Stuff to Do in Roanoke

I recently had a client complain to me that there's just nothing to do in our city. And it's a complaint that I remember hearing a lot when I was a kid. Growing up around here, I think I even made that complaint from time to time because I'm certain I eventually took things for … Continue reading Stuff to Do in Roanoke

I Know It’s Stupid… But…

Smart phones. Both a blessing and a curse, am I right? Maybe just a curse, depending on how you look at them. I simply mean there are a lot of conveniences that can be great for making out lives easier. And there are also a lot of things associated with those tiny pocket computers that … Continue reading I Know It’s Stupid… But…

Parting Gifts

I had the hardest time sleeping the other night. I feel like a lot of stories could start that way. Though, most of them would be really boring stories... I had the hardest time sleeping the other night. I tossed and turned in my bed. I couldn't get comfortable. That shadow on the wall looks … Continue reading Parting Gifts

Why We Now Hate Best Buy & Nintendo

Monday morning, I woke up and watched the news, as I do most mornings. While watching the local newscast, I was excited to hear their announcement that Best Buy would have Nintendo's NES Classic in stock. This was exciting because, when I first heard about this Nintendo product several months ago, I really wanted one. … Continue reading Why We Now Hate Best Buy & Nintendo

Final Fantasy XV

We can all pretty much agree that I'm a geek, right? It's not something I try to hide. But some blog posts are geekier than others. This will definitely fall into the geekier category. In it, I'm basically going to talk about a video game. You've been warned. I have always been a fan of … Continue reading Final Fantasy XV

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

Question of the Week #91

Would you rather play a game with someone more or less talented than you? Would it matter who was watching? I'd rather play with someone who's better than me. That way I can constantly be learning how to improve whatever it is I'm doing. In theory, that's the best way to learn. And then when … Continue reading Question of the Week #91

Three Nights, Three Parties

Have you ever woken up on Monday morning and thought, What was I thinking? Get your minds out of the gutter. It's all very innocent. But there's such a thing as doing too much sometimes. I woke up early this morning with that What was I thinking? thought rattling around in my sleep deprived brain. … Continue reading Three Nights, Three Parties

Playing Host

You guys like Family Feud, right? Of course you do. Everyone loves Family Feud. And it's enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years due, I would say, in large part to host Steve Harvey's priceless facial expressions as he reacts to the responses given by any number of his contestants. If you're not sure … Continue reading Playing Host

The Single Guy vs. Another Hiking Trip

Kids, I'm starting to think that all hiking trips in which I'm involved are doomed to fail before they begin. You'll recall I attempted a solo trip to the Cascades recently, which ended with me reaching the entrance and turning around and going home due to the overcrowding of the trail. Yesterday, I joined a … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. Another Hiking Trip