Archive for the Family Category

Creepy Shit

Posted in Awesome, Family, Humor, Random with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by BrainRants

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I absolutely love creepy shit.  Halloween is my second-favorite holiday after of course the tie for first Continue reading

D-Day… Today

Posted in Army, Awesome, Family, History with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by BrainRants

I feel compelled to put up a post about today, the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy Continue reading

Shit Mama Rants Said – 02

Posted in Awesome, Family, Home, Humor, Mama Rants with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by BrainRants

So Mama Rants passed through my backroom office on the way to the first floor bathroom.  Because it’s the damn floor plan.  She overheard Continue reading

Where The F*ck Is Rants?

Posted in Awesome, Family, Home, Humor, Random, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2013 by BrainRants

I’ve had a lot of kind notes and comments from The Blogosphere asking me exactly what Continue reading

Random Thought #57

Posted in Cats, Humor, Official Random Thought, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by BrainRants

I had an interesting moment with my soon-to-be-ex cat.  Ever had a string Continue reading


Posted in Awesome, Family, Home with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2013 by BrainRants

Every now and then I have to stop and write down thoughts about things that go on in my life, and today is one of those days.  Today is important.  They say pride is a sin but I don’t care.  Continue reading


Posted in Awesome, Best, Family, Home with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2013 by BrainRants

Okay, sure.  Accuse me of bandwagoning here and doing a Mother’s Day post.  But a quick check of my bio-RAM and the old Rants posts tells me I’ve never done one of these before.  So you can think Continue reading


Posted in Army, Family, Humor, Random, Rant with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by BrainRants

If you’re reading this blog, today should be the 30th of May, 2012. Assuming of course I use the schedule function here correctly, of which there is no real guarantee knowing yours truly, and I wrote this in early March. I also should be somewhere in Kabul, enjoying my second sabbatical in Central Asia. The significance of today is that this will be the final day of Continue reading

Cookin’ With Rants: Mama Rants’ Baked Spaghetti

Posted in Awesome, Family, Food, Humor with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2012 by BrainRants

It never occurred to me to put this one up, mainly because as a kid growing up, we truthfully ate this way more than was probably advisable. Sort of like meat loaf – which I still can’t really tolerate to this day. I’ll eat it, but I don’t order it or make it. This dish will Continue reading

Chillin’ With Mom

Posted in Afghanistan, Awesome, Family, Food, Humor with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2012 by BrainRants

I’ve been enjoying some days here in Illinois with my Mom this week. As you know, I’m on leave before I head for Afghanistan and then have zero time off at all. Even better, my son is here with us, scooped up in Continue reading