Archive for October, 2019

Do You Prefer the Theatrical or Extended Versions of the Lord of the Rings Movies?

Do You Prefer the Theatrical or Extended Versions of the Lord of the Rings Movies?

Over the years, I’ve watched the Lord of the Rings movies a number of times (especially Fellowship, my favorite). However, they always seemed long enough for my taste, so I never watched the extended versions. That changed last week. Megan and I watched the three movies over a span of 6 days. We weren’t able […]


2 Slight Tweaks I’d Love to See on YouTube and Facebook

YouTube: I’ve noticed that more and more of my favorite long-form channels on YouTube–those that post videos over 20 minutes–have ads that force the videos to pause every 5 minutes or so. This wouldn’t be a problem for a shorter video, but I often listen to the longer videos while doing something else away from […]


The Kickball Story

The Kickball Story

It’s been years since I’ve played a competitive team sport that “mattered” in any capacity. I played soccer for most of my life, along with intramural soccer, frisbee, and football in college. That’s where I discovered pickup sports, which I found to be a much better fit for my personality. But in my 20s, I […]


New Home Tour!

New Home Tour!

As I mentioned a few days ago, my girlfriend and moved into a new-to-us condo last week. We’re still settling in, but I’m loving the new place, so I thought I’d share a brief photo tour with you. We’ll start at the main entrance facing into the condo. I really like the open layout–the kitchen, […]


How Many Car Wash Businesses Are Sustainable?

How Many Car Wash Businesses Are Sustainable?

I fully admit that I’m not the target audience for a car wash business, but I’m started to be baffled by the sheer number of them. I drive a 2003 Toyota Camry that gets “washed” whenever it rains. Occasionally I’ll take a Swiffer pad and some Windex to wipe the dust off the dashboard. That […]


Would You Ever Let Someone Else Pack Your Home for a Move?

Would You Ever Let Someone Else Pack Your Home for a Move?

This week I did something I haven’t done in over 14 years: I moved. That’s right, I bought my condo when I was 24, and now at 38 I have a new place with my girlfriend, a place I hope we call home for a long time. One of the big reasons I lived in […]


The Ninth Love Language

The Ninth Love Language

While there are technically only 5 official love languages that I’m aware of, over the years I’ve added some of my own creation to the list. Just in case you’re not familiar with the concept of love languages, they are a gauge of how you are best loved (and conversely, how you best show love). […]


My Greatest Fear #63: Forgetting a Number I’ve Always Known

Tell me if something like this has ever happened to you: A few days ago, I was asked to provide my social security number (don’t worry, it was legit). This is a number I’ve said or typed hundreds of times, and it’s one of the few numbers that I really need to know. I started to say […]


Do You Pirate Movies That Are Currently in the Theater?

Do You Pirate Movies That Are Currently in the Theater?

I just watched the second episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (great season so far), and I learned something that really caught me off guard, something I’d like to verify with you. Basically, in the episode, the gang are participating in a focus group for a new movie. They’re disappointed to learn that the […]


What’s the Best Freebie You’ve Ever Received at Work?

A friend asked this question at game night tonight, and there were some fun answers, so I thought I’d pose the question to you as well. I’ll try to think of mine job by job, post-high school: movie theater: Free popcorn! I love popcorn, and it was quite delicious at the theater I worked at […]


My Favorite Saturday Night Live Video from the Premiere

Last season I tried to pick my 3 favorite sketches from SNL each week to share here. While I don’t have 3 sketches that made me laugh out loud during this season’s premiere, I loved a variety of the jokes made in the Apple Picking Ad found below. What’s your favorite line from it?