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!


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

All Roads Lead to Bitter Friday Giftures

  We are still putting the closing touches on our move. Our kids had their last day, so of course, they got kid parties to go to. So between my wife and I we made like 5 trips back and forth between our new place and the old one, the last one to pick up … Continue reading All Roads Lead to Bitter Friday Giftures

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogram… bring your this message from the Emergency Bittercast System. Bitter Ben was going to write another terrible  bitter blog post today, but he is unavailable today, because it is Memorial Day and he is asleep right now. Because he is sleeping right now, I am going to take over the blog to … Continue reading We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogram…

The Devil’s Haircut Bitter Friday Giftures

  I have almost no hair. I've never really had much and honestly I've never even wanted long hair, even back in the 80's when lots of dudes did. I'm not much of a fan of hair because it grosses me out when it gets in my mouth or near my face. Anyways, the haircut … Continue reading The Devil’s Haircut Bitter Friday Giftures

Bitter Auto Sarcastic Answerer

My life gets really hectic sometimes. I have all kinds of people to ignore, situations that take time to avoid, and work that needs to be done that I need to find excuses for not doing. It is a hectic life and one that doesn't allow a lot of time for ambition. It's not easy … Continue reading Bitter Auto Sarcastic Answerer

Sometimes I feel like…somebodies watching me Bitterness

When I was in high school, I worked at Target. I usually closed up shop around 11 pm, then drove home on the abandoned roads of Sioux Falls. When I was in high school, I could be kind of a jerk as you might be able to imagine. Anyways, on the way home one night, … Continue reading Sometimes I feel like…somebodies watching me Bitterness

Maniac Monday – I bumped my head on the Fridge

Even though I am pretty clumsy, I have never broken a bone. (Not that I haven't tried.) When I was in fourth grade, I was at recess and was playing this game called "Run and slip on the ice".  (I lived in South Dakota, where ice slipping is considered a sport.) and fell and hurt … Continue reading Maniac Monday – I bumped my head on the Fridge

Borientation Bitter Friday Giftures

  For all you The Office fan's out there, the borientation is what Micheal Scott calls the orientation that Toby wants Micheal to give when he welcomes the new members of the Stamford branch. Of course, Micheal always has different ideas, more creative ideas, just like most of us creative people. He decides to make … Continue reading Borientation Bitter Friday Giftures

Bitter Part Extensions

  I've often talked about my desire to someday become a cyborg. Seriously, who wouldn't want to replace their creaky knees for something metal and mechanical that would only break down if you don't oil it enough. Replace this ailing shoulder with some hardcore vibrainium that is as hard as Captain America's sheild? Sounds good … Continue reading Bitter Part Extensions

This Dream is Sponsored By Little Caesars

When I was in junior high, I was already starting to think about my career, all because one of my stupid teachers told us we had to think about careers. My initial decision was advertising. Then, when I got to high school, I had to take a speech class which wasn't terrifrying at all. The … Continue reading This Dream is Sponsored By Little Caesars

Mr. Clean

My wife likes to torture me with the TV she watches. She loves to watch Hallmark and Lifetime network shows. Even worse though are Intervention. My least favorite of all is Hoarders. Hoarders sickens me. I am not a hoarder by any stretch of the imagination. That show makes me sick to my stomach. Not … Continue reading Mr. Clean

Maniac Monday – False Alarms I was thinking about doing a new segment here on the blog and what a bitter way to start it then on this Monday when I am particularly bitter about a certain subject. But first, lemme tell you what the segment is called. Maniac Monday, of course stolen by the song by the Bangles, … Continue reading Maniac Monday – False Alarms

Shake Your Money Earner Bitter Friday Giftures

  I know you all what my brand is on this blog, Bitter, but if this were an actual brand that made money, what do you think the "catch phrase" would be? Meaning, if this blog was a television show, and you knew the show wouldn't be complete without having this post every week, what … Continue reading Shake Your Money Earner Bitter Friday Giftures

You Don’t Deserve My Best Work

When I started this blog I was just a little bitterling in a really huge pond. I had no other intention except to express my feelings about all the bitterness in the world.  A few co-workers knew about it, because they were the ones that called me Bitter Ben. They knew I was bitter about … Continue reading You Don’t Deserve My Best Work

Defense v Offensive

Yesterday we talked about how we could use the bitterness from our adversity to become Superheros. How maybe it is just the extreme that we take that makes us a Superhero. But today let's look at the other side of the coin, the Supervillian. You know that they just took their bitterness to the extreme … Continue reading Defense v Offensive

Superhero Bitter Suffering

We all go through a certain amount of suffering in our lives. Some more severe than others that is for sure. I know everytime I decide to complain, I get an earful from everyone about how there are starving kids in Africa and many people have suffered way more than I have in just about … Continue reading Superhero Bitter Suffering