Life and all that it entails


I’ve looked into this valley before. I’m saying this because I hope nobody ever has to go through this. It sucks. It tears my soul apart. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t even wish this on Dick Cheney or Grover Fucking Norquist. Because it sucks. And it’s dark, and I don’t know how to dig myself out [...]

Who needs roses

The west coast can keep their over-produced parade of delicate flowers. Who needs them when you’ve got a bunch of guys in drag doing dance routines? If you’re interested in a cross between a Mardi Gras parade and a New Year’s Parade, check out the video coverage at WPHL’s web site. You can see the routines that [...]

Cleanliness is next to …

Cleanliness is next to …

Happy Holidays!

note to the guy on the train this thanksgiving

I do NOT want to know your business. hang up the damn cell phone!

Really?? Sexism in pizzalandia

Really?? Sexism in pizzalandia

This weekend, I went with the little arguers to a certain chain pizza establishment to eat some alleged pizza and spend money in exchange for little tickets that would be used to purchase cheap plastic toys. While I was at this establishment (to protect the innocent, I will use a pseudonym for this establishment: Khuck-E-Kheese), I noticed [...]

It gets better

A thread at Sadly, No! discussing the horrible tragedy of the death of a Rutgers University student featured a link to this YouTube Channel, a project by Dan Savage called “It Gets Better.” (more explanation here) Kudos to Savage for putting this together, and I hope many people take comfort from the hope message the project [...]


Forecast calls for sunshine.

States I’ve visited and/or lived in

States I’ve visited and/or lived in

After a healthy discussion over at Balloon Juice about Southern states and who’s better than whom, I decided to create this map of the states that I’ve visited or lived in using this web site. Below is a list of the provinces I’ve visited (specifically, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto). Above all, I’ve been to some really [...]

My gulf of ruins

I grew up on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, in Texas. I’ve been through hurricanes with my family, crouching in our house as the lights went out and winds howled outside and water filled up the sunken garage area. After I moved away, I watched the area where I grew up get hit [...]

Crock pot blogging

Crock pot blogging

Earlier this year, I purchased a small Crock Pot slow cooker (it’s a real “Crock Pot,” not a generic). I figured I’d learn to cook some stuff that didn’t take a whole lot of work, since I’m not the handiest person in the kitchen. I chose the small version because my mom had a larger [...]

This is not my beautiful house!

Many moons ago in the blogosphere there was a minor writer with the moniker “Bryan S.” who flew the flag of “Arguing with Signposts.” His politics were vaguely conservative, warblogger, humorist, cynic, libertarian. In short, he screwed all that up. So, you might say this is my attempt to set that stuff straight. The flag is flying again. But we’ve set a course that’s at odds with the haze of the last eight years. Onward!