Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wishful Skillin’: The Great Lakes

lake huron

Me and my friend the Fox hanging out on the shores of Lake Huron.


Random Fortune Cookie Sayings


When I cracked open my fortune cookie and saw this message, I thought ‘Yeah, I dunno…a hundred steps still sounds like kind of a lot to me…?’

But then I googled ‘how many steps are in a mile’ and apparently the answer is 2,000.

So, yeah, I guess there is something to be said for friendship.

Thanks for the reminder, Fortune Cookie!

Duck’s Earphones

So my friend Duck here is rocking a new pair of earphones. Check ’em out:


They’re little ducks!

I think that is just great.


Look at these dudes with their happy little smiling faces:


They are just having a good time! Life is great!

Thoughtful Gestures

skillin' in the rain

You guys! The nicest thing just happened to me. I work with this girl named Lolita (great name, right?) and today as I was leaving our building to go and grab some lunch, Lolita was returning from a walk. She saw me turn into the stairwell, noticed that I didn’t have an umbrella with me (it’s another dismal day), and caught up with me in order to lend me hers. Isn’t that awesome? I don’t even know her that well, but she went out of her way to help me out.

The best part was that her umbrella is one of those fancy ones with a heavy carved wooden handle, the kind that is really sturdy and doesn’t get turned inside-out by the wind. Just carrying it around made me feel more dignified. When the rain stopped I used the umbrella as a walking cane which felt very 19th-century-sophisticated-country-gentleman, and I imagined myself tramping across the moors of my estate surveying the land, with my trusty pack of foxhounds at my heels.*

*Obviously my entire notion of the English countryside comes from Jane Austen novels.

Anyway, this thoughtful gesture on the part of my colleague really helped to brighten up a rainy day!

Every Rain Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Ugh. It is really gross out today — cold, rainy, and windy. Just miserable.

But…it’s the perfect day for a nice, warm, comforting bath!

skillin' in the tub

As they say, every cloud has a silver lining.

Brake Hard, Throw Invader Into Windshield

Some of the topics we’re covering in Young Drivers are…kind of amazing.

bee/bird/bat attack

Not to say that it’s ever a laughing matter to have a bat flying around in your car, but I am quite amused by the wording of the suggestions for handling such an occurrence.