Testing The Waters Bitterness

If there is one thing that I didn't like about school, besides having to be around people, and dealing with authority figures, and the homework, and the reading and the math and the science and the cold weather, and the bullying and the broken system that schools are, it was the tests. I never understood … Continue reading Testing The Waters Bitterness

The REAL History of Thanksgiving

I've always been an advocate of short work weeks. I've been pushing my company really hard to go to the 1-day work week for some time. So far, so bad. We did recently reach a compromise of me keeping me job by working 5 days a week. Don't worry though. They are starting to crack. … Continue reading The REAL History of Thanksgiving

Sports Torture BFG’s

Last Friday, I pretended I was sick so I could leave work early. Normally when I pretend I'm sick I just go home and play video games and sleep on the couch. But this time, it was for unselfish reasons. Instead of being lazy, I actually intentionally decided to go outside and sit in the … Continue reading Sports Torture BFG’s

The Benefits of Following a Bitter Blogger

At my last count there were 8 billion, 400 million, 538 thousand, 436 people on earth at this very moment. Oh shoot, we just lost a few. And some crying kids were just born. Dang it! That throws off my count. Don't worry, I'll get the final count by the end of this blog. But … Continue reading The Benefits of Following a Bitter Blogger

7 Deadly Sins

It's kind of hilarious that some people claim that I'm not a writer. It's true that my pièce de résistance, my epic masterpiece of writing, has never been published, or that I've even written the second draft yet. I've never even had a piece of writing published except for one short story in a magazine … Continue reading 7 Deadly Sins

Shape Shifting Bitter Friday Giftures

As you probably know, someday this blog will be made into a book. As such, I should be like all the diligent, disciplined and enthusiastic writers working on NaNoWriMo, but as we all know, writing a novel in November is ridiculous. Whoever decided that November is the month we should all be writing the first … Continue reading Shape Shifting Bitter Friday Giftures

Driving you up the paywall BFG’s

As a sign of appreciation for feeding her for 18 years, and allowing her to stay rent-free in our house, my daughter abandoned us to go to college. Pretty great gesture if you ask me. Then she decided that she didn't want to go to college right across the freeway from us so she could … Continue reading Driving you up the paywall BFG’s

Picking Up the Pieces

For some stupid reason, every morning before I go to work, I watch the news. It's the local news, so all they talk about is who got murdered, what accidents happened and the stupid weather. But today, they were so excited because they discovered and overnight four-alarm apartment fire to feature as breaking news. They … Continue reading Picking Up the Pieces

Bitter Reviews of BBB

I used to watch movies in person all the time, because I love paying for disappointment in person. Alright that isn't the real reason. The real reason is that I used to be a hopelessly single guy that had no social life or prospects, so I would go to them to drown out the loneliness. … Continue reading Bitter Reviews of BBB

Supercut Bitterness

I've done everything for my oldest and only daughter. I attended her daddy daughter dances for years (playing the dad part of the duo), bought her closets full of clothes that she meticulously kept the tags on for years, and allowed her to live rent-free for years. I even got her a job in the … Continue reading Supercut Bitterness

Living Rent-Free BFG’s

My wife and I have been looking for ways to become independently wealthy for some time now. She would really like to go shopping without looking at price tags. She would also love to have a maid, a personal chef and personal trainer. She would also like a car with heated seats, and a house … Continue reading Living Rent-Free BFG’s

Sword of Bitter

When I went to Scotland, we visited Victoria Street, which inspired J.K. Rowling's Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. They had a lot of shops dedicated to Harry Potter and sold lots of HP merchandise. It cracked me up that the first store we visited that was dedicated to Harry Potter merch, had less of an … Continue reading Sword of Bitter

Blog Paralysis BFG’s

I know I keep talking about my trip to Scotland, but it's mostly because I need to brag that I got to go there, and you didn't. Mostly though, it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip that I will never be able to afford to go to again. Being there was just so unique because my great-great-great … Continue reading Blog Paralysis BFG’s

Middle Aged Suckery BFG’s

Do you remember that stupid game your teachers made you play when you were a kid, where the teacher tells one kid a secret and then you had to tell the next person the thing they said? At the end, the last person would try to say the thing that the first person said, and … Continue reading Middle Aged Suckery BFG’s

Nobody is looking at you BFG’s

I haven't progressed much since my teen years. Just like I did in my teens, I still play video games, I still wear jeans and shorts (and jean shorts(jorts)), and still also have a driver's license just like I did as a teen. As the old expression goes, "The more things change, the more things … Continue reading Nobody is looking at you BFG’s

I will soon own Scotland…and then the World

Taking over the world is hard work. Terrorists are constantly trying to do it in movies, governments are always trying to topple other governments and countries one at a time, and Pinky and the Brain have been trying to do it since 1995. Sorry lab rat, beat you to it. Unfortunately for Pinky and the … Continue reading I will soon own Scotland…and then the World