Question of the Week #162

For $2,000 would you be willing to stand up in a crowded restaurant and, for at least a minute, loudly berate a waitress for some trivial imperfection in the service? If not, consider how grateful the waitress would be if you did so and later split the money with her. No. I'm not going to … Continue reading Question of the Week #162

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Is MoviePass Still Worth It?

It was roughly a year ago when I first heard rumblings of this phenomenon called MoviePass. I didn't really look into it too deeply, but the gist of it was this: You pay a flat fee each month, and then you can go to the theater to see as many movies as you want. Sounds too … Continue reading Is MoviePass Still Worth It?

Question of the Week #120

Would you accept $10,000 to shave your head and continue your normal activities sans hat or wig without explaining the reason for your haircut? I feel like this would be a harder question for a woman to answer. For me, no doubt in my mind. I'd shave my head for a lot less than ten … Continue reading Question of the Week #120

Question of the Week #113

If you could take a one-month trip anywhere in the world and money were not a consideration, where would you go and what would you do? Australia. Even though I am of the firm belief that just about every living creature on that continent has been bred to destroy humanity, I've always been fascinated by … Continue reading Question of the Week #113

Pointless Remakes

It's absolutely no secret that I love movies. I love sitting at home on a rainy day and seeing what's on Netflix or popping in a DVD. I love buying a ticket and mooching off a friend's bucket of popcorn to see a movie in a darkened theater. What I don't love is a pointless … Continue reading Pointless Remakes

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 Two for One Special

Believe it or not, there was once a time when I liked chocolate. Now, I've never really had an overactive sweet tooth. More often than not, Halloween candy would sit in my closet to be thrown away a few weeks later the next year (like I ever cleaned out my closet). But I did enjoy … Continue reading The Two for One Special

To the Future

When I was counseling at the school, I sometimes liked to participate in the therapeutic activities that I got my clients to do. This one time, a few years back, I had the kids write letters to themselves in five years. Looking back, I probably should have said 10 or 15 years. They didn't really … Continue reading To the Future

The Single Guy and the Conditioner

I have a soft spot for hairdressers. I kind of always have. There was the girl that cut my hair in college. This is the one that I insisted looked exactly like Sarah Michelle Gellar, so I would visit her at the mall and pay nearly twice as much as I could have paid the … Continue reading The Single Guy and the Conditioner

Question of the Week #83

If you were helping to raise money for a charity and someone agreed to make a large contribution if you would perform at the upcoming fund-raising show, would you? If so, what would you like to perform? Assume the show would have an audience of about 1,000. When I was a kid, maybe 2nd or … Continue reading Question of the Week #83