Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wax or Nair?

I was at the doctor's office a couple of weeks ago and the doctor started to look in my ears. He says, "you've got a lot of hair in your ear canal. I'm not sure I can see the ear drum. Oh, there it is. Has your regular doctor ever told you, you have have a lot of hair in your ear canal?"

Today, I went to get a hair cut (there's a whole blog in itself on how I feel cheated when I go for a hair cut). I think the older couple who own and cut hair in the barber shop are from Vietnam or one of its neighboring countries. After I provided my hair style request, Mrs. Barber started folding down my collar in preparation for the haircut and in her accent made the following comment, "I guess you can go out in the evening and not worry about mosquitoes biting your neck."

Okay, I get it. I have an ample supply of hair everyplace but on the top of my head. But, I think there was a time when having some hair on your chest was considered manly.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Just Google It

It truly amazes me the information you can find on the Internet. There is more than one search engine, but the one I find myself using the most is Google. I have used it for information on multiple recent projects and I have even started telling the kids to "just google it" when someone in the family has a question that would otherwise go unanswered.

Here are some things I have googled recently:


  • Air conditioning units 10,000 BTU

  • How to install a split zone air conditioner

  • Dodge Ram 1500 overheating problems

  • How to replace a radiator in a Dodge Ram 1500

  • How to replace a radiator in a Dodge Ram 1500 (sometimes you have to look things up more than once)

  • Sales price for a Dodge Ram 1500

  • Why does my pee smell after I eat asparagus

One thing I don't normally Google is, "proper use of the English language". I'm an engineer, so I have a pass when it comes to that.


If you were wondering, your pee smells because of the sulfur compounds produced during the digestion of asparagus. Of course it's the Internet, so you may not want to believe everything you read.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

No Appendage Required

Neighbor one was out mowing their lawn. Neighbor two (also a woman) approached her and the following conversation took place.


Neighbor two: Why are you was mowing the lawn?
Neighbor one: My husband just had knee surgery"
Neighbor two: Well I don't think a woman should be mowing the lawn.
Neighbor one: Well it doesn't take a penis to mow the lawn!


Many of you know my wife mows the lawn all the time. In fact she does a better job at it than I do. She even suggested I use this line next time sharing duties in the home is discussed at church. Probably not, but then again...