Archive for June, 2019

Dream Room #6: The VR Room

Dream Room #6: The VR Room

I’m back to continue my occasional series about rooms I’d love to have in my house if I can ever afford to design such a place. So far I’ve discussed a ball room, cat tower room, game room(s), shower room, and fictional room. One of my lifelong technological dreams has been for virtual reality to progress […]


What’s Your Favorite Unique Talk Show Interview Format?

Recently I was telling someone about some odd-yet-wonderful talk show formats, one of which is very new. So I thought I’d create a short list of 3 formats I very much enjoy. Now, I’m not talking about fictional talk shows like Troy & Abed in the Morning or Between Two Ferns. These are real. I’m […]


I Survived a Summer Month Without Air Conditioning in St. Louis

I Survived a Summer Month Without Air Conditioning in St. Louis

True story, first-world problem. Just over a month ago, the air conditioning in my condo stopped working. I barely noticed it at first, as it was a relatively cool May at that point, but it was soon clear that the internal fan was just circulating room-temperature air. A repairman dropped by the next day. After […]


Did You Play Super Mario Bros as a Kid? You Might Like This

Just a quick post tonight. I saw this video on YouTube today of a new version of the classic game, Super Mario Bros, in a racing/battle royale format. As far as I can tell, you’re competing in real time against 99 other opponents who are racing through a few levels of the original game. Players […]


Have You Met a Mini Horse?

Have You Met a Mini Horse?

For reasons I don’t quite understand beyond an affection for cuteness and Parks & Rec, the idea of hanging out with mini horses has been on my bucket list for over a decade. This past weekend, I finally achieved that goal…and I learned quite a bit while doing it. A friend learned that there’s a […]


What I Thought I Wanted in a Woman 9 Years Ago (and What Has Changed)

Nine years ago, I was 29 years old, and I was in full dating mode. I had ended two back-to-back, long-term relationships with great women, and after participating in several online dating sites, I thought I figured out exactly what I wanted in a woman. So I did what anyone would do: I created a […]


Happy Father’s Day to Entrepreneurial Dads!

First, I want to say Happy Father’s Day to the traditional dads out there (fathers of human children). It’s a big job, and I’m impressed by what you do on a daily basis. I’m very grateful to have a loving, supportive father myself. Second, Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there who […]


Would You Celebrate If You Won a Soccer Game 13-0?

Yesterday the US women’s national soccer team won their World Cup opener against Thailand 13-0. It was the highest goal differential in World Cup history. I love the USWNT, and I have no problem with them running up the score in a tournament where goal differential matters. But I paused when I heard there was […]


What Did You Think of the 3 New Episodes of Black Mirror?

What Did You Think of the 3 New Episodes of Black Mirror?

That’s right, there are only 3 episodes of Black Mirror in the new season. But I’d rather have 3 than 0. My thoughts on each (with spoilers) are below. Striking Vipers: While this episode made me the most uncomfortable, I also thought it was the most interesting and thought provoking. It takes place in the […]


I Survived One Week Without the Scroll Wheel on My Mouse: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

I Survived One Week Without the Scroll Wheel on My Mouse: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

I’m Jamey Stegmaier, and I recently survived for 7 days without the ability to scroll down on my mouse. This is my harrowing story. It started, as all adventures do, while attempting to scroll down an Excel spreadsheet. One moment numbers were flashing by as I scrolled…and the next, nothing. No movement. At first I […]


Quick Thoughts on 3 Recent Movies

Quick Thoughts on 3 Recent Movies

Over the last week I’ve seen 3 movies in the theater, so I thought I’d share my quick thoughts on each of them. Booksmart: This is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year, definitely a contender for Top 10 of 2019, maybe Top 5. It’s a buddy comedy about two young women who […]


What’s Your “Set for Life” Amount?

This is truly a hypothetical question, just for fun: What’s the amount of money you would need to receive today to feel like you’re “set for life?” The source of the money could be one of many options: You save up a certain amount of money, you win a contest or competition, you sell something […]


Childhood Sweethearts in Movies

Childhood Sweethearts in Movies

Over the last few days I watched “Always Be My Maybe,” the new romantic comedy on Netflix. I wouldn’t say it’s quite up to the recent standard of Netflix rom coms, but I’m happy they keep making them, and there’s one very funny sequence that’s worth the entire movie (I won’t spoil that part). The movie starts […]


A Modest Proposal for Unsolicited Grammatical Corrections

A few days ago, I made a terrible, unforgivable mistake: I used the contraction “it’s” instead of the possessive “its” in a tweet. I wouldn’t have realized the mistake, but someone on Twitter replied to the tweet with a grammar correction. At first I was annoyed. Annoyed with myself for making a typo in a […]


Do You Want to Build a Lightsaber at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

Okay, I’m probably going to talk about this on my Stonemaier Games blog soon, but I’m just so giddy with excitement that I have to share this video here too. Some context: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge recently opened at Disneyland. The Westworld-style full immersion area isn’t available yet, but the Millennium Falcon ride/game, several restaurants, […]