Pull Up a Chair: Game Night

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 4:00 am

We always played games growing up, a lot of board games, I liked Clue and Parcheesi and the times I got to play Life at my cousins, for some reason that wasn’t in our games closet. Never cared much for Monopoly, it just went on and on – but we didn’t know the rules, really. Also a lot of card games, we played a lot of cards. I learned how to play bridge in college, that’s a great game, Gin Rummy is good, too. In high school a lot of my classmates played Pinochle, but now I can’t remember how it goes.

Oh, and Backgammon.

What games do you play when you get together with friends and family?


Pull Up a Chair: Ice Ice Baby

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 4:00 am

Good morning everybody. No doubt you’ve seen the clips of various people taking the ice bucket challenge. My grandmother had ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was only in her 50s when she passed on, it robbed us of a grandmother. It’s a merciless death.

So I’ve personally been appreciative of all the ice bucket challenges accepted and posted on youTube. And better still, all the money raised, hopefully speeding up new treatments and perhaps prevention. Do you know anyone who took the challenge — besides Cindy Kouril, that is?

Pull Up a Chair: Elephant Rescues

By: Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00 am

Raju, a 50 year old elephant captured when young and grossly mistreated, was rescued recently. He wept as he was freed.

Pull Up a Chair: Fictional Fathers

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 4:00 am

Tomorrow is Father’s Day
Who are your favorite fictional fathers?

Pull Up a Chair: iDIOTS

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 4:00 am

Recognize anyone?

This animation was created as a promo piece by Big Lazy Robot, a Spanish visual effects outfit. For the “actors,” they built model-kit robots (via Japan, of course).

Please help us keep the lights on.

Pull Up a Chair: School’s Out Forevah!

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00 am

So what are your summer plans? Kicking it off with a picnic Monday? Cheeseburgers and more? How about sharing some suggestions for fresh new picnic ideas.

Pull Up a Chair: Hanging Baskets

By: Saturday May 10, 2014 4:00 am

Around here Mother’s Day is the day it’s safe to start planting outside. So who is planting what this year?

I love hanging baskets and I especially like the lush overstuffed style with way too many plants.

Pull Up a Chair: Caturday Edition

By: Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00 am

What’s happening with your creatures these days. I can get Spencer to roll over, or at least flop down on command. It’s a start. He is enjoying the spring weather.

Pull Up a Chair / Saturday Art: Glenn Gould

By: Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00 am

“The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.”

Pull Up a Chair: Egg Hunt

By: Saturday April 12, 2014 4:00 am

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is underway in New York City, it started the first of the month and winds up on the 17th. There are real prizes and rules and stuff, you can win a Fabergé egg pendant if you find the most, altho you are way behind if you haven’t started hunting yet.

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