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Epic Banking Fail

Ford F250 Crew Cab

I don’t like airing dirty laundry. It does no good in most personal and professional matters. However, some companies only resolve problems when forced to address them in a public form. So prepare to read the gory details of U.S. Bank failing to refinance my truck.

They were supposed to pay off my old loan on September 21, 2012. It’s November 1, 2012 and it still hasn’t been done.

Before you read the letter I sent to U.S. Bank (priority mail with delivery confirmation), let’s set some expectations: Read more

Bare Wood

The last twenty percent takes eighty percent of the time … it’s the story of my life.

I’m surrounded by bare wood, both literally and figuratively. Aside from being a great name for a nudist Rolling Stones cover band, “bare wood” is the term that applies to projects that look finished but have only just begun. It’s inspired by the new shelves in my pantry. Read more

The Truck That Ate My Driveway

Ford F250 Crew Cab

Ladies and gentlemen, this post is not about airline travel (you’re welcome). This post is about automotive entropy, financial obligations and the American economy.

Yes, I finally bought a new truck. And it’s big …
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Dressing Like An Adult

For my 40th birthday I dedicate this post to my parents. My father, the man who showed me how to wear a tie, and my mother, the woman who exclaimed “wait, you own a tie” when one showed up in my Facebook profile picture.
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The Overhead Compartment Blues

As a frequent flyer I need to discuss how the overhead compartment has been ruined by stupid airline fees, shy airline staff and clueless passengers.

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Buckets of Friends

Over the long history of mankind, people mark the passing of the seasons with various traditions … decorating dead conifers, taking candy from strangers, getting drunk in Savannah under the guise of cultural heritage. I know it’s Thanksgiving Eve when I’m placing a turkey into a bucket on my back porch. Read more