Archive for December, 2018

One More Relationship Question

One More Relationship Question

Okay, this one is a little more personal, but the poll is anonymous, and let me explain a little first. Earlier this year, I watched a delightful movie called Leap Year. It stars my beloved Amy Adams and probably some other people. There’s a scene in the movie where some couples (and a few people […]


How Often Do You Say Your Significant Other’s Real Name?

How Often Do You Say Your Significant Other's Real Name?

I’ve been single for a long time, but I’m still fascinated by relationships, and I sometimes reminisce about mine. I may have even written about this topic in the past. In both of my long-term relationships, we had pet names for each other. I’m not sure how or why, but once it started, we never […]


What Emotion Is This Snowman Feeling?

What Emotion Is This Snowman Feeling?

Sometimes my parents and sister send me cute photos of my cousins. I look at the photos for a few seconds, smile, and then get back to work. That’s what I did when I first saw this photo. I’ve used the size that it displayed on my phone so you can see why I didn’t […]


The Burning Question: Did Patrick Pee on the Couch?

The Burning Question: Did Patrick Pee on the Couch?

My condo is in a building with a bunch of other condos and apartments. The soundproofing is pretty good…but sometimes I hear things. Neighbor things. This was the case on Saturday night when the sound of someone pounding on a distant door woke me up. My cats heard it too–they were on high alert. Accompanying […]


My 3 Favorite SNL Sketches of the Week

The gregarious Jason Momoa (Aquaman) hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and he brought a great energy to the show. My favorite sketches, though, weren’t actually live–all 3 were pre-recorded. First Impression My favorite sketch of the night is weird, though the premise isn’t: A boyfriend wants to impress his girlfriend’s parents when meeting them […]


Have You Ever Walked Out of a Movie (or a Book)?

Have You Ever Walked Out of a Movie (or a Book)?

Over the last week I’ve been reading a science fiction book called The Three-Body Problem. It was recommended to me a while ago, so I got a Kindle sample. I couldn’t get into it. However, it’s been recommended to me a number of times since then, so last week I just went for it. I […]


Ranking the Authenticity of the “Conan in Japan” Videos

Ranking the Authenticity of the "Conan in Japan" Videos

I would watch a whole show of Conan O’Brien and Jordan Schlansky traveling to different locations around the world. I love those segments on Conan. I was particularly excited to see that Conan recently took a trip to Japan. I studied abroad in Hiroshima in high school and then in Kyoto in college, so the […]


Who Knew That Bamboo Is so Comfortable?

Who Knew That Bamboo Is so Comfortable?

Over the last year, I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect pair of boxer briefs. Through a series of misfires, I think I’ve finally found the answer. It started with this post: “What Is a Reasonable Price to Pay for Underwear?” My conclusion was that even though it’s hard to bite the bullet […]


My 3 Favorite SNL Sketches of the Week

This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Claire Foy, who I only recognized fromĀ First ManĀ (though apparently she’s on a popular show called The Crown). She did a great job in a number of roles–her range of accents is particularly impressive. Here are my top 3 sketches: The War in Words For some […]