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Month: August 2020

  • The Origin Of Pets – Or Not

    The Origin Of Pets – Or Not

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22123-694: I had been cruising along with my daily blogging fairly well, scheduling posts ahead of time, then I got hit by a truck and now I have fallen behind. Well, I am still maintaining my streak and my commitment so I guess I’m not really behind.…

  • Place Your Fingers On The Home Keys Homeboy

    Place Your Fingers On The Home Keys Homeboy

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22122-693: A re-written piece from Jan 14, 09 Herbdate 17876: He sat staring at the blank screen the way the old-timers had stared at a blank sheet of paper in a typewriter. He couldn’t move. Paralyzed by depression and fear of rejection he minimized the word processing…

  • Bear Back (Not horses)

    Bear Back (Not horses)

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22121-692: I purchased a couple of bearproof trashcans last year from Ace. We have a large (400 pound, maybe) male black bear and at times we have had a sow and two cubs, that roam the neighborhood once in a while. They’ve done everything from throwing it…

  • Semi Truck Versus Pt Cruiser = Ouch!

    Semi Truck Versus Pt Cruiser = Ouch!

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22120-691: I was really glad that I had a post scheduled yesterday. Mrs. Herb and I were in a car accident yesterday and it was only the graceful hand of God that it wasn’t worse. We were in the 2003 PT Cruiser on our way to a…

  • Even Steven

    Even Steven

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22119-690: I had written this originally in January of ’09 but I don’t think I ever posted it until December of 2019, before the advent of Covid-19. The character of Steven is loosely based on my personality, but I have never pummeled someone in the grocery store,…

  • Award Winning Wednesday – You, My Readers

    Award Winning Wednesday – You, My Readers

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22118-689: As this feature has become more and more a spotlight on blogs I like and know and trust; blogs I would not be ashamed for people to know I read, I try to take careful thought on where to send you. This started out as kind…

  • Dave Gets What He Deserves – Rewrite-Repost

    Dave Gets What He Deserves – Rewrite-Repost

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22117-688:I had originally posted this last year on September 19, 2019, which would have been Herbdate 21778. I don’t know the original number. That had been a total rewrite of a piece that never saw the light of day but was in the ’09 folder. When I…

  • Retail Faux Pas 1976 – By Yours Truly

    Retail Faux Pas 1976 – By Yours Truly

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22116-687: I was over at A.J. McGregor’s blog Saturday night and read her post called, “Other Things # 7 – One of My Most Insensitive Moments“. I felt her pain and understood how it feels to say something and as soon as it escapes from between your…

  • Repost – Encounter – 10/18/04

    Repost – Encounter – 10/18/04

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22115-686: As I was going through the archive and numbering and dating posts I came upon one where I had accidentally posted the wrong one. I had posted the October 17th, 2004 twice and had not posted the October 18th, 2004 post. This was in the time…

  • Curly 1-13-09

    Curly 1-13-09

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22114-685: Originally written and/or posted previously elsewhere on Herbdate: 17875 aka 01/13/2009:Here we have another story I had written and forgot about. It hasn’t seen the light of day since January 2009. 1/13/09: I handed “The Writer’s Book of Matches” to Margaret and asked her to pick…

  • Throw It Back Thursday – On Friday – A couple Of Jokes Taken From The Old Email Archives

    Throw It Back Thursday – On Friday – A couple Of Jokes Taken From The Old Email Archives

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22113-684: I found this in a folder marked “jokes” and thought I would share them with you. Some people might agree that they fit well with the “Throw It Back Thursday” idea. I received these two in an email from Herbdate 14815 aka Aug 28, 2000. LESSONS…

  • Tag Me Tuesday – On Thursday – Lydia’s Questions & Cherie’s Questions

    Tag Me Tuesday – On Thursday – Lydia’s Questions & Cherie’s Questions

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22112-683: I was over at The Ineffable James Proclaims (I think he should rename his blog to reflect his adequacy as a blogger) this week and he has also created an award. Maybe not as positive as my Award-Winning Wednesday, he has created the snarkier Adequate Blogger…

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