Nickels and Dimes

Along the lines of the Birthday I had the other day, I was talking with one of my friends about food specials. I am a savage when it comes to specials. I could probably tell you within a mile of where I work what food specials are on at what days and times as well as…

Happy Birthday to Me

The other day I had a birthday party. It was funny because I get asked this all the time. So naturally one of my friends asked me “Why do you care so much about your birthday?” Well do I have an answer to that. See there was a time clock on my life. I was…

Skydiving

I went skydiving the other day and I was talking to my skydiving instructor. I mean, he was responsible for my life and all, so I figured a nice chat was in order here. I was asking him how he got into this daring job and if he plans to do it forever. He mentioned…

Review Time

Today we had a guest speaker and there of course had to be the conversation of performance and reward. Now I don’t know about you, but talking about that makes me uncomfortable. So I was less than thrilled that I had to sit through this conversation. It shouldn’t be uncomfortable though. The performance and reward…

Teaching Independence

My friend had a barbie last night. While there I had the pleasure of meeting her roommate and his two friends. We had a barbie (Australian barbeque) and then played board games. It was quite exciting and there were several lines of the night. However, what got me thinking out of the fun zone the most…

Going De Facto

I was at the bar last night and I was talking to this Irish guy. I mentioned I was American and one of the first things he asked me was if I was offering a visa. It got me thinking. How many people only marry for visas and how many people have a complicated relationship…

Romance Language

Oh the romance languages. Spanish,  Portuguese, French, Italian, and Romanian are the most commonly spoken romantic languages. I was talking to a guy from Brazil and he was talking about the languages he spoke, understood, and what it took to learn them. Of course his native and first language is Portuguese. But he was telling…

Whoops to Wow

Babies. What do you do if you’re going to have a baby? I tell you what I’d do, I’d go into a bout of hysteria. Now I was talking to a girl last night who has a little boy. Plot twist though, she found out when she was 6 months pregnant that this kid was…

Cursed Child, Cursed Book

I met my friend’s friends the other day and they were hilarious. One was talking about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Spoiler! If you haven’t read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but want  to and want to be surprised, then stop reading! We debated whether or not it was a good book. I…

Tutoring Around the World

To be tutored or to not be tutored. My coworkers and I were having a debate on what the value of tutoring a child who “got it” was. One of my coworkers said she went to tutoring and part of the fun was socializing, even though she wasn’t struggling in class. So you can imagine…

Measure This

I went rock climbing today. It was actually a ton of fun. I didn’t expect to have much luck, but I did end up getting up the wall a few times. While there my friend’s best man was talking about the metric vs. imperial system. He studied in Canada and had to learn the imperial system,…

Fly

My coworker wanted me to feature him, so I finally am. We were talking about the movie 40-Year-Old Virgin and how Steve Carell’s character Andy would be seen in modern society. He asked me if I thought Andy was cute and I replied uhhh… No? It was a weird question and it got me thinking,…