Dear Santa

Dear Santa 0

Not my words… just prettied them up. hehehe  

A Real Reason a Child is Crying

A Real Reason a Child is Crying 0

There’s a popular picture blog out there, Reasons My Son is Crying or some such, and I don’t much care for it. Its premise, if memory serves (it’s been a long while since I bothered to look), is have folks submit pictures of their little kids crying along with some inane reason why said little(…)

Powerball Winning Odds and the Mathematically Challenged

Powerball Winning Odds and the Mathematically Challenged 0

Wish this conversation didn’t actually happen, but it did. <sigh> ME: Hmm, the Powerball Jackpot’s almost $600 mil? That’s pretty cool! I think I’ll enter a couple. What’s a few bucks, huh? Should be fun! CHAL: Well, that’s stupid. Play when the jackpot’s not too huge, then you have a better chance at winning. ME:(…)

Brain Dump – Thanksgiving 2012

Brain Dump – Thanksgiving 2012 0

Bet you that in her wildest dreams, Paula Broadwell never thought she’d make it to the cover of People magazine. And not just a secondary story line inset image, mind you, but the main cover feature. Way to go Paula! Speaking of which, this whole Petraeus mess provoked me back when this was all just(…)

A Middle-Aged WAHD’s Guide to Playground Caregiver Cliques

A Middle-Aged WAHD’s Guide to Playground Caregiver Cliques 0

“Honey, I’m pregnant!” Probably one of the shortest sentences in the world that can turn the hardiest of men into wide-eyed caricatures of deer in headlights. Unless that man happens to be in his early 40s and who, for a few years, has managed to pull off a dream work-at-home-wearing-whatever-he-darned-well-wants-to-wear lifestyle screwing around with Internet(…)

Why We Aren’t Happy

Why We Aren’t Happy 0

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” — Marcel Pagnol Remember Pagnol’s words come election day. An observation, by the way, that neither party seems to(…)

The Mystery of the Existentialist Writer… or How to Catch People Cheating at Words With Friends (and Scrabble!)

The Mystery of the Existentialist Writer… or How to Catch People Cheating at Words With Friends (and Scrabble!) 0

This was written originally for publication in the Studio 30+ blog. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that at any given point in time, there is some meaningless totally unimportant question bouncing around in my psyche, distracting me enough from actually getting any seriously important stuff done. Yeah, “distracting” is a good word for it,(…)

How You Could Lose Your Shirt by Watching Reality TV

How You Could Lose Your Shirt by Watching Reality TV 1

Reality TV. A genre about as broad and fuzzy as, well, TV programming. I never really could figure out why Survivor was called Reality TV, for instance. I mean, what’s so real about it? Oh, when I heard its premise for the very first time, you betcha it was intriguing. Back then, I was thinking(…)

To Thine Own Self

To Thine Own Self 0

Ernie: “This above all: to thine own self be true…” Bert: “Profound. So who exactly are you?” Ernie: “I have no effing clue.”  

Why Men Probably Shouldn’t Watch Romantic Movies

Why Men Probably Shouldn’t Watch Romantic Movies 0

Why not? Because, dear Braintropolis reader, we — OK, I — will tend to fixate and obsess on something so totally unromantic and will likely ruin the whole damn thing for you, that’s why. Here are two examples from my not so recent past. Needless to say, spoiler alert! Although, these movies came out so(…)