humor

Do You Laugh in Your Sleep?

Do You Laugh in Your Sleep?

I love when I learn in the morning that I laughed in my sleep the previous night. When I wake up to find that my Sleep Talk app has caught me laughing, it indicates to me that I had humorous dreams. What better way to start your day than with a good laugh? It’s been […]


What Was Your Favorite Corporate April Fool’s Prank of 2017?

What Was Your Favorite Corporate April Fool's Prank of 2017?

Ever since I started running my own company, I’ve stayed away from doing anything for April Fool’s Day (despite how much I enjoy a good prank). I’ve seen how easily a joke or offhand comment can be misconstrued as something else–I don’t want to cause any confusion.* However, I have a great appreciation for companies […]


BBC Dad vs. BBC Mom

If you were on the internet last week, you had the pleasure of watching this (probably multiple times): The video is pure comedic joy. From the high-stepping daughter entering the room and the baby who rolls in after her to the mom’s Risky Business slide into the room and desperate dive at the end, it’s an […]


What’s One Silly Dance You’d Like to Learn?

What's One Silly Dance You'd Like to Learn?

This might be the oddest question I’ve asked on this blog, because I’m not a dancer. Not at weddings, not at clubs, not even in the privacy of my home. I’m not against dancing–not at all. It’s just not something I’m good at, and it’s far more awkward than fun for me. That shouldn’t matter […]


Twins Day 2017

Twins Day 2017

On March 1, 2006, something incredible happened. My coworkers and I were enjoying lunch together in the meeting room of my first “real” job. Halfway through my sandwich, I looked over at my coworker, Tracy, and realized that she and I were wearing similar outfits. “Hey, we match,” I told her. Another coworker piped up. […]


Animals Posing for Album Covers

Animals Posing for Album Covers

You may have noticed that I like to post something light (and hopefully funny) on Sunday evenings (to be read by most on Monday morning) because…well, Mondays. Today’s post is no different. There’s not a lot of substance here, but hopefully it’ll make you smile. Someone shared this post on Facebook a few days ago, […]


This Spring, Find Your Totino

I have a confession: I genuinely enjoy Totinos party pizzas. Specifically, the basic cheese version. My food-brain understands what good pizza tastes like, and I know it is not a Totinos party pizza. Yet, I really, really like it anyway. For many years I ate about 1 party pizza per month. But in my old age […]


These Are the Funniest Life Hacks

These Are the Funniest Life Hacks

A few days ago, someone on Facebook posted a link to a series of nonsensical “life hacks.” Many of them really made me laugh. If you’re in need of a good chuckle–whether your team just lost the Super Bowl, you’ve got a case of the Mondays, or any other reason–here are my favorites. Remember these […]


What Do You Do When Your Parents Read Your Childhood Love Letters?

What Do You Do When Your Parents Read Your Childhood Love Letters?

A few hours ago, I got a text from my mom asking who “Shelby” is. In response, my mom sent me this, along with the explanation that she and my dad were going through my old letters and notes in an attempt to separate the trash from the treasure: I must admit, I was a […]


Two Things to Make You Smile Today

Two Things to Make You Smile Today

I saw two things this weekend that really made me smile and laugh, so I wanted to share them with you. The first is a video a father made of his 5-year-old daughter on a homemade American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Not only does the kid do a great job on the course, but there […]


The Overbearing Cat-Owner’s Guide to a Glucose Curve

The Overbearing Cat-Owner's Guide to a Glucose Curve

Due to his diabetes, occasionally Biddy needs to participate in a glucose curve. It basically means that I drop him off at the veterinarian’s office in the morning so they can measure his blood sugar throughout the day, and then I pick him up in the early evening. It sucks. For Biddy and for me. […]


What’s Your Favorite Billboard?

Okay, so you may not have a favorite billboard. Until a few weeks ago, neither did I. I was driving from St. Louis to Virginia, and I was going through a patch of West Virginia (apparently all of my travel stories involve West Virginia) where there’s a big cave system. I can’t remember the name […]


What’s Your Least Flattering Selfie?

What's Your Least Flattering Selfie?

9 years ago today, I wrote my first blog entry. To commemorate this occasion, I offer to you my least flattering selfie. Before I show it, let me tell you why I took it. Last week, I went to the dentist for my 6-month checkup. Everything looked good, but the dentist said that everyone should […]


The Weirdest Thing I’ve Said While Sleeping

The Weirdest Thing I've Said While Sleeping

I’m coming up on about 8 months of using the amazing SleepTalk app. Most nights I don’t say anything–I either snore for a solid hour, or there’s complete silence (and cats. Always cats). But sometimes…sometimes I say the weirdest things in my sleep. Over the last few months, I’ve accumulated some clips to share with […]


Twins Day 2016

Twins Day 2016

As is tradition on this blog, every year on this day I celebrate a special miracle. Since this is the 10th anniversary of this occasion, I will be celebrating by attempting to wear what I think my co-founder will be wearing for our weekly meeting this evening. On March 1, 2006, something incredible happened. My […]


Have You Ever Been Unexpectedly Propositioned?

Have You Ever Been Unexpectedly Propositioned?

I had something happen to me this evening that I absolutely must share. This week a podcaster named Chris reached out to me (board game publisher Jamey, not personal blog writer Jamey) to interview me for his podcast. I happily agreed, and we set the time for 8:00 tonight. Around 6:3o, before eating dinner, I […]


More of What I Say in My Sleep

More of What I Say in My Sleep

A few months ago, thanks to an amazing app called SleepTalk, I shared some short clips of odd things I say in my sleep. The last few months have been colder than the time of those previous recordings, which has added up to less talking and more snoring, but I finally accumulated 5 solid clips to […]


What the Tortoise Knows That We Don’t

What the Tortoise Knows That We Don't

A few days ago I saw this headline on Facebook: “Giant Tortoise Jonathan, World’s Oldest Animal, Put on a New Diet at Age 183.” Some people in the comments seemed unimpressed by Jonathan’s age, saying that other animals (whales among them) are probably older. That’s fine. Regardless, we’re talking about a 183-year-old animal! That’s incredible! […]


The Upstairs Neighbor

Have you ever had an upstairs neighbor who makes the strangest sounds? My walls are pretty thick, so I don’t here much. But recently in the evenings, something has been going on in the unit above mine that makes the entire condo shake. It’s not consistent, like rowdy sex–it’s more like THUNK THUNK THUNK long pause […]


Santa Baby: The Funniest SNL Sketch So Far This Year

Ryan Gosling hosted SNL this past Saturday, and he did a pretty good job. He broke into real laughter during several sketches, which is always fun to watch. But the highlight was a prerecorded sketch called “Santa Baby” that made me laugh harder than any sketch this year, even on repeat viewings. I really don’t […]


A Hat for My Lips

A Hat for My Lips

I found this incredibly amusing. Because of the intensity of my Kickstarter campaign, I haven’t stepped foot outside of my condo for 3 days. Finally today I had to step outside for a moment, and to my surprise I found a little piece of paper poking out from under my doormat. It made me laugh […]


The Best Photo of a Girl Holding an Owl That You’ll See Today

The Best Photo of a Girl Holding an Owl That You'll See Today

A few days ago I stumbled upon this photo online: This is spectacular. Really, not much more than that needs to be said. I wasn’t sure if I’d blog about it because I have nothing to say about it, but when I clicked on the link again today, I laughed out loud again. Also, if […]


Pets and Historical Accuracy

Pets and Historical Accuracy

I don’t have much to say tonight, so I thought I’d post the following image (shared on Facebook by Scott W; I don’t know the original source) that made me laugh out loud, followed by some amusing/cute photos of Biddy from the last few days. I received a game today from Amazon, and within minutes […]


What Is Your DJ Name?

What Is Your DJ Name?

Today I was listening to my favorite new podcast, Untitled Rothfuss, when I thought of this blog entry. The podcast is basically just Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy author of The Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity) telling stories about their lives. Near the beginning of this week’s episode, Rothfuss revealed that he had decided […]