I don’t like the self-checkout at the store.
I don’t mind the idea of it, but the ones at my stores often seem to cause me extra problems.
For example, the one at the local CVS is so loud that everyone in the store can hear the price of everything I purchase.
“HELLO VALUED CUSTOMER!” it screams at me when I put in my CVS number. (Fun fact, my CVS number thinks my name is Wick Claussen. Every time I receive an email from CVS it begins “Dear Wick” and it makes me laugh.)
Continue reading “Why is the self-checkout machine at the grocery store so bossy?” →
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” →
I appreciate a good table.
Tables are reliable, useful and, in most instances, stable. They are also incredibly underrated.
While, chairs, beds and even bars receive most of the attention, tables come to work every day and are always there for you if you want to sit down, eat a meal, play a game, do your homework or just set down the junk mail.
Tables are amazing! Plus, there are so many of them that you use every day! I’m happy just thinking about it! At the same time, I can’t tell you how often I hear someone say, “But, Nick, what is the best type of table?” Continue reading “Top 5 Tables” →
Breakfast cereals are strange.
To me, the whole idea is kind of odd, and the cold cereal flavors just keep getting more and more bizarre. Continue reading “It’s time we had a talk about breakfast cereals” →
When people today discuss the great oceans of the world, too often they fail to mention the most majestic of them all, Billy.
Sure, the Pacific Ocean may cover 63 millions square miles and sustain life, but how many Top 5 hits has it had?
I grew up a fan of cheesy 80s music and have always loved Billy Ocean. Not enough people seem to recognize his greatness, though, so I wanted to share a few thoughts with you about the magic of this fun and amazing artist. Continue reading “Get out of my dreams, get into my blog – A few thoughts on the magic of Billy Ocean” →
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?” →
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” →
Earlier this month, some members of my family claimed that the dog peed on the floor.
During a recent historic summit/nap, I sat down with Scooter the dog and discussed this issue, along with other amazing and incredible topics that I can’t talk about. Here are some of the results of our discussion: Continue reading “I have no reason to believe that the dog would have peed on the floor” →
Over the last year or so, the credit and debit card companies have sent out replacement cards with the “amazing” new chips that were designed to work with the new card readers.
These chips were supposed to be somehow benefit us, but they just seem like a huge pain and I hate them.
Our judges have swiped at the nominations and inserted them into the proper order to provide for you here The Top 5 Things I Hate About the New Chip Readers for Credit/Debit Cards. Continue reading “Top 5 Things I Hate About the New Chip Readers for Debit/Credit Cards” →
Dear Mr. Trump
I hope this open letter finds you well.
I was truly astonished when I read about your proposal for the new Space Force, so I wanted to send you my application as soon as possible. Continue reading “My application for the Space Force!” →