Presidential Election 2016

My thoughts on this election are not based on whether Trump or Hillary won, but rather all the hate and venom that is being thrown around. We have families disowning members because of who they chose to vote for. There are decade long friendships ending over who is “right” and who is “wrong.” I cannot wrap my head around not loving someone because of who they chose to vote for. This hate makes me sick to my stomach and I have been nauseous all day reading/hearing what “family” and “friends” are saying to one another.

Even if you’re not a person of faith I believe love thy neighbor should still be a core value. I cannot continue to watch this hate unfold and would swear off the Internet completely if not a requirement for my job. That being said, I think I need to take a good long break from social media. I will continue to be reachable by phone, email, postcard, etc, and I am here for anyone who wants to talk. I do not choose my family or friends based on who they decided to vote for.

Labor Day Weekend 2016


I had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend. I did something fun everyday this weekend.


Friday: I did have to work on Friday, and I’m not sure I should count it as part of my weekend. But I did try dinner at a new place, Shot’s On the River which was quite delicious and the portions were huge for the price.

After dinner I watched an episode of Stranger Things with my good friend Ian. I’ve already seen it all the way through, but he was watching it for the first time.


Saturday: I went to lunch with Cameron and Ian at the new Chinese buffet Fuji Buffet and Grill. The food was actually pretty good quality for buffet.

After lunch we went to Meijer as we both had a couple of things to pick up independently. Once we were done shopping Cameron had to go to work and Ian went to play D&D with some other friends.

While Cameron was at work and Ian was at D&D I watched a few episodes of Mad Men. I have been re-watching Mad Men from the beginning and have found it quite enjoyable.

Cameron got out of work around 8 and I met him downtown for dinner. We went to Two Beards deli and then headed over to Pyramid Scheme to grab a couple of beers and play some pinball.

After Pyramid Scheme we went back to the apartment and watched an episode of Stranger Things with Ian.


Sunday: Tana’s finance Beau and his brother Brock invited Cameron, Ian and I over for a barbeque. We went to Target to grab some snacks and beer to bring to the barbeque.

Beau made burgers with all the toppings. There were S’mores, hammocks, and bocce ball. Brock also made up his own version of Name that Tune which was quite fun, but some of the genres were kind of tricky.

After we got back to Grand Rapids Cameron and I made another Target run. This time to pick up some tonic water for vodka tonics, ice cream, and we decided on Lunchables for a snack.

We watched another episode of Stranger Things and then I went home to bed.


Monday: I slept in pretty late, and then did some chores around the house. Once that was done I called up Cameron and Ian to see what they were up to. They weren’t doing anything so I suggested we head out to Grand Haven for the day.

Our first stop was Oddside Ales. We had a beer there and grabbed some food from Mr. Kozaks, we also played Coup.

After our beers we decided to walk the Pier which is where the header photo was taken. It was pretty windy on the pier and the waves were really kicking up.

Once we got back from the Pier we checked out Grand Armory Brewing which was pretty cool. While we drank our beers we played Batman Love Letter which is a pretty stupid game, but I won.

After Grand Armory Brewing we headed over to Pump House for frozen yogurt. I got chocolate covered Oreo yogurt which I added crushed up Oreos, chocolate chips, peanut butter, whipped cream, and a cherry to. It was very tasty.

I drove Cameron and Ian back home and now I’m relaxing while watching more Mad Men. All in all a pretty fantastic long weekend if I do say so myself.


How I have not written a blog post in almost 2 years? Quite a bit has changed in 2 years.

  • I got a new job that I love. I get to work from home everyday.
  • My parents and I bought a house together.
  • I started leasing a car rather than buying one.
  • My sister graduated from High School.

Those are just the highlights. I’m positive there are tons of other things I cannot think of right now.

In addition I came up with a new URL for this blog, and changed the software it runs on. Hopefully I can start being more consistent with updates again.

One Word Challenge

Quirky habit? Bouncing
One thing you really like about your personality? Sarcasm
Physical feature you really like? Eyes
Last or current book? Good
Spare time? Technology
Opposite sex goodness? Face
Where are you right now? Bed
Hate to leave home without? Glasses
Hate to work without? Coffee
Friend or foe? Friend
Good or E-V-I-L? Good
Pet? Rabbit
Other language? None
Favorite thing about summer? Sunsets
Favorite thing about fall/autumn? Leaves