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ALWAYS Include a Donation link! With poll!
Hey, everyone. Time to beat this drum again! If you write a diary in support of one of our candidates, ALWAYS include a donation link for that person. If you write a diary against one of their ...
CJB 05/14/2015 3 3 - -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
This is where we tell you who we are: The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. ...
CJB 03/28/2015 80 27 - -
SMHRB-Saturday Morning Home Repair
This is where we tell you who we are: The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. ...
CJB 02/28/2015 44 27 - -
WYFP?!
The usual annoucement: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and ...
CJB 02/21/2015 115 35 - -
SMHRB
Hi everyone. It's me again. After so faithfully handling the schedule for these last several months, LIcenter has resigned the post and run off into the great outdoors. :) So. Here we are again.
CJB 02/14/2015 57 36 - -
WYFP?! The Refi Edition
How long has it been since you actually read the intro? In its entirety? Don't you feel a bit sorry for the intro, sitting there all lonely and ignored every week? WYFP is our community's ...
CJB 01/24/2015 64 29 - -
WYFP?!
Hi everyone. Wouldn't the following look lovely in cross stitch? WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie ...
CJB 10/18/2014 123 28 - -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Good morning, all. The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented ...
CJB 10/11/2014 74 37 - -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hi everyone. Here is the fancy intro: Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing ...
CJB 10/04/2014 94 23 - -
WYFP?! Oh, Just Stuff.
Hi, Everyone! Look at this fabulous intro that I found! WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures,
CJB 09/27/2014 80 36 - -
WYFP?! Let's Talk About WYFP.
First, if there was another diarist scheduled, and their WYFP shows up, I'll unpublish this one. I'm writing this not knowing whether someone else is on the schedule, because the schedule is gone. ...
CJB 08/23/2014 136 33 - -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hi Everyone, Here's the big intro: The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. ...
CJB 08/23/2014 34 21 - -
WYFP?! Pinch Hit Edition
Hi Everyone, WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything ...
CJB 08/16/2014 9 8 - -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing them up. An ad hoc cadre of building ...
CJB 07/26/2014 45 29 1 -
WYFP?! - 3:23am "Feeling tired now. But no pain."
Hi Everyone. You know what to do: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult ...
CJB 07/12/2014 150 142 1 -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hi everyone. The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented DIYers. ...
CJB 06/28/2014 34 30 - -
WYFP?! - Random Beg for Help
Hello, faithful WYFPers. Before we go on, would you mind cross-stitching the following on a pillow: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize ...
CJB 06/21/2014 62 30 - -
WYFP?! Connectivity Issues Are a PitA!!
Hi everyone. First, yell this out your front door: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures,
CJB 05/17/2014 76 28 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair - What would you put in a time capsule?
Preface: I don't know how to get text between pictures properly. I know it's probably really easy. Anyone have pointers? Cuz it's frustrating. Just put the pictures where they belong in your ...
CJB 05/03/2014 64 31 - -
WYFP!?!
Hi Everyone. Not sure what happened to duhban, except me not reminding them that it was their week. Anyway... WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, ...
CJB 04/12/2014 142 48 - -
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
First, the Holy Grail of our little tribe. The intro. The yadda yadda. Our raison d'etre: Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in ...
CJB 04/12/2014 59 25 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hi! Look! An intro!! The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented ...
CJB 04/05/2014 25 33 - -
WYFP?!
Hello, Everyone. Okay, I was going to write the following out in pig latin, but you'll just have to hear it in your head, instead. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about ...
CJB 03/22/2014 94 28 - -
WYFP?! Heartsick Over My Son's School.
Hi, everyone. Welcome to WYFP. Tonight's diary is brought to you by the following public service announcement. So - yeah - call your best friend and read this out loud to them over the phone:
CJB 02/22/2014 69 39 - -
Waiting on the Edge of a Strike.
I am not a teacher. I'm just a parent. But waiting for the results of the last round of bargaining between the Portland Association of Teachers and Portland Public Schools is so tough.
CJB 02/16/2014 2 7 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair!
Hey, everyone. Before we carry on, would you please transcribe the following into Sanskrit? Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in ...
CJB 01/25/2014 74 27 - -
WYFP - I Give Up
Hi everyone. I need to officially give up the helm at WYFP.
CJB 12/07/2013 78 31 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair - Kitchen Reno.
Hi, all. Here's the weekly speechifyin': Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing ...
CJB 11/23/2013 134 41 1 -
Saturday morning Home Repair
Hi, Everyone. Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing them up. An ad hoc cadre ...
CJB 11/02/2013 149 39 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hi everyone. Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing them up. An adhoc cadre of ...
CJB 09/07/2013 74 52 - -
WYFP?! Whiny, Naggy blah, blah, blah...
First, the bit our lawyers make us tell you: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite ...
CJB 08/03/2013 133 35 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog
Hi everyone. Before we chat, there's always the formal howdy: The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are ...
CJB 07/27/2013 56 25 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair - Kitchen Floor, Baby.
Good Morning, Everyone, Welcome to another round of Saturday Morning Home Repair, where experts and amateurs gather to share advice, war stories, and encouragement. Every so often, there's a ...
CJB 06/22/2013 34 45 - -
WYFP?! Oh... You know. Just stuff.
Hi, everyone. The following note dropped from a drone that flew over our house yesterday: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, ...
CJB 06/08/2013 106 41 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair!
Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing them up. An ad hoc cadre of building ...
CJB 05/25/2013 54 33 - -
WYFP - The "Write Your Own Diary" Edition.
This is the future of WYFP unless we get more writers. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie ...
CJB 05/11/2013 70 27 1 -
Saturday Morning Home Repair - New Floor!
Morning, everyone. Welcome to the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog. Saturday Morning Home Repair is where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and ...
CJB 04/27/2013 114 59 2 -
WYFP?!
Hi, everyone. Here - eat this: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult ...
CJB 04/06/2013 135 41 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair - "Found the Crack Pipe!" Edition
Hi, everyone. Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing them up. An ad hoc cadre ...
CJB 03/23/2013 56 60 - -
WYFP - My Week as a Conservative
Good evening, everyone. Before I ramble on about this week’s peeve, please chant this out loud three times while turning in a circle: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk ...
CJB 02/16/2013 137 63 - -
Four Years Ago, Tonight.
Four years ago tonight, my husband and my child and I were visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Washington, DC.
CJB 01/20/2013 7 9 - -
WYFP!? - Wierdest Christmas Ever.
Hi everyone. Welcome to WYFP (What's Your F****n' Problem?!) for this last Saturday of 2012. Before we go any farther, please spell the following out in cuniform: WYFP is our community's ...
CJB 12/29/2012 178 64 1 -
Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog
Good morning everyone. Welcome to SMHRB. Today's diary was going to be photo heavy, but when I went to get the camera, I realized that MrCJB has taken it to Nebraska for Christmas and I'm here ...
CJB 12/22/2012 122 34 - -
WYFP. Ugh
This is just a stub tonight. My hubby's in London for 3 weeks. That's my FP WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and ...
CJB 11/24/2012 174 40 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair 7.13
Hi everyone. I'm afraid I've just got a stub for you today. Amazing week that leaves me here on Friday night not having written the picture-laden diary I had planned. Also have my oldest and ...
CJB 11/10/2012 54 33 1 -
INCLUDE. A. DONATION. LINK.
In the next few days, if you have a candidate to support or breath-taking news about endorsements, or just any old diary about anything, INCLUDE A FRICKIN' DONATION LINK!!
CJB 10/31/2012 15 16 - -
Saturday Morning Home Repair v7.7
Good Morning, Everyone! Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing houses, the things in them that are supposed to work for us, and fixing them up. An ad ...
CJB 09/29/2012 78 30 - 127
WYFP - Fixing Stupid.
Hi, Everyone. Welcome to WYFP. Before we go any further, would you mind rendering this in petroglyphs on the nearest wall?: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our ...
CJB 09/01/2012 143 54 - 426
WYFP - Hello? Diarists? Are You There?
Well, folks, it looks like this is the second week in a row that we've got a no-show on the part of the scheduled diarist. Here, copy this on your bathroom mirror in lipstick: WYFP is our ...
CJB 06/23/2012 150 46 - 452
The Emerson School - Our Charter Experience.
Hi, everyone. Greetings from Portland, Oregon. Angelajean asked several weeks ago if I would write about our experience with our son’s charter school and I told her I’d be happy to - but first -
CJB 06/23/2012 49 18 - 163
WYFP - Random Numbers Edition
Hi, everyone. First the usual: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult ...
CJB 06/09/2012 163 36 - 264
Saturday Morning Home Repair 6.41
Hi everybody. The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. All are welcome. Please feel encouraged to ask questions and ...
CJB 05/26/2012 30 33 - 130
Saturday Morning Home Repair 4.28.12
Good morning, everyone. The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented ...
CJB 04/28/2012 98 36 1 190
WYFP - Severe Weather Edition
Hi everyone. I’m pinch-hitting tonight, since our list of volunteer diarists is pretty slim. Please feel welcome to step up and host a WYFP. All you have to do is reply to the comment that ...
CJB 04/14/2012 137 34 - 308
WYFP?! - For a Cat, 16 is a Good Age to Die.
“I’m One of the Nicest Kitties Here” That’s what the sign on Sweet Pickle Annie’s cage said when we went to the Humane Society back in early 2002. But before I tell you about Annie, ...
CJB 03/17/2012 286 125 1 766
Updated. NFTT: In Honor of Howard Dean, a Bat for the Troops!
Intro note: First, it's great to be a part of this terrific effort. Thanks to NFTT for the invite. Second, the following was written as a Dean supporter and is aimed at other Dean folks, but I ...
CJB 02/24/2012 52 65 - 243
WYFP. Ugh.
I'm sorry everybody. It was my night. Life ...
CJB 02/18/2012 107 32 - 346
WYFP?! Sturnus vulgaris!!
Huh. As I write this, it's noon today and I just remembered that I volunteered to do WYFP tonight. So… Let’s start with this little piece of florid prose while I do some thinking about what’...
CJB 01/07/2012 166 47 - 372
I Don't Want A Subscription.
Let me clarify: I don't want a lifetime subscription. I currently subscribe monthly. I just started doing that last year. Just last year, people! I've been around here for a bit. Let me tell ...
CJB 12/11/2011 27 48 - 407
No, #OWS does NOT NEED celebrity leadership!
This will be the least popular diary I have ever written, and I am more than fine with that. Look, OWS can defenitely use a bit of focus. It needs a clear message. It would benefit from a few ...
CJB 11/23/2011 44 6 - 167
Saturday Morning Home Repair 6.1
Hi everyone, It's Thursday as I write this, and I just remembered that I told claude I'd have something up if he needed it for Sat AM. I don't have any pretty pictures for you today. Part of that ...
CJB 08/06/2011 43 22 - 122
WYFP?!? Dear Summer House Guests:
Because I'm supposed to: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult ...
CJB 07/30/2011 207 60 - 427
I Went to See My Dad Today.
He wasn't there, of course. He hasn't been around since 2002 when he died at the age of 80. Our little family of three wasn't alone there at Willamette View Memorial Cemetary in Portland, Oregon. ...
CJB 05/30/2011 36 65 - 392
Saturday Morning Home Repair
Mornin' everyone. Welcome to SMHRB. Hope your Saturday has started well. SMHRB is where a bunch of dkos home repair professionals, amature DIYers and home repair novices come to help and ...
CJB 05/14/2011 46 26 - 172
WYFP?! - My FP? Defunding PP!
Hey, y'all. Well, here it is. My first DK4 diary. Does this layout make my butt look big? Here's what I got in my fortune cookie yesterday: WYFP is our community's Saturday ...
CJB 02/19/2011 301 58 1 366
WYFP?!? The "Yikes, it's Saturday!" Edition
Thank goodness the intro writes itself: WYFP?! (What’s Your F**king Problem?!) is our community’s Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one ...
CJB 01/22/2011 364 40 - 69
Kossack Cary: Republishing on the Anniversary of His Death.
Thanks for the indulgence of a re-publication. I loved my dear, old friend. I think he deserves to be remembered on this first anniversary of his death at the age of 54.
CJB 12/11/2010 320 415 4 469
Our Israeli Exchange Student has Left for Home
For two weeks, we have housed an exchange student from Israel. Why was he here with 20 of his friends? It’s interesting. Let me tell you about him and about the Hand-in-hand program that ...
CJB 04/10/2010 166 263 3 46
LOLZ! Beating disobedient girls is funny!
At least that’s what these people think. I ...
CJB 03/28/2010 58 43 1 22
WYFP?!? - A Partial List
You know, originally this was going to be a GBCW diary. Sick of it. Lost Teddy's seat. Campaign finance. This place sucks. Blah, blah, blah. But GBCW diaries are so tiresome. And I'm really ...
CJB 01/23/2010 218 41 - 30
WYFP?!? - The Reunion.
Okay, before we move on, people, would you mind translating this into German for me?: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one ...
CJB 11/21/2009 222 58 - 90
WYFP?! A Whine, An Update
First the yadda baboom: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, ...
CJB 10/24/2009 272 77 - 41
WYFP - An Adoptee has Misgivings.
Hi everybody. Tonight’s WYFP is brought to you by something I’ve been dealing with all of my life. I wrote about it in a ...
CJB 09/19/2009 399 170 4 58
Follow-up: An Adoptee Gets a Phonecall
Hi everyone. Last week, I wrote a diary titled An Adoptee Finds Her Birth Family. I had mailed a ...
CJB 09/04/2009 44 18 - 26
An Adoptee Finds Her Birth Family.
That adoptee is me. And I'm 98% sure that the letter I just mailed is to my sister. I've always known I was adopted. My parents always talked about it. It was never a big deal. Just something ...
CJB 08/28/2009 169 26 2 37
GUS: Life, Interrupted - Thursday AM
Hi everyone. My name is CJB and I am a non-smoker. For nearly 3 decades, I couldn't say that. I'll tell you a bit about it, but first... GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community ...
CJB 07/23/2009 105 25 - 25
WYFP?!? – The “Not a Huge Fan of the 4th” Edition
Before I get to the kvetching, would you please take the following, roll it up, attach a fuse to it, light it on fire and then plug your ears until it blows up.* WYFP is our community'...
CJB 07/04/2009 355 53 - 15
WYFP?!? - Submitted for Your Perusal
Okay, confession: I forgot that I had WYFP tonight until just a little bit ago, so tonight's offering won't be the touching and possibly life-changing work of wordsmithing geniosity that I, of ...
CJB 04/04/2009 203 57 1 23
WYFP - Live From DC, Baby!
Yes, we are in DC having a great time with my sister and brother-in-law. Mount Vernon and Arlington yesterday. Smithsonian goodness this morning. Just got back from dinner in Georgetown. Spent ...
CJB 01/17/2009 322 103 - 16
WYFP?!? - From the Flatlands.
A shortish WYFP tonight. I'm posting from my in-laws in Nebraska. A sit down dinner for the tribe looms ahead. I'm on a slow connection. You get where this is going. I may be in and out tonight.
CJB 12/27/2008 264 70 - 19
WYFP - Whadda You Looking At?!?
WYFP, Dec 6, 2008 I am in a snarly mood, people. A foul mood. A ~ well ~ a WHAT'S YOUR F*$#IN' PROBLEM mood. And that's actually unusual for me. I'm fairly even-tempered, normally. ...
CJB 12/06/2008 358 72 - 17
Hey! Where's WYFP?!
I don't see anything up. Am I the only one? I'll take this down ASAP if it's me. Other wise use this I guess. yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada ...
CJB 09/20/2008 216 35 - 16
WYFP?! The Swing Time Edition.
Preface: I'm posting this from the birthday party of my favorite now-7-year-old. Forgot all about it when I volunteered. If I'm sporadic in my participation, that's why. Plus, I'm on someone ...
CJB 09/13/2008 286 57 1 16
WYFP?!? The I've Nothing to Wear! Edition
Okay, this FP of mine has some layers, so bear with. But first: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share ...
CJB 08/30/2008 198 47 - 20
Take that, Uncle Fathead!
Okay, here's another one. Several of you have posted these types of things in the past. I usually ignore them when I find them in my inbox. Sometimes I retort. Here's the latest from Uncle ...
CJB 08/19/2008 7 1 2 11
WYFP - The Wandering
And, as always: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite ...
CJB 06/28/2008 289 58 - 28
WYFP? - Part Number 494534-001
I will share my FP after we all sing the following to the tune of Fernando’s Hideaway: This is a Kos community. Our bitching brings us unity! So take this opportunity To tell ...
CJB 05/10/2008 307 43 - 26
WYFP - The Fairytale
Greetings and welcome! Before you go any farther, you have to completely memorize the following then stand up and shout it at the top of your lungs. WYFP is our community's ...
CJB 03/29/2008 281 63 - 7
What's Your F@#!^g Problem-The Random
First the yadda, yadda, yadda: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite ...
CJB 01/19/2008 423 54 - 7
GBCW: The Madlib Edition!
Since I’m sick of (____________(adj)) diaries about (_______________noun/pl noun)), I’ve created the following for all of you who are " leaving, dammit! Did you hear me?!? ...
CJB 01/09/2008 37 26 - 10
DIDS! – How'd I Get Here?
OMG! Is it Tuesday afternoon already? When I volunteered for this last week, today was eons away. Now, here I sit at 1:45. But I do have something to report for DIDS: I took on a 5-month-
CJB 11/20/2007 65 17 - 6
WYFP?!? The Big Orange Doofus Edition
Hi, everyone, and welcome. First, I gotta confess to you that this week's episode of WYFP? has two preliminary FPs: 1. My right wrist is in a cast. That's my excuse for the typos you will ...
CJB 09/22/2007 433 79 2 27
You want hate? I gotcher hate right here!
They want to know what we hate? They want to know how much loathing we carry in our hearts? Fine! I'm here to make them happy. Following is my hate list:
CJB 07/25/2007 869 281 5 30
Tall Trees: An Open Letter to Al Gore
Dear Vice President Gore, For weeks now, I have had it in my mind and in my heart to encourage you to join the race for President of the United States. Our country needs your experience and your ...
CJB 07/08/2007 22 21 2 12
Liveblogging NE, KS and WY
CJB 10/31/2006 72 - - 44
It's. My. Birthday.
CJB 10/21/2006 65 15 - 25
God hearts Little League? I need some Kossack advice.
CJB 04/17/2005 62 10 - 1
SMACKDOWN! Angry American vs. Nancy Pelosi
CJB 02/15/2005 17 28 1 5
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