Miscellany

Mustache Chicken…

In an effort to make every day more enjoyable, I have challenged some of my co-workers to a game of Mustache Chicken. While the name sounds disgusting, and the game can end up getting pretty disgusting towards the end, it should be pretty fun. Basically, on January 1, we will all shave our faces clean …

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Surviving Cancer

I checked out xkcd’s latest strip today, and found myself almost crying. I don’t talk about it much, but my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer back in the early 90s. Not to downplay her struggle, which was not easy, but it was a rough time for me. I’d just finished high school. The prospect …

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Winter Solstice

It’s no secret that I usually don’t enjoy celebrating my birthday.  Part of it is that I don’t like the attention.  So, I apologize if I’ve rolled my eyes every time my phone has beeped this morning to notify me of a text message/Facebook update from one of you well-wishers.  I appreciate the thought, despite …

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Growing Up, and Death

I’ve been thinking about Death a lot lately.  By “a lot” I mean more than usual, which means more than not thinking about it at all.  I’ve always been lackadaisical when it comes to worrying about death.  My thought is that, once I’m dead, I won’t have anything to worry about.  Right?  Anyway… Around three …

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Selfishness

At some point in history, women thought it would be a good idea to make it socially acceptable to eat food which their significant other had gotten for themselves.  I suspect it started out by not ordering a large meal at a restaurant (in order to avoid looking like a pig on a date) and …

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Bedside Manner

Her: “My throat hurts, Ben.” Me: “I know.  I’m sorry.” Her: “It hurts bad.” Me: “I think we should make an agreement that, for the duration of our relationship, neither of us complains about being sick.” Her: “You don’t complain about being sick.” Me: “Oh?  Then I guess what I meant to say was ‘Shut …

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