Bitter Training

How I survived 43 years without riding the train on regular basis, I don't know. I used to think that my happy place was riding home in my car for 40 minutes between work and home. Clearly, I was wrong. Riding on a train is a lazy man's dream. You show up with this magical … Continue reading Bitter Training

Make a bitter meme, get featured on Ben’s Bitter Blog

Who wants to become part of history? You all have a chance to the be the first people in the history of ever to submit content to me and actually get it on a post of mine. How does it feel to be on the precipice of history? Are giddy with bitterness? Morose with paralyzing … Continue reading Make a bitter meme, get featured on Ben’s Bitter Blog

Bitter Rivalry of the Week: Social Media Engagements vs. People Engagements

I've spent an awful lot of time this semester hearing a lot of social media "buzzwords". There is reach, user generated content, remarketing, content curation, funneling,  conversions, and native advertising. But there is one word I've heard more than any this semester and not really wanting to hear:engagements. It's probably because I go to a … Continue reading Bitter Rivalry of the Week: Social Media Engagements vs. People Engagements

Throwing in the Towel Friday Giftures

  I've never been in a fight before, other than that one time in college when I was walking home, minding my own business and three guys attacked me. It's not important why they attacked (probably because they were a bunch of bullies, or because I egged them on. Again not important which).  Of course, … Continue reading Throwing in the Towel Friday Giftures

Clickbait Bitterness

  The greatest invention of our time, the World Wide Web, is a dark, devious place, where you can find terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things. Things like cat videos, Facebook updates from your "friends" and blogs that talk about bitterness. Yeah, there are a few good things that come from the internet, like … Continue reading Clickbait Bitterness

Things that are hanging on for dear life

As I sit here staring out the window at the snow gently, slowly and bitterly pounding the ground and every other obstacle in its destructive path, I reflect back poorly on the entire last week. Just like the snow clings hard and doesn't let go until the warm air of the sun destroys it, I … Continue reading Things that are hanging on for dear life

Bowling Alley Friday Giftures

  So I wasn't bowling the other day and I was trying to strike up a conversation with someone, just kidding, why would I ever do that? Anyways, I was driving in the wrong lane, when I came upon something in the gutter...ball, and it struck me that I needed to do something this coming … Continue reading Bowling Alley Friday Giftures

It’s snow fair Friday Giftures

  Don't you just love when it is the first snow of the year and everyone drives on the road like they are one of those horses that are just born and are trying to walk for the first time? I really do enjoy seeing all the cars in ditches, and cars sliding around like … Continue reading It’s snow fair Friday Giftures

Dangling that Bitter Carrot

There is probably some sort of reason why I get up at 5:30 in the morning, fall asleep in the shower, put some clothes on, shave this freaking face, get in a car, hop on the train with like a billion people that give me bitter stares, get off the train and walk like 15 … Continue reading Dangling that Bitter Carrot

Bitter Crate

  Bitterness is at an all time high these days and I would be a really bad bitterperson if I didn't at least put in a mediocre effort to take advantage of the situation. And what better way to exploit other businesses that have been way more successful than all my failed business ventures, than … Continue reading Bitter Crate

Least Favorite Day of the Week Giftures

I know you guys have been dreading this day all week. Friday's are the worst I know. You had your stressed out Monday where you forgot to do your assignment, then Tuesday when you had to wait in line all day, then Wednesday where you had to figure out how to make Miley leave the … Continue reading Least Favorite Day of the Week Giftures

I Feel A Disturbance In the Bitterness Today

Hey everyone, I would not be the world's leading authority on bitterness if I didn't post something today. Since I had my head in the sand(by that I mean head leaned over pretending to do paper while actually sleeping) working on a paper about social media, I wasn't able to watch the news or read … Continue reading I Feel A Disturbance In the Bitterness Today

The Ultimate Bittersurvivor

Remember that game show Survivor? Do you remember how they placed people on an island with only a few provisions? They had to fend for food, and make their own shelter and compete in challenges against another team of survivors and then they had to vote one off every week. I think Tom Hanks was … Continue reading The Ultimate Bittersurvivor

Cursed Friday Giftures

As you probably have heard, the Cubs won the World Series the other night. If you haven't it's because you were hiding in a bunker for the last 108 years and didn't know that it was such a big deal. If you were hiding in a bunker, welcome back. A lot has happened since you … Continue reading Cursed Friday Giftures

Bitter Haunted Houses

It's that bitter time of the year where stinky little goblins dressed up as kids dressed up as hoodlums start invading neighborhoods and asking for free candy. Holding their little pillowcases out, saying Trick or Treat. They are trying to get something from my good candy stash, but I know better than that. I always … Continue reading Bitter Haunted Houses

Bitter Bending Machines Friday Giftures

  Vending machines are way of life for many. People are so busy with their stupid jobs or running from work to school to practice to the grocery store to practice to home, that they don't have time to sit down and eat a meal. Well, it's like that for all of you, I assume.  … Continue reading Bitter Bending Machines Friday Giftures

My Bitter Exotic Travel

Judging by all the things I've been talking about doing lately, you probably think I've been working really hard. You know, like sitting in the stands watching football, or sitting in class pretending to pay attention with my eyes closed. Or sitting in a study area, pretending to type papers, or sitting in our van … Continue reading My Bitter Exotic Travel

Bitter Rivalry of the Week – Nephew vs. Nephew I've talked a lot about football lately, which is kind of crazy to me, because I only have a passing interest in it.  I enjoy watching the long pass plays, but you know the thing about football? Pro football is owned by billionaires, played my millionaires, and fantasy played by thousandaires. I get them … Continue reading Bitter Rivalry of the Week – Nephew vs. Nephew

Scary Season Friday Giftures

  According to my daughter, we are in spooky season. It's kind of funny that she seems to like it so much considering that she is afraid of just about everything. But hey, aren't we all? Afraid of rejection, and fear itself and hair in our food? If it wasn't for all of the stuff … Continue reading Scary Season Friday Giftures