Jon of All Trades

Fish

Fish

I was hungover for seven fucking hours in the car. It was worth it though because the wife and I were in the thick of a brutal three week travel stretch where we were little more than two ships passing in the night. We bought tickets to Ska Brewing’s 17th [...]

December 19, 2012 Jon Blog, Inside My Head, Music 0

Kinship

Kinship

I rarely find a fellow traveler that impresses me. As I’ve talked about before, I travel plenty, and I know what I’m doing. I walk with purpose, I don’t block thoroughfares and I know where the fuck I’m going. I wish I could throw away people’s luggage the way George [...]

December 17, 2012 Jon Blog, Travel 0

Horsemen

Horsemen

We play a fucklot of trivia. Our most frequent trivia outings happen at places that feature Geeks Who Drink pub quizzes where we usually acquit ourselves well and finish in the top 3 teams which merits house cash as a prize. It’s two of our favorite things – nerdery and [...]

December 14, 2012 Jon Blog, Sports 1

Catering

Catering

If I have to name a least favorite food, I would say it’s anything that comes out of a hotel catering kitchen served in a big chafing dish. Doesn’t matter what it is, if I’m in some fucking banquet hall or conference room that’s cold enough to hang sides of [...]

December 12, 2012 Jon Blog, Travel 1

Tarantino

Tarantino

When it was released in 1994, my parents forbid me from seeing Pulp Fiction. I’m sure the reasons provided included the rampant drug use, gratuitous violence, and extensive profanity. But thinking back on it now, I’m pretty sure the sole reason was the whole sequence surrounding the redneck pawn shop [...]

December 10, 2012 Jon Blog, Film and Television 1

Batchin’

Batchin’

I have learned that not only am I boring as shit when my wife is out of town, I was likely always this boring. She’s been gone all this week on business, and inevitably whenever I tell people that, I get the same dumbass mouth-breathing response. “Oh, well you’re batchin’ [...]

December 7, 2012 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness, Inside My Head 3

Bills

Bills

“A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly, but is also known as a ‘busta.’” Truth. Released in January 1999, “No Scrubs” by TLC became the group’s third #1 single eighth Top 10. It’s also a song I unabashedly love for reasons I cannot comprehend. I am certainly appreciative [...]

December 5, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Music 1

D-Bag

D-Bag

If you’re ever around me and I suddenly start to seem like much more of a douche bag than normal, but you can’t put your finger on exactly why, I’m nervous. My gestures give me away when I’m nervous or intimidated or lacking for the appropriate social response. And the [...]

December 3, 2012 Jon Blog, Inside My Head 0

Stickhandling

Stickhandling

I abstractly think those who are good at billiards are automatically the coolest cats in the room. There’s just something so unspeakably hip about being able to saunter up to a game and quietly run the table with surgical precision and unyielding focus while onlookers stare at you reverently and [...]

November 30, 2012 Jon Blog, Sports 3

Bleep

Bleep

I am a wide-eyed enthusiast for censored profanity. The biggest reason, I suppose, for this enthusiasm is that I believe it achieves the opposite of its intended effect. Rather than obfuscating an unsavory word, a big ol’ bleep circles it, highlights it, and sends your brain scurrying back to the [...]

November 28, 2012 Jon Blog, Rants 0