All posts for the month June, 2011

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-roap.

Published June 19, 2011 by jrm17

In honor of Father’s Day, I’d thought I’d write about my daddy (and trust me, he can’t deny me as his child because I look exactly like him).  Plus, he’s the one guy in this world that puts up with me and is still willing to be around me free willingly and free of complaint. Read the rest of this entry →


Rule 10: Remember–Pants=Love. Love your pals. Love yourself.

Published June 18, 2011 by jrm17

I can still remember the first time I read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashears in the seventh grade.  Being the nerd my best friend (seriously, picture a tiny little girl with a mess of curly hair and glasses and braces–even though she will kill me for the reminiscing) and I were…okay, still are, we went through books like we went through her moms cookies (The chocolate with mint are still one of my favorites).  One day in library, Camille demanded I read some book.  She handed it to me and I thought, “Why is she trying to make me read a book about pants?”  All my skepticism was killed as soon as I started it…and finished it in one day.  I picked up my copy of the first book the other day and was transported back to the seventh grade only to realize that as much as the girls changed over the course of the books, I (and my friends) have changed just as much since reading them the very first time (and the subsequent…oh, 100 times). Read the rest of this entry →

Sing-Along Time

Published June 17, 2011 by jrm17

For the past, oh, three years, my summers have revolved around going to concerts.  It all started with the Jonas Brothers the summer after high school graduation and, well, the shows got a lot better after that: Foreigner, Josh Turner, The Charlie Daniels Band, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids, Good Charlotte, Cartel, Boys Like Girls.  As awesome as each show’s been, this summer is looking even better–Miranda Lambert and Josh Thompson in July and Billy Currington in September.  With nothing to do in August, I started to think about who I would love to see then. Read the rest of this entry →

Nerd Love: 9x-7i<3(3x-7u), solve for i

Published June 16, 2011 by jrm17
The answer is i<3u for those of you who are mathematically challenged (much like me), which brings me to my nerdy topic of the day. I was lacking inspiration when I got a funny suggestion  for a new post: compare the sex appeal of glasses v. contacts.  I’m not sure I have much expertise here so I went to streets to figure out which is better (okay, so I asked my mom and whoever was on Facebook…and got a huge lack of answers.  I know: I’m such a great investigative journalist.  Just call me Woodward and Bernstein). Read the rest of this entry →

Rules of Cell Phone Signal

Published June 15, 2011 by jrm17

Living where I do, my lack of signal is frightening sometimes.  We’re talking I spend my time outside when my friends are texting me just so I don’t have to run in and out of my house (Thankfully, iPod speakers, a hammock and my book collection save my sanity).  Having formed a habit of this since sometime around junior year of high school, I’ve learned a few things. Read the rest of this entry →

In the great debate between human and bloodsucking vampire, I’m going with the dark side.

Published June 14, 2011 by jrm17

As a self-proclaimed nerd, I have basically a library in my house.  However, my interest in re-reading any of my books for the billionth time is virtually nonexistent at the moment so today I found myself with a 30% Borders coupon and my Jeep’s keys in hand.  While in the store, my love for vampires kicked in (Borders must know me too well since there is a display set up all about them).  Unfortunately, Twilight trashed up an otherwise decent collection of blooksuckers.  On the other hand, they missed a few good ones, so I figured I correct their issue and just make them a list of the best vampires. Read the rest of this entry →

Bestie Bill of Rights

Published June 13, 2011 by jrm17

I stumbled upon this excerpt from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Karling (I’ve already added it to my Must Read list).  Her list of Best Friend Rights includes many I’ve done–sleeping in the same bed (My experience resulted in a slap in the face because apparently my old best friend punched in her sleep)–and some that I hopefully never have to deal with–taking care of my bestie’s kid if she dies.  While scanning it, I started thinking of things that should be added to the list by me and my bestie, Whitney. Read the rest of this entry →