Thar She Blows!

I am seriously bored today. Days – no, weeks – of basically sitting around the house are beginning to drive me a little stir-crazy. I don’t quite feel like Jack Torrance just yet, but a few more days of this and I may be hitting up Lloyd The Bartender for “the hair of the dogContinue reading “Thar She Blows!”

All Work and No Play Makes Mark a Dull Boy

Happy Halloween! I keep forgetting that today’s the big day, to be honest. It’s been nearly a month since the kids and I went to the pumpkin patch, and the gourds we picked out that day are still sitting here, uncarved. Now that they’re back at their mom’s house for the week (the kids –Continue reading “All Work and No Play Makes Mark a Dull Boy”

Stop Calling Me Shirley

I’ve decided that I need a catchphrase. OK, I don’t need a catchphrase. But I want one. Just a word or three that I’ll utter every so often, and people will come to associate with Mark Petruska. They don’t have to break out into spontaneous applause (though who am I to stop them if they do?)Continue reading “Stop Calling Me Shirley”