The magic of retirement

The Special 100 Irregular Sloword BirthMonth Festival 2021 Featured Guest - Suresh Chandrasekaran After working for sixteen years, Suresh parted ways with his employer to their mutual satisfaction; what the management guys love to call a win-win situation. He was happy to quit because his employer held the illusion that he was there…

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The new Facebook – A MMORPG

The Special 100 Irregular Sloword BirthMonth Festival 2021 Featured Guest - T F Carthick T F Carthick is a self-styled writer who rarely ever writes, choosing instead to occupy himself churning out excels and power points for his corporate masters for food. Back in the good old times, when he still had time…

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Shopping for gas

After yesterday's chaos at the dealership over the service appointment for the car (I'll tell you about it some other time...), I had yet another episode of the Shopping Blues. So the minivan, Rusty, was severely short of gasoline. So much so, that the yellow "Reserve" light shone steadily and bright in mine…

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How To Write a Recipe

Introduction Over the years I've written a few How To articles and also some recipes, but I've never written a How To Write a Recipe. Despite the COVID-19 crises, or maybe because of it, demand for such an article has followed the usual demand levels that we see here at SloWord, ranging from…

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How to bear a bear

This is triggered by someone else’s memory. Usually, as you are well aware by now, it is triggered by one of my own memories. However, every once in a while I see a passing bit of text passing before my tired old eyes and “I say, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, What’s goin’s on?” …

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  • Post published:October 1, 2018
  • Post category:Humour
  • Post comments:4 Comments
  • Reading time:6 mins read

The SloWord Interview

Well, it's new. This blog has moved here to its permanent residence, after nearly ten years of living under a temporary shelter. Vee hopes you are loving ze purple tinge!! To celebrate and implement this change we took SloWord aside and gave him ( them? ) the fifth degree. Yes, the fifth degree…

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The Coffee Post – 2

So now we get to The Great Coffee Crisis of 2017. In Part 1, I had introduced you to the lovely ladies who were so instrumental in driving me mental. Yes, these ladies created the crisis, consigned me to the consomme and a fate worse than death - instant coffee. They watched in…

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  • Post published:November 5, 2017
  • Post category:Humour
  • Post comments:1 Comment
  • Reading time:6 mins read

The Coffee Post – 1

This is a coffee post. It has been semi-commissioned. Semi? Yes. There was a sort of contest on for a "coffee post". This is my entry. And a very good entry it will be too. I think. No, they said to use "I believe" or "I strongly believe" in that two-day training course…

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All-time Fantasy Grammys

So the Grammy's were on the other day. I did not watch. I find they refuse to nominate me or give me awards. Clearly this is discrimination against the talentless unknowns. As Supreme Peon and Idiotic Twit (SPIT) of the Council for Recognition of Atonal Performers (CRAP), I therefore called for a boycott…

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  • Post published:September 6, 2017
  • Post category:Humour
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  • Reading time:3 mins read

Socks

Not the cat.... You know this, already. No cats allowed at SloWord. This one is dedicated to actual socks, the things you wear on your feet. Like this one. Contrary to what you may be thinking, I am perfectly sane. Socks are mysterious creatures. They are prone to a half-life without the means…

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  • Post published:February 10, 2017
  • Post category:Humour
  • Post comments:2 Comments
  • Reading time:6 mins read

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