Archive for April, 2010

How Old Do I Look? (She Asks)

How Old Do I Look? (She Asks)

Tonight I was at a work-related party. Beer in hand, I was talking with a volunteer I hadn’t met before. I knew she had kids and that she had recently moved back from Seattle with her husband. I should add that she’s a very attractive woman. While we were chatting–I can’t remember how this came […]


What Are Your Long-Term Ambitions?

What Are Your Long-Term Ambitions?

Someone asked me today what my long-term ambitions are. Like, not just in a conversational sense–they wanted to know, specifically, what my ambitions are. Here’s the closest answer I could come up with: Let me begin with where I am now. I’m the Director of Operations at a Newman Center (a Catholic church on a […]


Cardinals Girls and Free Stuff

Cardinals Girls and Free Stuff

Thanks to my best friend Trev, I had great seats to the St. Louis Cardinals game tonight. We were 12 rows back from Pujols, right behind the first-base dugout. If you’ve ever been to a Cardinals game, you know who the Cardinals Girls are. Every few innings, they prance out onto the dugout to get […]


The MarioKart Gym

The MarioKart Gym

Yesterday I was talking to a friend about a spin class she’s in. “What’s a spin class?” I asked. I had heard the term before, but I feel like it’s one of those things you hear a lot as a guy and never really know what it is, like pilates or pap smears. “It’s like, […]


Some Thoughts About Louisville

Some Thoughts About Louisville

For a variety of reasons, I’ve been to Louisville a number of times over the last year and a half. I wrote this entry on last year’s Kentucky Derby, along with┬áthis entry on a Ray Lamontagne concert. I paid Louisville another visit on Thursday and Friday, this time for another concert. I have a few […]


My First Book

My First Book

I got something in the mail on Monday that made me smile. Big time. This is my first published book. Wait, you say? My name isn’t on the cover? Indeed it isn’t. I came on too late in the process to have that honor bestowed upon me. But I assure you that I wrote half […]


Confession #13: The Freeze

Confession #13: The Freeze

Over the last six months, I’ve done some typical single guy things like going to bars and Vegas. Not a lot, but a few times. In doing so, I’ve learned something about myself: I freeze up at bars. I should say that my ideal bar experience is one where I go with a group of […]


10 Fun Facts About Memphis

10 Fun Facts About Memphis

I spent the last weekend in Memphis, Tennessee for a bachelor party for a good friend of mine. I learned a lot about Memphis during my time there, so I thought I’d share some fun facts about the city. I hope I can think of ten of them. The food is delicious but quite unhealthy. […]


How to Be Unexpectedly Sexy

How to Be Unexpectedly Sexy

The other day a reader e-mailed me about a topic he had been thinking about recently. I don’t know exactly what triggered this question, but the reader was curious about if I had ever noticed a woman doing a fairly normal, everyday activity and found it unexpectedly sexy. The example he referenced was that a […]


The Strip Club

The Strip Club

I should preface this post by saying that I have neither the interest nor the financing for opening a strip club. However, today I thought of a great name for a strip club: Indulgents Clever, eh? Here’s the catch: I can’t figure out if it’s a good name for a strip club where people watch […]


The Nap Story

The Nap Story

I don’t know how to tell this story the best way. I’ll tell it the only way I know how. Also, I feel like I’ve told it on the blog before, but I searched for it and couldn’t find it, so here it is. I’ve told a few stories on this blog about the time […]


Confession #12: My Time Is My Heaven

Confession #12: My Time Is My Heaven

I had a unique weekend. I got home from work (followed by a trip to the grocery store) around 7:00 on Friday. I didn’t leave my condo for the next 44 hours. It was lovely. No, I’m not turning into a hermit. I just have some busy weekends coming up, so I committed to a […]


Management Tactic #9: The Application

Management Tactic #9: The Application

I’m in charge of finding and hiring a new employee at my work. I’ve never really done this before, not on this level. After going through about 40 applications, I’ve learned a few things that people should know when they’re applying for jobs. Start with a blank piece of paper for your cover letter and […]


Back on the Bandwagon

Back on the Bandwagon

I’d like to propose a change of meaning for the expression “back on the bandwagon.” As it stands, if you’re on the bandwagon, you’re alcohol-free. If you’re off the bandwagon, you’re drinking to your heart’s desire. But this doesn’t make sense to me. Imagine a bandwagon rolling through town. The band is on the wagon. […]


Pet Please #23: Someone Else Washing Your Hair

Pet Please #23: Someone Else Washing Your Hair

There are few things in life better than getting your hair washed by someone else. And no, I’m not talking about the dream situation of having Salma Hayek wash your hair in her shower while teaching you to roll your Rs in ways you never imagined. I’m talking about the simple pleasure of going to […]


How I Pranked the Interns

How I Pranked the Interns

My favorite pranks involve misdirection that doesn’t hurt anyone emotionally or physically. Pranks that, although transparent, make the person wonder if it just might be real. My workplace has four interns. A few months ago they heard about how I pranked the entire staff last year for April Fool’s. It was decreed that no more […]


My Greatest Fear #7: Popping Balloons

My Greatest Fear #7: Popping Balloons

This greatest fear is pretty similar to Greatest Fear #2, opening canisters of Pillsbury dinner rolls. But this one is timely. On April Fool’s Day, I came into my office to find a sign on the bathroom in my office that said it was out of order. I also found a big box on my […]


Vegas #5: Travel in Packs

Vegas #5: Travel in Packs

How well do you travel in groups? What conflicts have you experienced in group travel? What’s the ideal number of people to travel with? When I’m dating someone new, I consider the first road trip or flight together a good test for how the relationship is going. It’s a great way to see someone else […]