Gardening for Lazy People

Apr 29, 2016
I enjoy the outdoors alright … I suppose. I mean, I look at it through the window every day, not to mention passing it whenever I walk from my front door out to my car in the driveway … le...

Bamboo’zled

Nov 6, 2015
Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world with certain species able to grow as much as three feet in a single day’s time. While known primarily for its cultural significance throughout A...

Filter This!

Sep 18, 2015
I’d like to have a word with the guy who installed the AC vents in my house. I don’t know if he just happened to be extraordinarily tall or if there’s actually some boring, scienti...

I Now Own a Chainsaw

Jul 31, 2015
You’d probably think that I’d be happy … perhaps even excited about this, but I assure you I’m really not. Sure, chainsaws are among the manliest of tools, whether you’...

The Cooler in the Crawl Space

Feb 21, 2014
There are plenty of normal things I fully would’ve expected to discover in that attic – boxes of random junk left behind by the previous owner, bats, or maybe even a homeless person who h...

My Brand New Wasabi Couch

Dec 13, 2013
Of all the shades of green in my days – forest green, mint green, maybe even a little avocado – I can’t say as though I’ve ever gazed upon a thing, be it animal, vegetable, or mineral, and tho...

Scott the Lumberjack

May 24, 2013
Do you know how trees even work?! Do I have to worry about disturbing its delicate tree balance by not taking into account some sort of feng shui or magical forestry voodoo before I make my first cut?...

The Dull Purchases of Being a Grown-Up

Mar 1, 2013
I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but I happen to have it on good authority that I may, in fact, be getting older… I’m no more happy about it than you are, but the signs around me are getting harder...

Nobody WANTS to Pick Up Dog Poop…

Feb 8, 2013
When you have a dog, there are certain responsibilities than you agree to undertake. Now I don’t have to tell any of you folks about that – my readers are smart people and would never dream of not...