Archive for January, 2019

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

Since I’m just a few days away from seeing my first movie on this list, I need to post it before it’s too late! Please note that even though the list skews towards big, flashy action movies, I still really enjoy smaller, more intimate films. I may not get as excited about them in advance, […]


The Gillette Ad

Have you watched the Gillette ad that went viral yesterday and today? It seems to have sparked some interesting conversations, so I thought I’d share my thoughts here. I’ll post the commercial below, but here’s a quick summary: The first half of the ad shows men doing bad things to each other and to women. […]


What Do You Do While Biding Time at Airports?

What Do You Do While Biding Time at Airports?

I made a note of this blog post question back in December when I flew to LA, to Virginia, and then back to St. Louis (6 total different legs, as no flights were direct). When you’re biding time during layovers and you have nothing specific to do–like, if you’ve already eaten–what do you do? I’m […]


10 New-to-Me Games I’m Hoping to Play at Geekway Mini 2019

10 New-to-Me Games I'm Hoping to Play at Geekway Mini 2019

Later this week I’ll be attending the “mini” version of Geekway to the West here in St. Louis. For 3 days I’ll spend the meat of my day playing games with a variety of people, hopefully quite a few new-to-me games (both for fun and to learn from them as a designer). I’ve been compiling […]


This Is What Happens When You’re Single

This Is What Happens When You're Single

I rather enjoy being single, and on occasion this characteristic has led to some comedic moments. The most recent was when I was home for Christmas. My parents hosted a big Christmas party for some of our relatives (my mom and dad have LOT of siblings). They decided to hire a photographer to take photos […]


Do You Watch “Um, Actually”?

I’m not a trivia guy. It’s just not how my mind works–I don’t remember trivia. As a result, I generally avoid trivia nights, I don’t watch Jeopardy, and I rarely play trivia games (though I love Wits and Wagers). However, I love the CollegeHumor show “Um, Actually.” I wanted to share this love with you today. Basically, […]


Have You Ever Had a Tarot Card Reading?

Have You Ever Had a Tarot Card Reading?

I don’t want someone else to tell me my future. I learned this about myself at a recent party where a friend was performing tarot card readings. It’s an annual tradition for her to do this, and I could tell she enjoyed entertaining her friends with their possible futures. So I decided to join several […]


The Question of Elaine and Jujyfruits

In one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld, Elaine is standing in line at a movie theater concession stand when she learns that her boyfriend was in an accident and is hospitalized. Elaine decides on the spot to finish what she set out to do–order a box of Jujyfruits–and then heads to the hospital. Her […]


My Top 10 Favorite Sandwiches of 2018

My Top 10 Favorite Sandwiches of 2018

I discovered in the last year that I really love weird, unique sandwiches and burgers. Fortunately, St. Louis is a hotspot for them, ranging from the daily creations at Hi-Point Drive-In to the monthly specials at Layla to the weekly head-to-head matchups at Bailey’s Range. So today I thought I’d showcase my favorite sandwiches of […]


My Favorite Books of 2018

My Favorite Books of 2018

I still read for 30 minutes or so before falling asleep each night, and that time has added up to 24 novels read in 208 (some of them quite long, others shorter). I love being able to turn my brain off at night, transitioning from work to another world before falling asleep. This year I […]


My Favorite Songs of 2018

My Favorite Songs of 2018

As I compiled this year’s list, I loved seeing how the various songs triggered different memories and connections over the past year. I’ll mention a few of them below: Typhoon, probably my favorite band, came to St. Louis earlier this year. I had a great time, though I had the chance to tell the lead […]


My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2018

My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2018

Of the 57 movies I watched this year, 21 of them received a 4.5 or 5.0 rating (out of 5), which is more than double the previous year. Maybe it was a great year for movies, or maybe I’m less cynical about being entertained than in the past. This made creating today’s list more difficult […]