Lazy Friday Giftures

I just don't feel like doing anything today.  Do you blame me? I've been expending a lot of energy putting my bitterness on display, and today feels like one of those Fridays where I take a head vacation, where it looks like I am concentrating really hard on something on my computer screen, but really … Continue reading Lazy Friday Giftures

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What’s the Bitter Idea?

Since I'm an introvert, (which means I only talk or listen to people when I feel like it), I have a lot of time for observation.  I like to observe people because it gives me the opportunity to judge them and make wild assumptions about why I can't stand them.  Of course, when people talk … Continue reading What’s the Bitter Idea?

Breaking Down the Bitter Walls

  There are walls everywhere.  Some are mobile and go 70 miles an hour in rush hour.  Others are tiny and whiny and somehow live in the same neighborhood as your kids, want to eat all your food and mess up your house, play all your video games, then leave without a care in world, … Continue reading Breaking Down the Bitter Walls

In case you missed it..because you were Tire-d

I screwed up.  I messed up big time.  I had an extra day and I blew it.  I didn't treat yesterday like a Ferris Bueller's Day off. I didn't put every ounce of my laziness into making it the laziest day ever.  I got up relatively early.  I took a shower aaand used deodorant.  I … Continue reading In case you missed it..because you were Tire-d

Bitter Memory Friday Giftures

If there is something I lose more than my wallet(which of course I forgot or lost this morning), it is my memory.  Every time I wake up in the morning I lose about every shred of a dream I might have had.  Probably a good thing, considering how bitter my dreams probably are.  Pretty much … Continue reading Bitter Memory Friday Giftures

From The Bitter May Snowstorm to Bitter Ben Gardner Newsletter Vol. 3

Seattle is one of the few places in Western hemisphere where it can go a whole year without snow from October to April, but somehow hammer us with snow in May.  When I first moved here 13 years ago and witnessed the phenomenon, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.  The worst part was the … Continue reading From The Bitter May Snowstorm to Bitter Ben Gardner Newsletter Vol. 3

In case you missed it…because you were busy getting season finalied

You always know the season finales are happening when the world starts spinning as fast as a hurricane, tornado, volcano and the Flash combined.  You know when a divorce, marriage, death, and merger all happen to the same person in the same hour.  So I completely don't understand how you could have missed a moment … Continue reading In case you missed it…because you were busy getting season finalied

Bitter Irritating Friday Giftures

I think my veins are filled with either honey or fear.  Because of the warm weather (65 degrees!, just kidding 85) in the last two days, I have had to roll down the windows of my car.  It seems like whenever I pull up to a stop, a member of the bee community has been … Continue reading Bitter Irritating Friday Giftures

Bitterly Fresh Air

  It was around 5:30 pm on Mother's Day and the kids were getting restless.  By restless, I mean they were getting on our nerves.  Somehow, the clouds and rain had decided to take the day off.  Sunshine was penetrating every window in the house and it was getting stuffy inside.  Mom needed to get … Continue reading Bitterly Fresh Air

Bitter Ben Gardner Newsletter Volume 2

  Work is my all time favorite thing to be bitter about.  Why you might ask?  The thing you most want to complain about is the thing that you have to do the most.  Also, if you ever want to talk about it, you have to be sneaky, like when you are at home and … Continue reading Bitter Ben Gardner Newsletter Volume 2

In In case you missed it…because you were busy telling your mom sorry for being such a bitter brat

Orr....maybe that was just me.  Yeah, definitely.  My mom raised 5 kids, a husband, a cat and a dog.  She fed the dog better than me, but on the other hand, he didn't bark back at her as much as I did.  She woke up super early every morning to teach me (and a bunch … Continue reading In In case you missed it…because you were busy telling your mom sorry for being such a bitter brat

Disastrophy Friday Giftures

Let's face it.  May has been a disastrophy.  Things aren't going well.  Spiderman 2 only made $92 million at the domestic box office, it is still raining every day in Seattle, and so far every day since the beginning of 2014, sports radio has said the name of Johnny Manziel.  Now that he has finally … Continue reading Disastrophy Friday Giftures

Bitter Ben Gardner Newsletter Volume 1

Who here remembers Pinky and the Brain? No need to raise your hands, I can see you in the back. For those of you who were too young and don't, it was a WB cartoon about two lab mice, one named Pinky and one named Brain.  One was a complete idiot like me and would make … Continue reading Bitter Ben Gardner Newsletter Volume 1

In case you missed it…because you were busy looking at old letters

There is nothing like looking back at old letters, pictures and newsletters and realizing how bad your hair looked, how terrible your grammar was, and how amazingly in love you were with someone that didn't even know who you were.  We were doing a little spring cleaning yesterday and I was cleaning out an old … Continue reading In case you missed it…because you were busy looking at old letters

Bitter Falling Short Friday Giftures

Some people (like you) have big goals, lofty ideals and save the world mentality.  Some people just want to watch the world be bitter (me).  Regardless of your goals and expectations, sometimes you fall short(or always you fall short. Uh hem me.)  There is nothing bitterer than falling short of expectations.  The worst thing of … Continue reading Bitter Falling Short Friday Giftures

Bitter Problems

It's a perfect day outside.  The sun is shining, traffic is light, birds are chirping, welcoming the season of spring gently.  A hard month end is over, so work will be light, co-workers will be happy and customers in a good mood.  Maybe I can even go outside for lunch, get a little sun and … Continue reading Bitter Problems