As everyone who lived in the 90’s and has any taste whatsoever knows, Festivus is a holiday celebration observed every year on December 23rd. It starts with an unadorned pole – because, let’s face it, nobody’s got the time or patience for fancy tree decoratin’ – and then you get together to enjoy many time-honored … Continue reading A Festivus Grievance: What’s So Wrong With ‘Moist’?
Dear Amtrak, The hazy, self-loathing, liquor-soaked writers of the world straightened in their seat slightly, closed their twitter window, washed their faces, shaved whatever parts needed shaving, and—begrudgingly, I admit—put on a pair pants earlier this year when you announced the opportunity to let a small number of wordslingers take part in a free residency … Continue reading Dear Amtrak, About Those Writing Residences
Wednesday got off to a rough start. Because Zeus and Poseidon were apparently attempting to settle a bet via what I can only assume was a raucous bowling match in the heavens above my house last night, I found myself conspicuously not asleep at 2:30 this morning. As a result, I slept through my alarm … Continue reading Late Night Storms And Wednesday Morning Mulligans
When it comes to visual design I'm basically a finger-painting toddler. Nothing demonstrates that more than contemplating a new cover photo. — Jason A. Rust (@jasonarust) April 28, 2014 In case you're wondering, the catalyzing event for the tweet above was finding out late last week that my twitter profile had been upgraded to the … Continue reading Monday Musing, April 28th, 2014
I know this is going to come as something of a shock to many of you (although less so to the handful that know me and put up with my Puddiny-ness daily), but you’re about to see more change here at Puddintopia than a political candidate would be comfortable promising you in ten years. We’re … Continue reading I’m So Done With Words
It’s Presidents Day here in the United States, a day when we all good patriotic US citizens take a moment to celebrate, um, something. Possibly related to the office of the President? I think maybe it’s the day the current Chief Executive comes out of the Oval Office and orders another six weeks of winter … Continue reading Presidents’ Day: All About The Mattresses
I know I should probably quit with the kvetching and the moaning and complaining about our current wintery follies. And by follies, of course, I don’t mean the ridiculous (as opposed to embarrassing and out-and-out revolting) state of the Sochi Winter Olympics. No, I’m referring to the constant reminder of how I’m not in grade … Continue reading The Dreaded Ice Beast
Today was a holiday. Yes, that means the kids were off school. Again. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not holding it against Dr. King or anything. The man deserves his day. But based on the figures I scrawled together tonight while pouring myself a parfait glass full of Ole Slack-Jawed—which consequently, was the cheapest … Continue reading Oh, the wintry woe
It’s pretty well documented that I’m not a morning person. And by “not a morning person”, I mean that if I was given the choice between of getting up in the God-forsaken morning or having to fend off an attack by a large, organized pack of ravenous canines indigenous to Austrailia with nothing but a … Continue reading The view outside my windshield
At this point, we’re 25 days into October. That’s 25 days of being surrounded, saturated, completely inundated with seasonal products boasting the much-beloved—and at this point ubiquitous—“pumpkin spice”. In fact, pumpkin spiced “stuff” has become such a bedrock of October (especially) and parts of November that I imagine most of you, upon reading those words above, immediately … Continue reading Questions I Want Answers To: Where are we getting all these delicious pumpkins?