Back Pain Ben Bitter Friday Giftures

  I have a lot of pain, in a lot of places, all over. I guess that is the fun part of aging. Also for a lifetime of lifting things the wrong way, sleeping on horrible beds and going camping against my will when I was a kid. If only my family stayed in hotels … Continue reading Back Pain Ben Bitter Friday Giftures

20/20 Vision Bitter Friday Giftures

  When I was in my early 30's, I was still wearing glasses, as I had been since I was 17. I was growing weary of the feeling of the glasses always pinching my eyebrows and leaving me feeling tired at the end of the day. So I tried the contact lenses. Turns out I'm … Continue reading 20/20 Vision Bitter Friday Giftures

Isolation Bitter Friday Giftures

  For so long, I've tried to warn the world to stay away from me. As an introvert, it's always been my goal to keep people away, get my alone time, and just let me create. You can check back to 8 years ago when I first started this blog and see those are the … Continue reading Isolation Bitter Friday Giftures

Air Is Getting Thin Bitter Friday Giftures

  For some reason, the anniversary of the day of your birth is always a tricky one.  All you want to do is get some nice things, maybe have a cake and spend some lovely time with your family and avoid work. What it turns out to be usually is a never-ending string of people … Continue reading Air Is Getting Thin Bitter Friday Giftures

47 Reasons to be Bitter

  Every year since I was 40, and started this blog, I've been celebrating my birthday by giving you all reasons to be bitter. As a lifelong bitteratarian, I've always had many reasons, but 2020 has given us a plethora of new reasons. We all know that Corona and earthquakes and floods have obviously inundated … Continue reading 47 Reasons to be Bitter

Home Schooling Bitter Friday Giftures

  Most of you probably figured out on my Wednesday post that the going on a game show was a stupid April Fool's Day joke. I blame the stupid virus thing for ruining not only the lives of millions of people around the world, the loss of millions of jobs, and wrecking economies, but also … Continue reading Home Schooling Bitter Friday Giftures

Isolating Long Before It Was Cool Bitter Friday Giftures

  As you may not be aware of, there is this outbreak of disease going on, which means that we have to stay home as much as we can for a while. I'm not sure how all these extroverts are going to handle this, but us introverts are doing just fine. If it wasn't for … Continue reading Isolating Long Before It Was Cool Bitter Friday Giftures

Earth Shattering Bitter Friday Giftures

  My time has finally come. I've been trying to spread the bitterness for over 8 years now, and I think it is finally starting to sink in for people. Just like everyone else in the world, there is that pandemic thing going on here, but just to make sure we had more to be … Continue reading Earth Shattering Bitter Friday Giftures

Social Distancing Bitter Friday Giftures

  If you didn't know, today is Friday the 13th, the moon is full and some sort of pandemic is going on here. I can't find toilet paper or hand sanitizer (ever heard of soap?) and all the people are going crazy out there. The NBA is cancelled, E3 is cancelled (what else is there … Continue reading Social Distancing Bitter Friday Giftures

So Dramatic Bitter Friday Giftures

  My wife and I talk about the debate between nature vs. nurture a lot. Probably because we have one child that is biological and one who is adopted. Why do some personality things seem to pass down because of what our kids are around and what comes from their parent's direct DNA? Our kids … Continue reading So Dramatic Bitter Friday Giftures

Stock Market Bitter Friday Giftures

  I've pretty much determined that every little piece of good news I get comes with 3 pieces of bad news. Or you can look at it like 1 step forward and 3 steps back. So yeah, there is progress, but it is like climbing in mud, so it's slow. I'm sure that is how … Continue reading Stock Market Bitter Friday Giftures

Naptime Bitter Friday Giftures

  Do you know what your eye color is? I certainly don't what MY eye color is. There may not be a description for it, because it isn't green and it isn't brown, but some weird combination of the two. Some people would call it hazel, but I just call it like a puke color. … Continue reading Naptime Bitter Friday Giftures

Ignoravirus Bitter Friday Giftures

  There has been a lot of talk about viruses this year.  It started small with just a word or two, but little by little it has grown. I guess that is how all viruses spread. Now people are wearing masks, covering their eyes and mouths, and starting to panic. Yes, the election is this … Continue reading Ignoravirus Bitter Friday Giftures

Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K Bitter Friday Giftures

  If you know exactly what I am referring to in the title there, then you are either a little older and a product of the 80's or you study the 80's. All I know is that movie was one of the great time travel movies of all time and also a launchpad for one … Continue reading Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K Bitter Friday Giftures

Taking Out the Garbage Bitter Friday Giftures

  At the time of typing this blog, I'm bitter, sore and utterly exhausted. I don't mean to throw my parents under the bus, but they are the reason why. You see, they live almost full-time down in the southern part of Utah, while we live in the northern part, where they have a condo … Continue reading Taking Out the Garbage Bitter Friday Giftures

Forefield Bitter Friday Giftures

  Sometimes it seems like most of our problems come from the fact that we are fragile. Do you ever stop and think how easy it is for us to get injured or die? I mean, like so easy. All it takes is a half-way decent-sized rock land on us, or we fall more than … Continue reading Forefield Bitter Friday Giftures

Pioneer Woman Bitterness

As you know, I'm bitter. If you don't know that, then you haven't been following my blog for 7 years, or you didn't notice the title. Most of the time, I like to rant about the little things. Traffic, soap, the way my toes don't fit into socks; you know, stuff that Jerry Seinfeld could … Continue reading Pioneer Woman Bitterness

The Inversion Bitter Friday Giftures

  There is this weird epidemic of weather here in Utah that I'm not sure exists anywhere else.  Since we live in these valleys that are surrounded by mountain ranges, when it's cold and doesn't snow for a while, we get this thing called The Inversion.  It's one of those made-up weather words like the … Continue reading The Inversion Bitter Friday Giftures

Refuel Bitter Friday Giftures

  We're coming up on the most depressing day of the year soon (I think it is usually like January 18th every year), which is a bitter person's fuel.  To prepare for this special day, let's talk about how we can fuel up for this event. What are some things that work for me? There … Continue reading Refuel Bitter Friday Giftures