I’m in a bad mood.
Don’t ask my why, as I don’t really feel like talking right now.
Oh, so you’re just going to sit there and keep reading anyway, huh. That’s ok, I can make small talk or even mid-sized talk if the situation presents itself.
How about this weather? It’s cold and rainy and blah. If it were warmer, I would be outside doing something fun. If it were colder, it would at least be snowing and it would look pretty outside.
Instead, it’s just miserable and stupid outside. Continue reading “I’m in a bad mood”
While people around the world will be celebrating the new year on January 1, I thought it was important to first celebrate the year that was.
A lot happened in 2019. Some of it was great, some of it was sad, and honestly, some of it smelled funny.
So before begin watching giant balls of light drop in New York City and then rise again for some reason, here are a few thoughts I had on the last year. Continue reading “Happy Old Year!”
This summer, I decided to shorten and thin out the hedges in the backyard.
I took on this challenge because I wanted to see if it would make the yard look larger and because I have been at war with the hedges for the past six years.
Sure, the hedges and I are often friendly to each other, but we both know what the other is thinking when we see each other.
“What an ugly eyesore for the yard,” the hedges often think about me.
“Is there a difference between hedges and bushes? Is it possible to have just one hedge? And why do I have to trim you so often?” I often think while looking at the tall green plants that are in a row in my yard. Continue reading “It’s amazing to see how one action can have so many extra positive benefits”
While government leaders discuss impeachment, interest rates and energy policy, I still keep accidentally purchasing “scented” trash bags at the grocery store!
Something definitely needs to be done about this, and I hope that Congress, the United Nations or the Avengers can do something soon about this ill-smelling injustice. This fragrant fraud must be stopped before it stinks again!
Why were scented trash bags invented and distributed? Is this another example of a foreign country trying to disrupt our way of life? Elections are one thing, but when they mess with my trash can, that’s where I draw the line! Continue reading “Congress needs to act to eliminate scented trash bags!”
I know a squirrel who has a pretty good story to tell his or her friends.
One night this summer, I looked out onto the back steps and noticed that the cat was staring at something near the pear tree.
I had been working out in the yard for much of the day, so I was hoping that the cat was just admiring my hard work. Continue reading “You never know what you’ll see in the backyard”
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?”
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”