Send in the Clowns

Kids… You know how Facebook has made it so you can buy and sell things to and from other people who are also on Facebook? Well, late last week, I came across an ad from a local seller that I found both terrifying and a little entertaining. This was the picture that greeted my eyes … Continue reading Send in the Clowns

When Bloggers Meet

I've been blogging off and on (mostly on) since 2005. No, it hasn't all been here on The Confusing Middle or hosted by the good people at the WordPress. My first decade in the world of blogging involved a blog titled Carp Dime and was hosted over at Blogger. I'm pretty sure Carp Dime is … Continue reading When Bloggers Meet

Predictions for 2019

Kids, I don't consider myself much of a clairvoyant. But as the final hours of 2018 slowly tick away, I sit here and can't help but look ahead at the year to come. I would like to share some of my predictions for 2019 with you. Many people will continue to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and … Continue reading Predictions for 2019

Seriously Inappropriate Laughter

This is going to look like it's a political post. But, I promise you, it's not. This is a post about basic human decency. Or the lack thereof. The other night, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across this article posted by a local news station. What bothered wasn't so much … Continue reading Seriously Inappropriate Laughter

Question of the Week #159

If you had the choice of one intimate soulmate and no other close friends, or of no such soulmate and many friends and acquaintances, which would you choose? If I believed in the idea of soulmates, it would probably be easier to answer this question. There's a part of me that really likes this idea … Continue reading Question of the Week #159

The Biased Videos We Post Online

"Don't believe everything you see on the internet." - Abraham Lincoln I've been unfollowing a lot of people on Facebook in recent days. See, unfollowing is a thing that Facebook allows you to do if you don't want a particular person's posts to continue showing up on your newsfeed. I know, I could simply unfriend … Continue reading The Biased Videos We Post Online

101 Things That Make Me Happy

I'm stealing this blog post from Jess over at You're Fine. But it's okay. I told her I was gonna steal it. That makes it not stealing. It makes it an homage. Lunches with my coworkers Weird dreams Christmas Teddy Grahams Tuesday movies for only $6.00 The cool side of the pillow The sound of … Continue reading 101 Things That Make Me Happy

A Social Media Rant

Maybe it's something in the water. Over the last few days, I've been reading some pretty good rants on several blogs I follow. There's nothing wrong with a good rant every now and then. I enjoy having a rant from time to time. This is gonna be one of them. This rant is inspired by … Continue reading A Social Media Rant

Moves

We moved a lot when I was a kid. No, I wasn't an army brat. Dad just had this nomadic streak about him. The longest amount of time we ever spent in one place was 18 months. That was because of a recession and we couldn't afford to move. Or so I was told. I … Continue reading Moves

How I Quit My Job

Kids, I've made it no secret that I've been looking for a new job for several months. Almost a year, really. Well, I guess I've made it no secret on this blog and to my close friends and family. It's not as if I've going to my supervisor and shouting, "I need a new job!" … Continue reading How I Quit My Job