Headphones Friday Bitter Giftures

  Sometimes, I wonder if the greatest invention ever for an introvert has already been invented. They have been with me through all the bitter trials in my life. They've helped me ignore concourses of overwhelming extroverts, helped me look busy and focused at work, and given me excuses for not hearing what important people … Continue reading Headphones Friday Bitter Giftures

Running on a Treadmill Bitter Friday Giftures

  Whatever you do, don't go to the doctor. You think you are just going there for a routine check or to get some pills so they can just easily cure you. Turns out that isn't the case. They grilled me about everything that was wrong with me, and boy was there everything wrong with … Continue reading Running on a Treadmill Bitter Friday Giftures

Weening off Bitter Friday Giftures

  I've never been big into using long names for people. I've always been a nickname person. For each of my siblings, my wife and kids - I have nicknames for all of them. Who needs to call someone their long name? That requires so much effort. I even go by my short name. Can … Continue reading Weening off Bitter Friday Giftures

Spooky Story Bitter Friday Giftures

  I've never been big into the spooky part of Halloween. I will occasionally visit a haunted house or watch a scary movie, but they don't really define the season for me. It isn't those corn mazes or pumpkins that seem to pop up overnight in every field, henhouse, doghouse, and backyard. It isn't the … Continue reading Spooky Story Bitter Friday Giftures

Free Time Bitter Friday Giftures

  When you are younger all you want is for people to pay attention to you. Feed me, cuddle me, give me toys, take me to the park. When you get older and can feed yourself, get all the cuddling you can handle from your kids, get all the toys you really want, and can't … Continue reading Free Time Bitter Friday Giftures

Car Investigative Report Bitter Friday Giftures

  When we wake up to get ready for school/work, we turn on the news. I despise most news because it is all just a bunch of politics and bad news about murder and court appearances and such. But every once in a while, a news story comes along where you can just make fun … Continue reading Car Investigative Report Bitter Friday Giftures

Harry Bitter Friday Giftures

  I was watching Harry Potter last night and it reminded me of something spooky. No, not witches and wizards or Horcruxes or Voldemort. It reminded me of something I did just yesterday. I didn't like my haircut, so I fixed it myself. My hair is already bad enough, but then letting myself hack it … Continue reading Harry Bitter Friday Giftures

Venmo Bitter Friday Giftures

  There is a social media app out there that I think many of you are missing out on.  On the surface you might think that Venmo is just another way to pay people without actually paying them, you would be wrong. In fact, if you are on Instagram mostly just to look at other … Continue reading Venmo Bitter Friday Giftures

Short Week Bitter Friday Giftures

  Remember all the way back to Monday? Remember how most of us had Labor Day off? It seems like so long ago but we decided not to labor ironically. The reason why it seems so long ago, is because of this weird phenomenon where those shorter weeks we get from holidays seem longer because … Continue reading Short Week Bitter Friday Giftures

3 PM Afternoon Crash Bitter Friday Giftures

  Based on recent trends, or maybe just what I've noticed,  I think the human body seems to naturally shut down around 3 pm. I assume most people, like me have finished their really important work by 10 am, had lunch by 12 or 1 pm and are just biding their time until 5 pm. … Continue reading 3 PM Afternoon Crash Bitter Friday Giftures

Football Season Bitter Friday Giftures

  Last night, I was sitting on the couch, relaxing from the bitter day of work I almost always have, and my son comes tromping in from football practice. As always, he left a trail of things leading up to himself, so even an incompetent detective like Inspector Clouseau could find him. He drops his … Continue reading Football Season Bitter Friday Giftures

Crystal Cloudy Bitter Friday Giftures

  People have been trying to teach me a lot of stuff lately. Obviously when you start a new job, they have to teach you the ways of the Jedi, and or, the ways the company work and what you are supposed to do every day. The other day, my wife was telling me that … Continue reading Crystal Cloudy Bitter Friday Giftures

Interviewing Bitter Friday Giftures

  I don't normally get too political, but when that stuff is crammed down your throat on TV on every single channel, all day long, you have to have an opinion. Not necessarily on one side of an issue or another, but some sort of opinion. Whether that opinion is that our country is a … Continue reading Interviewing Bitter Friday Giftures

Insuring Bitter Saturday Giftures

  Who knew that this guy would ever have a job again? Who knew that not only would he be working in an industry he used to think was the biggest scam? That's right, I work in insurance now. Don't worry though, I don't actually do anything with your accounts; that would be scary. No, … Continue reading Insuring Bitter Saturday Giftures

Playtime is over Bitter Friday Giftures

  It's been really fun the last six months sitting around the house, applying for jobs, getting prepared for interviews, getting fun questions from people like, "How's the job search going?" and "Have you found any leads?" or "Tell me a little about about yourself" and "Why do you think you are the best person … Continue reading Playtime is over Bitter Friday Giftures

Weather or Not Bitter Friday Giftures

  For some reason, Al Roker seems to be getting more attention this year. Yeah, his glasses are weird colors and he is extremely short compared to his co-workers, but that doesn't seem to be it. It's because he is a meteorologist on the Today show and well, the weather has been a little wackadoodle … Continue reading Weather or Not Bitter Friday Giftures

Best Time of the Year Bitter Friday Giftures

  This week is my favorite of the year. Many people love December and all its holidays. Others love Thanksgiving and the chance to eat lots of food, shop and be with family. Others love Valentine's Day (just kidding, no one loves Valentine's Day, ironically). Some love the summertime for sun, sand, good weather and … Continue reading Best Time of the Year Bitter Friday Giftures

Bitter Road Trip Friday Giftures

  There is something about driving across the country in a 26 foot Uhaul trailer that makes you understand why truckers only like to stop at truck stops and not little gas stations. When your trailer doesn't turn on a dime like your car, you kind of have to rethink how to drive things. Also, … Continue reading Bitter Road Trip Friday Giftures