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Escape

Escape

This adorable little jerkface likes to make escape attempts whenever possible. Only once has he been successful, and only did he need a 2-minute window of opportunity to do so. My sister-in-law stayed with us once and opened the egress [...]

April 29, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head, Meowing Jerks
Running

Running

Truly, motivation is weird. Thanks to probably some dumb fucking Facebook ad, I saw the Insane Inflatable 5k coming to Denver. I ran the Warrior Dash (very slowly) a couple of years ago, which sort of dissuaded me from wanting [...]

April 25, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head, Rants
Taxman

Taxman

A few days ago Kristin and I filed our taxes like the good, upstanding citizens we are. For the first time in several years, we are getting a refund. And since the cat is out of the bag regarding our [...]

April 15, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head

Dysmorphia

There was a woman I went to graduate school with, whom I generally found to be so stupid, I frequently wanted to beat her to death with a socket wrench when I talked to her. But the sun shines even [...]

March 5, 2014 Blog, How I Lost 40 Lbs., Inside My Head

Maintenance

In August of 2013, I wrote a week-long series of posts chronicling how I lost 40 lbs. Each day was dedicated to a different aspect of that process. Today’s post is a follow-up and talks about the challenges associated with [...]

January 21, 2014 Blog, How I Lost 40 Lbs., Inside My Head
Evolve

Evolve

Familiarity breeds contempt. Change is the only constant. Adapt or die. These are all clichés rooted in fundamental truth. The relentless thrust of progress renders the past untenable for the future, and merely instructive at best as we doggedly carve [...]

January 7, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head, News
Throwback

Throwback

As we bid farewell (and in some cases good riddance) to 2013, a small group of friends joined Kristin and me at our house and partied like it was 1999. Again. I normally abhor New Year’s Eve and have spent [...]

January 3, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head

Finality

This was the original post I wrote, but never finished after our final failed IUI. I wasn’t going to post it, but after re-reading it and writing my real infertility wrap-up, I decided it might have value. I hope you [...]

December 30, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Our Infertility Story, Parenthood

Moratorium

Here it is: Our last IUI attempt didn’t work. We are done actively trying to have kids for now. We cannot put ourselves through any more heartache, so we’re declaring a six month moratorium on any and all family planning [...]

December 23, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Our Infertility Story, Parenthood
Thankful

Thankful

As you certainly already know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. On my previous website, we used to celebrate this holiday by inviting readers to make insane choices between something they’d like to eat, someone they’d like to have sex with, and something [...]

November 27, 2013 Blog, Goofiness, Inside My Head