Halloween is always kind of an awkward time for me. Especially at work. You never quite know if people are going to dress up and if no one does and you do, it is the most awkward thing ever. Then there is the really uncomfortable aspect about your costume. If you wear one that makes … Continue reading Bread And Bitter
Month: October 2017
The Bitter Transforming Pizza
There is something I have never understood about Halloween. It is one the biggest in this country, where I've heard the most money is spent, and somehow it isn't really a holiday? At least from what I have heard, a holiday consists of me getting the day off. And as long as I can remember, … Continue reading The Bitter Transforming Pizza
Demi Lovato: Why her story is important
This blog of mine is normally a funny, sarcastic, bitter take on the world and most of you expect that. Today, however, I’m going to reblog a serious post. Rebecca wrote about a documentary she watched on Demi Lovato, who is a singer I really like. I thought this was a well written post about mental illness and some of its stigmas. Mentally illness doesn’t doesn’t care if we are rich or poor, young or old, white or black, male or female. And many people suffer silently because mental illness symptoms don’t show like physical illnesses. I hope you will at least read Rebecca’s post and possibly watch the documentary like I’m going to. And don’t forget about people you might know who suffer from mental illness.
Pop singer Demi Lovato’s documentary Simply Complicatedwas released on YouTube on October 17th. While she’s been open about her drug and alcohol addictions and eating disorder in the past, this doc provides a more detailed timeline of Demi’s journey from addiction to recovery to relapse and back to recovery once more.
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This documentary is unapologetic, raw, and in-your-face. It has some eerie similarities to director Asif Kapadia’s brilliant 2015 Best Documentary Feature, Amy, which documents the life and tragic death of British singer Amy Winehouse.
Ironically, in Simply Complicated, Demi references Winehouse as someone she idolized growing up. In a journey back to Demi’s house, she shows a poster she’d made as a child that she kept in her closet, plastered with photos of celebrities she wanted to look like. There, among the models and skinny celebrities, was Winehouse, most likely…
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Sneaky Bitter Friday Giftures
When I was getting ready to leave work last night, there was a little paper sign on the door. "Halloween party in the break room at 1:30 pm. Prizes for contests, food, etc." It kind of shocked me, because Halloween just sneaked up on me. Which I know is hard to believe for some … Continue reading Sneaky Bitter Friday Giftures
Bitter Noise Pollution
I have two brothers and when we were growing up, we caused my parents a few headaches. Whether it was climbing on the roof of our house, jumping off the staircases to the level below, or throwing pencils at each others legs and making them stick (ask my brother about the graphite poisoning I … Continue reading Bitter Noise Pollution
As you saw last week, I am bitterly jealous of people that can draw/do art things. When I came upon this blog a year ago or so, I knew I had to follow. She always does funny drawings and stories to go along with what they do in their lives. I always get a kick out of them. Not it is your turn to follow and enjoy. Make sure them give them some love and follow, comment, like.
Apparently this has happened on more than one occasion. Poor Angel…
And speaking of birthdays…HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANGEL!!!
You are truly a superhero in our eyes. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband, friend, and life partner to me, and for being an exceptional, involved, and ever-present father to our beautiful daughter. May this year be even better than the last!!!
Bitter Laugh Tracks
When my kids were young they liked to watch Disney shows. While Disney is really good at making future stars out of these young actors and actresses, they are really bad at making them funny. At least at that age. The shows are terrible. And they certainly aren't funny unless you are a kid who … Continue reading Bitter Laugh Tracks
Freaky Friday Giftures
The other day, I was going for a walk on one of the many trails around here and I ran into a cat. It was one of those bitter looking cats that look like Grumpy Cat. It had a scrunched up face and appeared to not give a care in the world that I … Continue reading Freaky Friday Giftures
Offensive Driving Bitterness
As amazing as it might seem, I was less old than I am now. Also, as amazing as it might seem, I was also in much better shape. One of the most bitter things I ever experienced was the old metabolism betraying me, because I was just as lazy then as I am now, but … Continue reading Offensive Driving Bitterness
Four Square Bitterness
On Friday October 13th, my son turned 10 years old. Of course we missed out on a huge opportunity by not having him born 3 years earlier and him becoming a Jason, Freddy or Pinhead. Regardless, since I am free during the days for a few more days, I was tasked with going to Panda … Continue reading Four Square Bitterness
I Wish That Anything In Life Could Excite Me As Much As Squirrels Excite My Dogs.
One of the things I am most bitter about in life is that I was not given the ability to draw. I have already been surpassed in my artistic ability by my 13 year old daughter. Though to be honest, she surpassed me when she was 2 and first learned to draw. My stick figures still need a lot of work.
Anyways, Joanne here combines two things that make me bitterly jealous, so I thought I would show you just how good she is at both drawing and humor, things which I both suffer at embarrassingly. Make sure to check out many of her other posts which are funny too.
Some Words That Say What I Think
Autumn is an exciting time of year for my dogs, mostly because there is a significant increase in the number of squirrels running around in the park.
When my dogs encounter a squirrel, they experience a level of excitement beyond that which humans can cognitively process.
I could win the lottery, be offered a free luxury round-the-world cruise and discover the secret to eternal youth, all within the space of a single hour, and still not come close to scraping the surface of the excitement that my dogs experience when they see a squirrel.
Upon seeing a squirrel, my dogs become so excited that they are no longer completely in control of their bodies.
All they can do is run around, barking manically, their movements and actions controlled by the all-consuming power of their base instincts
At this time of year, the squirrels are collecting food in preparation for winter…
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Friday the 13th Giftures
It's that time of the year. The haunted houses are advertising that they can scare the heck out of you. The horror movies are making amazing amounts of cash by scaring the crap out of you. Worst of all, the pumpkin spice flavors are out to take all your money. But I'm not going … Continue reading Friday the 13th Giftures
When my parents asked me where I wanted to go for my senior trip with the family, I of course said Cincinnati. So maybe it wasn't the most typical place to go, but I am not the most typical person. I just so happened to be a big fan of the Cincinnati Reds, and I … Continue reading Butt Dials
I'm not a big fan of mystery movies, because the ending is usually pretty stupid. The killer was usually someone you suspected from the very beginning, but they just made other people look slightly guilty somehow. Or the ending is super lame because if you just knew one thing, you would have figured it … Continue reading Mystery Oreo’s
12 Bizarre Behaviors Belonging to the “Blogger Bunch!” (Yes, Us!)
I think all of us bloggers go through this bitter thought process. Stephanie Lewis from Once Upon Your Prime is one of my favorites and you should go read her blog because it is funny and bitter at the same time, unlike mine which is just bitter.
The Blogger Bunch!
Here’s a story of a bunch of writer-folks, who’re once a strange set of girls and boys,
Growing up they had their journals and diaries, pretty much ignored all other toys.
Till the one day when these wordsmiths met WordPress, they knew they’d be just as pleased as punch,
If this group could somehow form a Blogosphere, and that’s the way they became The Blogger Bunch!
Ready? Here we go!
12 Blogging Behaviors You Might Recognize!
- We excitedly register for a free online WordPress URL, spend hours (no days!) setting it up, picking a perfect theme, arranging widgets, plug-ins, clever headers, tag-lines, backgrounds, and fonts — only to realize when the blog is finished . . . we must now actually write! (Wow, some of us were those brides who registered for china patterns, ordered imprinted napkins, centerpieces, catering, picked out the perfect gown, only to realize…
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Slow motion Friday Giftures
Someone must have hit the slow motion button on my life, because I can't seem to keep up. Just yesterday my kids were just starting school and today they tell me they are in 4th and 8th grades. The other day Donald Trump was this rich real estate guy from New York. Just today … Continue reading Slow motion Friday Giftures
There is thousands of acres of land on this earth. I know because I took a geography class once. It taught me many things like uh...oceans are full of water, Antarctica is the most populous nation, and Transformers are living on the dark side of the moon. With all this land, you would think … Continue reading Private Property