Archive for July, 2010

The Panties Poll

The Panties Poll

“We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, […]


Guest Post: Harley Is Numb

Guest Post: Harley Is Numb

Hi everybody. My name is Harley May. I’m a wife, mother, and aspiring writer. This isn’t my first time on Jamey’s blog and he reluctantly let me write a guest post after I bribed him with kitten pictures thankful he let me come back. I asked Jamey if I could do a guest spot because […]


Stop Here on Red?

Stop Here on Red?

Today I got stuck behind a car that stopped in front of a road sign that read “Stop Here on Red” and did not continue to turn. No big deal. Road signs can be misinterpreted. And for all I know, I don’t know what that sign means. In my book, “Stop Here on Red,” means, […]


Two Businesses I Don’t Understand

Two Businesses I Don't Understand

Airlines. Is there any other business that can charge you drastically different rates depending on when you buy their product, be consistently late, and sometimes even cancel your service altogether, often without any refund? Imagine if, say, the deli down the street operated like an airline. If you buy a sandwich at 10:30 in the […]


Management Tactic #30: Dream Big

Management Tactic #30: Dream Big

A few weeks ago, my friend Bryce and I were talking about the point of NASA, or the lack thereof. I posed the question: Why do so many of our tax dollars go to a program that looks to outer space when we have plenty of issues down here on earth? Bryce had a really […]


My Greatest Fear #12

My Greatest Fear #12

The other day, a friend of mine needed to drop off some beer at my place on his way home. I walked outside as he pulled up in his car, realized that there was a tremendous storm happening, and sprinted the rest of the way until I was safe inside. Was it the rain that […]


Let’s Get Quirky

Let's Get Quirky

Three ideas. One winner. To the victor go the spoils. I’ll explain the stakes at the end of this post. PlayMaker T-Shirt: The PlayMaker T-Shirt lets you draw up plays for sports on the shirt with your finger (similar to running your finger against the grain on a carpet) and then wipe it clean with […]


I’ve Created a Monster

I've Created a Monster

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was due for a new, weird ailment that seems to strike me every year in early July. And yet here I am, disease free. What happened? Well, I realized what happened: The ailment skipped me and divided into two divergent paths, striking my brother and my […]


Management Tactic #5: Be. On. Time.

Management Tactic #5: Be. On. Time.

This may be the most important leadership post I’ve written so far. It’s not getting the #1 slot because I’m sure there’s something better for that, and slots 2-4 are already taken. So #5 it is. I’m going to share two things with you in this post: One, why you shouldn’t be late. Two, the […]


Pet Peeve #6: Women Breaking Into Song

Pet Peeve #6: Women Breaking Into Song

Women do this thing. I’m sure you’ve witnessed it. You’ll be at a gathering and someone will mention a song, and suddenly three or four girls are singing the first few lines or the refrain in “perfect” harmony. This is the best thing ever for these women. For the rest of us, not so much. […]


How to Make Soccer 5x More Entertaining

How to Make Soccer 5x More Entertaining

I want to preface this post by saying that I love soccer (or to those of you in Europe or South America, soccer). I’ve played it since I was 5, I love watching it, and I’ve even coached it. I care about this game more than any other sport. Also, I don’t really care if […]


You’ve Got Mail…but You Want More

You've Got Mail...but You Want More

Do you ever have days when you keep checking your e-mail, but you’re just wasting your time, because nothing’s appearing in your inbox? Today was one of those days. And somehow, in an odd way, the day ended up feeling a bit empty. Am I really that attached to getting e-mail? Dan Ariely thinks so. […]


Cleveland Clinic to Move to Miami

Cleveland Clinic to Move to Miami

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – The renowned Cleveland Clinic, one of the top teaching hospitals in the country, has decided to relocate to Miami. The move is effective immediately, with the doors in Miami opening for the busy fall season. The move was announced Tuesday night during a special television event on PBS dubbed “The Conclusion.” […]


Pet Please #28: Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pet Please #28: Chocolate Chip Pancakes

My subject line isn’t long enough for the full pet please, so here it is: Pet Please #28: The First Time That You Learned That Chocolate Chip Pancakes Were Possible Do you remember your first time? I think everyone remembers their first time. It’s hard to forget. Mine was in Seattle in 1989. My family […]


The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Kids Aren't Alright

Recently I talked to my grandmother about one of the biggest choices in her life. “Grandma,” I asked, “how would your life be different if you didn’t have any kids?” (Grandma had 8 kids.) “Oh….oh I can’t even imagine that,” Grandma said. “I had the time of my life raising my kids. And now they […]


Remind Me to Read This

Remind Me to Read This

I love Outlook calendar reminders to the point of unhealthy dependency. Like, do you remember your first real girlfriend, the one who kissed you and let you feel her outside her bra? The one whose smell you can still remember in the springtime? The one who gave you a mixed tape (a tape, not a […]


How to Host a Poker Night

How to Host a Poker Night

On December 1, 2004, I hosted a poker game at my apartment. 192 games later, the game is still going strong. Over 65 fifferent people have played in the game–mostly regulars, with a handful of one- or two-timers. The interesting thing to me is how many people express interest in playing. I don’t advertise the […]


One-Way Streets

One-Way Streets

Note to anyone who might possibly think I’m talking about you: I’m not talking about you. Tonight I was on my way to a publishing company meeting when I turned onto a one-way street and realized I was driving in the wrong direction. At first I froze, but then I was like, “What’s the worst […]


Pet Please #27: When the AC Clicks Off

Pet Please #27: When the AC Clicks Off

Tonight I was lying on my little beach bed when the AC clicked off. Absolute silence followed. It was one of those moments when you didn’t realize how loud and obtrusive a sound is until it goes away. It was like I could think straight for the first time. The silence was incredible. Do you […]