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The Blog Moved…

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It Was All A Dream

“Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, when I was dead broke man I couldn’t picture this…” -Notorious B.I.G. I used to make good money.  Like, really good money.  Not that I was rich or inordinately wealthy nor was I taking breaks during the day to swim in my giant Scrooge McDuck-style money bin, but it was a … Continue reading

Unemployment’s Greatest Hits!

That’s right folks.  It’s time for the classics. Over the past months, I’ve been having a great time chronicling the ups and downs and ins and outs of my life as a job hunter in the worst economy since the Great Depression.  In that time I’ve had some interesting experiences ranging from good to bad … Continue reading

Spare Change?

There’s nothing like finding loose change in the sofa. I live in a building with vending machines in the common area between the gym and the laundry room.  It’s a rather interesting spot because it provides an inconvenient temptation whenever you go in.  Either you want to spend a dollar or two out of boredom … Continue reading

The Sham Dunk Contest

I stink at basketball. It all started the day they taught us how to play back in Physical Education in elementary school.  My lack of skills were quite evident.  So evident, in fact, that after about two weeks of trying to learn how to play the PE teacher (I still remember her name, Ms. Gooding), … Continue reading

Crimes Of Passion

I love the Washington Redskins. Since I was a kid growing up in Virginia, I’ve felt that I had few choices in finding a favorite professional football team.  These were the pre-cable days when the local news only showed Redskins highlights, stores at the mall only sold Redskins apparel and, if you listened to sports … Continue reading


Just put it on my tab. When I first started working in advertising, I worked as a Media Planner at one of the largest agencies in the country (perhaps the world, that’s what they told us).  The thing about working in Media is that they pay absolutely sucks at the entry level, but the perks … Continue reading

Throw Some D’s On It (or A’s or B’s or C’s)

For some kids, today is the first day of school. When I was about seven years-old, my mother took me to take a test for school.  It wasn’t a regular test and it didn’t focus on one subject in particular, it was more or less like the first round of Jeopardy mixed with trying to … Continue reading

Me and You. Your Momma and Your Cousin Too…

I’ve been having writer’s block as of late. It’s been a relatively busy and sort of stressful past few weeks.  A lot of ups and downs and a lot of not-quites and wait-and-sees.  The certainty of unemployment has started to become interrupted by the uncertainty of potential employment.  Interviews, freelance jobs, follow-up interviews and email … Continue reading

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys…

I’m saving up my money to buy me a Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab with a gun rack. We saw the second ultrasound yesterday and it looks like we’re having a girl.  Now, I wasn’t the type that was leaning either way between the sexes, I was more concerned about having ten fingers and ten … Continue reading