Category: Humorous Rant

Let’s Take It From the Top, Everybody

Because I am nothing if not self-critical, my mind has lingered long on yesterday’s blog post. In it, I talked about inspiration and remembered several shining moments of purity and used words like “visceral” to describe my trip to Disney World. It was the kind of post that future graduate students will examine critically to determine if it signaled my…

Holiday Travel Fun

Perhaps due to powerful advertising, subliminal messages, or my own fervent need to spend money, I chose to fly home for Christmas vacation. Normally, I drive from Madison to East Lansing, shouldering the burden of a six hour drive through Chicagoland with the help of lengthy biographical audiobooks and copious amounts of straight rye whiskey. The drive is a tedious…

A Weather Conspiracy

Mother Nature’s been acting up lately. First with Hurricane Sandy, then Winter Storm Athena, and now – as if simply to prove that named winter storms are not a fluke – Winter Storm Brutus bears down on the Midwest. All within the span of a few weeks! Al Gore and friends might solemnly blame climate change for the unexpected rage…

It’s Not a Trap!

First off, a thousand thanks to the inimitable Ian Bowden for waking me up with a start one October morning, many years ago. Who else in the world would find my printer shared on the dorm network and promptly put together a comic about the apocalypse via poop? It was also kind of him to let me post the Poopening…

Fashion Bleak

It’s Fashion Week in New York and you know what that means – time to: Forget the basic function of clothing Admire how, like witches, impossibly thin models can turn sideways to disappear into a shadow Form a collective peanut gallery regarding what smarter and more creative people think looks good when draped over the human form. Let’s dive in!…