Garrett is as Garrett does

An autoblogographic view of things.

'Garrett is as Garrett does'

Entries Tagged as 'Personal'


June 13th, 2015
No Comments

Things have been really tight recently, fiscally speaking.  Choosing between mortgage and food for the month kind-of-tight.  But recently I’ve come into some work and my mood has lifted.  Below is a snippent of a conversation between me (ME) and the wife (TW): ME: Ya know, I’m feeling not so bad… TW: I’ve noticed you’ve […]

Tags:   · · · · · · ·

9 Years of Awesome

May 14th, 2015
No Comments

Baxter ( aka: Thing 1, Porkbutt, Bugbug, Booger dog, Pickles, Monkey Monster Dog, Pigdog, and Stinkdog ) was 9 years worth of awesome – noisy, destructive, protective, snoringly stinky awesome. It wasn’t enough, but it’ll have to do. Age and diabetes, caught up with our overweight dog. He suffered acute kidney failure, and we believe […]

Tags:   · · · ·

Walking into the ‘Sub’ Life

January 16th, 2015
No Comments

I’m a substitute teacher for Volusia County School Board. It will take a few days to process and activate my record in “the system”

Tags:   · · · · · · · ·

Bad Start to the New Year

January 6th, 2015
No Comments

Ugh. It’s been a suck week to start 2015


Holiday 2014 Greeting Card

December 24th, 2014
No Comments

I took a standard generic Christmas card and added a little old-school RPG gaming flavor on the inside… Friend Computer logo courtesy ESG Labs.

Tags:   · · · ·

New sunrise, new year

January 1st, 2012
No Comments

My previous sunrise excursion seemed popular with the locals (the wife, as well as Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Baxter and Pebbles) ) so I thought I would try it again.  This time I planned it in advance – and gave the wife fair notice.  While the roads to the beach were nearly empty, we […]

Tags:   · · · · ·

Daybreak on Eastern Shores

September 3rd, 2011
No Comments

I was up early and noticed that the sky was lightening in the east, it seems to do that on a daily basis. On a whim, I thought that I should see the sunrise from the beach, it being one of the benefits of living on an eastern coast. I was going to hit the […]

Tags:   · · ·

I Don’t Lose It Often…

May 14th, 2010
No Comments

My glasses – yes. The battle with my waistline – a thousand times, yes. My cool? Rarely. I happened to be crossing the busiest intersection in Volusia County, Clyde Morris Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard (ISB), when the elderly driver in a plain white Toyota stopped suddenly and directly in front of me. Normally this […]

Tags:   · · · · · · · · · · · ·

Those blasted elves…

December 11th, 2009
No Comments

I step out for the day and BAM!  They sneak into the house and put presents under the tree, drop some ornaments for the tree, then leave.  I know as a modern educated liberal, I’m not supposed to think poorly of elves. Elves do what elves do, they can’t help it. Dropping presents, leaving holiday cheer […]


I get a COOKIE!

September 22nd, 2009
No Comments

Been on a strict no sugar/starch diet ( aka South Beach Diet, Phase One ) for the past two weeks. Been looking forward to my first taste of real sugar about 3 hours after starting Phase One. Normally, cookies are not a part of Phase 2, but as the cookie is a Kashi TLC Oatmeal […]

Tags:   · · ·