Archive for March, 2020

What Did You Think of “Joker”?

What Did You Think of "Joker"?

We finally watched Joker over the weekend. Overall, I thought it was a solid movie with some great direction and acting. I’ll share my spoiler-free thoughts below. Perhaps first and foremost, it was fascinating to watch a supervillain origin story that isn’t at all a superhero movie. It’s just a movie about a sad, crazy […]


What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Life Hack?

What's Your Favorite Kitchen Life Hack?

Have you ever seen one of those amazing life hack videos where you learn that you can soften butter in minutes, make a functional carburetor out of 3 potatoes, and dispose unwanted olives (i.e., all olives)? I love those videos! And articles too (like this one). As cool as they are, I rarely remember to […]


Does Time Fly When You’re Having Fun?

Does Time Fly When You're Having Fun?

Okay, I know I just talked about the show “100 Humans” the other day, but the last episode I watched had an experiment I’d love to discuss here. In the episode about happiness, the researchers decide to see if people perceive time differently when they’re happy. You know, the old saying, “Time flies when you’re […]


Have You Watched “100 Humans”?

Have You Watched "100 Humans"?

I love behavioral psychology, and there’s finally a TV show to support my fascination with fellow humans. The show is 100 Humans, and it’s on Netflix now. It features a diverse case of 100 people who willingly participate in a series of studies about human behavior. It’s a small sample size, but it’s still a […]


What Is Your Favorite VR Game?

What Is Your Favorite VR Game?

I’m VERY new to virtual reality games, but I think I’ve found an early contender for my favorite. Prior to my recent discovery, the two VR games I’d played were Beat Saber and a spellcasting game. Beat Saber is great–you stand in one place and slash incoming blocks with lightsabers while dancing to a variety […]


My 2 Favorite Things About Frozen 2

My 2 Favorite Things About Frozen 2

When Disney+ made Frozen 2 available a little early this weekend, Megan and I jumped at the chance to watch it. Well, “jumped” may be a strong word. More like we settled into the couch for a quiet evening. While it’s definitely a musical geared towards kids, a lot of talented people worked to make […]


My Crazy Idea for an Eventual Continuation of the NBA Season

My Crazy Idea for an Eventual Continuation of the NBA Season

One of the biggest signals to me that the coronavirus is a big deal was when all professional sports (and March Madness) were put on hold last week. Leading by example makes a huge difference in times of trouble. I follow certain sports as a casual fan, among them the NBA (basketball). I don’t know […]


How Is the Coronavirus Impacting You This Week?

How Is the Coronavirus Impacting You This Week?

I’ve written about the coronavirus from a business perspective on my company blog, but I’m curious how it’s impacting you personally. What are you doing differently this week than you would if the disease wasn’t spreading around the world? I’ll answer my own question below, but first I wanted to say how surreal the whole […]


If You Wear Patterned Clothing, What Impacts Your Daily Decision?

If You Wear Patterned Clothing, What Impacts Your Daily Decision?

Okay, so this post is mostly about underwear, but other clothing applies too. Last year I discovered the joy of MeUndies, a company that makes really comfortable underwear adorned with fun patterns. I started out with an octopus-themed boxer briefs, and now I have at least 5 pairs (including several Star Wars designs). So every […]


Have You Ever Tried Demolition?

Have You Ever Tried Demolition?

I’m not particularly handy. My dad can take apart and put together anything, but home improvement simply isn’t my forte. Recently, though, Megan and I were invited to help some friends demolish their kitchen. I’ve never torn anything down before, so I thought it would be fun. Over the course of a few hours, we […]


The Solution to My Wobbly Desktop Monitors

The Solution to My Wobbly Desktop Monitors

Last week I posted about a long-time issue I’ve had with wobbly desktop monitors. With your advice in hand, I proceeded to purchase an Echogear dual-monitor mount for my Uplift sit-stand desk. I just assembled it a few hours ago, and I’ve been using it since then to excellent results. My left monitor is rock-solid […]


How Do You Prevent Your Monitor from Wobbling?

How Do You Prevent Your Monitor from Wobbling?

I have a problem. In fact, I’ve had this problem for a long time, and I’m finally realizing that I genuinely need to find a permanent solution, not a temporary fix. I work from home, spending most of my time on a desktop computer. I have two monitors, both of which are on my sit-stand […]


How Do You Eat a Fortune Cookie?

How Do You Eat a Fortune Cookie?

I am not a superstitious person. That said, there are certain things I do just for fun. I know they don’t mean anything, but I enjoy doing them anyway. The process of eating a fortune cookie is one of them. Here’s how I do it: I break the fortune cookie in half and pull it […]


Have You Watched “Big Little Lies”?

Have You Watched "Big Little Lies"?

Last week I posted a poll about which television drama I should delve into next, though I had an inkling that we would at least try out each of the shows I listed in the poll. Megan and I started with an episode of Sharp Objects. While it was interesting to watch, it was incredibly […]


My Top 10 Favorite Games (as of March 2020)

Every 6 months I update my top 10 favorite tabletop games list. Creating today’s list was the toughest task yet, both because of the sheer number of different games I’ve played at this point (730+ and counting) and because I find my eagerness to play certain games dependent on how easily I can actually get […]