Bitter Rivalry of the Week: Kangaroo pouch vs. Pant Pockets

The transportation industry is a 7.4 trillion dollar a year (according to Wikipedia in 2014, a reliable source if I've ever found one) industry with trains, planes, automobiles and duck bus getting us from point A to point B and across maps, and locations safely all day and all night 24 hours a day, 7 … Continue reading Bitter Rivalry of the Week: Kangaroo pouch vs. Pant Pockets

Drive Thru disasters

When we left Seattle, I knew there would be some things I would miss, like my co-workers (because my aim is pretty bad). I also knew there were also some things I would glad to leave in my rear view. The constant rain, the insane amount of green, gray and trees, and the location of … Continue reading Drive Thru disasters

H to the Izzo, G to the Giffo

  I don't like being told what to do. Most of the time I do it anyways, but I don't like it. This is why Top 40 music has always made me bitter. Even growing up, I couldn't stand it. Not only was it repetitive, but these songs were basically chosen by some music producer … Continue reading H to the Izzo, G to the Giffo

Long time no Bitter Friday Giftures

  For bitter's sake it has been a long time. At least in blogging days. It's been an actual week since I've done anything on this sad pathetic blog. I know I've got at least one idea for a post, but I'm not going to break the long standing tradition of doing Friday Giftures, just … Continue reading Long time no Bitter Friday Giftures

The Dark Side of Bitter Friday Giftures

  As you all know, the first day of Winter was a few days ago and you know what that means. Darkness. More and more hours of darkness. In my opinion, daytime is super overrated. People can clearly see what you are doing, activities happen during the day, work and driving are more common, and … Continue reading The Dark Side of Bitter Friday Giftures

Bitter Memes from a Bunch of Weirdo’s (Yeah, you people)

  A couple of weeks ago, or a week ago, (I don't remember. Do I look like I'm good at the passage of time?), I put a call out to all the people who follow this blog and told them to make memes for me or something. And the response was so underwhelming. I mean … Continue reading Bitter Memes from a Bunch of Weirdo’s (Yeah, you people)

Don’t call it a Comeback Friday Giftures

You can't call it a comeback, because I've been here for years. - L.L. Not so Cool J Ben Remember when that song was a thing? Now that I am done with school and haven't received my first $1,000,000 offer to change people's lives for the worse, I've got a whole lot of time on … Continue reading Don’t call it a Comeback Friday Giftures

Bitter Good Byes

Here's a depressing fact for you: Today may be the last time you ever see someone. Think about that bitterly for a second. Whether it is someone dying, or you saw someone at a Black Friday sale for the first and last time, every single day is potentially the last day you ever see someone. … Continue reading Bitter Good Byes

It is Snow Cold

For those of you who don't know anything about me, I grew up in South Dakota. If you've never heard of it, it is South of North Dakota, which is different than North Carolina. It is located in the middle of the country and has less people in the whole state than most minor cities. … Continue reading It is Snow Cold

Bears Beets Bitterstar Galactica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujg0CnjgE9Q Thanks to the classic Office prank that Jim played on Dwight, we know that the algebraic equation Bears >Bitterstar Galactica is true. Not that I know anything about Batterstar Galactica, or math but I do know that bears rule. You might think that bears are kind of scary, and you might be right, about … Continue reading Bears Beets Bitterstar Galactica

Jingle Bells to the Wall Friday Giftures

  I've been hearing a lot of bells ringing a lot lately. I don't know if it's the ringing in my ears or if it is Grinch stalking us on the roof waiting to steal all my stuff as soon as we leave the house, but it sure is making it hard for me to … Continue reading Jingle Bells to the Wall Friday Giftures

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