2006
06.07

About once a year we receive a visit from my favorite uncle and his wife and kids. They drive up from The Pocono’s, spend a few nights, and disrupt our normal lives as much as possible.

I wish I could lie and say that I enjoy these visits. But the truth of the matter is that the only good that comes from these yearly get togethers is a reassurance that I dislike children. A lot.

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2006
06.04

Last year I found myself in a miserable position. I was working at a call-center for a catalog company and hating every minute of it. They offered me 401k and dental plans but the benefits didn’t makeup for the lack of morale. The place made Office Space look pretty appealing.

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2006
05.27

As a kid, I was always close to my father’s sister’s kids. Josh is only a year younger than me and Jessica is about 4 years older. When I was six years old they moved into a large Victorian home across town. I loved this house and spent many days there playing Nintendo and admiring Jessica’s collection of Cabbage Patch Kids.

During one of my visits, my cousin’s grandmother was present. I’d always been shy around her because she always seemed to be demanding things from my cousin, Josh. The things she demanded were not simple and painless, either.

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