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

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

Shut Up, You’re Bothering Me

Do you work with someone who has a tendency to annoy you? Does this someone annoy lots of people? Let me assure you, I feel your pain. Lots of people, I'm sure, feel your pain. See, in the workplace, people from numerous walks of life are thrown together for anywhere from six to ten hours … Continue reading Shut Up, You’re Bothering Me

The Single Guy and the Milkshake

The following tale is based on actual events which occurred a number of years ago... The End of Year/Beginning of Year Weekend was pretty low key as I ushered in 2012. It probably didn't help that I had been dealing with a pretty bad case of bronchitis. The coughing and hacking kept me from having … Continue reading The Single Guy and the Milkshake

10 Ways to Know I’m Old

If you've been following this blog for even a few days, you know that my birthday was this past Sunday. I continually attempt to trick myself into believing that I'm younger than I actually am. I do this by hanging out with a group of friends who are, on average, 10 years younger than me. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Know I’m Old

Embarrassing or Entertaining?

Imagine that you're in a restaurant. You're there with a decent sized group of friends or family. You're all having a great time. You're talking and sharing stories and laughing at a reasonable volume. In a crowded restaurant, no one is drawing attention to you or your table. It's a pleasant afternoon or evening out. … Continue reading Embarrassing or Entertaining?