Defending Jacob - A Book Review (Spoiler-free!)

Thoughts Before I Started Reading I had never heard of this book, my girlfriend's mom picked it out for us to read. I'm not a big fan of books with moral quandaries, I prefer to be whisked away somewhere exciting and/or thrilling. My Favorite Part Between the 3 books…

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The Martian - A Book Review (Spoiler-free!)

Thoughts Before I Started Reading I've become a big fan of sci-fi lately. 90% of the books I have read in the last 2 years have been related to science fiction in some way. Another topic I enjoy is space. Space is exciting, scary, unknown. Combine those things, and you…

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Gone Girl - A Book Review (Spoiler-free!)

Thoughts Before I Started Reading I had heard about this book for a year or two. I heard that it was intense, that the ending wasn't ideal. After hearing so many people mention it, I still never read it. It was on my list, but I kept skipping over it.…

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Books

I like to read. It allows me to learn things, it's relaxing, and every now and then I just need some peace and quiet. The problem is, I don't read enough. I have a hard time staying focused and a pretty busy schedule. I know that last part is no…

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The Tale of Harvey, Chapter 1

Those Pesky Ears We have a dog. His name is Harvey. Harvey is a good dog, but he has issues with his ears. This is the story about those pesky ears. On a typical day, Harvey is running around the house making a mess, peeing on things (we're working on…

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My Data Privacy Twitter Rant

Roughly 230 people follow me on Twitter. Those people just read (or will soon) a mini rant regarding data privacy. I feel quite strongly about data privacy, and it frustrates me to see and hear people say they're being "violated" by companies that use their data. You gave them that…

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Going Paleo

Starting tomorrow (November 1st), we'll be switching to a Paleo diet. We've both done a good bit of research and I have learned that "diet" might not actually be the correct term. From what I've gathered, Paleo isn't just a diet that you use to lose weight. It's a mindset…

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Elevator Etiquette

It's one of those things in which everyone has a different set of rules. On boarding: Do I perform the chivalrous act of letting the women get on first? Do I get on first since the elevator gods chose the one I happen to be standing beside? Some women (and…

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Awake

What does everyone else do when they can't sleep? Do they turn on the TV? Get on their phone? Drink a glass of milk? Turn on some babbling brook white noise? I don't know what other people prefer, but I like to read.…

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South Carolina, Don't Ever Change

My girlfriend has a good chunk of family that lives in South Carolina. For July 4th this year, we went to visit them. I had never met any of her extended family and was anxious/excited to gain deeper insight into her family's history. I won't dive into that today,…

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