The Great Equalizer Bitter Friday Giftures

There is a video that I saw on Facebook that I saw quite a while ago that has stuck with me for some time. It was last year and it was a comedic video about how much Disney dominated the world of entertainment and now they were going to take on Netflix with Disney+. It … Continue reading The Great Equalizer Bitter Friday Giftures

Flying Under the Radar Bitter Friday Giftures

I've never done skydiving or had wings. I'm not a bird or a pterodactyl.  I'm not a jet pilot and I don't have a pilot's license. In other words, I don't know how to fly. I have taken some airline flights before, but I've never been to space. I do however, fly under radars. I … Continue reading Flying Under the Radar Bitter Friday Giftures

Amber Alert Bitter Friday Giftures

You know how those "murder" shows on Dateline NBC or Cold Case files, or Snapped start out? "It was a typical sunny day on a lazy summer afternoon in a sleepy suburb of Salt Lake City. No one would ever expect what would happen on this day September 15, 2020." Cut to talking to a … Continue reading Amber Alert Bitter Friday Giftures

Big Flop Friday Giftures

  Summer is the time when you should get home flip off your shoes and socks and immediately walk around in your bare feet, or at the maximum, wear your flip flops. Some years have been flips, others have been flops. This year on the blog has been a big flop. Actually, I've been pretty … Continue reading Big Flop Friday Giftures

The Bitter IT Guy

When we lived in Seattle, we used to get power outages all the time. I think it was because it rained all the time, the lightning and wind would blow the way too pervasive amount of trees around, and whall la, power outage. When we had outages there though, they would almost always go on … Continue reading The Bitter IT Guy

Bitter Friday Party Giftures

Friday's are normally associated with pizza, being lazy at work, and Parties. One of these things are not like the other. I've never much liked parties, because I don't like loud, I don't like people, I don't like talking and I don't like being on someone else's couch. In fact, the only good thing about … Continue reading Bitter Friday Party Giftures

Rage Quitting Friday Giftures

  Back in the old days (pre-Benzoic Era 1973) people were polite when they decided that they didn't want to something anymore.  People would write a nice note to their boss apologizing that they needed a little time off of work from the mines that they worked 18 hours a day 7 days a week. … Continue reading Rage Quitting Friday Giftures

Get Hooked on Friday Giftures

You know how when you first start reading this blog, you can't turn away because it is such a train wreck that you can't stop reading it?  And then you wait for the next one in the next hour and it just never comes and you can't concentrate on anything else? I'm sorry to tell you, that you … Continue reading Get Hooked on Friday Giftures

How to Stage a Bittervention

The holidays are a hotbed of people being excited, happy to see each other, warm fires, fun chats with family and friends. The cold, hard reality is that you will be surround by insanely happy people.  Don't worry, I know how hard this can be. Happy people are a really buzzkill to the gloomy, sad, … Continue reading How to Stage a Bittervention

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 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