Fall can mean many things to different people.
For some, fall is a time for reflection as we enjoy the fleeting days of warmth and sunshine with family and friends, and we prepare for the winter ahead of us with hope and joy.
For others, it’s a time to eat as much candy, turkey, pie and other foods as possible. Continue reading “A few thoughts on fall, keyboards and pies in the face”
THIS IS A TEST of the Nick Claussen Blog System. If this were an actual emergency, such as if I were out of cheesecake or doughnuts or if my television wasn’t working, you would have been instructed to bring me snacks or to invite me to your home to watch television and eat doughnuts.
Because this is a TEST of the Blog System, though, here are a few questions: Continue reading “This is a test alert”
I enjoy talking, sometimes even with other people.
Often in these conversations, though, I find myself having a separate inner dialogue involving additional topics that keep popping into my head. While the inner debates are entertaining, they can make it difficult to also concentrate on the outward conversation, which occasionally causes problems like when I get lost in the discussion or accidentally volunteer to do something
Here is an examples of how the inner conversation might proceed when I am having a discussion with a group of people: Continue reading “A few thoughts that run through your mind during a conversation”
As a low-level official in Nick’s House, I have decided to come forward to let you know that there is an active resistance going on behind the scenes.
We too have been disturbed by the hair-raising tails of Nick’s activities and we are working diligently to paws his actions in order to keep the house purring along smoothly.
For example, if Nick leaves papers on a table and I am worried that those documents may pose a threat, I will knock them to the floor. I have also been known to spill drinks on papers in times of emergency, and have even knocked plants on them if the situation warranted it. Continue reading “An anonymous op-ed from the resistance inside of Nick’s House”
Life is filled with many great questions, such as “Why are we here?”, “Where is the restroom?” and “Can I really put three question marks in one sentence?”
I may not have the answers to all of those questions, but I do have some important information to share with you today.
Continue reading “What’s the deal with rhetorical questions? Read on for the answer (and additional pointless thoughts)”
As part of our continuing study of how people react differently to the exact same situation, we asked all of our test subjects the same question and then wrote down their responses.
Today, we asked them, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Here are the answers we received: Continue reading “‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ question results in several very different responses”
While many people search far and wide for the keys to happiness, it’s often the small ordinary items right in front of you that can bring you the most satisfaction.
Here are a few examples of some relatively ordinary item can make my whole day: Continue reading “It’s the simple things in life that make you happy”