Category Archives: General BS and Musings

Spousal amnesia, selective hearing, mind reading: marital communication by Christine Motta Faria

Back-story: We upgraded our 30-year old RV to a 20-year old RV. Mechanic-minded husband wants to go through new/old RV to make sure it is mechanically sound (even though we have ALREADY bought it) as I’m the one that will … Continue reading

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The difference between laziness and fear – by Christine Motta Faria

The difference between laziness and fear I just emptied a few dishes out of the dishwasher, so I could fit the dirties in. How lazy is that? Jim is out-of-town again in East Jesus Nevada, gold mine #522, and I’ve logged another Jason … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Workers – Forgotten Until We Need You by Christine Motta Faria

Blue Collar Workers – Forgotten Until We Need You by Christine Motta Faria Originally published 11-2012 by Raving Consulting Company Have you ever been at the grocery store and the guy in line next to you reeks … of fresh … Continue reading

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How technology can make or break a relationship by Christine Motta Faria

How technology can make or break a relationship or … as Steven Stills said, “Love the one you’re with.”   Okay, I admit it, I resisted the iPhone for as long as I could, until I dropped my flip phone … Continue reading

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I hired a man on his looks alone. And boy was it worth paying for.

I hired a man on his looks alone. And boy was it worth paying for. A friend pointed out “You did what men usually do. You chose someone for their looks  alone!” Guilty as charged. I hired a man for … Continue reading

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Mister Culpepper Would Like the Cats Meow Massage Please

Mister Culpepper Would Like the Cats Meow Massage Please It was time for a Diet Pepsi break from my desk, so I headed out for the Chevron a couple blocks from my office. A few doors down, there’s this really old building … Continue reading

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We Graciously Sincerely Apologize You Schmuck

I gave the customer the refund. But I wanted them to feel bad about it. Several years ago, I was in the Reno Raving office bitching about a refund to a customer. I didn’t feel that they deserved it. I … Continue reading

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The best compliment – turn off your phone you yutz!

Engage with me for a moment, will ya? The other day I was in the ladies room and the gal in the stall next to me was chatting loudly on her cell phone. “C’mon now!” I said pretty loudly as … Continue reading

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Is it love or just my imagination?

I’ve got a crush on my pharmacist … And yeah, I know that sounds wrong, in soooo many ways. Really, it’s all I can do to keep my goofy grin in check when he explains the potentially deadly side effects … Continue reading

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The source of the power of 38

Several years ago, Jennifer and I were filling out our waiver forms to raft the Truckee River up in Tahoe City. Mind you, Jennifer is older than me by three days only. On the form, the age she wrote was “38”  … Continue reading

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