Over the past year or so I’ve been doing American Idiot songs on Smule. I’m not a great singer, but here goes.
LifeI do write about everyday happenings in my life. I try to keep these to a minimum, but sometimes real life is the only thing I can write about.
It’s been a few years since I’ve written a year-in-review post, so here ya go! My goal in this post is to sneak in two f-bombs, so let’s see how I do.
The year of unemployment…
I quit my WordPress-related job at the beginning of the year. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but remote work just didn’t work out for me. I’d definitely like to try it again, but for the time-being, I prefer a good ol’ office job.
I’ve been working very hard over the last few months to make my 2nd book, Asshole Tax, a reality.
The book is non-fiction, and is a semi-autobiographical take on the movie Fight Club.
I recently received the proof (today actually!), so it is only a matter of weeks before this thing is released to everyone.
It is already available for digital download at https://assholetax.es.
As I was driving to work this morning, I caught a glimpse of Oklahoma Christian University‘s tribute to September 11th, 2001.
My sister even called me today from Afghanistan and asked how I was remembering September 11th.
When I first heard of the Monumentour with headliners Paramore and Fall Out Boy, I jumped at the chance to buy tickets. The earliest I could buy them was in January, and I saw there were Meet and Greet VIP passes available, so I splurged to finally have a chance to meet the members of Paramore.
Thankfully the tour was coming to Oklahoma City, so I snapped up tickets for August 10th at the Zoo Amphitheatre.
My current top post has been about pedophiles. You wouldn’t believe some of the search terms I get. It’s mostly for people looking for pedophile-related items.
As an uncle with three nieces, this disturbs me. I’ve been contemplating redirecting that post to an even harsher post.
I’ve even had people e-mail me lambasting me for the post and calling me a pedophile.
Most of my colleagues (who are foreign to the U.S.) are surprised to find that I worked for the Department of Army for six years.
My College Years
My sister attended a college in Phoenix called Grand Canyon University.
I was having a Skype conversation with one of my nieces yesterday. As a preface, let’s say she’s very young. Like seven young.
She started by making smalltalk, “Do you have a girlfriend?”
“No.” I responded. “Do you have a girlfriend?”
She laughed. “I’m too young.”
“Too young for what?” I asked.
She responded candidly, “I’m too young to be gay.”
Ah, the things kids will say.