EVERYBODY PANIC! No, Wait, That’s Just Me

You may be wondering why I haven’t been writing all that much recently, at least not the deep, well thought out works of non-fiction literature you come here to enjoy. (At least, in my imagination you’re wondering why I haven’t been writing.) I feel I owe an explanation of that, and finally I feel like…

The Magic of the Pencil

A pencil and paper. How many of us have actually picked up a pencil — on purpose, and not because there wasn’t a working pen around or because it was the first suitable writing utensil in the vicinity — in order to actually enjoy the art of writing?

The Dentist’s Paradox

I went to the dentist today. I’ve been there a lot recently, seeing as I hadn’t gone for a while. It turns out I have more than a little work to get done. This time around I was taking care of a couple of evil cavities gnawing away at my molars. When I was brought…

Christmas Card Games

Tonight, we were at my in-laws’ house for their annual Christmas celebration. As long as I’ve known The Wife, they’ve always celebrated Christmas as a family on Christmas Eve, gift exchange and all. This year it seems like the mood was not as festive as in previous years. Maybe it was because The Wife’s brother,…

Dealing with a Bad Salesperson

Dealing with sales-people can often be an intimidating experience, especially if you haven’t dealt with one for a while. The following article chronicles my experiences with quite possibly the worst sales-person I have ever come across. In it I offer advice from the point of view of someone who has worked in sales in some…

The Chick Flick Moment

The term “chick flick” is slang, sometimes slightly derisive, for a movie which is designed or considered to appeal mainly to women, and generally displaying more of a focus on romance or relationships. Many romantic comedies or films with a lots of female characters are likely to be put in this category. — (Google Query:…

I Believe in Santa Claus

Edit: The story has been cleaned up a bit. An error in the code ended up erasing a fair sized chunk of the article — one of the most important parts, actually. I’ve added the part back as best I could, so if you read the article and part of it didn’t make any sense,…

My Right Shoe Laces

Here’s a mystery maybe someone can help me with: for some strange reason, the the shoe laces on my right-foot shoe almost always come untied. No matter how well I may tie my shoes, eventually, inexplicably, the laces on the right-foot’s shoe come completely undone. Aside from the safety hazards introduced by two pieces of…