Get Off My Lawn!

Like New Girl's Nick Miller, I'm pretty sure I'm aging into my personality very well. In fact, someday, I'll make a very good cantankerous old man. I suppose, it could be argued, that I already make a very good cantankerous old man. And that's fine. Because you're about to get a dose of what I … Continue reading Get Off My Lawn!

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

In the Still of the Night…

I can't sleep. I don't have nights like this very often these days. Once upon a time, I dealt with insomnia like it was my job. And I blamed it on my job. That's because, once upon a time, I worked as a night-time residential counselor at a group home. Part of the job involved … Continue reading In the Still of the Night…

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 Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Elsa

I know. Elsa is not a princess. Once we hit the second act of Frozen, Elsa makes it through the coronation ceremony and becomes a queen. She's only a princess for the first 15 minutes of the movie. She is not included on Disney's official list of princesses, nor is her sister, Anna. As a … Continue reading A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Elsa

10 Things I Want for My Birthday

I guess I don't need to explain what this post will be about. The title is fairly self explanatory. But, if you haven't been able to surmise from my most recent Question of the Week or yesterday's ranking of previous birthday parties, my birthday is this Sunday. And while there have been some friends who … Continue reading 10 Things I Want for My Birthday

10 Reasons to Close the School

Working in a school setting, I get excited by the prospect of extra days off. See, as much as I enjoy the work I do, it's still work. And who wouldn't rather sleep late on a Tuesday if you're able to? Especially when the alternative is waking up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Close the School

December

There are plenty of months that make for good names for girls. Off the top of my head, there's April, May, and June. They're all grouped right together. You'd think that would make them easier to find. But no, my parents decided to name me December. December Drake. It's like they wanted me to grow … Continue reading December

An Unexpected Break

Guys, last week was AWESOME! I know that I've complained about the kind of winter we've been experiencing here in southwest Virginia. Temperatures have been fluctuating up and down, like our local climate zone can't really determine which season it's supposed to be. Sure, we've had a lot of really cold days, but they always … Continue reading An Unexpected Break

The Uncooperative Winter

This is the world I should be looking at when I wake up in the morning. Maybe not these trees in particular, but something similar. My point is, there should be snow. Maybe in other parts of the world, other parts of the country, people are experiencing snow. People may be experiencing more snow than … Continue reading The Uncooperative Winter