Category Archives: The Usual

The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Canadian! (SUPER SENIOR VICTORY LAP EDITION)

Al Pal and I went fishing in Canada with my parents for four days over Labor Day weekend. What follows are actual notes taken on the trip, in actual note form. Enjoy! September 3 – Hinkley, MN The Grand Casino … Continue reading

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Creepy Art of Florence Edition!

As promised, welcome to the first non-annual Vonderpiro Macabre Arts Awards (working title). Renaissance art is brightly colored and glittery and action packed and will give you nightmares for weeks about how you and everyone you know will burn for eternity in the … Continue reading

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The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Now in Italian! BONUS CHAPTER

Welcome to The Great Vonderpiro Caper – Orphaned Photo Edition! Yes, our Italian adventures have been fully catalogued for your enjoyment and (dis)approval. Yes, all our exploits have been hashed, rehashed, giggled and gasped over by us, by you, by the media. You … Continue reading

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A Fish Called Zelda

We took Zelda to Minnehaha Dog Park this weekend, which covers 6.5 acres of trails along the Mississippi and is basically doggie heaven. In addition to perennial classics like tush sniffing and stick chasing, they get to slosh around in the river. Which is a huge deal, if you are … Continue reading

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You’re The Rocket Man

I’m sitting in the lobby of a fancy hotel in the ‘burbs on break from my department’s semi-annual sales meeting. The sales team flies in from all over the country, while everyone from my office drives six blocks down the … Continue reading

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The Great Email Meltdown of 2013 – Reporting Live!

This morning a high level executive at my company sent an email out to everyone in his division, which totals around 10,000 employees (we are teeny ants in a giant maze of corporate anthills). It was basically a short, informative, feel good message updating and thanking people … Continue reading

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Old World, New World

Last week was my birthday. Not a particularly important one so we didn’t go in for anything fancy, just a delicious dinner and an early turn in. The perfect evening for a couple of Olds. Also, the Gentleman Caller can … Continue reading

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