Archive for March, 2010

Vegas #4: The Things I Shouldn’t Tell You

Vegas #4: The Things I Shouldn't Tell You

I went to Vegas this past weekend expecting a relatively calm weekend. I’m not a partier; I like to drink, but I generally avoid the crowds at clubs and crazy bars. I guess strip clubs are an option in Vegas, but again, not really my thing. I did, however, discover something that I didn’t know […]


Vegas #3: A City of Indulgences

Vegas #3: A City of Indulgences

From a business perspective, Las Vegas is one of a kind. It’s a city built with the money of people who came there to get lucky. It’s a place where people convene with the common desire to indulge. Not one restaurant, not one retailer…an entire city built on this concept. On my last day there, […]


Vegas #2: How to Assimilate in Vegas

Vegas #2: How to Assimilate in Vegas

I did not assimilate in Vegas. I didn’t party, I didn’t gamble, I didn’t do anything crazy. The wildest thing I did was drink a mimosa at 10:00 am in the morning (to be fair, that wasn’t my last pre-noon mimosa of the day). I did, however, enjoy the people watching. Here are a few […]


Vegas #1: The Roulette Story

Vegas #1: The Roulette Story

I just got back from a weekend-long trip to Vegas. It was my first time there, and I have a lot of thoughts about the city and the experience, so this week I’m going to devote an entry a day to Vegas (within the constraints of the normal categories of this blog: guy talk, management, […]


Pet Peeve #15: Unnecessarily Using Foreign Words

Pet Peeve #15: Unnecessarily Using Foreign Words

When I was growing up studying awesome languages like Japanese and Latin, my brother and sister were studying French. To make matters worse, they did this annoying little thing where they’d be talking to each other in English, and all of a sudden one of them would use a heavily accented French word in the […]


What I Want…the Little Things

What I Want...the Little Things

A while back, I posted my most commented and controversial post ever, What Men Want…Rather, What I Want (the play adaption is coming to Broadway in May 2011). The post involved very specific dealbreaker-type requirements for the type of woman I want. On occasion since that fateful day, I’ve thought of little attributes for a […]


My Favorite Tweets

My Favorite Tweets

On Twitter, you have the capability of saving your favorite tweets. I rarely remember to do this, and when I do, it’s most often something I’ve written that cracks me up or an interesting link I’ve stumbled upon. If you want the full list (especially the cool links, none of which I’ll post here), click […]


How to Play Fantasy Baseball Without Losing Your Girlfriend

A year ago I posted a version of this entry. At the time, I had a girlfriend; now it’s just me and my cat. Did I lose the girlfriend because of the way I played fantasy baseball? No–it was an offseason move. But this advice has withstood the test of time, and I think all […]


The Men Who Stare at Women

The Men Who Stare at Women

Two months ago, I wrote a blog about the typical guy response when we hear that women are having a sleepover (Pillow Fights in Your Underwear). I attempted to address why we ask such a silly question and the best ways that women can respond to it. Another matter has arisen (both on Twitter and […]


Management Tactic #25: Make Yourself Obsolete

Management Tactic #25: Make Yourself Obsolete

A wise man once told me that it was his goal in every job he had to make himself obsolete. Yeah, that needed some explaining at the time. He was slightly exaggerating to make a point. The point was that he is always looking for ways to diminish the inefficient and unproductive parts of his […]


The Rom Com of Your Life

The Rom Com of Your Life

I asked people on Twitter the other day what their favorite romantic comedies were. I got some great answers, most of which I had seen, but there were a few diamonds in the rough that I’ll have to watch before April (in April I’ll embark on Script Frenzy). Many of you gave me great feedback […]


Is It Okay to Ask for Her Total?

Is It Okay to Ask for Her Total?

Have you ever asked a date how many people they’ve slept with? As a rule, I don’t ask this question. I don’t think it’s fair to put someone on the spot in that way. I love talking about past relationships, and through that, over time, I gain a rough idea of the total partners she’s […]


My Greatest Fear #6: Piano Bars

My Greatest Fear #6: Piano Bars

I just got a Facebook event invitation to a party a friend of mine is having this weekend. The time and date checked out, so I looked at the location: Jive and Wail, a local Piano Bar. My reaction? Hell no. Before you have an unnecessarily strong reaction to this, please note that I have […]


My Technology Dream

My Technology Dream

I think we all have some dream of using/obtaining a piece of technology that doesn’t exist yet. Maybe something that a movie has shown us–an anti-gravity skateboard. A lightsaber. A virtual reality chamber. A mech suit. These types of technologies fascinate me, and I truly hope they become reality someday. But there’s one piece of […]


A Different Type of Love

A Different Type of Love

Growing up, I had very little contact with domesticated animals. My mother was really allergic to cats and dogs, so we had a few gerbils, but that was it. I’d encounter dogs every now and then, but I didn’t understand what they wanted from me with their sniffing and licking and growling. I had very […]


Script Frenzy

Script Frenzy

Every November, there’s an online event called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Hundreds of thousands of people commit to writing a novel in a single month, starting with 0 words and ending with at least 50,000 by November 30. You don’t “win” anything, per se–just the joy that you completed a novel. It’s basically a […]


The Great Wedding Registry Debate

The Great Wedding Registry Debate

Last night I settled down at the computer to buy a wedding present for a good friend. He and his fiance are registered at Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Fifteen minutes into this search, I was simply overwhelmed (it’s a good thing Twitter was there to hear me rant). It had […]


My Greatest Fear #5: Getting Stuck to Something Frozen

My Greatest Fear #5: Getting Stuck to Something Frozen

I know what comes to your mind when you read that headline. It’s that image of the kid with his tongue stuck to the flagpole. I’m not worried about that. I’m not dumb enough to stick my tongue on any frozen surface. Or really any surface. (Okay, any non-female surface.) However, there are frozen things […]


Pet Please #22: The Parking Spot No One Else Knows About

Pet Please #22: The Parking Spot No One Else Knows About

Do you have a destination in your area that you visit regularly where parking is difficult? Where people always arrive at the destination and complain about finding a parking spot? But you smile to yourself as they complain. Because there is a parking spot that no one else knows about, and you just parked there. This […]


22 Topics to Allegedly Avoid on a First Date

22 Topics to Allegedly Avoid on a First Date

There are a number of topics that are considered “taboo” to bring up on a first date. So, when should you bring up these topics? They’re great conversation fodder. And when they eventually come up, what do the answers mean? Are there any of these that are dealbreakers for you if your date’s answer isn’t […]


Twin Day

Twin Day

Four years ago at the publishing project management company I used to work for, my coworkers and I were enjoying lunch together in the meeting room (it was a small office). Halfway through my sandwich, I looked over at my coworker, Tracy, and realized that she and I were wearing similar outfits. “Hey, we match,” […]