We Don’t Like What’s Good; We Like What We’re Used To

I was out shopping other day, and I needed some frozen peas for a beef stew recipe I was planning. As I walked past the canned goods aisle and towards the freezers at the back of the store, I remembered how as a kid I would never eat frozen peas. I hated them. But the […]

Twelve Adventures: #10 – A Day at the Races

Boy, we crammed so much adventure into this weekend that I can hardly believe it all happened in the span of four days. It seems like forever ago that my wife and I drove out to embarrass ourselves in front of “Weird Al” Yankovic! (Editor’s note: wife did nothing embarrassing) We’ve been in hot tubs and saunas, […]

An Apology to “Weird Al” Yankovic

Dear Al, You probably don’t remember me. In fact, I kind of hope you don’t because I am a little embarrassed about the other night. We met for the second time and I had about ten amusing things running through my head to say to you, and instead I said an obnoxious thing that seemed […]

Cheeseburger (A Tribute)

I love cheeseburgers. I mean, we’re more than just friends. I like-like them. I could eat cheeseburgers pretty much every day, except for the dying young part. This is why is saddens me to report that one of my favorite burger spots, Archie’s, is closing forever after today. The owner has had some health issues, […]

Nerdwatching at the “Weird Al” Yankovic Concert

Nerdwatching, or nerding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of nerds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, or by listening for nerd sounds. Most nerdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike whedonologists, who […]

Seven Interesting Things to Do With Leftover Turkey

Whelp, Thanksgiving has come and gone here in America.  We have all gained ten pounds, and the Earth is starting to sag ever so slightly in our direction, due to the increasing weight of Americans.  But now that it is Friday, what are we supposed to do with all of these meaty turkey carcasses that […]

To Be a Better Singer, Stop Caring About How You Sound

There is an epidemic going around these days that I feel the need to weigh in on.  It has been around for as long as I can remember, was probably around long before my time, and I too fell victim to this plague when I was first starting out as a musician.  Amateur singers, professional […]

The Latest 25 Mix – July 2014

It’s about time!  I finally filled up my “Latest 25” mix on my iPod with all new songs!  As you know, when I hear a song that I want to listen to one hundred more times I stick it on this mix, and then bump the oldest one off the list, so I have a constantly […]

Mandatory Fun

I’m sorry everyone.  The new “Weird Al” Yankovic album came out today, so I can’t do anything except listen to it.  I certainly can’t write any blog posts.  But, since you are probably too busy also listening to “Mandatory Fun” to read any blog posts, it’s possible that you won’t notice.  You are listening to it, […]

A Difference Made

When I was growing up, I often felt out of place amongst my extended family.  Whether it was real, or all in my own mind, the reason was very clear to me.  My uncles and cousins (like many uncles and cousins I suppose) were very into sports.  It seemed to me that the value one […]