Life Lessons

Disagree Online? Don’t Worry, Some Brave Soul Will Diagnose You

When you write opinion pieces, people don’t see it that way. To an amazingly high number of people, your opinions are alleged facts. Moreover, if you feel one way about something and they feel another way, people are quick to diagnose you with some kind of problem. As herd animals, maybe this shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but I find myself constantly amused by humans’ inability to disagree without throwing around labels and personal psychiatric evaluations. Check out this comment I recently received on a preview I wrote: More

There is no drama

like wedding drama.

Opinions Are Like Assholes

Shit comes out of them.

Don’t Chew Gum in the Shower

I don’t even know what I was thinking.

8 Ways to Save Big Money on College Books

It’s back to school season, so I want to tell the upcoming college freshmen — and those going back for another year — the real deal about your school books.  I kicked ass at the college book game and saved huge amounts of money, and here’s how you can, too. More

The Greatest Tweet Ever? Not Really, But Still…

trollboy your2

Things I learned from this:
1) You can be completely cordial with someone, but if you’re actively disagreeing with their opinion on something, you can (and often will) be seen as hostile and may be called a “troll.”

2) I apparently have a “career as blogger.” I thought I was just some asshole with a blog, but here we are with a career now.

escalated-quickly

Thank You Cards Are Kinda Stupid

I went video style for this one.  I didn’t have much energy though.  Kind of boring.  But hey here’s me talking, I guess: More

Your Eyes Are Not Yet Open

Writing a novel has driven home one of the truest truths of communication: More

When Someone Asks for an Ambulance, Call the Ambulance (Part 3)

The third and most frustrating example of the ambulance non-call involved a coworker named Kumiko. More

Again: Call the Friggin’ Ambulance

(Continued from this post.)
This happened twice more in Japan. The first time in Japan (second overall in my life) was more life-threatening, but the second time was more frustrating. Ready to again be amazed at human stupidity?
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