My Favorite Posts from 2020

This is another one that’s pretty much become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. The other day, I looked back at which posts from the year were the most viewed according to the WordPress analytics. Today, I’m pulling out the posts that I personally enjoyed writing the most. I will say that there are … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2020

My Favorite Posts from 2019

This is another one that’s pretty much become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. Yesterday I looked back at which posts from the year were the most viewed according to the WordPress analytics. Today, I’m pulling out the posts that I personally enjoyed writing the most. I will say that there are some on yesterday’s list … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2019

Reviewing the Bucket List

I can't believe it, but it's been more than three years since I first decided to post a bucket list to the blog. And, in that time, I've barely looked at the thing to see if I'm making any actual progress. No, I'm not dying. At least, I don't think I am. You never know. … Continue reading Reviewing the Bucket List

My Favorite Posts from 2017

Last year, when I did a similar post about the things I posted in 2016, I wasn't able to limit my favorites to a list of 10. This year, I have been able to pick 10. And I think that's mostly because I didn't blog nearly as much in 2017 as I did the year … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2017

My 10 Favorite Movies of 2016

I've mentioned Flickchart on here before, right? Well, the quick sales pitch is that it's a way to rank your favorite movies. The site gives you two movies and you pick the one you like better. From that, you can eventually develop a pretty good ranking of all the movies you've seen. I've seen a … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Movies of 2016

My Favorite Posts from 2016

Kids, I was going to limit this to 10 posts. You know, the way I did my Top 10 posts based on popularity. It made sense to pick 10, simply to have a sense of continuity. But as I was looking through each of my posts from 2016, I realized that picking favorite blog posts … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2016

The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

I did this last year. I took a look back at the previous year and made a list of the blog posts that got the most traffic throughout the year. It was simple, as I'd only been keeping up with this blog for a year at that point. Today marks my second blogiversary, so I'm … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

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

The Hazards of Having a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I'm sure by now most of you have heard the Christmas classic "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." I say classic because the song is nearly 60 years old. I don't call it a classic because I enjoy hearing it year after year. I find it to be obnoxious. And irritating. And extremely catchy. Which … Continue reading The Hazards of Having a Hippopotamus for Christmas

4 Things You Shouldn’t Do at the Drive-Thru

The drive-thru lane is something that, I'm fairly confident, I can speak about with some authority. After all, I did spend four years of my adult life working as a drive-thru bank teller. There are just certain things that a person who is taking the drive-thru lane should not do. But this isn't about the … Continue reading 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do at the Drive-Thru