Trying To Work Out When You Despise Working Out

When I was between home office-based gigs, I took up a gig delivering restaurant orders for a couple months. It wasn't terrific money compared to the things I usually do, but it was better than not bringing in any money. As an added bonus, I got lots of exercise doing that kind of work. In… Continue reading Trying To Work Out When You Despise Working Out

Don’t Get Your Kids A Puppy For Christmas Unless You’re Prepared To Raise A Grown Dog!

Getting a puppy for Christmas is one of those adorable quintessential holiday moments that we see so often in movies. Of course it's cute; the little puppy wags its tail, licks its new person's face, and they live happily ever after, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, those movies don't tell the whole story. They don't show you… Continue reading Don’t Get Your Kids A Puppy For Christmas Unless You’re Prepared To Raise A Grown Dog!

Guess What Doesn’t Mix Well With Liquor? Old Age.

When I was in college, I had an amazing talent. I could drink a half a bottle of vodka in an evening and then go do manual labor at the plastic factory at 7 am the next day feeling fine. That was well over a decade ago, and I'm amazed when I think back on… Continue reading Guess What Doesn’t Mix Well With Liquor? Old Age.

If You’re Bummed About Being Single For The Holidays Again, Read This

The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. I love decorating, baking, and especially our annual trip back to Cleveland to see the sights, drink some Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and visit my family/friends. There's just something about NE Ohio that will always feel more like home to me than North Carolina,… Continue reading If You’re Bummed About Being Single For The Holidays Again, Read This

Winter Driving And Corporate America: A PSA

I was born and raised in NE Ohio, so I know all the tricks and techniques to driving in snow. However, I'm also smart enough to know that there are absolutely no techniques to driving on ice, and I'm not one of those cocky Northerners who claims to have such an unrealistic talent. I don't… Continue reading Winter Driving And Corporate America: A PSA

Dear Sales: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Just to clarify, I do not own those lyrics. Obviously I borrowed them from Taylor Swift. Sales was a great career choice for me 5 1/2 years ago when I first moved to North Carolina and I was newly single after getting out of a 9-year abusive relationship. I had plenty of renewed energy, a… Continue reading Dear Sales: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Food Delivery: It’s Not Just For College Kids Anymore

If you read my blog regularly, you already know that I prefer to work an entire pile of 10-99 contract jobs rather than being stuck in one soul-sucking corporate 9-5. Unfortunately, contract work can be fickle and sometimes contracts fall through at inopportune times, making me regroup and find another revenue stream quickly. This happened… Continue reading Food Delivery: It’s Not Just For College Kids Anymore