Saturday, August 20, 2016

Arguing with Vitriol:

...has about the same effect as pouring kerosene on a dumpster fire.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Completely (Mostly) True Post #4: Bicentenarian Sharks

Greenland Sharks apparently live...a really long time.  Like, 272 years old long time.

Which makes me wonder...how do they get along with their neighbors?


...yeah.  Something like that.  Probably.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Grammar is Neato #5: Dual vs Duel

dual: adjective.  du·al \ˈdü(-ə)l also ˈdyü-əl\
: having two different parts, uses, etc.
: having two of something

duel: noun.  du·el \ˈdü-əl also ˈdyü-\
: a fight between two people that includes the use of weapons (such as guns or swords) and that usually happens while other people watch
: a situation in which two people or groups argue or compete with each other
Spelling; it matters.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Worst Vacation Ever:

Ahh, the guilt trip.
It isn't as innocuous as its purveyors seem to think. 
Because when you say this:
What you're really saying is this:
At the heart of things, you're actively trying to make someone feel bad to get what you want. 
Which, if you think about it, is a pretty immature and selfish thing to do at best...
...and just mean at worst.
And can quite often have the unintended effect of causing resentment.
Nobody's perfect, but for the sake of your loved ones (your likely targets) please be direct about your wants.
And be understanding that others aren't always going to do what you want.
And that's okay.