Tag Archives: Hansel

Hansel has sex on the dryer

So Hansel and his friend Big Baby come to my DC apartment to fix the vacuum cleaner and take care of a few other household tasks. Being men who work in construction, they are wearing wife-beaters, jeans and big boots. … Continue reading

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Three Men and a Boat

Hansel, the Handsome Prince and Big Baby are born hunter-gatherers. Each weekend in Itchy Ankle they light a fire in the garden and grill great hunks of meat over charcoal. They like to spend time in the shed. This weekend … Continue reading

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Bejeweled: Why Losing Is Better Than Winning

Hansel was wild-eyed and high-pitched when I came home from dinner. ” I can’t lose” he shouted, gesturing with the IPad. ” It won’t stop” I could see he was playing Bejeweled, a highly addictive game we have discussed here before. … Continue reading

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Responsible adult

The Crone’s son called this evening. As before, he and the hottie made it to Itchy Ankle before the snow storm and so are as snug as two bugs in one rug at the Crone’s home. She, in case you haven’t worked … Continue reading

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Other People’s People: Who’s been sleeping in my bed?

The Crone has always wanted to be one of those people who have a comfortable, welcoming home. The kind of place where the door is always open, the hearth is always warm, and there is reliably something reassuringly moist and … Continue reading

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“It feels like being basted”

The snow that swathed America’s east coast this weekend prevented the Crone from getting to Itchy Ankle. Hansel however, made it, transported there before the first flakes fell on Friday night by his girlfriend who the Crone has yet to meet. … Continue reading

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Sunset for the Blarney Mobile–But Five O’Clock Somewhere

Saturday found the Crone and the Cackler out in search of yard sales. They didn’t have much luck as the day was wet and cold. Wiser witches would have taken this as a sign and gone home to bed but … Continue reading

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The inebriated inked by the illiterate

While the Crone was catching up with friends in the UK, her beloved son managed to lose both his apartment and his job in Washington DC. He reported this to the Crone on the phone with an insouciance that would … Continue reading

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