On Saturday, I did something I really didn’t want to do.
And wouldn’t you know it, the whole thing turned out great. My intuition never fails to be wrong.
The event was to help a group that was handing out food boxes. I don’t volunteer to help with anything nearly enough, but every time I have helped with a food drive before I have enjoyed it.
This week, though, it was very cold and I had been busy all week with work. The last thing I wanted to do on a Saturday was to go stand outside in the cold.
Continue reading “A cold morning can warm your heart”
The power went out in my town recently, and I found the whole experience to be rather interesting, enlightening and cold.
When the power first went out, I did the only sensible thing I could do, which was to stare at my computer for a few minutes while I tried to figure out what was going on. Did my computer break? Was my work saved? Is this somehow my fault?
My wife and I are both currently working from home, so we were able to determine that the power went out in the house. Then we learned it was out all across the city. It was concerning to hear the power outage was so widespread, but a relief to know that I most likely would not be blamed.
Continue reading “No electricity, no problem!”
Well, I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolution for writing more hasn’t worked out very well so far.
It has been a busy few months and I am way behind on writing. Thankfully, I have plenty of great reasons for why I have been so quiet lately.
With that in mind, here are my perfectly reasonable reasons for being so far behind on writing:
Continue reading “A few logical reasons for not writing enough”
Today was a sad day in the U.S. and a lot has been written about it by people much wiser than me. My blogger friend Andy had an interesting post about it tonight, and here is the link if you want to check it out: Not That You Asked blog
The internet is full of great blogs and I wanted to take a moment to promote a blog that I have been enjoying reading recently.
The blog is Not That You Asked and it is full of information about topics that you did not ask about, but you most likely will wish you would have. The author, Andy, is funny and interesting, and has recently discussed topics such as observations from a Texas vacation and the life of a third-string high school quarterback. He also has a poignant article about the day his father died, and then undied.
Continue reading “A super blog to check out, and the formation of a new Just Us League”
In life, it is incredibly important to be honest and to be true to yourself.
However, I often find myself lying about movies I haven’t seen, pretending to know how something works, or not letting anyone know my opinions on some pretty mundane topics.
Usually, this is for no good reason except to avoid looking foolish, even though it is certainly more foolish to lie for no good reason. So, in order to clear my conscience, here are the a few things I wouldn’t normally admit. Continue reading “What Pointless Things Do You Lie About?”
Reading over the news recently, I kept coming across articles about how beet juice is apparently a key ingredient for staying young.
As someone who is getting older, I thought that I better investigate these bewildering beets bulletins before I forgot what I was thinking about. Continue reading “Drinking beet juice may be the key to staying young! I think I would rather just grow old”
Life is constantly changing and it’s easy to forget about a few slices of life that were commonplace not too long ago. Looking back at some of these items, though, they seem pretty strange.
With that in mind, here are the Top 5 Things That Used To Be Common That Just Seem Weird Now. Continue reading “Top 5 things that used to be common that just seem weird now”
While I usually try to say out of politics, I feel I must announce that President Obama has obviously wiretapped my phone, too.
Believe me, I’m as shocked as you are, but the evidence is easily the greatest evidence in the history of the world and it all points directly at the former President.
Why would he do this? What evil plot is he involved with here? Continue reading “President Obama has been wiretapping my phone, too!”
When people think of important inventions of the last few decades, they usually think of things like computers, cell phones, the internet and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
While those items are certainly noteworthy, I feel several others had least as large, if not larger, of an effect on our daily lives. Sadly, though, they are often overlooked. Continue reading “Top Five Great Inventions that Changed The World Without Much Attention”