Foaming at the front door…

Earlier this month, we discovered a large box on our front door mat that appeared to be leaking some sticky and high viscosity clear liquid. Upon further investigation, we determined that it had been shipped by UPS from Sam’s Club. We were pretty sure it was an order we had placed for two refill jugsContinue reading “Foaming at the front door…”

Only pedigreed tigers need apply…

I’m sure many of you have read or seen stories in the last couple of weeks about a real Bengal tiger cub that was found in a mobile home in Albuquerque during a drug investigation. Although cute and cuddly for now, the wild animal will need to be placed somewhere safer and more appropriate asContinue reading “Only pedigreed tigers need apply…”

Waiting for Nicholas Cage to appear…

On our morning walk with our dog last week, I came across this odd posting in a concrete culvert that is part of our local irrigation canal network. It appears to suggest that actor Nicholas Cage was somewhere in our neighborhood and posted a picture of himself on the concrete wall of the irrigation ditchContinue reading “Waiting for Nicholas Cage to appear…”

I’ll pick my own words, thank you…

When spell check first appeared on the scene of electronically enabled writing, there were some major learning hurdles that the programs had to sort out. Local or regional words were especially confusing to the programs. For example, when I would type in the word Mogollon, the program would offer such corrections as “Mongolian,” “moron” orContinue reading “I’ll pick my own words, thank you…”

Cow chips and Dave Barry…

I always look forward to the Albuquerque Journal’s annual “Cow Chip” awards for humorous things that have happened in New Mexico during the past year. I’ve used the awards for fodder for several of my blogs in the past. Many of this year’s Cow Chips had a political angle, which could be expected given thatContinue reading “Cow chips and Dave Barry…”

The gift that keeps on giving…

By that, I mean a visit from your grandchildren. We were fortunate to have all four of our grandchildren visiting us over the holidays. They are ages nine, eight, seven and three. They kept us busy and I’m hoping we will recover from exhaustion by sometime next June. In what all of us could seeContinue reading “The gift that keeps on giving…”

An Aero-Cordero Christmas…

I wrote this for my grandchildren last year, but I can’t take complete credit for all of it. I borrowed some wording and thoughts from similar New Mexico interpretations of “The Night Before Christmas.”  At any rate, it makes me realize how fortunate we are to live in a place that has so many multi-culturalContinue reading “An Aero-Cordero Christmas…”

You aint nothin’ but a hound dog (of an airplane)…

Yes, this sad looking Lockheed Jetstar that is wasting away on the tarmac of the Roswell Industrial Air Center airport, was once owned by “The King” — Elvis Presley. But it could be yours, for the right amount of money — probably lots of it. Here’s the story. In my previous life as a bankContinue reading “You aint nothin’ but a hound dog (of an airplane)…”

Just send numbers for your bank account, credit card and Social Security and they’ll split the $9.87 million with you…

My wife received a letter last week from a law firm claiming to be from Toronto, Canada, saying it had discovered an unclaimed $9.87 million life insurance policy. And guess what, my wife might be entitled to it since she has a long-lost relative named Adrianna Lamb who “died in an accident” in Montreal. NeverContinue reading “Just send numbers for your bank account, credit card and Social Security and they’ll split the $9.87 million with you…”