My Favorite Wines (for now)

Okay, onto a lighter subject. We had some friends over Saturday night, and apparently they have the same philosophy when it comes to wines. We can tell the difference between a $1 and a $6 bottle of wine. But, we can’t tell the difference between a $10 and a $50 bottle. Self admittedly, we’re no […]


Riding The MARC Train

Recently, the bureaucrats who run the MARC Train service have raised our rates from $250/month to $330/month. That’s a 34% increase, for those doing the math… overnight. And we’re Pissed. “Pissed I Say!” [ insert Senator Byrd tone here, waving a finger in the air ] It all started back in December, when some idiot […]


5 Ways To Know It’s An Indie Film

Here’s 5 ways to know if you’re trapped watching an Indie Film: Odd Title Font – it’s the tipoff right from the get-go. Every Indy film has to set itself apart by having an interesting font for the title. Acoustic Guitar Song – somewhere along the way, there’s a song in there where it’s one […]


… and Did I Hear You Say

I hear you say the truth must take a beating The flag a camouflage for your deceiving I know, yes I knowIt’s written on your soul I know, we all make mistakes This is not a case of blurred vision It’s a case of black holes, pocket holes, soul holes And did I hear you […]


The DC Metro These Days

So, the other day, a friend of mine Twitters: #MsMelsBells: To the inconsiderate people on metro this morning: you truly suck. So, of course, I start paying attention… and dammit, she’s friggin right!!! We’ve all seen the annoying-as-hell “passive aggressive” idiots that spring up. They’re the ones that say “excuse me, sorry…” as they push […]


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Martinsburg, West Virginia

For those of you who’ve ever been a part of something truly magical at Christmastime, take a look here. I can honestly say that Tara and I will remember this for a long, long, long time… and can’t wait for our lil’ rugrat to become a part of this tradition. Also, here’s a cool little […]


My Vote Can Be Bought

Over the past 3 years, I am bugged by the amount of political ads that attacked the opponent. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge boxing fan, and I truly love a good Rosie-versus-The-Donald kind of fight. What bugs me so damn much is when they twist the wording of major issues. For example, “Joe […]


Good God, It’s Humid!

WOW, I know it’s only 75 degrees (or so) outside, but I just can’t believe how friggin’ humid it is. I’m constantly wiping and squeegeeing (yes, that’s a word, our office “Hoya Boy” just looked it up). Here I am, in my mid-30′s, and all of a sudden I’m sounding like an old man. I […]


My own Personal Assistant

As Branson and I were driving back from the Richmond NASCAR races, we got to talking about the “powerball special” (btw, that’s your to-do list when you hit Powerball). We got back to the whole idea of how I’d love to have a Personal Assistant for one year. Now, I’m not saying that my PA […]


Oh, You Crazy Quiverfulls

So, we’re listening to NPR this morning, and they do a segment on the “Quiverfull Movement” (read or listen). Within the 5 minute walk from my truck to the train, I’m fired up and spittin’ nickels. So, what exactly is a Quiverfull Movement?In a nutshell, it’s an Evangelical Christian “culture” based on a biblical passage […]