Unpleasant Pleasantries

Unpleasant Pleasantries

Twisting the knife with a turn of phrase.

We do all kinds of silly things under the pretense of respecting others. Especially in the workplace. We have developed all kinds of pleasantries of phrase that are, in reality, not very pleasant at all.

The Snow Chains From Hell

The Snow Chains From Hell

No, they don’t go on that way.

Being an intelligent former Californian, I knew that, when I moved to Washington state, there would be this thing called winter. In California, winter consists of a couple of rain storms that break-up the monotony of sunshine and trips to the beach. Washington, I knew, would be different.

Star Wars and Plastic Surgery

Star Wars and Plastic Surgery

George Lucas has made so many changes that Star Wars is the equivalent of Joan Rivers’ face.

People should be allowed to age gracefully. Plastic surgery ruins that. It takes perfectly decent-looking people and turns them into Heath Ledger’s Joker.

My Fake Heart-Attack

My Fake Heart-Attack

My super-fun journey through the health-care system.

So, I was sitting quietly and minding my own business, when my chest started to hurt. At first, it was just a bit of discomfort – Then, all hell broke loose.