Thought For The Day

Monday Motivation

Random Thoughts and Monday Motivation

July 30, 2018 Thought For The Day

Monday Motivation is important when starting out a new week but the perspective one has on a single cup of coffee isn’t always the most objective. Writing a new article first thing on a Monday morning sounded like a good idea when it first popped into my head. #MondayMotivation is always a trending hashtag, after all. Who isn’t looking for a little extra push to get them on their way at the first of the week? Where I hit aRead More

Why Black Friday Needs To End

Why Black Friday Needs To Not Happen (NSFW)

November 24, 2017 Long Read, Thought For The Day, Video

The days of waiting in line all night for a chance at a bargain need to be over.   [Note: The following article was originally published at Charles I. Letbetter Creative about this time last year, which is why some of the image content is NSFW. They kindly gave us permission to re-publish the entire thing so that the Old Man wouldn’t have to write something all-too-similar this year. We’ll stop complaining when the situation changes, which means we’ll haveRead More

god isn't real but santa's bringing presents

God Isn’t Real But Santa Claus Is Bringing Presents

November 18, 2017 Long Read, Thought For The Day

“On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.” ― David Sedaris Living with a seven-year-old around this time of year gets interesting. On one hand, she’s in second grade now and is learning all sorts of things. We are so very thankful that she’s learning. Heaven forbids the child toRead More

Death of the American Mall

Time Is Up For America’s Malls

“I think now, we think of malls as these things that double as minimum security prisons or something because they’re so boring to visit and so walled in, and now they’re not the cool, new place to be.” -Jan Rogers Kniffen I remember the first mall I ever visited. Woodland Hills Mall was located in what was then a remote field on the Southeast side of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As we were driving out to the mall, with absolutely nothing aroundRead More

Surviving mornings when you're not a morning person

Surviving Mornings When You’re Not A Morning Person

I am not a morning person. Not even close. If it were up to me, my day would start somewhere around 10:00 and ease into work mode somewhere around noon. I start slow. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually been able to follow that schedule, though. Real life doesn’t care what my body’s natural rhythm is. There are deadlines to meet. People want answers now. Contacts over in Europe would really like meRead More

Overcoming the stigma attached to mental health

October 10, 2017 Medicine, Thought For The Day

Many can’t see the benefit of speaking up. Source: Most people think there is a stigma attached to mental health at work – Business Insider I’m going to keep this one fairly short because a) this is an area where advice is best left to experts, and b) there’s plenty of external reading to be done. Please, pay attention to the links we are including here. So, why write anything at all? Because I am being constantly reminded that a lotRead More

Cooking With Porn

Pornhub Users Are Exchanging Food Recipes And Cooking Tips On The Adult Website

The website is becoming quite educational. Source: Pornhub Users Are Exchanging Food Recipes And Cooking Tips On The Adult Website – I can hear the excuse flying now. Spouse discovers Pornhub listed in the browser history and confronts their significant other, “You’ve been watching porn, haven’t you?” Defensively, the other replies, “Yes, but I only do it for the recipes!” I have to admit, I am not able to confirm this article myself because there are small children runningRead More

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

September was not a kind month. Let’s take a moment to consider what all happened, in no particular order. At least 70 known deaths from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas area. This doesn’t count the deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi nor deaths that occurred after the storm as a result of injuries sustained in the storm. At least 75 deaths from Hurricane Irma all across Florida. Again, this isn’t counting deaths that happen well after the storm. At leastRead More

end of the world

This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will NOT bring about the Rapture

September 22, 2017 Thought For The Day, Video

A Christian researcher has blended theories about Planet X and the eclipse and decided that the world ends Saturday Source: This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will bring about the Rapture . . . maybe – There are fools everywhere and there is always someone wanting to push for the end of the world because they think that it’s going to get them to heaven or nirvana or whatever other blissful paradise all the sooner. This has been theRead More

The Chainsaw Wielding Nun

Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: ‘She Rocks’

September 13, 2017 Thought For The Day

When downed trees blocked the road near Sister Margaret Ann’s school in southwest Miami-Dade County, she grabbed a chainsaw and got to work. Source: Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: ‘She Rocks’ : The Two-Way : NPR   There’s a lesson here, dudes. When a tree falls into your life, do you complain or do you get out the fucking chainsaw and get it out of your way? I know, there’s the option of going around. SometimesRead More