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Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty

  We were supposed to leave for my family’s annual beach trip last Sunday morning. Those plans were changed when Mrs. Cutter saw that Guns ‘N Roses would be playing at FedEx Field on Sunday night. Until recently, I likely would R...
by The Cutter Rambles on Jul 6, 2016

…And Z is For Zoo!

Today is the final day of April, which means it is also the final day of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. Unlike last year, I managed to go 26-for-26 in 2016! (pause for applause) I shall finish up … Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Apr 30, 2016

Casting My Ballot

It is convenient that the “V” day for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge happened to fall on election day in Maryland, as it provides me an easy topic to write about. A few weeks ago, I received my voting instructions … Continue r...
by The Cutter Rambles on Apr 26, 2016

I’m with Hillary

I’m sure you were all dying to know which presidential candidate I was going to support in the upcoming election, so I’ve decided to share with you: I’m with Hillary. The Clinton campaign will likely have a grand celebration tonight...
by The Cutter Rambles on Apr 9, 2016

The Trump Campaign: The Simpsons Already Did It

As impossible as it once seemed, Donald Trump looks poised to capture the Republican nomination for the office of President. And while many people dismiss his chances in the general election, I don’t think the possibility of victory can be R...
by The Cutter Rambles on Mar 30, 2016

Surviving a Girls’ Weekend

"Would you be okay if a few of my friends visited us for a weekend?" Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Mar 15, 2016

Shoveling, Socializing, and a Horcrux: Tales from Snowzilla

Last weekend, the East Coast was pounded by winter storm Jonas (Naming winter storms is a thing now?), or as many social media sources nicknamed it, Snowzilla. The Washington DC area was pounded by snow, and it wouldn’t shock me if my …...
by The Cutter Rambles on Jan 29, 2016

Did Today Suck?

I was worried that today was going to suck. What provoked such pessimism? Here are a few factors: First day back at work In grade school, I remember absolutely hating the first day back after Christmas vacation. It was like they … Continue rea...
by The Cutter Rambles on Jan 4, 2016

Awesome Stuff: New Year’s Eve (as a Child)

Even though tonight is New Year’s Eve, Mrs. Cutter and I will likely spend it the same way we do most nights: Eating dinner, putting the kids to bed, watching a little bit of television, and then going to sleep well before midnight. I ̷...
by The Cutter Rambles on Dec 31, 2015

The 2015 Cutter Awards

The year is ending on a strange note. On a day when one of my dreams appears to be coming true, another dream has never seemed further away. 2016 is shaping up to be quite an interesting year, but there … Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Dec 30, 2015

Home Again, Thank Goodness

We are home! After spending four days away for our annual Christmas trip to Long Island, just about everyone in the family is excited about getting to sleep in their own beds tonight. The original plan was for us to … Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Dec 27, 2015

Chanukkah 2015: The Randomness Continues

It’s time for another Chanukkah post in which I discuss eight topics. (One for every night of the holiday in case you couldn’t figure that out.) The topics usually relate to each other in some way, but not always. ONE … Continue rea...
by The Cutter Rambles on Dec 8, 2015

‘Tis the Season

Now that the calendar has turned to December, we’ve entered the second month of the Christmas season! It used to be that the holiday season would start on Black Friday (which of course used to actually start on Friday, not Thursday), but R...
by The Cutter Rambles on Dec 4, 2015

R.I.P. Cutter Day

Cutter Day is a thing of the past. In my younger days, I made the day before Thanksgiving into a personal holiday. I would take off from work and take a trip to Atlantic City with either my father or friends. Sometimes there … Continue readi...
by The Cutter Rambles on Nov 25, 2015

Vegas Blog – Part Three: You Can Check in Any Time You Like…

While on our trip to Las Vegas, Mrs. Cutter and I learned an important lesson: You might be away from your kids, but you never stop being a parent. For instance, it is tough to adjust to Pacific time when you’re used … Continue reading...
by The Cutter Rambles on Nov 9, 2015

Race For Every Child and Other Halloween Happenings

Weekends are always busy at the Cutter household. When you’ve got three kids, there’s very little time to simply lounge around and binge watch Netflix. But even taking our usual level of busyness into account, Halloween was an especially...
by The Cutter Rambles on Nov 3, 2015

Vegas Blog – Part One: Squinty’s Wedding

We kept telling him that he could call off the wedding if he really wanted to, but we had a flight and babysitting, so we were going to Vegas either way. Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Oct 26, 2015

I Peaked in Fifth Grade

For the first four years of my elementary school career, our semi-annual school concerts were mundane affairs: The students would line up on stage, we’d sing a few seasonal songs, and our parents would applaud accordingly. In fifth grade, our...
by The Cutter Rambles on Jun 17, 2015

A Trip to Awesome Con!

“Do you want to go to Awesome Con?” I am ashamed to admit that when my au pair posed this question to me, I had no idea what she was talking about. I may not get out much these days, … Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Jun 3, 2015

The 2014 Cutter Awards

We’ve reached the last day of 2014. This seems like a good time to look back at the year that was and hand out my annual awards. Per custom, I’ll kick things off with a musical number. Apparently, Justin Timberlake was … Continue r...
by The Cutter Rambles on Dec 31, 2014


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