Not to rant on cyclists, but…

Yesterday evening, I took the Little Man to the park and, as we always do, we walked there along the bike paths that go through Bluemont Park in Arlington. Most of the time, walking on the bike paths is no problem, the cyclists are exceptionally good at keeping an eye out for pedestrians and vice […]


What’s up the all the idiots out and about in their cars with California-King-sized mattress blocks of snow on the tops of their cars. Some of these blocks look to be 15 inches thick! ┬áIs it really that hard to scrape off the snow? Originally published at Jamie’s Blog. Please leave any comments there.

I hate Internet Explorer!

I just needed to get that off my chest. Originally published at From the Desk of Jamie Todd Rubin. You can comment here or there.

The Oscars

I’m disappointed in the outcome of last night’s Academy Awards.  Perhaps part of the reason is that I saw only three of the pictures up for awards: Vicky Christina Barcelona The Dark Knight The Wrestler Of the three movies, The Wrestler was far and away the standout of the batch, and Mickey Rourke’s performance in the […]

Lead by example or not at all

I don’t care if you are a Republican, Democrat or something in between, if you are going to lead people, you have to lead by (good) example.  If you can’t do that, then you shouldn’t lead.  Period.  Not paying income tax is leading by poor example and it should automatically disqualify someone from serving as […]

A gripe about Granny Smith

Lately, the little stickers that come on Granny Smith apples have been awfully hard to pull of.  What’s up with that? 

Fire alarms

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, atop which my office building sits, and into which the windows of my office look, seems to have fire alarms blaring several times a week.  Sometimes, there are signs up warning that they will be testing the fire alarm system.  Other times, it seems to happen randomly.  When it […]

How to get ejected from Yankee Stadium

Did anyone else see this story?  This fellow got ejected from Yankee Stadium the other day for trying to use the bathroom during the playing of "God Bless America".  Apparently, the stadium has a little known rule that says that people must stay at their seats while the song is playing.  NYPD claims the guy was […]

TGI trans fats?

I’m about a day behind on things here because of my lack of Internet at home. Only a few more days of this to go. Things should be back to normal on Monday or Tuesday so bear with me. Busy day at work yesterday. On the moving front, I did a few more change of […]

A view into the ridiculous

After work today, I had some errands to run. I gassed up the car. I vacuumed it’s interior. And I stopped at Rite Aid to pick up a few items. I needed a gallon of water. And shaving cream. And razor blades. Would you believe that razor blades at Rite Aid are now under lock […]

Speak English, willya! (Ugh!)

I was annoyed the other night while waiting at my local sandwich shop for the club sandwich I’d ordered. There were some regulars there and a couple of people came in and ordered in Spanish. The cook at the sandwich shop spoke Spanish and so he translated for the cashier. Meanwhile, the “regulars” sitting at […]

A nation of cowards?

Yes, I am referring to our nation. Anyone who says that our freedoms are not shrinking daily is either deranged or so completely out of touch with reality that they might as well be deranged. It’s always the little things that bug me the most because they are insipid. When seemingly harmless activities are banned, […]