Silent Treatment

In a bit of a power struggle with a girl right now, trying to see who can outlast the other before sending a message.  The intricacies of modern courtship are always fun. There is too much history with this one, trying to pursue isn't going to work.  You have to wait her out until she … Continue reading Silent Treatment


Conditionally extroverted

Just got back from spending a weekend a couple states over with some friends.  It was alright, really just kind of nerded out playing games. Times like these make me question if I really am extroverted or perhaps it's conditional.  So I flew halfway across the country to spend time with some friends and some … Continue reading Conditionally extroverted


Recently I got to provide some input to the officiant of my sister's wedding, and one of the things I mentioned is that both her and her new husband really love dancing, it was one of the things that created a strong bond between them. A love of dancing seems to be common in my … Continue reading Dancing


Metal music has been a big part of my life ever since I discovered Black Sabbath in middle school.  "Mandatory Metallica" on my local rock radio station was a fixture before falling asleep at night in high school.  As I started in college I got into more extreme metal, Slayer and other death & black … Continue reading Metal


Just got back from dinner with friends.  We went out for BBQ, very yummy.  Of course I ordered a huge platter because I had to sample a every one of their meats and felt a desire to gorge myself.  Despite being a relatively fit person, for some reason I frequently can't help myself and just … Continue reading Overeating

Long Distance

How feasible is long distance casual dating?  Recently reconnected with an old romantic interest who lives on the other side of the country.  Both of us are somewhat tied down by our careers, and even though there is some connection there, we are both a little bit gun shy given our history. Despite the potential … Continue reading Long Distance


Despite my normal seclusionist ways, some friends recently invited me to a Halloween party and I decided to suck it up and go.  Even though I feel a bit out of sorts during any sort of drinking-centric event, I do very much enjoy costumes.  Also, if I never go out I'll never meet anyone new. … Continue reading Halloween

Mental fatigue

Should you avoid mentally challenging hobbies if you have a mentally challenging job?  There is a concept known as decision fatigue, that human brains really only have the capacity to make so many decisions in the course of a day.  That's why so many people in thinking-intensive jobs try to minimize other decisions during their … Continue reading Mental fatigue