Archive for January, 2010

How to Be a Male Third Wheel

How to Be a Male Third Wheel

Fellow blogger Penelope is launching her newly designed blog,, with a complementary blog entry about how to be a female third wheel. Both of us have experienced what it’s like to be a third wheel in our days as single people, so we thought it might be helpful to you other third wheels out […]

Pet Pleases #14-20

I’ve had the following pet pleases on my list of things to write about for a while, but I can never seem to get excited about devoting an entry blog entry to any one of them. They’re still worth mentioning, so I’m going to list them here. Trevor and Bryce get credit for two of […]

Change for the Sake of Change

This past fall, I moved out of my condo for a few months. I gave about a fourth of what I own to Goodwill after I packed all the stuff I really wanted. Then I moved back into my condo two months later, still feeling like I owned too much “stuff,” but lighter and less […]

The Power of Origin Stories

A few weeks ago I read a blog entry on Dan Ariely’s site about a social experiment called the Significant Objects Project. The experiment entailed putting a variety of kitschy items on eBay and seeing how much they sold for. The twist was that some of the items were given elaborate back stories while others […]

Top 10 Things to Do in St. Louis

Every once in a while, people visit St. Louis (it’s true!) People who have never been here before. Depending on who they are or how the weather is, we do different things. I can’t say that I’m a great tour guide…I kind of just go along with what the person wants to do while retaining […]

How Google Reader Can Save You 29 Minutes a Day

One of my goals this year is to have 100 feed (RSS) subscribers to my blog. Although my blog gets between 400 and 700 hits a day, I only have 26 subscribers. The goal of this post is to get you to subscribe to my blog by signing up for Google Reader. It’ll take 10 […]

Confession #10: The Smelling Circle

Okay, this is going to be a little weird. I have a fairly sensitive nose. Good smells (popcorn, Angel perfume, campfires, etc.) have a powerful effect on me. Bad smells (body odor, mildew, other people’s farts, Cheetos, etc.) have a profoundly negative impact on me. I love how women smell. You all are delicious. I’m […]

Mars vs. Venus: Stereotypes and Assumptions

This is the fifth of a series of posts in which I’ll provide my male perspective on selected topics, while fellow blogger, Lauren, provides her female perspective. We’ll link and post before reading what each other wrote. Topics we will be discussing will be ones that may be better understood or further examined once considering […]

My Greatest Fear #4

On Saturday, I had to go to the post office to mail a package. I was headed to a bar to watch the Saints/Cardinals game, which meant that I had to make a left turn out of the post office parking lot. That’s correct. A left turn across traffic. Four lanes of traffic, to be […]

Women: What's Your Favorite Cologne?

Please post a comment with your favorite cologne. Help us men know how you want us to smell. You can also check out my post on how I want you women to smell.

I Dare You to Read This

I Dare You to Read This

I don’t post business or website ideas on this blog as often as I used to, but I’m in the mood to do that today. Today, for some odd reason, I was thinking about dares. I’m the guy in Truth or Dare who will always accept truth over dare…I’ll tell you anything. Really. But dare […]

What If All Marriages Lasted Exactly 5 Years?

This is an odd question for me to pose, I know. Let me preface: I read a short story a few years ago about a near-future America where the divorce rate has climbed up to 80%. Infidelity is seen as a major cause for the collapse of the marital institution. As a drastic measure, the […]

How to Be a Creep on Twitter

Guest blogger Harley May made my work easy tonight with this hilarious post (you don’t need to be on Twitter to get it, but in case you want to join Twitter, read my post about it first). She also wrote a complementary post on her blog today–you’ll find the link at the bottom of this […]

The Brothers Stegmaier

As a birthday treat, I asked my brother and sister to roast me on this blog. I knew their words would make me laugh, but I didn’t expect they’d move me the way they did. Thanks, Emily and Andrew. You’re the best. As a birthday “gift” to Jamey, Emily and I (Andrew) have agreed to […]

The Great Flying Machine of 1989

The Great Flying Machine of 1989

As a birthday treat, I asked my brother and sister (to be pictured tomorrow with my brother’s post) to roast me on this blog. I knew their words would make me laugh, but I didn’t expect they’d move me the way they did. Thanks, Emily and Andrew. You’re the best. Jamey has always had a […]

My Greatest Fear #3

We got a few inches of light powder in St. Louis last night, so this morning I had to brush the snow off my car. This happens a few times every year, and it ices over a few other times. I always turn on the car before I start brushing/scraping. Here’s where my third greatest […]

A Single Guy's Thoughts on Marriage

In addition to the entry below (check out the slideshow!) I wrote an entry over on Harley May’s blog today about marriage. Check it out. It’s a confession. A big one.

Jamey Stegmaier in 20 Slides

Lately I’ve been trying to figure out how to write a post about my best blog entries of 2009. Concurrently, I’ve been thinking about a good way to introduce someone new to the blog. You know how you stumble upon a new blog that you like and want to read the important entries from the […]

The Skinny Jean Saga

Exhibit A: My Normal Jeans I love my regular jeans. They’re soft, comfortable, nice enough to wear to work, fun enough to wear to a bar…they’re everything you’d want in a pair of jeans. Or so I thought. I was over at a friend’s house watching football a few weeks ago when his girlfriend–who, in […]

Mars vs. Venus: The Friend Zone: What Are We Doing Here?

Mars vs. Venus: The Friend Zone: What Are We Doing Here?

Mars vs. Venus is an ongoing series between me and fellow blogger Lauren over at My Life, Incomplete. We’ll be discussing various topics for which the variation between the male and female perspective might create a better understanding of how our two genders think. Also noteworthy is that I offer the perspective of a single […]

My Four Favorite Books of 2009

Last year I posted a list of all of the books I read that year, highlighting my favorite book of 2008, In the Middle of the Night. I finished 13 books in 2008, a count that I doubled in 2009 thanks to numerous road trips and an invigorated book club. Four books received the coveted […]

My Favorite Movies of the Decade

In alphabetical order, here are my favorite movies….of the decade. Almost Famous Brokeback Mountain Children of Men City of God Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Definitely, Maybe Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The Fellowship of the Ring The Incredibles Inside Man Iron Man Let the Right One In Lost in Translation Memento Old School The […]

The Inside Scoop on Why I Use (and Love) Twitter

The other day I mentioned to a real-life friend of mine that she should join Twitter. She obliged, and then asked, “What next?” I realized I didn’t have a good answer for her. I explained a few things, but I don’t think they were all that helpful. So I thought I’d put together a short […]

My Favorite Songs of 2009

Every year since the beginning of time (or, 2007 and 2008), I’ve compiled a list of my favorite songs that I bought on iTunes that year. I purchased 126 songs in 2009. These are my favorites. My top 4 are the first four, and the rest are in no particular order. The Heartless Bastards is […]