12 Years Ago Today… I Took Control

July 24th is a day that I’ve always got circled on my calendar. It’s the anniversary of the day that I took my life back. 12 years ago today, I quit chewing tobacco. For nearly 18 years I chewed Kodiak, Skoal and Copenhagen on a daily basis… sometimes more than a can per day. Quitting was at the same time one of the most rewarding and most difficult things that I’ve ever done. My wonderful … Continue reading

Headed To Prison

Headed To Prison

Well… it looks like this is going to be my last post for a while. I got this email this morning from the FBI and it looks like I’m going to jail. SUBJECT: From Federal Bureau Of Investigation.. FROM: FBI  Urgent Attention To You. We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, post-mail, phone or face to face conversation, it is due to the urgency and importance of the … Continue reading

Behind the 8-Ball – Time To Catch Up

Behind the 8-Ball

I’ve been a really bad blogger lately. There’s a variety of reasons for this, but suffice to say I’ve not been making writing here a priority the way I’d like to. It’s time to get caught up. Here’s a look at what I’ll be working on over the (hopefully) near future. Movie Reviews I like to review every non-horror movie I see in the theaters here on the site (horror reviews go over on ScareTissue.com). … Continue reading

11 Years of Freedom From Tobacco

Aside from family birthdays and my anniversary, July 24th is the day on the calendar I look forward to the most. It’s the anniversary of the day my life changed. 11 years ago today, I quit chewing tobacco after 18 years. I can tell you that was both the most difficult and most rewarding thing I have ever done. I spent this past weekend (along with my dad, father-in-law and kids) building a play set … Continue reading

WWE Network Now Charging Taxes

WWE Network

Remember when the WWE Network mentioned that one time how it would cost only $9.99 per month? You know… that one time. If you blinked you might have missed it. Yes. I’m joking. The WWE went out of their way to tell us about 3,720 times per episode of RAW that the Network would only cost $9.99 per month. And that was the case since day one… until now. I just got my monthly statement … Continue reading

Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons Are Getting Older

Andrew Taruso - Donald Duck

I hate to be the guy who constantly points out how old I’m getting, especially since I’m a firm believer that age is nothing but a number and as long as you don’t act your age you’ll never grow old. (I have similar feelings about weight and blood alcohol level, but that’s another story). That being said, every now and then I’m given a stark reminder that I am indeed getting older and there’s not … Continue reading

The Naughty Elf On The Shelf

Naughty Elf On The Shelf

It’s December so the Elf on the Shelf is back! If you’re like me, pics of this little guy are floating across all of your social media timelines. If you’re not familiar with the Elf on the Shelf, it’s an ingenious little tool for parents around Christmas.  Your elf comes to visit you just after the Thanksgiving holiday (we do it the day after, I know others that wait till December 1st).  Each day the elf … Continue reading

Hi Unknown Man! How Are You Today?

Unknown Man

Email marketing… you’re doing it wrong. I noticed this one that had gone into my spam filter. Subject: Hi unknown man! How are you today? From: Regina Hi! How about your day? My name is Regina. I’m 28 years old. I am a single woman. I have no children. I have a college degree. I want to find someone with whom we will understand each other and share opinions. I want to meet a faithful, … Continue reading

9 Years Ago – Chewie Quits Chewing

Nine Times

“9 times.” If you’re an 80’s movie fan like I am, you’ll immediately recognize this quote as coming from Ed Rooney who was Ferris Bueller’s principal. And while that’s one of my all time favorite movies (Check out the ongoing series I’m writing of my favorite movies by year… here’s the latest: 1983) it’s not the reason I’m writing this post today.  Today marks 9 years since I’ve quit chewing tobacco. 9 years ago this morning … Continue reading