Quarantine: A Novel Virus Novel

Note: In an effort to make myself write more often during this quarantine, I am writing a story that involves this whole crazy situation. It will hopefully be published regularly and will hopefully be somewhat interesting.

The quarantine had been hard on all of us, most of all my stomach.

The whole world had practically shut down due to the coronavirus, and everyone was reacting to the new reality. And just when I got used to that reality, that’s when I suddenly found myself battling for my life, my planet, and my beliefs about the Oxford Comma. Continue reading “Quarantine: A Novel Virus Novel”

A few thoughts on the current state of life in a completely different world

The coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it.

While I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of the situation, I did want to offer a few thoughts on some of the odd changes I have noticed:

  • I can’t stop singing Happy Birthday to myself every time I wash my hands. I don’t even realize I am doing it now, and when I am done I tell myself “Happy Birthday!”
  • Can you imagine how weird it will be to sing Happy Birthday at birthday parties from now on? We’ll all feel like we have to wash our hands as soon as we start singing.

Continue reading “A few thoughts on the current state of life in a completely different world”

A few words can mean a lot

It’s amazing how just a few simple words can have such a big impact.

I was thinking about this the other day after someone I didn’t know made a few very nice remarks about my writing. It probably was just a small comment to her and she didn’t think anything about it, but for me it was monumental.

“You read that? And you liked it? Wow,” I thought to myself. “Is this a trick? No, it’s just awesome. This is one of the best moments ever.” Continue reading “A few words can mean a lot”

Get out of my dreams, get into my blog – A few thoughts on the magic of Billy Ocean

When people today discuss the great oceans of the world, too often they fail to mention the most majestic of them all, Billy.

Sure, the Pacific Ocean may cover 63 millions square miles and sustain life, but how many Top 5 hits has it had?

I grew up a fan of cheesy 80s music and have always loved Billy Ocean. Not enough people seem to recognize his greatness, though, so I wanted to share a few thoughts with you about the magic of this fun and amazing artist. Continue reading “Get out of my dreams, get into my blog – A few thoughts on the magic of Billy Ocean”

Top 5 Items Similar to Football Players Wearing Short Sleeve Shirts in Very Cold Weather

I hate it when football players wear short sleeve shirts in extremely cold weather.

I understand that they are trying to look tough and show that the weather does not bother them, but it would make more sense to wear a long sleeve shirt and look tough and show that they are smart.

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Also, if they do this in cold weather, why don’t those same players wear long sleeve shirts in hot weather and try to prove that the hot weather doesn’t bother them? It makes no sense if you think about it.

I have often wondered how this mentality would translate to other aspects of life, so with that in mind our judges put together this list of Top 5 Items Similar to Football Players Wearing Short Sleeve Shirts in Very Cold Weather. Continue reading “Top 5 Items Similar to Football Players Wearing Short Sleeve Shirts in Very Cold Weather”