Groundhog Day

February 6th is my own weird version of Groundhog Day, except that it doesn’t necessarily repeat the same cycles… It just throws major events in my way. I fear the day, because it often represents the start of a monumental change. I was christened on February 6th, 1966.  The church later burned down, which really…

ima rockstar!

Me: “I know what I want for Christmas!” Matt: “What?” Me: “A karaoke machine with auto-tune.” Matt: “NO.” Me: “I know what I want for Christmas!” Matt: “NO.” Mike: “What?” Matt (turns to Mike and said): “Just say no. Either you have to live with it or I do.” Mike:  “Good point!” Me: “A karaoke…

You Know What I Mean?

Am I the only nerd who needs an “undo the last thing I did … whatever it is that I did” option on all their technology?  Be it a brower (I lost all my links), or my laptop (I lobotomized my taskbar), or my phone (I pressed some buttons and got myself into voice activation…

I Wish You Enough

I don’t know why I needed a good cry today.  Or – perhaps – it is better to say I don’t know which reason was the catalyst that opened the floodgates. I moved into a Sales Executive role and had to bring home a big win for 3Q and I delivered, despite everyone telling me…

Standing On Thin Ice

This piece of flash fiction was written for Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challege: Pop Culture Mash-Up Edition I chose – by random number generator – #15 The Stand by Stephen King and #20 The Bible.  What, pray tell, do these two books have in common other than their epic size?  A significant amount of their…

Conscious Stream

Can I get out of bed?  What time is it?  It’s too early (roll over).  I have to get up.  Out of bedroom.  Dogs need to pee.  Coffee.  My eyes are itchy.  Where is the whipped cream?  Weird as fuck dream.  I have a headache.  Medication?  Weather?  Slept too long?  Caffeine withdrawal?  Stress?  Good morning…

MOTHERboard

I hope my son appreciates me. “Mom, the internet is down.” “Working for me.  I am watching Netflix.” “My computer won’t connect.” “Try rebooting.”  It’s Windows …. “Still won’t.  Do we have another ethernet cable?” “Short one.  Install your old wireless adapter on your main computer.”(he has 2 gaming computers and a laptop for school)….

The New(er) Firefox

Change never comes easily.  I was befuddled when Mozilla changed their second tab.  They used to list my frequented pages.  Then they made those pages links fewer and smaller.  And added “Recommended by Pocket” articles.  And lots of the last pages I went to.  Do I really want to know that??  Really?!  I googled how…