Question of the Week #176

Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Heck yes, I do. And not just for telephone calls. I rehearse what I'm going to say when I'm fairly certain the chances of having any kind of conversation with a human being is about to occur. How else will … Continue reading Question of the Week #176

The Single Guy and the Ribbon Cutting

When was the last time I did a post like this? It's been a long time. And, I think, most of that is because I haven't really given much thought to my status as a Single Guy lately. I mean, of course I'm still single. I just haven't been dating and haven't had much of … Continue reading The Single Guy and the Ribbon Cutting

Texting

Do you ever feel like people just aren't receiving my texts? Maybe it's just me that feels that way. After all, you probably don't care whether or not people are reading my text messages. I just have to wonder what's happening to the messages I'm sending out sometimes. And overthinking tends to make me a … Continue reading Texting

Flying from Florida

And that was that. I'm back at home now. I'm sitting on my bed, which dips in the middle. The hotel bed didn't do that. The hotel bed supported me very nicely. And the sheets were clean. Every night. I can't remember the last time I changed the sheets on my bed. I'm kidding. I … Continue reading Flying from Florida

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

5 Movie Theater Pet Peeves

I love going to the movies. In fact, I've gotten to where I look forward to my Tuesday evenings simply because I know that's the night of the week that I'm most likely going to see something at the theater. That's because the theater here in town has admission for only $6.00 on Tuesdays. A … Continue reading 5 Movie Theater Pet Peeves

Nap Time

Welcome to In the Words of a Non-Parent! The part of the blog where I, a non-parent, give parenting advice to parents. Today we explore what happens when your kids just won't go to sleep. It's frustrating, right? So you've put your toddler down for his or her afternoon nap and the kid just won't … Continue reading Nap Time

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 Bad Trip

The following tale is based on actual events which occurred a number of years ago... There were a number of attractive women at the school in which I once worked. As a rule, I didn't think of any of these women as potential dating possibilities. For one thing, only a select few were actually single. … Continue reading The Single Guy and the Bad Trip

The 5 Talkers You Meet at the Movies

It happens almost every time I try to go see a movie. According to statistics that I'm making up on the spot, one out of every 250 people is a movie talker. I'm referring, of course, to someone who likes to talk while they're watching a movie. It happened to me just the other night … Continue reading The 5 Talkers You Meet at the Movies