Archive for the 'Get To Know Roger' 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 […]

The Musical Divide

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

I’m not sure why I have such a fondness for songs about relationship problems. I’ve only broken up with people three times. One of them wasn’t a big deal, but the other two were heartbreakers. However, these breakups can’t be the reason for my attraction to breakup songs, as they all occurred after my attraction […]

Open Book Testing

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

I recently took a midterm exam for an online course. Online courses, of course, mean open book testing. I had to wait quite a while to get my exam score, and the teacher had hinted that grades weren’t very good. I got a little nervous, but not too bad after remembering back to my first […]

Disappointing Everyone

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I am pretty much a disappointment to everyone who cares/cared about and believes/believed in me. I spent a good number of my formative years at my great-grandmother’s house. She helped raise me, including educating me, and grew to love me. Everyone knew I was her favorite grandchild and that she absolutely adored me. When I […]

GRE Results

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I left the test feeling pretty good with the grades that immediately popped up. Once I received my official grades in the mail yesterday, though, I was little disappointed. I had more fun on the writing section, so I would have thought I’d done better. Verbal Score: 670, % Below: 95 Quantitative Score: 700, % […]

Broadening My Scope

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

I’m noticing a trend recently with reading books and hearing stories about good people turning bad one innocent-seeming choice at a time. It makes me think that I should stop and look back at myself. I wouldn’t say I’ve made any deliberately bad choices lately. But where have I ended up, if I look at […]

Planned Snacking

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Earlier in the day, I often plan what I’m going to snack on later that night. (Tonight is popcorn, by the way.) I gave this some thought tonight, and there are a few reasons why I think my planned snacking is a bad thing. First of all, my planned snacking can lead to double-snacking. If […]

Crossover Quiz

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

From Facebook to here. Let’s edit out the boring ones, shall we? 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My biological father’s name is Roger. Lee is his brother’s name, but not my original middle name. It was originally Leroy Edgar, a combination of my maternal grandfather’s middle name and my paternal grandfather’s first name. When […]

Den Envy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Is it OK that I’m jealous of Kari’s card catalog? Because I totally am. Alas, I am no librarian. However, I do have books. I love books. Here are my bookshelves and my living room reading area: (Yes, those are Christmas lights. They stay up year round. Yes, that’s crappy wallpaper and border that came […]

True Love

Monday, January 5th, 2009

(Tonight is a good night to nab posts from commenting on other people’s sites.) Buttercup: You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. Brian is a conundrum to modern […]

Driving In the Dark

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I don’t like driving in the dark. I’m not sure I ever really have. Highway driving in the dark isn’t too big of a deal; it’s the main road driving I’m not too fond of. Here’s what I don’t like: lack of depth perception. Have you ever tossed around a football in the evening and, […]

What’s This, Breathing Down My Neck?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Have you ever been scared to fall asleep? Did you ever think that maybe, for one reason or another, you might not wake up again? Were you OK with the thought, or did it frighten you? Sometimes when I get sick, I’m kind of…reluctant…to fall asleep. It seems that I’m breathing by effort of sheer […]

My Independence Day Post

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Everyone other US blogger will surely have their own 4th of July post. Hopefully mine is unique. I have no plans for today. It’s not that I don’t want plans. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate a holiday. It’s just that…nothing came up. If I were a good US citizen, I would find […]

Can Friends Be Friends Forever?

Monday, March 31st, 2008

If I was surprised when Kathy walked up, then I was amazed to see Mark’s face. “There are a few more people (family) that want to come to dinner tonight. Is that ok?” The Doughtys were in town and apparently expanding our gathering for dinner on Friday night. I didn’t care who came. I didn’t […]

Looking Back

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I figured it out. I know where we missed the opportunity. We definitely didn’t blow it, but it could have been even better. There were three of us, all in our early twenties, living together across the street from a lake. (Wait…suddenly I know where we missed two opportunities….) We were there, together, the three […]

Today’s Family, Tomorrow’s Me

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

When I arrived home last night, there was a message on the answering machine. My father left a message stating that my nephew had died this past weekend. This message was from a father I never had while growing up. I didn’t really get to start my relationship with him until the year before I […]

Why CCM?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Here’s something I began writing…well over a year ago. I meant to go further, but never got back to it. It’s complete enough as is. Here’s my reasoning for listening to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM): 1) I like the sound of the music. The music appeals to me. I like band music and some solo […]

Quirk Me

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Tag, I’m it, thanks to Chris Hubbs. I’m going to pull a Kari and skip the last two steps. I don’t always play by the rules. Not when you can’t make me. 😛 The Rules: (1) Link to the person that tagged you. (2) Post the rules on your blog. (3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks […]

Wasting Time (and 5 year olds)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

The link for you to try to see how many 5 year olds you could take in a fight does not work as I expected. (I could take 18.) Here’s what I think happened: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Grumpy Old Man Setting A Foundation

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The kids, the young adults, these days make me feel old: I don’t text message and I don’t approve of the lack of proper grammar used whilst text messaging. I still haven’t really set up my cell phone that I’ve had since May. I haven’t recorded a greeting. I haven’t taken a single picture. I […]