On the 1st Day of Blogmas…

So... uh... Here's my tree... It's funny. Because I really wasn't planning to decorate anything this year. Because I was going to treat this year like I treated last year. I figured... I don't have a tree to dig out of storage, so that's out. I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend money on … Continue reading On the 1st Day of Blogmas…


Question of the Week #295

Would you give up half of what you own for a pill that would permanently alter you so that sleeping an hour a day would fully refresh you without side effects? Absolutely. First off, let's consider giving up half of what I own. I don't actually own all that much. And most of my possessions … Continue reading Question of the Week #295

A to Z Challenge – Oracle

Welcome to the 2021 A to Z Challenge! My theme this year is DC Comics. And that’s mostly because of my undying affection for the comic book characters and stories that I grew up reading in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. So stay tuned all month to (maybe) learn a little something about 26 corners … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Oracle

The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Today is the last day of 2019 and, therefore, the last day of the 2010s. What can we say about the decade that was? I'll be honest... 2010 doesn't feel like it was 10 years ago. Though, I suppose the older I get, the faster time seems to go by. I'll be 40 years old … Continue reading The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Question of the Week #195

Of all the people close to you, whose death would you find most disturbing? I really hope it's not a cop out to say my mother. Because, at this point, that would probably tear me up the most out of anyone I know, be it friend or family. She's the only parent I have left. … Continue reading Question of the Week #195

Aaron’s Surprise Birthday Party

Paul was kind enough to throw me a surprise birthday party over on his blog, The Captain’s Speech! Stop by and check it out, grab some pizza and cake, recite lines from Back to the Future!

The Captain's Speech


We, here at The Captain’s Speech, like to make dreams come true. On January 10, Aaron from The Confusing Middle posted a list of 100 random facts about himself. Here are two facts that stood out to me.

Fact #1: I was born on March 6, 1980.

Fact #66: More than anything, I would love to have someone throw me a surprise birthday party at some point, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen.

Upon reading that, I knew what I had to do, and instantly starting writing this post.

Aaron and I have been friends on WordPress for several years, running speed walking in the same blog circle. We’ve seen bloggers come and go, and then come back, only to leave again. Hey, maybe we’re the problem? Wow, this got depressing.

As bloggers, we take care of our own. So, Aaron, welcome to your WordPress surprise birthday…

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Question of the Week #179

If you went to a movie with a friend and it was lousy, would you leave? Probably not. I’ve seen a lot of really bad movies. And if I didn’t walk out of last year’s Hurricane Heist, there’s a good chance I won’t walk out of anything. Though, I will say this, I saw Hurricane … Continue reading Question of the Week #179

10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019

I love movies. And I’ve taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I’m going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I’m not made of money. And I discontinued my subscription to MoviePass toward the end of last year. So there’s … Continue reading 10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019