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Sep 23rd, 2018 at 1:31:38 pm

tcr! · Sep 23, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Somebody stole my Mod Podge, I KNOW IT… 🤬

I feel like Springsteen’s dog who’s been beat too much. Or something. 🤔

#thestruggleisreal

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Happy Sunday the 23rd, peeps!

tcr! · Sep 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Happy Sunday the 23rd peeps

You all look absolutely fabulous according to my calculations.

#photos #moonflowers

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Sep 23rd, 2018 at 9:23:11 am

tcr! · Sep 23, 2018 at 9:23 am

Peeps, I’m going to be speaking at the boathouse in about half an hour if you got nothing going on.

I know it’s Sunday and it’s early but it’s sunny nonetheless!

🌞☕️ #alcoholism #goteam

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domo vitek · Sep 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

You were great!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Thank you!!

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 23, 2018 at 4:19 pm

It’s so wonderful of you to share your learning experiences! You are unique!

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16 points for this UNO

tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

16 points for this UNO

When we play UNO, anybody can play plus cards, even out of turn.

Lee got 16 on this turn.

🤕 #photos #games

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sinceresarcasm · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm

I see I’m not the only one who plays “Prison Rules Uno”

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edox edox · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm

You playing 0s and 7s to?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm

I’d never heard of that until now. Maggie googled it and it sounds delightfully sinister! 😈

edox edox · Sep 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm

it can go on forever just be aware.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 23, 2018 at 8:48 am

I could see that happening!

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Richard · Sep 22, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Lee cheats.

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thewattsolak · Sep 23, 2018 at 12:55 am

Try Dos. We are Uno fanatics here but this may be even preferred.
http://www.mattelgames.com/en-us/cards/dos

tcr! tcr! · Sep 23, 2018 at 8:49 am

Nice 😎

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Sep 22nd, 2018 at 4:22:16 pm

tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm

When pulling laundry out of the washing machine and a lone sock falls to the floor, do you ever think to yourself:

When will this ever end? When I’m dead?

I do. About every week. 🙄

#thestruggleisreal

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fiatlux423 · Sep 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Yeah, but try doing that in public where the floor is a lot grimier and there are screaming children. That’s my life.

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fivewayrack fivewayrack · Sep 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm

I make it a game to get it all out in one big ball. Those damn socks ruin everything!

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Sunset for Sep 21st, 2018

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Sunset for Sep 21st 2018

I almost missed this but god told me to get up and get out of bed since it was 7pm and not 7am.

#photos #sunsets

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Withholding the Cheese Puffs

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180921 - Withholding the Cheese Puffs

Guys, I just witnessed a heated couples exchange inside one of our local Walgreens.

A man was outright denying his wife of her Friday snacks because apparently she “already had her daily allotment of cheese puffs.”

She then retorted or snorted, “Oh no, I’m a get my cheese puffs” with the bitterness you’d expect of dreams shattered in full view of the other drugstore patrons.

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ahrens · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

What’s up with the branch with leaves on it in your car? 😉

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm

I got it at the second Nightmare on Chicago Street I ever went to up in Elgin. It was laying on the ground in its own crumpled heap of plastic greenery as I was making yet another of my least hasty exits. When I got back to my truck I stuck it into my cigarette lighter outlet thing and it’s lived there ever since… 🌿

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

WAIT. That’s a lie. It’s not in the cigarette lighter outlet. It’s in the keyhole next to it that controls the airbags!

I didn’t want to run the risk that this garden-variety plastic ivy one would find at your neighborhood Joann’s art and craft store would catch fire.

In related news… One time I put my truck key in the keyhole, hoping it would open the door way to Narnia. But alas there was no such transportation reward. Only shed tears in the salty realization that I would indeed have to go to work. 😢

ahrens · Sep 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Thank you for your honesty. My first thought was maybe it was eucalyptus and you had a koala bear. That would be pretty rad. Please know, I do not judge a man’s greenery he keeps in his car.

McIntyre 13 · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:37 pm

This thread makes me smile. 😁 Or maybe it’s just my muscle relaxant kicking in. Either way thanks for the laugh guys

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

My two cents but the koala ain’t a stranger to muscle relaxants.

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Shari H · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Look…if you’re gonna feed us interesting tidbits on conversations overheard. You’re gonna hafta stick around for the ending. You’re public depends on you!

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Roda · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm

MFer, don’t mess with my comfort food after a hard day on a Friday.

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Redmondton · Sep 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Pint can legit, strong work

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Murisa DM · Sep 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm

Are you an author? You should write a book… your stores are so funny and so well written.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

I regularly submit my stuff to publishers, etc. but so far nobody’s been interested. 🙄

Finkler · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:24 pm

I loved this!!
We do love our cheese puffs tho..

Pad Nevin · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:02 pm

Literally clicked the comment section just to ask this question. Past few posts I read are the most simplest interactions that can and likely happen daily and you make it interesting to read.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:11 am

Thank you!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:34 am

I write more serious stuff, too.

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ahrens · Sep 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Walgreens is always located at the corner of HAPPY and HEALTHY, not State and “whatever”

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

I don’t know. I go into the St. Charles’ Walgreens on the corner of Main Street and Sweet Tomatoes a couple times a week and there’s one cashier that’s borderline anti-happy.

Seriously, she asks for my Walgreens Rewards card each and every visit regardless of how many times I’ve said, “Listen shopping gestapo, you’re not tracking how many sodas I buy in the name of steep discounts and customer perks!”

Well, my wit’s not that quick in public or under Freddie’s pressure so that’s what I like to think I’ll say the next time I’m standing in her aisle as she’s questioning the cards in my wallet and reviewing a 3” ecig box with a scrupulous monocle, flipping the box over and over again looking for the 2” barcode.

It’s on the fracking back where 90% of the barcodes in the world are!!!

ahrens · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:14 am

Ok. First, Henry is my homie. He is so nice.
Next, ecigs are bad news. When you know better, you do better. You have one set of lungs, take care of them.
Finally, I use my bucks on Cheetos 😂

Mustari Jones · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

ahrens, you are friggin killing me. 😂🤣

Mustari Jones · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

This is LITERALLY the best thing on the internet this weekend.

ahrens · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:34 am

This is such a deep conversation, right? Love it.

ahrens · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:44 am

Perhaps Walgreens is not your scene. For all of the times I have entered my rewards number, I have yet to be rewarded. CVS is where it’s at. Once you get over the fact that your receipt is as long as 3 football fields, you realize you win the lotto during every shopping experience. I earn all of these bucks for whatever reason and I just roll with it. Some people are addicted to crack and/or bath salts but CVS is my weakness.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

There’s this dude named Henry that works at the CVS close to my house. He’s worked there ever since I moved to my neighborhood back in the 00s. He, too, asks for my CVS card every time I see him. Even if we’re not in CVS. One time I was out feeding homeless children on the upper west side on a sunny Saturday, not unlike today. Henry pulled up, in what I assume to be his blue BMW and Keanu shades, and said, “CVS card…” in his oh so cool Nigerian accent.

I might spring for a CVS card if they sold ecig paraphernalia by the pound but they seem to be anti-nicotine these days. And then they got those midget shopping carts that people still insist on filling up like their at Costco on Randall.

Regardless, the real question is what do you do with all your earned bucks? Do they automagically discount your next receipt when you go in?

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ns kraut · Sep 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

That will be me and my husband in 30 years. He already tells me i can’t get more cheese its. I need a cane…

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 8:14 am

You could probably buy one at Walgreens. If not, Riley Drug (also on State Street and whatever) carries them. I’ve tried their canes out. Clean finish, solid construction, helpful staff.

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Steer Steerup · Sep 23, 2018 at 9:15 am

She’s diabetic and shouldn’t have carbs. He cares about her.

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Microwave 2018 edition

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm

AmazonBasics Microwave

AmazonBasics Microwave | Alexa Enabled - Amazon.com

A compact countertop microwave that connects to your Echo device to make cooking easier.

  • Now it’s easier to defrost peas, make popcorn, cook potatoes, and reheat rice. Quick-cook voice presets and a simplified keypad let you just ask Alexa to start microwaving.
  • Auto Popcorn Replenishment can automatically reorder popcorn when you run low, enabled by Amazon Dash Replenishment technology.
  • Compact size saves counter space, plus 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and a turntable.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets, features, and skills.

Peeps, the future is now.

#amazon #alexa #homeimprovement

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:48 pm

“Nuke the frog. 2 minutes. High”

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keamoose keamoose · Sep 25, 2018 at 10:54 am

Considering the number of times I’ve heard Siri and Alexa react to things that weren’t directed at them, this seems problematic.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:22 am

She tells me fairly often, “I’m sorry I don’t know what went wrong.” This apology also comes unprovoked.

keamoose keamoose · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

They really should have picked a more unusual combination of sounds for the activation word. “Flizblorp”. “Gzanbo”. “Jikladoon”.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm

I’m still hoping for Leopold as in “Leopold, turn on the terminator, oh Leopold!”

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 1:28 pm

However, I do think that “Jikladoon, what shall be the weather this day?” has a nice feel to it.

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Stop looking for proof

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:23 am

Audio (MP3): 20180921 - Stop looking for proof

Stop looking for proof

Looking for reasons why things would fail used to be a big part of my day.

I devoted hours to it. Always poking around under the hood for clues to prove that whoever I’d gotten close to was up to no good. That I was going to get hurt. That people were evil.

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:43 am

That is a very hard thing to do. Congrats to you sir. :-)

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Yep. Dealing with my insecurities was the hard part for me. After that then the search for clues wasn’t important. 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

You deserve this. Unreasonable Happiness is your birthright. Claim it.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Who’s the critter in the frame?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

I believe it to be a praying mantis but usually I don’t know what I’m talking about.

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sprout · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm

This rings very true for me, as it most likely does for many. Especially those of us who come from a world of using and abusing, there is often more hurt, abuse, betrayal than not. But growing older and learning to trust your partner… that’s actually a way of trusting yourself. And that has been the hardest part for me. Thank you for sharing this. It gives me some things to reflect upon and appreciate today.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

> there is often more hurt, abuse, betrayal than not
For sure. There’s a reason why we are the way we are. I also believe that you can trust yoruself. There’s nothing but good inside you. 😊

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 21, 2019 at 11:34 am

Truth so beautifully written!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 23, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Thank you! 🙌

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Sep 21st, 2018 at 10:26:35 am

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:26 am

How do you personally spell this word?
- OK
- ok
- okay

#wordpolice

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Richard · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:27 am

O.k.

Richard · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

Intetesting. Now I know. OK Origin mid 19th century: probably an abbreviation of orl korrect, humorous form of all correct, popularized as a slogan during President Van Buren’s re-election campaign of 1840; his nickname Old Kinderhook (derived from his birthplace) provided the initials.

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thewattsolak · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:28 am

Ok

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popvinylmj · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:39 am

Context….. passive acknowledgment of what someone is telling me? Ok.

Someone asking how I am and me not wanting to go into detail? okay.

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

OK or ok, but mostly OK.

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Kris · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

Okedoke. Or in Flanders speak. Okillydokilly

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

I prefer the short version

tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Would that be “O” or “K”? :-)

Momma J Momma J · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:16 pm

ok

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm

OK

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm

I use ‘em all from time to time.

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reiner_j · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

However Swype dishes it out… Ok

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Sammons · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Short version

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sadiebug92 · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Otay*

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Irene · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Okay, if I’m talk texting. Ok or ok otherwise. What do they all mean?

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