Category: Pure Randomness


Instagram Exposed

I love Instagram. Don’t get me wrong. I love it for the social aspects of sharing photos and telling story through stunning visual imagery1.  But more often than not people just don’t seem to get it. They take a picture and then run it through unnecessary filters that  detract from a photo rather than enhance it2. And don’t even get me started… Read more →

2011: The Year in Review

I’ve been doing this questionaire each year as a year in review, so why not do it again? This just happens to be the first time over on this website. The old ones were on my former blog.  But old is old, here’s the new: 1) What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Started a podcast… Read more →

TV Rankings: Week 1

There’s a part of me that thinks maybe I shouldn’t watch so much tv.  Then there’s a part of me that thinks I should embrace it.  This was an idea I had last year, and am finally putting into effect this year.  Because everything in my world is a competition, why not rank the tv shows I watch, too? So… Read more →

Little freakin’ Debbie

Sure, it came completely out of nowhere.  Someone mentioned to me on Twitter that they had Nutty Bars for breakfast.  Someone else said they prefer Swiss Rolls.  So I asked for a completely unscientific poll on what the best Little Debbie snack was*.  Personally, I voted for Nutty Bars, which I thought would completely run away with the thing.  But… Read more →

I was running…

I’ve been thinking for awhile that I’m fat and out of shape.  Ok, that’s not really a thinking thing as much as a truth thing.  My job is a sit at a desk all day and never move kind of job, so in my time there I’ve gained weight and continued to get more and more out of shape. I’ve… Read more →

Water Lilies

Last night I took the opportunity to go the member’s preview of Monet’s Water Lilies at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  There are only 2 Monet triptychs in the United States, and this particular one has been divided among three different museums.  As a regular visitor to the Nelson I had seen the panel they own in it’s regular spot in it’s… Read more →

The New Sunday

After years of being a pastor of some form, paid or unpaid, I was used to Sunday mornings always being filled, rushed, and stressful. I’ve been out of that world for a couple years now, and have learned that Sunday mornings don’t even need to remotely look like that anymore. Now I get up when I feel like it, make… Read more →

A New Take on Wings

Some guys are leg guys.  Others are breast men.  I’m a wing man.  Well, when it comes to chicken, at least. Naturally, being Superbowl Sunday tomorrow I thought I better make some wings to bring to the party.  I remembered reading this article awhile back, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’ve always been a fried, not baked… Read more →


This video didn’t turn out at all like I wanted it to, but someone out there may find it slightly interesting.  During Snowpocalypse 2011 I worked from home and every 15 minutes I took a picture out of my window to see the snow accumulate.  Next time I’ll try taking the pictures out a window that doesn’t have a screen… Read more →