I am one of the world's unhandiest men (the image above is not my handiwork, but it could have been). It goes back to high school when I scored a 7 out of 100 on the Armed Forces Aptitude test for General Mechanical Ability. I've used that as an excuse not to fix anything for … Continue reading How I Used WordPress and YouTube to Replace Our Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Here is a copy of my third post from January 3, 2015, followed by a brief update: I’ve enjoyed the 31 day Write and Run Challenge so far, particularly the writing aspect (although it’s only day 3!). I’ve often thought about starting a daily blog. I’ve always enjoyed reading Seth Godin’s blog, impressed with the … Continue reading So Much for Sticking to My Goals
In bowling, a pinsetter or pinspotter is an automated mechanical device that sets bowling pins back in their original positions, returns bowling balls to the front of the alley, and clears fallen pins on the pin deck. Prior to the machine's invention, pinsetters were boys or young men (pin boys) who manually reset pins and returned balls (see picture above) The first mechanical pinsetter … Continue reading Will Doctors Soon Go The Way of Pinboys?
The past few days I've been watching quite a few movies (there will be a separate post on what those movies were), but one of the films was Casablanca. I know the movie is considered a classic and I've seen many clips from it over the years, but I don't think I've ever watched the … Continue reading Day Six of My Blogging Break: Music Monday – A Movie Classic
Just last week I wrote about one of the latest trends in men's fashion covered by the Wall Street Journal: kidcore. This is a style where grown men dress teenager style. Well, they are back at it again this week. But this time, I actually don't mind this supposed new trend: cross-body bags. Cross-body bags—especially … Continue reading Day Five of My Blogging Break: Seriously? $4,450 for This?
It seems that lately, I haven't agreed much with Dan Ariely's advice to his readers. But this time I do, and in fact, I am going to urge all of you to follow his advice as well. I'll even give you an example of how to do so. Here is the letter Dan received: I’m … Continue reading Day Four of My Blogging Break: This Time, I Agree with Dan Ariely
I hadn't eaten anything for two days, and while I still wasn't that hungry, I figured I had to eat something. And for some reason the only food that came to mind that I thought I could handle was some Chicken Noodle soup. As many of you know, I've been a vegan for over 15 … Continue reading Day Three of My Break from Blogging: Please Don’t Be Mad at Me, PETA
A while ago, I had planned to do a post that would include two videos of me solving Rubik's Cube (I'm guessing I've lost half my readers at this point). One video would be a relatively short one of me solving without much talking, and the second video would be a longer one that included … Continue reading Day Two of My Break from Blogging
I'm not feeling 100%, so I will be scaling back my blogging activities. This means I will not be reading or commenting on other people's blog posts, and I have turned off comments on my blog, for now. Today's post will be the equivalent of Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles football team going in … Continue reading Taking a Bit of a Blogging Break
My youngest son asked Alexa to play a song the other day, Ocean Man, and it is one of those songs that I immediately liked. I asked him how he found out about the song and he told me it was part of a meme that featured different songs set to the footage of another … Continue reading Music Monday: When Memes Collide