Category Archives: The not meant to be funny stuff

Thank you, hose draggers of st. louis…

Here’s a pretty cool thing. So most of you people reading this blog know that one of the trades in the Donofalltrades arsenal is that of police officer. Here I am below playing all nice with a little white boy … Continue reading

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Charl(ie)…

Summers in St. Louis can be oppressively hot. Even under the best of conditions, such as while wearing a loose t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, the humidity still clings to you like a thick fog you can’t see, but it’s … Continue reading

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When I was little i thought…

When I was little, I thought that being a cop would be the coolest fallback job in the world, if for some reason I wasn’t able to play short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals. My dad was a cop … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt, Fandom: St. Louis Cardinals

Daily Prompt: Fandom by michelle w. on July 11, 2013 Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom. If you’re not, tell us why not. ————————————————————————————– I am a fan of sports. True fandom doesn’t come from buying a jersey … Continue reading

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Hanging out at black box warning today…

So Le Clown, who needs no introduction to my blogger friends, invited me to share some thoughts over on Black Box Warning. It’s a long post, but I think my writing is easy to get through and I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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Father’s day, i’m their dad…

While I like to joke about them, I love my kids, of course. I’m their dad. I suck at showing it all the time. I don’t say I love you enough, I’m sure. I do try to say it everyday, … Continue reading

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Minor ranting on welfare and a goofy alderman.

I’m unmotivated to be funny today, sorry. One of my very first, and yet still current followers, Cookie the Canadian lady who has the same gestational period as an elephant, does a rant every Friday about something that makes her … Continue reading

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Death isn’t funny, so neither is this post…

*This post is categorized under The not meant to be funny stuff and is a 100% non-humorous post about some thoughts and memories of my time working as a police officer.  While I hope you’ll still read it and share … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Places – the beach, it’s always been the beach…

Daily Prompt: Places by michelle w. on March 2, 2013 Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely? This one’s a no-brainer for me. I’m a beach man for sure. Wife is a beach woman. You’ll have to take my word … Continue reading

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Pushcart jerry…a far from semi-famous or even very nice guy.

A couple of weeks ago, I told of the time I met Sean Astin of Goonies and, as it turns out, Lord of the Rings and Rudy fame. While he was a nice guy, the folks I have the pleasure … Continue reading

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