Archive for the 'General' Category

Human Nature

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Why do people assume the worst (or is it just me)? I needed to order contact lenses, but I hadn’t been to the eye doctor in 3 years. They wanted to see me before ordering new contacts. After the doctor was done, he sat silently writing for a couple awkward minutes. While waiting, I was […]

Loot List ’16

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Star Wars The Black Series Titanium Series Snowspeeder Shadowrun Novel: Stranger Souls by Jak Koke Shadowrun Novel: Clockwork Asylum by Jak Koke Shadowrun Novel: Beyond the Pale by Jak Koke Shadowrun Novel: Ragnarock by Stephen Kenson Shadowrun Novel: Technobabel by Stephne Kenson Shadowrun Novel: Lone Wolf by Nigel Findley Shadow Ops Novel: Control Point by […]

Husband Fail

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

I ended 2016 with a husband fail. A screw was coming loose from my wife’s glasses. I tried to screw it back in, but it wouldn’t go in straight. I figured I’d take it out and start over. When I took the screw out, it wouldn’t go back in. At all. The holes just don’t […]

Loot List ’15

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

In no particular order: Leather Jacket Dremel 4200 A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker The Christmas Sessions by MercyMe Hope For All the World by Phillips, Craig, and Dean Welcome to the New by MercyMe Miracle by Third Day Where Strength Begins by Phillips, Craig, and Dean Beautiful Offerings by Big Daddy Weave Olive Garden gift […]

Driving

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I was merging onto the interstate when the oncoming car in the travel lane started honking his horn and pointing vehemently at the Yield sign in front of me. The odd thing is that I had already timed my entry to pass behind his car, assuming he didn’t slam on his brakes or do something […]

Loot List ’13

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Here’s my yearly list of Christmas loot! Wolverine Comics pack #35-#50 Jim Butcher: Wizard for Hire (Dresden Files 1-3) Jim Butcher: Wizard by Trade (Dresden Files 4-5) Jim Butcher: Wizard at Large (Dresden Files 6-7) Jim Butcher: Wizard Under Fire (Dresden Files 8-9) DC Comics Deck Building Game 12 canister shell fireworks 36 Granite speckled […]

Christmas Loot 2012

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

One of the few recurring themes I have is my Christmas loot. This is the stuff my amazing wife got me. Again, it was a ThinkGeek stocking. My Tigger stocking remained empty, as my wife got a free Bazinga! stocking with her geek points. Inside: The Tick vs Season 2 Chocolate Gaming Dice Set D20 […]

Connections

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

I don’t always take the time to make little connections with people. I stopped at Taco Bell on the way home from Portland last night. My work partner and I had just dropped a patient off at a hospital in that area, and I was a little hungry. I went inside, and almost immediately a […]

Profession Update

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

I have some notes about the vacation we’re on, but yesterday I received an email from the state University accepting me into their nursing program. I have tried for years to get into a Physician’s Assistant program, with no luck. Instead, I’ll take this track. My life is about to get a lot harder.

Tell Me A Story

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Tell me a story. I don’t care if it’s happy or sad, comedy or tragedy, history, fiction, non-fiction, horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, though not fantasy like lots of other people might consider fantasy. I mean adventurers, knights, horses, unicorn, dragons, elves, dwarves, hobbits, fairies, princes, princesses, werewolves, zombies, vampires, but not vampires like sparkly, emo, […]

Loot List 2011

Monday, December 26th, 2011

While my wife’s Christmas stocking was filled with Pampered Chef goodies, my stocking was filled with ThinkGeek. Stocking A Conan the Barbarian Sword Letter Opener Star Wars Chop Sabers Bacon Flavored Croutons Bacon Dental Floss Hematite Adventure Gaming Dice Gifts included a wonderful assortment: Kindle Keyboard (3G, WiFi) Dwarven Dig! Adventure board game Robo Rally […]

Loot List – Christmas 2010

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

A lot of items have come off my wish list this year, between finding the rare ones myself, my birthday, and Christmas. CDs seem to be the slowest moving item on the list. I should probably start rounding these up when I get a chance. This year, ThinkGeek provided many of my birthday and Christmas […]

Dear Gym,

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I will be back; I promise. Let me tell you what’s going on. My wife just graduated nursing school. She spent every week night and most weekends studying for years. She didn’t get out much. Her social life was smothered, going out with more of a whimper than a bang. But now she’s done. She […]

School is Wrapping Up

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

May 2010 is finally here. On the 15th, my wife graduates from college. She has worked incredibly hard for the last 5 years, part time and then full time, to accomplish this goal. I know it might seem like it from some of the nurses you meet, but colleges don’t just give away a Bachelor […]

And Then I Ate at a Vegetarian Restaurant

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

No, this is not some hilarious one-liner to end a crowd-pleasing joke. This is a true account of my experiences last night. The wife and I drove to Portland, two hours away, to join our friends at a birthday dinner. The restaurant chose was vegetarian. And, I believe, not just vegetarian but vegan as well. […]

Loot List – Christmas ’09

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

I haven’t seen any loot lists this year. People either have better things to post about, or they are slacking off from their blogs as I have been for a while now. However, I will now regale you with my amazing memory of what I got for Christmas. Ted Dekker’s Green Ted Dekker and Erin […]

Change of Plans

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

See, here’s the beauty of plans instead of resolutions. Nobody bats an eye when you change your plans. If you change your resolutions, though, you essentially break your original ones. Here are some ideas I’ve come up with: What if I was more observably affectionate toward everyone, instead of just my wife and my God? […]

Plans

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Now is the time of year when people are posting their resolutions. I do not use the term ‘resolution’ unless it is something I truly resolve to do, something I will not fail at, something at the foremost of my thoughts at all times. No, instead of resolutions, I will share my plans for the […]

Hey, I’m going to Dallas!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I’m trying to tell everyone in pretty much every online venue I have. I have a cousin getting married in Dallas. I’ve been to Austin, TX for a week…in years gone by…and I loved it. When my mother asked if I wanted to join in the party heading down, I sure did! The bad part […]

Hearty Breakfast Fare

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

This morning’s victuals are indeed quite more robust than to what I am used. A cold, hard-boiled egg begins the hearty romp through my palate, taken from it’s refuge where it previously awaited becoming salad fixings. There is no forgiveness as I steal it from it’s temporary home and other hard-boiled companion to digest it […]