Archives: off the clock

Tattoos and Scars

Have you seen the YouTube video of a woman having her boyfriend’s name tattooed on her butt? We all do crazy things for love, but some of them never fade.

People are strange

It’s estimated that 1 in 50 of us have some form of face blindness, yet it’s rarely talked about. Why every time I’m in public is like a very uncomfortable game of “Guess Who?”

Who will save your soul?

The Chick-fil-A controversy is everywhere you look. Last week a man gave one of their employees a piece of his mind and then posted the interaction on YouTube. Being an hourly wage slave means being subjected to the whims of kooky customers, but at least it’s never boring.

That’s what friends are(n’t) for

Though I’m always jealous of close friendships, I can’t get my stuff together to build and maintain them, myself. Here’s the story of five men who have it figured out, and one girl who doesn’t.

Life at a Funeral

Standing, cremated, or in a box? How do you want to go out? The very unique way a New Orleans musician was ushered into the next world has left me rethinking the very concrete plans 12-year-old me made for my own funeral.

Don’t get mad, get Steven

One time, I got mad and someone almost died. Here’s the story of me, a boy from Memphis, a bottle of Tylenol, Drew Barrymore, and why tempering my temper is now the name of the game.

Requiem for a Butt

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a brilliant composer. Excerpts from a recently translated letter show he was also a bit of a potty mouth. It may be the only thing we have in common, but I’ll take it.

Sunday funday

It started out like any normal Sunday and ended with me playing ninja. How my daughter, the weather, and a love for this city inspired a random act of kindness and a day of giving back.

Run, Checkout Girl, Run

Even a blabbermouth who lets it all hang out on the internet is entitled to a secret or two. One of mine involves a lot of sweating, panting, and smiling in the dark. Okay, two of mine.

All You Need is *mumblemumble*

The heat is on Ryan Seacrest, who didn’t return girlfriend Julianne Hough’s on-air affection. I’m proof that you don’t have to say love to feel love, but you might want to anyway.

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