What pointless lies do you tell? And do they also involve acting?

Isn’t it funny how often we lie for silly and pointless reasons?

I find that I do this a lot, often throwing in my extensive acting skills in order to make the lies seem more plausible. Sometimes I lie because I am trying to be polite and other times I really don’t know why the lies come out, they just do.

Here are some of the top times that I lie for really stupid reasons. I am betting that some of you do can relate to these situations. Continue reading “What pointless lies do you tell? And do they also involve acting?”

As a child, I would have hated several items that I love now

While trying to figure out how to work my new phone recently, I was struck by how excited I am to have this amazing new object.

I also thought, though, about how I when I was growing up, I never would have imagined I could be thrilled about the thought of a new phone.

Sure, phones were completely different back then, but I think elementary school Nick Claussen would be disappointed to learn that the adult version would one day be super excited over a new phone.

“Adult Nick is even geekier than I am,” I might have said while my voice cracked. “I hate talking on the phone. Why would I be excited about getting a new phone?” Continue reading “As a child, I would have hated several items that I love now”

Simple projects often turn into epic adventures

It’s funny how a simple, small project can often lead to a larger project and then to another and another until you are somehow cutting down a tree.

This happened to me recently when I had a few days off of work and decided to cut the grass in the yard.

“This will be easy,” I thought to myself smugly. “I sure am smart.” Continue reading “Simple projects often turn into epic adventures”

When you are figuring out where to go next, don’t forget to celebrate how far you have already come

A few weeks ago, I watched my son receive his college degree from the same university that I graduated from a few decades earlier.

It was a great day for him and all of the graduates, and it was fun to see so many students receive their diplomas and begin to move into the next phases of their lives.

The time at commencement made me recall how when I received my college degree in 1992, I was on top of the world but scared of it, too. Continue reading “When you are figuring out where to go next, don’t forget to celebrate how far you have already come”

Confessions of a bad blogger

I’ve been a bad blogger recently.

It’s not that I’ve written anything bad, upsetting or even too boring, it’s just that I haven’t actually written anything.

So, in order to get back to writing again, I have put together this list of excuses I have for not writing, along with some of the ideas I wanted to write about but then failed at miserably. Continue reading “Confessions of a bad blogger”

Is my beard really dirtier than a dog?

Lately, I keep seeing articles about how a new study has shown that dogs are actually cleaner than most men’s beards.

The study has received a lot of attention, but as someone with a beard I have several questions about it.

First of all, why did anyone do this study? I feel like someone without a beard did this study just to prove a point. Or perhaps someone who is married to a person with a beard funded the study just to get the spouse to shave. Continue reading “Is my beard really dirtier than a dog?”

It’s time we changed the names of a few cities

Did you ever think about how the names of several cities are kind of stupid?

The names are something we don’t think much about, we just kind of accept them. If you focus on them for a few moments, though, many of them don’t make much sense.

Here are a few urgent questions about this pressing topic, along with a few points of interest about the monikers of several cities. Continue reading “It’s time we changed the names of a few cities”