Archive for February, 2009

Who the Hell Is Nancy? Part 4

Who the Hell Is Nancy? Part 4

I’m back by popular demand (and by popular demand, I mean one person told Jamey that he liked my blog entries so I decided to write an entry every once in a while)!  I’m going to provide what the masses want and if the masses want more Nancy, the masses will get more Nancy.  Or […]


Floodlights + Camera = ?

Floodlights + Camera = ?

A friend asked me to accompany him today as he visited two condos. He’s thinking about buying one of them, and he wanted my opinion since I went through the condo-buying process a few years ago. Both condos were in very nice neighborhoods; both were upscale units that would appreciate well. One had been vacant […]


Lenten Calendar

Lenten Calendar

You know how there are Advent calendars for the 24 days leading up to Christmas in December? Every day you open a little cardboard door to find a piece of chocolate waiting for you. For Lent, the season of sacrifices when many people give up candy or treats, there should be a similar 40-day calendar. […]


Management Tactic #20: Relating to the Humans

Two years ago, I took a road trip across the rolling hills of England and Wales. Accompanying me were two female friends and my girlfriend. We made a good group. After several days in the countryside, we arrived in London for the final leg of our trip. There, at the grossest hotel I’ve ever stayed […]


Pet Please #4: When You're Not in the Wall

Pet Please #4: When You're Not in the Wall

I’ve played soccer ever since I came tumbling out of the womb. Played it my whole life. Love the game. There’s nothing better than taking a pass off the chest, dribbling past several players, performing triple rainbows culminating in a bicycle kick into the old onion bag. Yep. That never happened. But it could have. […]


Management Tactic #38: Fodder

Management Tactic #38: Fodder

Starting a conversation comes naturally to some people. I am not one of those people. The best way I know to start a conversation at an event, reception, or happy hour, is to introduce someone (even if it’s someone you just met) to someone else. It also gives you a chance to relearn that person’s […]


Summer Internship Application

Summer Internship Application

“I’ve been reviewing Darren’s internship journal. Doing laundry, mending chicken wire, high tea with a Mr. Newman?” “Well, it all sounds pretty glamorous, but it’s business as usual at Kramerica.” “Far as I can tell, your entire enterprise is little more than a solitary man with a messy apartment which may or may not contain […]


Adopting Me

In case you’re interested in delving a little deeper into the life of Jamey Stegmaier (or are intrigued by the idea of adoption), you can check out this article that I wrote for an online Christian magazine: Adopting Me: An Adopted Child Shares His Perspective


Newsflash: Watched Pot Boils in Area Home

Newsflash: Watched Pot Boils in Area Home

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) – Eloise Bermann has been cooking her trademark chicken noodle soup for 43 years. Yesterday, February 16, 2009, she witnessed a watched pot boiling for the first time. “I turned on my show,” she said, referring to Dallas, “but I had already seen the episode. So I started watching the stovepot. […]


Pet Peeve #3: Not Capitalizing "Is" in Main-Words-Up Heads

Wow. It feels great to finally get this off my chest. As someone who worked for a publishing company for 4 years, this is one of my biggest pet peeves of all time. I’ll preface this with the disclaimer that I am far from perfect when it comes to grammar and spelling. I know the […]


Screening Myself

I’ve been getting headaches a lot lately. Growing up, I’d get migraines from time to time, but they went away for the most part. Now I seem to be getting throbbing headaches at least once a month, including several the past week. Usually my headaches are attributable to something specific, like if I didn’t get […]


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Imponderables

Imponderables

Here is a list of imponderable questions, accompanied, of course, by a photo of me imitating a penguin. (Or is the penguin imitating me?) On a scale from 1 to 10, how impractical would it be for me to run through a giant sheet of paper (like football players do in the movies) every time […]


The Winner: Salma Hayek vs. Penelope Cruz

The Winner: Salma Hayek vs. Penelope Cruz

I just refreshed the poll for the last time at exactly 12:07 pm on Thursday, February 12, 2009 (CST), and the results are as follows (total of 22  votes): Salma Hayek: 17 (77%)     Penelope Cruz: 5 (23%)     It’s pretty conclusive that Salma Hayek is the winner here. What does this mean for you? […]


Watch Fringe

Watch Fringe

There are two great paranormal science fiction shows on network television right now. The obvious one is Lost. The other, the one that I’m here to recommend to you today, is Fringe. I’m writing about Fringe today instead of Lost because following yesterday’s episode, Fringe announced that it wouldn’t be returning until April, when it […]


To the Polls: Salma Hayek vs. Penelope Cruz

To the Polls: Salma Hayek vs. Penelope Cruz

For centuries, men have debated the hotness and sexiness of Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz. Early Babylonian buildings depict mug shots of the two women facing each other, as if about to enter combat. During the Renaissance, painters and sculpters created works of great beauty for the woman they favored. And, of course, both Hayek […]


How to Read Books in 2009

How to Read Books in 2009

How can you read books in 2009? It’s quite simple. Buy an Amazon Kindle. I want to quickly dispel what all of you iPhone owners are thinking: I can read and download books on my iPhone. I don’t need a Kindle. Please, please. Human eyes aren’t made to look at backlit computer screens or touch […]


Management Tactic #10: Take Full Responsibility

Management Tactic #10: Take Full Responsibility

Everyone makes mistakes. From the lowliest subordinate to the CEO of the company, people are bound to mess up every now and then. When you make a mistake, the key is not so much the mistake itself as it is how you present yourself afterwards. There is one thing you can do that will distinguish […]


The Winner: Hottest Animated Disney Male

The Winner: Hottest Animated Disney Male

I just refreshed the poll for the last time at exactly 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 7, 2009 (CST), and the results are as follows (total of 18 votes):  Simba: 6 (33%)     Beast: 4 (22%) Eric: 4 (22%) John Smith: 1 (6%) Shang: 3 (17%) Receiving no votes: Aladdin, Hercules, and Tarzan Two […]


Newsflash: Local Man Tries to Grow "Cool" Beard, Fails

Newsflash: Local Man Tries to Grow "Cool" Beard, Fails

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) — Over the long MLK weekend, Central West End resident Jamey Stegmaier tried to grow a beard. After 3 days of not shaving, with no visible results, Stegmaier gave up. “Everybody else has one of those stupid beards,” he said to reporters gathered outside his condo. “I thought, you know, how hard […]


The Hottest Animated Disney Male

The Hottest Animated Disney Male

Following the success of the Hottest Animated Disney Female poll, and by request of several female (and a few male) voters, below is the poll for the Hottest Animated Disney Male. A few stipulations: I tried to match the males with the females from the previous poll. It’s a lot harder to find photos of […]


JoshVision's Top 5 Ways to Survive the Economic Crisis

JoshVision's Top 5 Ways to Survive the Economic Crisis

Seems like every time I turn on CSPAN (daily) or Fox News (virtually never), I see something else about our impending financial disaster-layoffs, banks failing, a plummeting stock market, house values falling, and consumer spending at all time lows.  This is serious stuff.  But I’m here to tell you, it’s going to be okay.  Simply […]


Gauging Seduction Intent

Gauging Seduction Intent

Valentine’s Day is coming up in 2 weeks. Let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal to the vast majority of men. Whether you’re in a relationship or enjoying the life of a bachelor, Valentine’s Day is about making women feel special. Men don’t really get much out of it. We’d rather take out women on […]