Here is my 23 and Me report. I am f*cking white. Just white. Oppressively white. Options: Growing up, making fun of people from Poland was natural. We called them (me) Polacks. Do I keep on that? Like the joke where a Polack doesn't open his parachute until it's 10 feet and 'he can jump from … Continue reading My Heritage…
Here we go again….
UPDATE: See my update on the strategy for this business here with the launch of Payge. After I left my job last October, I spent a few months training to run around the world with the World Marathon Challenge and then basically didn't really know what to do with myself. It became clear by March either … Continue reading Here we go again….
This past Monday I finished the Canada Ultra520K race, commonly known as an Ultraman. Beyond an Ironman, this is a 3 day event broken up as a 6 mile swim and a 93 mile bike ride on day 1, a 170 mile bike ride on day 2, and then what amounted to a 53+ mile … Continue reading The End.
F*ck You Silicon Valley
So perhaps you remember these scenes from Silicon Valley, with Russ Hanneman's billionaire doors and his custom orange McLaren. https://youtu.be/_ih1ptOguaM Well........ Here is what I enjoyed parked in front of my house yesterday. Yeah...it's that f*cking car. Oh yeah....he didn't just park. He opened his billionaire doors. Both of them. Why? Why did he need … Continue reading F*ck You Silicon Valley
Co-Writing: 3.5 Tips to Avoid Murder Charges
I had a unique opportunity to join my father, Robert Brooks, in a book signing for our recently published mystery novel The Clown Forest Murders. Aside from getting further pictorial evidence of what I'll clearly look like in 30 years, we were both asked by the Obama-inauguration sized crowd to share what it had been like to … Continue reading Co-Writing: 3.5 Tips to Avoid Murder Charges
Come again? Bearded clam, you say?
We play a modified version of the game Pictionary as a family some nights where we simply pull cards from the box, draw it on a small white board easel, and whoever guesses it first gets to draw on the next turn. My 11 year old daughter got up and drew something that basically was.....a … Continue reading Come again? Bearded clam, you say?
You know what’s not cute?
Look at how cute all these hamsters are in their wheels..... They're all f*cking adorable. But you know what's not adorable? Hamster urine. You know what's less than precious? When your daughter's hamster decides to urinate while running in its wheel. You know what's just a bit not super duper? When that urine, subject to … Continue reading You know what’s not cute?
Cryptocurrencies: A short film script
FADE IN EXT - Under a bridge. Scattered garbage. Evidence of homeless people abounds. Two squatting heroin users are preparing to shoot up. Rubber tube around arm. Spoon with heroin bubbling up. Heroin User One (speaking around needle in mouth) "You see Bitcoin is back under $10,000?" Heroin User Two "Yeah. But I'm more into … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies: A short film script
Sliding Out of Vegas
Your start out in the airport on a trip home from Vegas. Just a bloody mary. And maybe a beer. To help ease the pain of real life and the extra beer or six from the night before at the blackjack table. Then you get home and Tiger Woods is on, so you definitely need … Continue reading Sliding Out of Vegas
The Penderson Local: March 6, 2018
Penderson Community Reminders: While Sam Ferris' argument that the high school football/soccer field is not officially designated a community park or common area under Code:24;i;2 is technically true, we still ask that you clean up after your dogs. Practice had to be canceled last evening. Ex-councilman Reynolds is not acting in any official capacity outside … Continue reading The Penderson Local: March 6, 2018