I lasted a day at my toughest job ever

My co-workers, especially the younger ones, have surely heard me tell them, likely multiple times, that they are doing great in life and at work and are much more poised for success than I was in my early to mid-20s, the age of a lot of our newer hires these days. I am so proud… Continue reading I lasted a day at my toughest job ever

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See these CDs? They’re still rock ‘n’ roll to me

When I'm at a stoplight and a driver in front of me isn't paying attention once the light turns green because he or she is on his or her phone, I get antsy. I don't really get mad, or stay mad, at least, about much. Someone stole my identity once, and the sheriff's deputy who… Continue reading See these CDs? They’re still rock ‘n’ roll to me

No girls allowed on one Austin country radio station

This post was updated Sept. 21 to include rankings from Rolling Stone and Billboard rankings of country albums in 2016. Though I am mainly a classic rock fan, I enjoy country music, too. And I can sum up a sizeable chunk of country radio airplay here in Austin in one sentiment, it seems: Bro to… Continue reading No girls allowed on one Austin country radio station

Best day of the week? My answer might shock you

Many of you might say Friday is the best day of the week because it means, if you work Monday through Friday, that it's the last day of your work week before the weekend. And assuming you do work Monday through Friday, even more of you might prefer Saturday or Sunday, I bet, because it… Continue reading Best day of the week? My answer might shock you

5 TV shows that should be revived/continued

If old TV shows, such as "Full House," "Beavis and Butthead" and "Will and Grace" can be revived or updated, why not other favorites? Here's five I want to see returned to the airwaves: 1. "The Dukes of Hazzard"—but only if the car is tweaked a little. "The Dukes of Hazzard" was absolutely my favorite… Continue reading 5 TV shows that should be revived/continued

5 things in life that are underrated

I previously wrote about the things that I think are overrated. Here's five things that I think are underrated: • Work—I see people complain about their jobs all the time on social media. But jobs are a good thing! They provide us with income; hopefully health insurance; and maybe a retirement plan, depending on your… Continue reading 5 things in life that are underrated

5 things in life that are overrated

After a few decades of analysis, I've determined the following are not worth the hype they receive: ◊ Travel—I don't like spending money, not being at work, or being away from home and out of my routine. Especially if I can't take my dog with me. Yes, there's a big world out there to explore,… Continue reading 5 things in life that are overrated

Sentimental like me? Avoid Google Street View

This post started off as another post about something related to Houston and Hurricane Harvey. I was using Google Maps to double-check something I that don't even remember now. Pretty soon I found myself scrolling across America from Houston to Dayton, Ohio, my hometown, and to the street I grew up on. Then I found… Continue reading Sentimental like me? Avoid Google Street View

Bummed about Harvey? Give blood—then keep giving it

A few Saturdays a year, I'll drive to Round Rock to donate platelets—or cells in the blood that attach themselves to damaged blood vessels, causing clotting—and plasma, the liquid part of our blood that serves many functions, including carrying vital minerals throughout the bloodstream. Still awake? Good. Usually there's more medical professionals volunteering at the… Continue reading Bummed about Harvey? Give blood—then keep giving it