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

What does your work computer do on weekends?

I guess there are some people out there that love work so much, that they work weekends, even though they don't have to. I should know. My wife watches Hallmark movies, and that is the MO of every single bad boyfriend on that network. There are only 3 script types at Hallmark. Script number 1B … Continue reading What does your work computer do on weekends?

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

Mustard Seed Bitterness

I'm a very picky eater. I don't know if it was because when I was growing up, I really just liked peanut butter sandwiches, and cereal and no one ever forced me to try anything new, or if it was my tongue that exclusively likes the bitter taste.  I'm pretty much like Mikey from the … Continue reading Mustard Seed Bitterness

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

Got any games on your Phone Bitterness

My kids are always alerting me of the latest memes, as if I wasn't 100% in on all of them.  Honestly, I think my kids speak meme, because 90% of what comes out of their mouths refer to some meme or another. I try to be in the know so I can talk to them, … Continue reading Got any games on your Phone Bitterness

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

John Wick Bitterness

I've never understood the Phone wars (Samsung v. Iphone) or the mobile network wars (T-Mobile v. ATT v. Verizon v. Sprint). At this point all of them are pretty much the same and do about the same thing. I think they all pretty much suck at phone calls (which is fine because I don't call … Continue reading John Wick Bitterness

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

Bitter Dream House

Most of the spring and summer when I was unemployed, I dreamed up different ways to pay the bills. Most of them involved the lottery, Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes or starting a very successful YouTube channel. They were all long shots, but at the time, so was getting an interview that would actually seem like a … Continue reading Bitter Dream House

Burning Man Bitter Friday Giftures

  Humans aren't very good at learning lessons. I should know, I'm one of them. You would think that after living in my house for over a year now, I would have figured out that the glasses are in one cabinet, and plates are in another, but I continually reach for the wrong one almost … Continue reading Burning Man Bitter Friday Giftures

Party Planning Committee Bitter Friday Giftures

  As many know about me, I'm a huge Office fan. I've watched the entire series at least 6 times and watch marathons on TV whenever I see them.  One the big parts of the Office is the party planning committee, vital to the many parties that take place at Dunder Mifflin.  Whether it is … Continue reading Party Planning Committee Bitter Friday Giftures

Too Many Tabs Open Bitterness

When I was growing up my world wide web consisted of the spiders in the backyard. Okay maybe it was a few other places too, but essentially my world was as far as I could see, so my yard, the grocery store and maybe Grandma's house once a year. It wasn't until we packed up … Continue reading Too Many Tabs Open Bitterness

Sleep Deprivation Bitterness

I've mastered many things over the years. I'm really good at Fridays. I have my routine of doing Bitter Friday Giftures every week, regardless of how busy I might be. I also take the burden of having dinner planned every single Friday. It might seem like everyone else's plan of having pizza, but that isn't … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation Bitterness

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