the daily purge 1-24-20

My Sweet Rib* puttered through the cabinettes below our bathroom sinks the other day. Among the many items** she found unworthy of keeping were several pill boxes. Getting older is a skill – a delicate ballet of eating poorly, drinking excessively and, eventually, popping pills to reverse the effects of the first two. The top…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-24-20

the daily purge 11-19-19

Here is a popular book people have been buying since 1992. The Purging Lutheran picked this up sometime in ‘two-thousand-and-clackity-clack’. My Sweet Rib and I read it (skimmed through it) to find the astonishing answers of who we really were, or are, or what we want to be. These are the options laid out by…… Continue reading the daily purge 11-19-19

the daily pork 11-1-19

The author of Know Your Groceries is named Frederick Blaine Humphrey. He was born in New York ~1876 and died in California, 1952. ‘Humphrey’ is not a common surname. Please do not mistake him for Minnesotan politician, Hubert Horatio Humphrey. It’s an easy-to-make error. Another easy doink! is to mistake Frederick Blaine Humphrey for professional typesetter, Hubert Blaine…… Continue reading the daily pork 11-1-19

the daily purge 10-3-19*

The Purging Lutheran and My Sweet Rib has a hots tub and hots tubs needs a thang on which to hangs towels. So, MSR searched about on the interwibble for a towel holder and here it is. It is the best one she could find but *alas!* and *agack!* it didn’t work the way we’d…… Continue reading the daily purge 10-3-19*

the purging lutheran and his piazza pizza place placemat 9-13-19

The Purging Lutheran and My Sweet Rib found a little Roman pizzeria nearby our hotel. This placemat included headlines of American disasters (and some triumphs). Great Scott! All the things we wanted to get away from for a week come back like a cold slice of bologna to the face. LBJ (down in the right-hand…… Continue reading the purging lutheran and his piazza pizza place placemat 9-13-19

the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part 1) 8-30-19

The Purging Lutheran is certainly no biblical scholar but there are circumstances in The Old Testament where God takes it out on the Israelites, Sodom & Gomorrah, the boat Jonah used to try to to sneak off to Tarshish* and especially the Egyptians with ten plagues. But as Jesus would say, “You know, you all sin…… Continue reading the daily poke of the view from the comic strip pew (part 1) 8-30-19

the daily purge 8-26-19

This is a pipe connector, or as The Purging Lutheran refers to it – a ‘pipe-longer’. It’s a short piece of pipe what connects two longer pipes what making them longer, hence the term, ‘pipe-longer’. If you have watched the live-action drama, Futurama, you might recognize it as a predecessor of Professor Hubert Farnsworth’s imagined…… Continue reading the daily purge 8-26-19