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I’ve Done It All Wrong

About seven years after I started college, I found the results of some random freshman assessment I had to take. It was one of those things that was required in your typical freshman welcoming class. You know, where you had to block out about 45 minutes of an otherwise nice and free afternoon just to click some bubbles on a computerized multiple choice.

I guess it was because of that fact that I forgot the test ever happened. Maybe I was bitter about having an afternoon thrown off, because I’m sure that it was a perfectly lovely afternoon where all my friends were receiving free money or something and I was stuck testing. Whatever the reasoning might have been, I had forgotten that test ever happened when I found the results from it seven years later.

There’s something about finding something like that which is fascinating. Assessments like that, or personality tests or anything along those lines, give such great insight, but looking back over them after more life experience gives a different perspective. A new view of things you already knew. Sure, I know I am an ENFP, but there’s a whole new perspective to have when I see it in light of how life has gone since taking the tests. Read More…

Running Out The Clock

So in case you’ve missed it, and I’m sure you have because I did basically nothing to promote it), I have teamed up with my friend Chandler Rowlen to create a new sports podcast called Running Out The Clock.

ROTC is a part of the Xtra Bacon Network of podcasts, which include a lot of great views on pop culture, TV, and movies. Check out the website to see all the shows they offer, such as The TV Asylum Show, Golden Moon Buffet, and Reel Talk. It’ll be great to see ROTC joining the list as well.

So why listen to ROTC? What makes it different than any other podcast about sports? Well besides some good old fashioned sports talk, such as this clip where we discussed the NBA Conference Finals, we also like to do things like this clip, where we compared those NBA Conference Finals teams to different musical groups. So the show promises to be worth your time. Really.

In case for some reason you went through that paragraph without listening to the preview clips, here’s a link to the first one and then here’s that second one again. Cool.

As well, be sure to support Xtra Bacon without doing anything out of your regular routine. When you need to shop at, just first to go, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the Amazon banner on the bottom left. Then do your normal shopping, and it’ll help XB out. That’s all it takes.

I hope you enjoy Running Out The Clock, because I’m certainly excited to bring it to you.

The Burnsider

Recently, Jordan Green from The Burnside Writers Collective and Burnside Books and probably actual sideburns brought back The Burnsider blog. If you like laughing and stuff, you should check it out.

Anyway, I’ve written a few things for them and since I haven’t posted anything on The GBOAT this week, here are the posts I wrote for them.

Amanda also writes for the site, and she’s put up some gold and then something really really scary that I don’t ever want to talk about ever.

So check it out or whatever.

What I’ve Been Up To Recently

None of your business, really. That’s kinda personal, Internet.

Bearded Finish/New Favorite Websites

It’s crazy to think that just a month ago, I looked like this:


But now, after a month of hard work, I have finally regained that rugged look I so desperately need. Just one month. That’s all it took to regain my charm:


So what has this month been all about, ultimately? It’s November, which means we focus on Thankfulness for all we’ve been given, right? Which is why I’ve also been blessed with an opportunity to encourage people to give back some of what they have.

The Bearded Bloggers campaign was created to raise money for Charity: Water, giving clean, good drinking water to those who desperately need it. Thanks to YOU, we have OFFICIALLY REACHED OUR GOAL! 30 donations, one for each day of the month, brought in 1,001 dollars (and counting!), all for a wonderful cause.

THANK YOU. Sincerely. From the bottom of the hearts of all those involved. Read More…

TCL Returns

In case you missed it this week, The Courtesy Laugh returned to tickle your ears with little bits of joy.

Along with our reintroduction to the world, we’ve made a brand-spanking (in a way that isn’t child abuse in case you’re super sensative about that stuff)-new YouTube Channel! All of our sessions will be recorded, with full video episodes being uploaded along with their audio cousins.

This ALSO allows us to create swell little videos for your enjoyment such as THESE:

OH AND DID WE MENTION that if you go over to our Facebook page, you can enter to win a The Courtesy Laugh t-shirt? Also, how weird was it to read “a The” together?

As always, you can listen to the whole episode by checking out The Courtesy Laugh on iTunes.