Avoiding Regret

The number of folks in my generation whom I’ve talked to about “being successful in life.” Somewhere around my age (32) you start to question your accomplishments and think, “I should have done X by now.” And sometimes, Y and Z. The list can go on and on. From owning a home to starting a business,…

Adult Secrets Exposed 001: Sleeping in, the Myth

I remember fondly, the weekend mornings where I would sleep until the world forced me from my comforter chrysalis. I would stay up till the early hours of the morning, hanging with friends, playing video games, watching anime, or as was often the case in my teens- working my paper route. But once I fell…

Vacation Days 2 & 3: Garage Sale Complete

So it’s done. It never ceases to amaze me just how cheap people are at garage sales. We sold a speaker system that you can buy new for $1500, used for $50. Why? Because it was less of a hassle than dealing with Ebay. As a seller, I refer to eBay as “Fucking eBay.” As…

Vacation Day 1: Finding Time

Literally and figuratively I don’t think it’s possible for me to have found a worse time to take a vacation. But perhaps that’s when you most need one. The walls are mostly faded yellow. With trim of dusty, iron-red and green kindergarten trees and golden stars painted on the random joists. The wood floor is well worn…

On Marriage Equality Hearing today, 4/28

Here’s the court’s arguments and you can even listen! Freakin’ eh! These Supreme Court Justices seem to be attacking the first pro-equality lawyer. And at the same time… she’s stumbling all over her answers. Gah! Not saying she shouldn’t be able to spar. But dang… I feel like she should have focused on the following:…

Apple Watch, Your Favorite iPhone Accessory

I am one of the lucky early adopters to actually receive his Apple Watch on the day it was intended to be released. And by lucky, I mean… I stayed up till 12:01am on April 10th and had completed my order within the first 30 seconds of the website coming online. Regardless of the how,…

A Facebook Detox

With my nerd glasses properly perched, precariously on my nose I sit here and sigh… Figuratively speaking. I’ve got a bad habit worse than food and its called, browsing the same four sites over and over again. The sites I’m lurking on aren’t exactly uncommon or unknown to most. But darn if they don’t distract…

A New Experience

In spite of recovering from a sinus infection, this past Saturday I did something new. I officiated a wedding. A couple months ago I got my certification as a Minister in the Universal Life Church. According to this Church as an Atheist my belief is the disbelief in a god or gods. Isn’t that funny?…

Day 120 & 121: Busy Busy & Work

For the better part of my adult life (pausing to grab some decaf Earl Grey tea… and back) I’ve worked as a contractor at most of my jobs.  Not intentionally mind you. At least, not at first. But upon finishing grad school in December 2007 the “great recession” hit and Full Time jobs were nowhere…