Match Game (Or: Why I'm Not Single, I'm Independent)

Time for some brutal honesty. I haven't been on a date since December. I'm not quite sure how to describe what happened, but while I was dating periodically during 4Q2014, in December I was motivated to really punch for the finish line of the year and ended up going on…

Weighty Issues (Or: I'm Not Big Boned, Just Fat)

I don't think I'm what comes to many people's minds when they think of obese, but in March of 2012 I was tipping the scales at 265 pounds. I didn't think of myself as obese, and I can't recall any of my friends telling me "hey, you're fat." In fact,…

Just Peanuts (Or: I Don't Care That You Agree With Jenny McCarthy)

I have no shortage of opinions. This one's really straightforward though: If you are a parent and choose not to vaccinate your child for any reason other than there is an immediate, provable, direct health-related consequence for doing so, you're an idiot. Look, I respect you might believe that vaccines…

One Foot In Front of the Other (Or: You Don't Get Faster If You Can't Run)

I haven't run in 4 days and I'm getting antsy. Let me back up a bit though and explain why. In 2012, when I started on my journey toward being a healthier, happier person I clocked in at a rather rotund 265+ pounds (I think 268.8) and 36% plus…

Another Rainy Day (Or: Is That one Cumulus or Cumulonimbus?)

Cloud: a. noun. A mass of moisture suspended in the atmosphere b. noun. A term invented by some marketing hack somewhere. I hate the term "cloud." People use it interchangeably to mean far too many things, and my problem is and has been for several years that when one person…

The Big Leagues (Or: How I Bat .190 and I'm Fine With That)

I love baseball and hockey, and I don't love dating, but they all have something in common. It's not uncommon to compare dating to sports, and I think it's my turn to do so - with an eye to one very common complaint. I've heard a lot of malarkey in…