RIP Sparky

Sparky had the softest ears I’ve ever touched. He hated when I touched them. Like … one little touch and he’d shake his head to get me off, then he’d give me this look of sheer exasperation. If I kept it up — and I usually did — he’d eventually get up and go to […]

Continue Reading

Mom & Dad, Why Did You Let Me Eat This Stuff?!?

I’ve been chatting with my daughter over the past several days about all the strange (and probably unhealthy) eating habits that I had as a kid. There was the phase I went through around 8-10 years old where I constantly ate uncooked hot dogs straight from the package. I remember polishing off an entire pack […]

Continue Reading

In praise of the Jason Bourne film franchise

Over the past week, I rewatched the entire Jason Bourne film franchise and I feel like the greatness of this series needs to be celebrated. Some random thoughts: 1. Overall, this is the best spy movie franchise IMO. Whoa, Matt, what about James Bond? I hear you saying. Look, I get that Bond is iconic […]

Continue Reading

The 5 Stages of Colonoscopy Prep

My first colonoscopy went well, thanks for asking. It happened yesterday — my first surgery/medical procedure of any kind. It’s true — no broken bones, no sprained ankles, nothing that has ever required me to see a doctor for anything other than preventative treatments and regular checkups. I’ve been blessed. The procedure itself went well […]

Continue Reading

My Sub-$250 Home/Garage Gym

Gym #1: I used to go the gym right up the street as part of my less-than-hardcore efforts to lose weight and get in better shape. It was one of those strip mall, 24-hour gyms with really basic weight and cardio equipment, and not a lot of either. There were a lot of nights when […]

Continue Reading