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You Decide: Which Bucket-List Item Should I Do Next?

You Decide: Which Bucket-List Item Should I Do Next?

I’m a few years behind on this news, but while watching Last Week Tonight today, I heard that rapper Pitbull once ran an online poll to let fans decide where he would go next. The result? Pitbull performed at the Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska. (To his credit, not only did he travel from Miami to […]


Which Speeding Signage Scares You the Most?

Which Speeding Signage Scares You the Most?

This evening I was driving back from hanging out with a few friends. I was on the highway, and I saw a sign that said, “Work Zone: 50 mph.” I was going 60 at the time, and I slowed down a little bit. It was 10:00 pm at night, and there were no construction crews […]


There Are Two Types of People in the World…

There Are Two Types of People in the World...

I believe that there are two types of people in the world: Those who love having their back scratched, and those who love getting back massages. Of course, there’s plenty of middle ground. I’m guessing that most people would be fine with either of those, unless they really don’t like being touched. But I think most of […]


What Do You Drink with Dinner?

What Do You Drink with Dinner?

A few weeks ago I attended a small dinner party. The hosts asked what each of the guests wanted to drink, so I requested what I always drink with dinner: A glass of milk (and a glass of juice, but I didn’t want to ask for too much). The hosts seemed bewildered by the request. “You […]


Does This Sweater Make Me Look Like Freddy Krueger?

Does This Sweater Make Me Look Like Freddy Krueger?

You need to know two things about me to read this post: I don’t watch scary movies. I think I could count on one hand the number of horror movies I’ve seen in my life. I don’t buy clothes very often. Currently I own four sweaters, and I’ve owned each of them for somewhere between […]


Should You Tell Someone You Care About That They’re Not with the Right Person?

Should You Tell Someone You Care About That They're Not with the Right Person?

The above title is a bit misleading (or incomplete, rather), so let me explain before you jump to the poll: Today I got an interesting e-mail from a college friend who I haven’t seen in a while. She (we’ll call her “Hypothetica”–she’s Greek) has a very close friend–we’ll say “Peter”–who has been dating a girl–“Parker”–for […]


The 20 Best Festivus Grievances of All Time: You Decide

The 20 Best Festivus Grievances of All Time: You Decide

Right off the bat, let me tell you that you don’t have to decide the 20 best Festivus grievances of all time. We’ve already done that. Rather, we need you to pick the top 3. Employing the expertise of a team of Festivus specialists trained in the foothills of Manhattan, we’ve created a list of […]


Which Is Better: Drive-Thru or Delivery?

Which Is Better: Drive-Thru or Delivery?

Before you jump to the poll at the bottom of this post, let me explain exactly what I’m asking for here. Actually, let me start with what I’m not asking: Specifically, I’m not asking which type of food is better. I think we can safely agree that the vast majority of all food you get in a […]


Cohabitation Before Marriage: Yes or No?

Cohabitation Before Marriage: Yes or No?

This is pretty much the most random entry ever. I was about to write a different blog post when I procrastinated by checking Facebook, where I saw that someone had posted a funny comic from The Oatmeal about living with a significant other. So here we are. There’s even a poll at the end! I […]


The Trolley Car Revisited: Duty to Your Country?

The Trolley Car Revisited: Duty to Your Country?

Last week on a blog entry about an online ethics and morals class at Harvard, I mentioned a scenario with a trolley car that I’d like to expand upon today with a poll. I will write about this from the perspective of an American, but you can insert your country wherever I talk about America. […]


You Decide: Who Gets the Room?

You Decide: Who Gets the Room?

A friend just called me with a very interesting dilemma that–in my opinion–has no clear answer. After debating it for about 15 minutes without finding a clear answer, I proposed a solution: Let’s put it on the blog and let my readers decide. This is a real life decision that you will impact if you […]


Tournament of Made-It-Myself Finals

Tournament of Made-It-Myself Finals

This year’s blog tournament started a few weeks ago with the goal of letting creative people display their talents on the blog in exchange for fame, pride, some charity money, and an iPod Shuffle. After a number of eliminations–many great projects and people among them–we’ve reached the finals. For the finals, I only asked one […]


Tournament of Made-It-Myself: Round 2.2

Tournament of Made-It-Myself: Round 2.2

Yesterday’s matchup is live until Sunday at 2:00 pm CST, as is this one. Who will make it to the finals? Will the finalists have to build a cat condo for me? Your vote decides! First up we have Kelley with her intriguing card game: Last year around Halloween I made up this card game […]


Tournament of Made-It-Myself: Round 2.1

Tournament of Made-It-Myself: Round 2.1

Last week we had an exciting first round of the Tournament of Made-It-Myself. Some great projects were eliminated, but four great projects are in the semis. Today and tomorrow I’ll post those four projects, and you have until this Sunday at 2:00 CST to vote. Same voting rules from Round 1 apply here. On Sunday, […]


Your Favorites of 2012: A Survey with a Prize

Your Favorites of 2012: A Survey with a Prize

Every year on the blog, I post a list of my favorite movies, books, songs, and blog entries that I watched/read/heard/and wrote for the first time that year (thus if I saw a movie that was released in 1988 for the first time in 2012, it qualifies for the list). I’m going to do the […]


Which Ugly Tie Should I Wear at My Festivus Party?

Which Ugly Tie Should I Wear at My Festivus Party?

My annual Festivus party is coming up this Saturday, so what does that mean for you? Well, next week’s blog is going to be filled with funny grievances. If you have anything to grieve about in a witty way, feel free to send your grievances to me or post them in the comments here so […]


You Decide: Should I Grow a Movember Mustache?

You Decide: Should I Grow a Movember Mustache?

Two polls in three days? I know. It’s too much. But it’ll make sense in a minute. I’m trying to decide if I should grow a Movember Mustache (Mostache? Movemstache? Mustover?). And I want you to decide for me. Now, wait a minute–don’t get all clicky clicky on me yet. Of course you want to […]


The Politics Poll

The Politics Poll

I don’t blog about politics. We’re not going to discuss which candidate has bigger binders full of women or was less awake during the first debate. In fact, for one blog entry I’d like to discourage conversation. However, I am curious about who you all plan to vote for next week (sorry, international readers–this is […]


The Great Debate: The American Office vs. The British Office

The Great Debate: The American Office vs. The British Office

The final season of The Office began last week, so I thought that it’s a good time to post a poll about the age-old question: Which version of The Office is better, the American version or the original British version? If you’ve watched both versions, please vote in the poll below. We’ll debate in the […]


The Pinterest Caption Contest Poll

The Pinterest Caption Contest Poll

Last week I mentioned that through my Kickstarter campaign I had offered my backers a chance to enter in a Pinterest caption contest. The winner will receive a copy of the game/expansion in addition to their current pledge. I’m going to invite all of my amazing backers to vote on this poll, but I also […]


Would You Rather Live in Hobbiton or Rivendell?

Would You Rather Live in Hobbiton or Rivendell?

Hobbiton Pros: In Hobbiton, you’re surrounded by lush, rolling fields and snuggly hobbits. Life moves at a slow pace in Hobbiton, and the pubs are always packed by 5:00. There’s plenty of space to throw a frisbee or kick a soccer ball around, and you’re so far removed from the rest of Middle Earth that you […]


Huge Life Decision Poll: Which Facebook Profile Photo Should I Use?

Huge Life Decision Poll: Which Facebook Profile Photo Should I Use?

For those of you who have followed this blog or have been friends with me on Facebook for the past 4 years, you know that my profile photo has never changed. Always the same smiling, inspired Jamey looking towards the future against a red background. I like the photo. I do not like changing Facebook […]


Which Viticulture Logo Do You Like More?

Which Viticulture Logo Do You Like More?

Late last night I was delighted to get the final logos for my board game, Viticulture, from our graphic designer. Let’s cut right to the chase and reveal them: You can read about the logo creation process here (as well as see the beautiful wordmark) if you’re interested, but I have an important question for you […]


The Protagonist Name Conundrum

The Protagonist Name Conundrum

My novel, which is currently in the second round of beta reading, is titled WRINKLE. That’s right–when you refer to your own novel, it’s standard to use all caps. It’s like I’m shouting the title at you every time. A conundrum I always face when writing fiction is what to name my protagonist. I don’t […]