Giving Back

Tomorrow night is Randy’s 6th Annual Re-Gifting Party. Apparently, in Randy’s pre-Karl world, this shin-dig developed into a very special event for many people. The concept is simple: take that gawd-awful gift you received and have no use for, wrap it up, and attend a Yankee Swap. At the end of the night, people will […]

I’ve Been Bad

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. It has been three days since my last (blog) confession). You know you lead a boring live when three days pass by and you still can’t think of anything worth blogging about. The new cable/internet provider is working out well. The weather has sucked and makes me want […]

Comcast Sucks!

I hate bartering. It’s the one thing I despise about traveling the world; in different cultures, it’s not normal to haggle on prices of things. It’s not me. Tell me the price of something, sell it for the same price to everybody else, and everything is great. I resent the fact that I could be […]

Having It Easy

Randy had one of his employees pop by last night for conversation and drinks. I’ve met the guy once or twice before, but this time he was bringing his boyfriend of 3.5 years (who neither Randy nor I have met). And seeing them together made me realize how lucky¬†we have it. You see, there are […]

Cautiously Optimistic (or Reluctantly Pessimistic)

Things are different now. After 8 years of the Bush/Cheney machine, yesterday ushered in a dramatic change. At least, that’s what I hope. I feel like I’m the only person in the country who feels this way, but I don’t see President Obama as the second coming. I can understand people’s frustrations over the previous […]

Doin’ It & Doin’ It & Doin’ It Right

Randy managed to get me to go to the gym on Saturday. And then on Monday (MLK Jr. Day) I did 45 minutes on the Wii Fit. And I’m feeling it today. This time, as a result of the aerobic hula hoop exercise, it’s my back that’s hurting. It’s not a familiar pain. The few […]

The Accidental Politico

I’m not sure what happened last night, but I managed to surround myself with politically charged material on the television. First, I was watching my stories on the DVR. When the episode ended, I caught a glimpse of a show called “Wife Swap.” From what I’ve gathered from the handful of times I’ve stumbled upon […]

It Ain’t So Bad

BRRR -it’s cold in here. There must be some Toro’s in the atmosphere. I said “BRRRRRRRRR”! (my gay friend should get that reference…or any cheerleaders reading my blog). Actually, I didn’t find it all that bad this morning. Perhaps it was the lack of wind, but for the coldest day of the year (or possibly […]

Wii (un)Fit

So over the weekend Randy and I went to the gym. It was my first time going in over a month, what with the holidays, that nasty cold I had before Christmas, and going on vacation for 11 days. But we went on Saturday. Then on Sunday we worked out using Wii Fit. I used […]

You Know You Need Sleep When…

…you go to bed but can’t fall asleep. It’s like your body is telling you “you should have come to bed earlier when you originally started feeling tired. Instead, you took advantage of me and I’m going to make you lay awake until I’m damn well and ready.” That was me last night. I went […]