Tag: look — aren’t I lame?

Marching Toward Oblivion, Part 1

In a few short years I won’t exist anymore. That’s true of everyone, obviously. To the best of my knowledge, everyone dies in the end. Some of us are fortunate enough to die happy, surrounded by family, secure in the knowledge that those they…

Happy New Year 2018

Carole and I aren’t doing a damned thing this New Year’s, and it’s not because we lack options. It’s colder than hell outside (like, -10) and we both have colds. I know standing for hours in Times Square wishing desperately for a port-o-john is…

Performance Review

I’ve worked for my current employer for almost 19 years. In that time, I’ve been through a vast swamp of performance review systems. You name it, we’ve probably tried it, from picking three co-workers to review you, to reviewing yourself and having your manager…

Strangers at a bar

… “So there I was, working construction, doing site cleanup work where a new office tower was going up, okay? “And I came across this little bottle buried in the mud. Nothing special to look at. Little brown bottle with a cork in. Pretty…

The Weirdo On The Plane

As someone who spends a┬álot of time on aircraft (122 flights in 2016), I’ve gotten a lot of experience sitting in a semi-comfortable chair and staring blankly off into space. I take a book along on trips and of course I’ve got my Nexus…

Fiftieth Birthday/Twentieth Wedding Anniversary

2017 marks two landmark dates in my life: my 50th birthday on September 20, and Carole and my 20th wedding anniversary a week earlier on September 13. (I was determined to get married before I turned 30. I managed it with a week to…

Blanket Apology To The Human Race (and Most Higher Orders of Animal Life, Excepting Only the Canada Goose)

I spend every day of my life wanting to apologize to everyone I know on social media and quite a few of the people that I know in person. I believe that most people who know me either: think nothing at all about me,…

Sometimes I Pointlessly Take Things Too Far

For pretty much as long as such a thing as a Windows “desktop” has existed, I’ve had a visceral loathing for those people who use the desktop as their primary file storage location, creating endless desktop items and never filing any of them. I…

Random Acts of Banality

From time to time I find myself having to upload receipts to some website or another, such as when I have to document a medical expense in order to get reimbursed by my FSA administrator, or when I have to submit business expenses to…

Moronitude. Moronicity. Whatever

Some people say I’m fairly intelligent. (And incredibly annoying and irritating, but that’s a subject for another time.) But I’m not always that way. I have a confession to make. If you put one of these in front of me, on a plate, along…

It’s Important To Get Things In Writing…

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