A Total Eclipse of the Hero

If you haven't heard of the total eclipse of the sun that is coming, then you've been even more hidden from the news than I have. I took a quick trip to Seattle for a wedding this weekend, and it was all people could talk about. Mostly because people are taking pilgrimages up to Idaho … Continue reading A Total Eclipse of the Hero

I’m Not a Big Fan of Friday Giftures

  While the heat continues to plague us, we find ways to beat the heat. Since I have the air conditioning set at arctic temperatures, so I have to sleep in a heavy coat under my comforter, it is okay when I am inside the house. However, for those six seconds between the house and … Continue reading I’m Not a Big Fan of Friday Giftures

Bitter Exchange Program

I remember when I was a younger Bitter Ben and my skills at bitterness weren't as refined or perfected, and my family decided that having 5 kids plus two parents wasn't enough for our house. Since my sister was learning french, my parents decided to take in a foreign exchange student. Her name was Virginia … Continue reading Bitter Exchange Program

Driving Mr. and Mrs. Baby

Remember last weekend when I told you about my life in crime? When I was the most wanted driver in three states? Well, I guess all that crazy driving paid off. An old couple in my neighborhood got wind of my excellent driving skills(or maybe they just heard I was unemployed at the moment) and … Continue reading Driving Mr. and Mrs. Baby

Life’s Little Bitter Annoyances Friday Giftures

  It's not everyday when there are big bitter annoyances that happen like traffic accidents, or annoying co-workers talking to you all day. It's on those days when you need to search out  for the little things that annoy you. Sometimes you just have to be thankful for the mosquitoes buzzing in your ear, or … Continue reading Life’s Little Bitter Annoyances Friday Giftures

My Bitter Life of Crime

You would think that a guy that sits on the couch as much as I do, wouldn't attract the law as much as I do. You would think that a guy that drives like an old grandma that can barely see over her steering wheel, wouldn't have as many speeding tickets as I do. My … Continue reading My Bitter Life of Crime

An ode to the screens in my life

From the moment I wake up my screen wakes up too. The moment I put the head to the pillow my screens sleep too. This is an ode to my TV, my phone and my computer. We all have a combination of three in some manner.  You might replace the phone with a tablet, a … Continue reading An ode to the screens in my life

The Dog Days of Bitterness Friday Giftures

I guess it is August now, which means it is the dog days of the summer. That means we should lazily be sitting around the house like dogs do in a heat wave right? I am totally down with that. If Pizza Hut could go ahead and deliver pizza to my mouth that would be … Continue reading The Dog Days of Bitterness Friday Giftures

Bitter Family Reunions

  It's that time of the year now. All your fun vacations are over. You've spent time on your tropical island, did the amusement park, and toured the amazing architecture of some cathedral and it's back to work. You've used up all your vacation time, except for that one week you are hoping to use … Continue reading Bitter Family Reunions

Home run Bitter Giftures

My son and I have had this nightly routine this summer. I get home from work and sweaty and sticky, because my car doesn't have air conditioning. Around 5:30 pm, I throw my stuff everywhere, talk with the wife about our days, and just when I sit down and chill on my phone.  Just when … Continue reading Home run Bitter Giftures

This is How Smart I Am

In my 5 years as a blogger, I have seen many bloggers come and go. Some were great, some were good, and some were downright awful. Thankfully most of the awful ones didn’t last, so they probably won’t read this. If they are reading this, YOU WERE AWFUL! Okay, you don’t have to be so hard on yourself Ben, you were awful, but at least you stuck to it.
Anyways, I was talking to Rachel Being Chatty yesterday and we were talking about the few bloggers that are pretty consistent with their blogging over time, and we came to the conclusion that the reason why they are pretty consistent is that they have a theme and they stick to it.
For instance, if you’ve ever read any of my blogs, you would know the theme of my blog. Bitterness comes in many forms, and I am each one of those forms. From complaining about traffic, to trees to any kind of news, I am there almost every other day.
Rachel follows a similar theme, but is more witty, and sarcastic than me. She also has really short posts that are almost Twitter like in length. So you can count on her to have at least 5-15 posts a day of witty, Twitter like observations every day. So, you know that you can count on her for content. You know it won’t be a ghost town when you come and get hooked on her blog. By the way, while I am in the midst of explaining her blog, she has probably already done 4 or 5 posts. I guess my style is a bit longer.

Yesterday, we talked about collaborating and this is just a part of it. We are reblogging a post of each other’s today(so go check her blog for my post) and we might do more in the future. Or maybe not. You might see us co-hosting the Oscar’s someday.
In the meantime, go check out her blog, follow, like, and subscribe and even follow her on Twitter or Patreon. I don’t have the links, but if you ask her she will gladly provide them for you. She promises lot of funny content. By the way, if you all want to collaborate, I love money, and that helps me get motivated to get off the couch from time to time.

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I have adjustable speeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qutU-XiAzFg When I first started to drive at the age of 14, I had to learn on an automatic car. I quickly learned how to do that, and I got bored. In an automatic, all you have to do is push the gas occasionally and the shifting is done for you. I started doing stupid … Continue reading I have adjustable speeds

Not so cool Friday Giftures

I don't work at the speed of light. I have a tendency to be slackadaisical from time to time, especially when it comes to people I don't needing things from me. I take my time to do things mediocrially. But for the most part I get things done within the day that you need it. … Continue reading Not so cool Friday Giftures

Awkward Party of 7, please

I haven't done this before, but today is my oldest girl's birthday. She just transitioned from the awkward age of 12, to the even more awkward age of 13. So officially, I now have a teen living under my roof and that is bad news. I've heard that they can be kind of a pain. … Continue reading Awkward Party of 7, please

Bitter Copywriter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qutU-XiAzFg&t=9s You know how most people when they are young have no idea what they want to be when they grow up? Except maybe that they wanted to be a movie star, or a fire fighter, or a ballerina? Surprisingly, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I remember the … Continue reading Bitter Copywriter

You broke my smolder Friday Giftures

  I am in the middle of an epic struggle called it's the hottest time of the year here, and we have no air conditioning. I was used to that in Seattle, because it never got over 55 degrees there, but here it has been between 95 and like 2000 degrees hotter than sun. I … Continue reading You broke my smolder Friday Giftures

Nothing listens to me anymore

You probably think because I type so many words on blog posts 3-5 times a week, that I talk a lot. Nope. I am a bitterman of few words. I choose to keep all my thoughts and ideas bottled up, so I can one day explode. Either that or I write them here, so that … Continue reading Nothing listens to me anymore