I like how I look in a mask, and several other benefits of wearing masks in public

After a few months of wearing masks to the grocery store and other places, I have realized there are several positive benefits to them, in addition to the public health aspects.

So, along with it being an extremely simple and easy gesture to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus and to try put others at ease in public, here several other great things about wearing a mask in public. Continue reading “I like how I look in a mask, and several other benefits of wearing masks in public”

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”

Top 5 Items I Should Be Able To Do As An Adult But Can’t

I am able to fulfill most of the requirements of being an adult, but I still find myself failing at several basic responsibilities.

I am able to wake up with an alarm, go to my job, work around the house and handle most adult chores such as ridding the house of spiders, but I often end up struggling with a few basic items.

With that in mind, I worked with our judges to create this list of the Top 5 Items I Should Be Able To Do As An Adult But Can’t. Continue reading “Top 5 Items I Should Be Able To Do As An Adult But Can’t”

Top 5 Chairs 

These days, I often see people sitting.

I don’t know how it has come down to this, but more and more people are often inclined to be reclined.

Sitting has always been a part of our lives, but experts and armchair quarterbacks agree that it has become more popular due to advances in sitting technology. In order to examine these advances and to assist you with your sitting, our judges have set before you the Top 5 Chairs.

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Top Five Answers to ‘How are You?’

Often when I walk by people I know and say “Hello,” they say something like, “How are you?”, “How ya doing?” or “You have something in your teeth.”

I am never sure if “How are you?” means the same thing as “Hello” in this context or not, so I usually say “I’m good. How are you?” They, of course, usually don’t reply because they are too far away from me by then or because they didn’t want to have a whole conversation with me in the first place.

The fact is, though, that they are the ones who asked the question, so I feel it is my duty to reply. But while my answer is always “I’m good. How are you?” there are plenty of other responses I would prefer to give. Continue reading “Top Five Answers to ‘How are You?’”

What Pointless Things Do You Lie About?

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?”

Top Five Reasons to See The Baywatch Movie Even Though It’s Not Very Good

While the “critics” and “most people” don’t like the new Baywatch movie only because it’s not very good, there are still plenty of reasons for you to go see this film this week.

Here are the Top Five Reasons to See The Baywatch Movie Even Though It’s Not Very Good

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Top 5 things that are common now that will seem weird in a few years

Life changes faster than a yellow light when you are late to work, and many of the things we take for granted today soon will be nearly forgotten.

Some of them, though, will also look pretty bizarre when we think back on them. With that in mind, here are the Top 5 Things That Are Common Now That Will Seem Weird In A Few Years: Continue reading “Top 5 things that are common now that will seem weird in a few years”

How are 6 paper towels like 9? Things that annoy me in grocery stores

While I love grocery stores and talk about them way too much, there are also several things about them that annoy me. Here are a few of these items:

What do we call them? – Is it a supermarket, market, grocery store or some other name? Supercenter? Hypermarket? I looked up a few definitions and found that I rarely shop at a grocery store, since those businesses officially only sell food items, while supermarkets sell food and other items. A hypermarket, by the way, combines supermarkets and department stores into one fabulous store that makes you feel hyper because there are too many people around, you can’t find anything (including the family members you came in with) and you don’t remember where you parked.

Paper towels that advertise you are buying “Like 8” rolls when you are only purchasing 6 thick rolls – It’s not “like 8” rolls. It’s 6 rolls! Recently, and I swear this is true, I bought a package of 6 paper towel rolls that are usually ”like 8,” but it had a large “BONUS ROLL” label on it because somehow it was “like 9”, when it was still only 6 rolls. I hate this new math. If I am going to pay for “Like 8” or “Like 9” paper towel rolls, I think I should be able to pay “Like full price.” Continue reading “How are 6 paper towels like 9? Things that annoy me in grocery stores”