Life is Funny

Weird, Sad, and Sore

WEIRD: Sometimes, weird things just happen.  The details are too involved and convoluted to rehearse here but suffice to say that I am the recipient of 5 – 2’x4′ foldable, adjustable height tables that I got for nothing in spite of attempts to either return or pay for them.   Quick version (if you can […]

“Just bob-bob-bobbin along” at the Red Robin

Decided to treat my girlfriend to dinner after church today so I took her to the local Red Robin restaurant.  We were greeted by the hostess who immediately informed us that there would be a 15 minute wait.  Now, confession time:  I have a limited capacity for patiently waiting … for anything.  That capacity is […]

The Toilet Paper Chronicles

The Toilet Paper Chronicles

Grocery shopping in the Jeske household is something that is not delegated to one person.  Sometimes I do it, sometimes Linda does it, and sometimes we do it together.  Tonight was one of those occasions when we did it together as part of our “date night” which consisted of eating at the Hy-Vee grocery store […]

Thank God for Dumb Smart Phones

Thank God for Dumb Smart Phones

My brother Mike will attest to the fact that I’ve been very critical this week of my “stupid smart phone” (a Galaxy Nexus).  It has given me fits every time I tried to TXT to multiple people at the same time, so I ended up having to copy and paste the same message any time […]

Born with the Dawn – A Grandpa’s Reflections

There are some things in life that are so altogether mysterious and overwhelmingly amazing that one who observes or experiences them is forced to stand mute in silent astonishment lest he speak too soon and in speaking, miss some of the wonder of it all.  I’ve been through such an event this past week and […]

Rodent Wars Revisited

In December 2011 I filed a report from the front lines of my war with the rodents around here.  There has been some progress since then.  In February of this year we had a major breakthrough against the squirrels (as reported below).  Last month, we conquered the chipmunks (report coming tomorrow).   I noticed him, […]

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving Day traditions are part of the warp and woof of our society and of every family in our nation.  Sitting in the doctor’s office the other day I heard a couple of elderly matrons excoriating a young man who had the courage to admit that he and his wife were not going to have […]