Bitter Fire Drill!

This weekend we were visiting my niece because she just had a baby. She went to the same college I went to 20 years ago, and I haven't been back since 1995, the year I left. Everyone kept telling me how much it had changed, and I've always wanted to go back. Just like most … Continue reading Bitter Fire Drill!

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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

Construction Bitterness

I like to create stuff. Let me rephrase that. I like to create stuff like writing, videos and editing, not stuff with my hands. I promise you that anything I ever made in shop, or in a kitchen is not going to be pretty. Any repairs I've ever made in my house is helping my … Continue reading Construction Bitterness

What do you deserve Ownership Stake in?

My favorite basketball player, David Robinson had a Hall of Fame career with the San Antonio Spurs. He made a ton of money in his career, but when he retired he was only 38 years old. Obviously, when you are 38 you still have a lot of life left to live. He did some amazing … Continue reading What do you deserve Ownership Stake in?

The Power of Photos

My daughter recently went on a 3 day trip with a young women's group to Southern Utah to go white water rafting. They weren't allowed to bring their cell phones. Asking my daughter to do that is well, like asking me to do that. Even though I'm not a millennial, I still have trouble letting … Continue reading The Power of Photos

Secret Stone on Our House

When I got home on Friday, I was told we had bees. One of my least favorite things are bees, the ones that sting anyways. In the summertime of my 14th year, it was a warm day and we had our sliding door open. For some reason, I was  running in circles in our television … Continue reading Secret Stone on Our House

Second Day of Summer Bitter Friday Giftures

  The crack of a bat, the gentle breeze of the wind, the chirping of birds, the long, lazy night. Those are the things people associate with the first day of summer. Problem is, the first day of summer is only one day. The day after that goes downhill fast. The crack of the bat … Continue reading Second Day of Summer Bitter Friday Giftures

I might have a Concussion

One of my favorite episodes of the Office is when Micheal Scott calls the office to tell everyone that he burned his foot on a George Forman grill. The episode is the funny from beginning to end. Micheal asks Pam to come and get him and he acts like the world has ended because his … Continue reading I might have a Concussion

International House of Bitterness

We just had Father's Day a few days ago and it got me thinking about my dad. His work ethic was pretty legendary. He left early and got home pretty late. He had a very challenging church calling as well, so he wasn't home a lot. Because of that, he didn't do much cooking. He … Continue reading International House of Bitterness

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

Shooting The Luge Bitter Friday Giftures

  I hear the soccer or football is going on right now. Clearly I am not like the rest of world and even knew that. Anyways, today I was participating in another type of sport called the Highway luge. It's a very dangerous sport in which you drive on the freeway between 2 very large … Continue reading Shooting The Luge Bitter Friday Giftures

Bitter Friend Finder

Ever since I was pretty young, I've been a really small circle of bitter friends kind of guy. As previously noted on this blog, I'm a claustraphobic and I probably didn't mention, I have social anxiety too. You probably don't have to be Einstein to figure that out. Basically parties are my worst nightmare. They … Continue reading Bitter Friend Finder

Freezing Bitterness

Last night I was a little miffed. This is my favorite time of year. Not because of the warmer, longer days, or because there are more activities going on outside. I mean, we have a freaking mosquito infestation right outside our door, so the minute we leave our house, we have to sprint outside to … Continue reading Freezing Bitterness

Having your momma on the show

Can I tell you the difference between how men bond and how women bond? At least this is my perspective. So women are usually able to go to a place and sit down for lunch and chat, or sit down in their living room and chat. They might nibble on some finger food, or sip … Continue reading Having your momma on the show

Spider Sat down beside him Bitter Friday Giftures

  I don't know if it is because I'm the oldest male in the house, or because my fears are about more about failure and tight spaces, but I've always been the designated spider killer. Last night I was wrestling with the boy (and losing) until he saw the tiniest of spiders on his wall. … Continue reading Spider Sat down beside him Bitter Friday Giftures

Foreign Language Animals

There is this guy in my department that can speak five languges. I find it almost unfathomable to speak another language. Not that it wouldn't be cool to know one. It would come in handy when you wanted to spy on someone. You see it all the time in movies. Two people speaking a different … Continue reading Foreign Language Animals

Variety Is the Spice of Life

One of my favorite movies of all time is Scott Pilgrim. If you don't know it, that's okay. I kind of like to keep it to myself. Anyways, one of the parts that is funniest to me is when Scott goes to this new girl's house and she asks him if he wants tea. He … Continue reading Variety Is the Spice of Life

Maniac Monday – Bitter Memory Loss

One day, on my way to picking up my daughter from play practice, I got one of those amazing thoughts. It was a blog post idea that made immediate sense. I was so excited that I completely ignored my son, and driving and pulled out my phone. This is where I store all my ideas … Continue reading Maniac Monday – Bitter Memory Loss