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Doctor Visits

I had my annual physical yesterday. That’s not normally a huge deal. I mean, I get a little freaked out every year, but that’s only because I’m utterly terrified of all things medical. I’m told I suffer from Vasovagal Syncope, which is, “Fainting resulting from certain stressful triggers which lead to sudden drop in blood […]

Taking Down the Christmas Tree

Of all the grown-up things I have to do, I think my least favorite is taking down the Christmas tree in the beginning of January. There are two main reasons for this. The first is obvious, it is the absolute, no kidding, real end of the holiday season. The second is the stress. I know […]

The Longest Two Minutes

People have known for a long time that time is relative. It’s where sayings like, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” come from. Twice a day, time slows to a crawl. It stretches interminably out so that you can experience all the agony of three lifetimes in just two minutes. I’m talking, of course, about […]

So Long 2019

I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2019. It flew by. I still haven’t gotten used to writing 2019 and I’ll have to figure out how to write 2020 starting tomorrow. Weird. I would recap the year, but it went by so quickly that it’s all a blur. I hope you had a good […]

Experiences vs. Things?

I frequently see people who say that they value experiences over things. I’ve never really understood what they mean. I worry that I am just being defensive because I like things. The statement feels condescending, like I’m some sort of cretin for liking my things. It would be understandable if I got defensive. But I […]

Adaptations

Consistent readers of this blog probably know that I read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol every year at Christmas time. I’ve been doing it for more than twenty years. One side effect of this ritual is that I’m always interested in new versions of the story whether they be movies or miniseries or cartoons or whatever. […]

Car Troubles

I got pulled over last night. I was literally about twenty feet from my driveway when the lights started flashing behind me. I couldn’t imagine why I was being pulled over. I wasn’t driving fast, I had stopped at the stop sign. So, I rolled down my window and waited. After a minute or two, […]

‘Twas the Night Before Good Eats

I am a fan of cooking shows. It’s a bit odd since I have the palate of a five year old. I’d never eat most of what I see on the shows, but I still enjoy them. The best cooking show of all time is Good Eats. There’s no arguing that. It is the best. […]

Campaign Slogans

2020 is fast approaching and, while some have dropped out, there are still fifteen Democrats running for president. It’s confusing keeping track of them all. To try to help, I figured I’d present an honest, and hopefully memorable, slogan for each candidate. Michael Bennet: Just a guy running for president Joe Biden: Huh? What? Michael […]

Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the Nintendo 4DS

I just finished my first playthrough of Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Black Eagles all the way), but this is not a review of the game. Instead, I want to use this otherwise excellent game as a way to focus on two areas of concern when it comes to Nintendo games. The first is the almost […]