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Category: For the 90s Nostalgic

A Farewell to AIM: Thanks for the Memories, AOL Instant Messenger!

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It’s the end of an era. An era that truthfully I didn’t realize was still going on until last week, but still the end of an era. AOL Instant Messenger, affectionately, AIM, will be shutting down on December 15, 2017. Read more…


I Can’t Get a Tattoo Because of Jonathan Taylor Thomas

I’m 98.5% certain that I’ll never get a tattoo. It has nothing to do with my opinion of them on other people (because my opinion of other people’s bodies doesn’t matter one iota, but for the record – I think Read more…


Roller Blades & Deceit

A story of roller blades, missing teeth, and lies.

Rolling with my Homies Glen and I were taking a walk on a bike trail a few years ago and we saw a guy on roller blades. Totally unprovoked, Glen turned to me and said “Hahaha, you would look ridiculous Read more…


Entrepreneurial Schemes and Dollar Store Dreams

Figurines and Fiscal Responsibility Growing up there was no greater bastion of fake grownup independence than The Dollar Store. Filled with bouncy balls, tiny figurines that would immediately be lost between the car seats, and 14,000 glitter stickers that could Read more…


A Merm By Any Other Name

I call my mom “Merm” and we can probably all agree that’s a little weird. You don’t hear a lot of “Merm” out on the playground. But I have my reasons. One of the Boys Growing up, we had family Read more…


What the French Call Les Incompetents

Home Alone is one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time. (Not up for debate.) So when Glen and I overslept last Friday, the morning I was supposed to take him and the kids to the airport, it was kind Read more…


Full-Contact Easter

As we all know, Easter is traditionally a holiday centered around full-contact no-holds-barred athletic competition. (Wait, no? Really? That’s not a generally accepted way to celebrate the mystery of our faith? Weird.)   Get Your Head in the Game Our Read more…