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Madness

Madness

Back when I was way more of a dick, I used to shit on March Madness. Why, I have no idea, but that was just sort of who I was. March Madness resided in that not-so-rarefied air also occupied by people who liked to dance, 95% of all mainstream music, [...]

March 20, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 3

Nag

Nag

I have a hot wife and a hot car. One of them nags me, the other doesn’t. Can you guess which is which? Here’s a question hint: Who wouldn’t shut up about her goddamn rear driver’s side tire having pressure slightly below normal every fucking time I turned her on? [...]

March 18, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 0

Bundle

Bundle

I pay Xfinity something like $200 per month for home phone service, digital cable television, and high speed internet. And this is ri-goddamn-diculous. If you’re not a telemarketer or working for a political campaign of some sort and have called my home phone in the last two years… well, hi [...]

March 14, 2013 Jon Blog, Film and Television 3

Spoiled

Spoiled

I went to the Avalanche game on President’s Day. They defeated the Nashville Predators 6-5l in a wild game that saw the Avs seem to do their best to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory as they so often do. As I watched thinking about how I knew jackshit [...]

March 11, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 0

Inspectors

Inspectors

Some people believe the government should be very involved in our lives. Others believe the government is already too involved in our lives. Whatever side of this ideological fence you sit on, I sincerely doubt you have a problem with the government’s role in protecting the health and confidence of [...]

March 7, 2013 Jon Blog, Booze, Rants 1

Quoting

Quoting

The other night Kristin and I had a couple of friends over for dinner and beers. Kristin was chopping some vegetables for a salad and I asked if I could help. It was a one person job, fairly rote, and not conducive to assistance, so she just asked that I [...]

March 4, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Music 0

Bowl

Bowl

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. Having now participated in our 3rd Geek Bowl, I think we realize for us to win, it will require a full 1.0 on the Slumdog Millionaire scale. [...]

March 1, 2013 Jon Blog, Travel 13

Geek

Geek

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. When Geeks Who Drink does installments of their “Meet Your Quizmaster” segments, they always ask, “Do you consider yourself more Geek or Drink?” While almost no one [...]

February 28, 2013 Jon Blog, Travel 0

Speculation

Speculation

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. What do you know? VS What do you think? Here’s what we know: After Geek Bowl, we couldn’t handle Sixth Street for a second night in a [...]

February 27, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Music, Travel 0

Roof

Roof

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. “When you went to college here, did you have, like, a favorite place to go on 6th Street?” – Me, to Stephen, who went to University of [...]

February 26, 2013 Jon Blog, Booze, Travel 0