Archive for the New Zealand stuff Category


SPOILER ALERT — Top 10 Hogs Blogs from 2015

(Happy New Year from New Zealand!  Here are our favorites from 2015, with the more serious ones at the bottom. Cheers.)   What a Good Man Looks Like — Bob Barry, Jr   The older you get, the more you understand how hard it is to find a “good man” in this life. The outpouring […]

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Marvelous Meadowlark

“My leg, my leg!” Poor Meadowlark Lemon would hold his leg and wail in agony. So loud that everybody in the huge basketball arena could hear him. And, somehow, as his teammates helped him limp around the court, in comedic agony, the magic would happen.

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An Attitude of Gratitude at Christmas

  We are sitting here wearing our NHS 30th Anniversary t-shirt and our once-were-nice-until-we-got-yard-chemicals-on-them camo shorts, while drinking a $9 bottle of Heineken. This means that: we have totally down-tooled for Christmas; we are as per always waiting for the Missus at the mall; and we’r getting gouged by this flashy new restaurant. We have […]

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Get Mad at that Damn Deck!

I just realized that I paint the front deck like Russell Westbrook goes to the rim. Russ hates that damn rim. And I hate that damn deck. Russ and I have the very same DNA of RAGE. And when we tap into it, Missy, you best get out of the way.

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Duck Med

Pretty much for the last month, I’d say 99% of my discussions with the Missus have been duck related. Most of the conversations begin with her walking into the living room and saying, “They are just so INTERESTING”. At which point I might as well turn off the TV or close my book because, for up to […]

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Mother Nature Always Wins, And There’s the Itch

This blog has mentioned before that men are creatures of action. Sure, we spend 99% of the time in our recliners. But that other 1%? When we are in the yard and armed with cutting devices? We are  creatures of action. And once we get a head of steam? There. Is. No. Stopping. Us. We will cut and […]

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The Missus and Her Ducks

  The  Missus was going to name her boy ducks Donald and Daffy, until I explained that high-priced Disney lawyers would cover her with so many writs she’d never be able to feed her ducks again. Hence she named them Dicky and Dashing Duck. Dicky’s wife’s is Dancy. This is because the Blog’s Missus likes […]

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