Broke as a Joke

It's humbling to watch that beautiful new paycheck containing your brand new salary as it suddenly dwindles down to nothing. I'm not trying to say that I was foolhardy with my paycheck. No... In fact, I started out being pretty wise about how my newfound wealth was to be spent and/or saved. See, I've gone … Continue reading Broke as a Joke

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Paying Off the Car

Kids... Yesterday morning, I did the most adult thing I've ever done in my adult life. I paid off my car. I can't believe there was no fanfare! I've had my car, a 2009 Toyota Corolla, for less than five years. My payment plan was designed to last for five years. And yet, here I … Continue reading Paying Off the Car

Flying to Florida

This morning, I began a journey. It began in my home of Blacksburg, Virginia. It ended in Orlando, Florida. A lot has happened today. As I write these words, it's late at night and I have, at this point, been awake for about 20 hours. I've had longer stretches without sleep. But sleep is calling … Continue reading Flying to Florida

The 5 Annoyances of Christmas

I know. You just read that title and thought, "This guy's such a Grinch!" But I'm really not. I love Christmas. I might not get as into the holiday spirit as a lot of people do, but I certainly don't sit around thinking of ways to ruin Christmas for everyone around me. There are just … Continue reading The 5 Annoyances of Christmas

My New Pet Peeve

Kids, I've recently discovered that I have a new biggest pet peeve. For years, my biggest pet peeve was people who refuse to use a turn signal. Didn't matter if it was because they were changing lanes or turning onto a different street. The signal is there for a reason. It's not just a courtesy … Continue reading My New Pet Peeve

Let’s Go, Sugarbeet

Yesterday, my friend Caitlyn offered to provide a writing prompt to some folks on Twitter. I accepted the challenge. She gave me the first sentence. The rest was up to me... "Let's go, sugarbeet," he said and snapped on the light. He was holding two duffle bags, one very light, the other very heavy. It … Continue reading Let’s Go, Sugarbeet

Question of the Week #76

One hot summer afternoon, while walking through a parking lot at a large shopping center, you notice a dog suffering badly from the heat inside a locked car. What would you do? First I'd have to get super dramatic and start smacking the window with my open palm, yelling at the dog and telling him … Continue reading Question of the Week #76