, Day 2, Part 2: An Unintended Walking Tour of Salem

After we left the cemetery, we visited a few more shops, then Diamondqueen and J.Hooligan split off on their own. J.Hooligan wanted to see Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery, which didn’t interest me at all. I was counting on seeing a …
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2017 Vacation, Day 1: Spooky Drivers and Witch City

I never did blog about my brief vacation trip to Salem, MA this past summer with Diamondqueen and J.Hooligan. I figured Halloween week would be a good time to cover it. On our 2016 trip I got very depressed thinking …
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Orlando Vacation, Day 1, Part II: Shut the Hell Up!

Note: Diamondqueen notifies me of any mistakes I make in my blog posts. Cross-outs reflect the corrected mistake, which immediately follows. We made the long trek from the Cabana Bay lobby to the parking garage to get our baggage, then …
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Orlando Vacation, Day1, Part I: Retro Overload

As happens so often these days, when I know I have to get up early in the morning, I can’t sleep. Since I normally go to bed around 3:30 a.m. and sometimes can’t sleep thenĀ  either, retiring earlier doesn’t help. …
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Summertime Blues

It wasn’t writer’s block or lack of desire to write that made me put off recounting my adventure with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans on vacation in June. I was feeling rather depressed and thought it might creep into my writing. …
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The Last Rosette

I haven’t been entering fairs in recent years. It used to be an annual thing, starting in 1969 when I was fifteen. I didn’t win anything that year at the Hamilton Co. Fair, but I continued to enter (primarily various …
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My Beloved Redware Whale Jug

We’ll be getting back from our Orlando journey on Friday. That means I’ll be in town for the summer open house at The Workshops of David T. Smith. I used to always go to the various craft festivals and Christmas …
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A Holly-Jolly Hooligan

We had a pretty good Christmas season; all the better when you consider it stretches back four or five weeks. We got to do the things we wanted to do, everyone stayed well, the weather didn’t impede us, and we …
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That Vacation Trip, Day 1: Dukes and Ghosts

I never did get around to blogging the vacation trip I took with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans in mid-June of last summer. At the time, it was partly because our Internet connections were so wonky at the hotels where we …
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Aunt Nancy Day 2015

Today turned out to be Aunt Nancy Day, our annual floating autumn holiday that occurs sometimes in October, but mostly in November. I didn’t know about it until earlier this week, when I received the electronic invitation. Frankly, I’d forgotten …
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