Baby It’s Cold Outside

Despite the inherent creep factor that my girlfriend refuses to admit is in all crooners, and this song is filled with, it is true. December is cold, and according to the calendar I have on my desk, is the first month of winter. That means that unlike most months of the year where I can list all these awesome...

Halloween is Nearer Than You Think

I run into a small existential crisis roughly a week before Halloween. Partially because I become more and more aware that I am just not in good enough shape to go as Thor, and I’m not in bad enough shape to go as comically-out-of-shape-Thor. Every year, around this time I scramble to put together a last-minute costume, and I...

Desert Hot Springs: It’s Somehow Not a Bad Idea

I mean this honestly, imagine you are on a trek across the country. You come to the Mojave, and you’re thirsty and hot and sweaty. You aren’t picturing hot springs, some palm trees surrounding a pond? That’s probably more what you have in mind. Not hot springs. Because no one does that except maybe Forest Gump enthusiasts, desert hot...

Brandon: Florida Really Enjoys Boy Names for Towns

I mean seriously, Jacksonville, Brandon, I understand that they are likely named after important historical figures. It would be nice to see like a Marshaton or a Jennifer. No less bizarre a name than Brandon. Moving on from that point, Brandon is a neat little area, and is full of stuff to do. Most of that stuff is family...
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