What Do I Want To Do Today? Learn A New Old Word

Recently, I started perusing Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  And by peruse, I mean the opposite of that which is me taking a few minutes each day to scan a couple of pages and then go do something else.

Not that the book is (totally) boring.  I just feel incomplete if I’m not doing two things at once. (That’s what she said!)

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Master Debate

Story time, y’all:

When I was in high school, I joined the Debate Team.  Our school didn’t have any funds for the team so we couldn’t afford the briefs that we knew the other schools were using for that year’s topic of Russia. Bonus, my partner, Fishboy – yes, that’s what I really called him, and I joined the team about two weeks before the actual meet. Considering that we were already in a ton of other activities and total nerds who liked homework, we didn’t have a lot of time to research.

Needless to say, we were woefully unprepared.

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Figure Out What Microgreens Are

If there is one thing I have learned, it is that there is no end to trendy trends.

Yup, today I’m figuring out the really important revelations in life.

First revelation of the day: Honeycomb big, yeah yeah yeah

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Figure Out Why Cops Do That Thing

I went to see The Dark Knight Rises yesterday evening.

In case you’re wondering, yes, it was awesome n’ stuff.

Now, I know that while watching a movie I’m supposed to be caught up in the moment and suspend my disbelief and just let myself be sucked in and go with whatever premise is presented.  But while watching I noticed something.

No, it was not how amazing Anne Hathaway’s ass looks in her Catwoman costume nor how totally practical her running heels are.  Though, really, she is hot so… you know, meow.

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Find Out Napoleon’s Real Height

This past Sunday I hosted a movie night at my house.

Since we’re such fancy-pants elitists we watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (in 3D, y’all, cause I have a hoighty-toighty TV).

I had never seen the movie before.


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What Do I Want To Do Today? Probably Narrowly Escape Arrest

I know the title sounds sensational, but I promise that what I am about to share is all true.

And then wedding photos!

But first, Dr. StrangeGlove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Start Loving The F-Bomb

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What Do I Want To Do Today? Watch Some Stuff About Space

I recently saw this video:

It is amazing and inspiring and makes me feel like a dope for not knowing more about that expanse around us we call the universe.

You know what else makes me feel like a dope?
Not using the metric system.

Though I’m pretty sure it has to do with the fact that the thought of some king dying from chocolate milk would call into question way too many things that Americans hold dear. Like chocolate and milk.

Clearly, I digress.

I found Carl Sagan’s Cosmos streaming on Netflix (no, I’m not providing a link to Netflix) and decided that I’m going to do a Cosmos marathon sprinkled with episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. (that show is awesome shut up don’t judge me!)

I’m going to boldly go where about a million nerds have gone before.

I’ll see you guys on the other side.


Also, Picard ftw against Kirk any day.

What Do I Want To Do Today? Read Some Medical Mystery Stuff And Make Horrible Guesses About It

Recently, the mister showed me a New York Times column called, “Think Like A Doctor.”  The author presents a “medical mystery” and asks readers to submit their guesses.  The next day the answer is presented. It’s pretty interesting and never ceases to make me feel as though my medical knowledge is completely inadequate.  Good times.

Also, it makes me realize that I would make a terrible doctor.  I’d be like House, MD, but without ever finding the correct answer, even after the 12 life-threatening, ill-advised, horrific treatment attempts and smarmy, off-putting antics.  I imagine my medical advice would consist of:

  1. Put some IcyHot on it.
  2. Walk it off.
  3. Stop whining, are you sure you used enough IcyHot?
I like long walks on the beach and telling people to shut the hell up.


Here’s the most current column (as of March 2nd): Think Like A Doctor: Doubled Over in Pain

And here’s the Diagnosis column main page (it has all of the Think Like A Doctor articles).