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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 […]


I Drove a Truck and Hit Puberty Today

I Drove a Truck and Hit Puberty Today

Due to a series of unfortunate events involving a rental car, today I found myself sitting in Dodge Ram 2500 on the streets above St. Louis. And yes, I mean “above.” I’ve never driven a truck before, and this was quite the introduction. This truck sits a good 3 feet above any other car on […]


I Cannot Stop Laughing at This

The other day I clicked on some Facebook link that took me to a bunch of amusing gifs. One of them made me laugh so hard that I knew I had to share it with you, especially on a Monday when most of you have to get dressed up to go to your offices while […]


Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Text reminders from doctors have gotten a little out of control. Recently I had a dentist check up, followed a few days later by the eye doctor experience. For both appointments, I received several text reminders leading up to the appointment. Now, I understand why doctors do this. At least, I think I do. They […]


I Survived My First Trip to the Eye Doctor (Barely)

I Survived My First Trip to the Eye Doctor (Barely)

Until today, I had never had an appointment with an eye doctor. I’ve had 20/20 vision my entire life and no serious eye injuries, so I never needed to go. So when I got something in my eye last week that I couldn’t locate after several days of discomfort, I decided to take the plunge […]


My 4 Favorite YouTube Videos This Month

In no particular order: BB-8 droid from The Force Awakens rolls out on stage at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: I’m proud of myself for not watching a single second of the new Star Wars trailer that was released a few days ago. I did, however, watch this video showing that one of the droids in […]


The Cat Food Diet

The Cat Food Diet

I go grocery shopping about once a week. I wouldn’t call it a hassle, but it’s certainly not super convenient. Even with a specific list, I often spend 60 minutes wandering the aisles, trying to figure out what to cook. I usually spend $100 per visit, so it adds up to about $400 a month. […]


Bionic Arms, the Uncanny X-Men, and Sex with Peter Jackson: My Top 3 YouTube Videos of the Week

I realized after posting the subject line that all of my favorite YouTube videos this week are related to mega-movie franchises. The first video is incredibly heartwarming. It features a kid who is given a prosthetic arm by Robert Downey Jr. (he presents the arm to the kid, though it was created by someone else). […]


The Eight Greatest Wonder of the World: Twins Day

The Eight Greatest Wonder of the World: Twins Day

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. […]