Category Archives: Melissa

The Will to Win

Remember how I hate this time of year?  I would hate it even more if it weren’t for the fact that January and February is when dodgeball season occurs. Advertisements

Posted in Competitiveness, Dodgeball, Melissa, Ron, Vespa, Winter | 15 Comments

Man on Wire

I am an alumnus of Davis High School, home of the Darts and the pride of the Tri-Cities Area. When I was at Davis (actually, back then it was actually named McKinley High; it was renamed in my honor in … Continue reading

Posted in Davis High School, Man on Wire, Melissa, Poomont High School, Toilet Papering, Water Ballooning, Wookobs | 10 Comments

You Should Be Listening to This

I love good music. It makes me happy and occasionally moves me. I will take good music wherever I can find it. (Because I am a citizen of the world and super open-minded.)

Posted in Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Conor Oberst, Country Music, Indie, Jenga, Melissa, Music, Thom Yorke, Uncategorized, You Should Be Listening to This | 10 Comments

Merry Christmas, Elder Vasquez

(Note: Starting tomorrow, we’ll be taking a break from our regular posting schedule until the new year. We expect to still be around with a few random posts, but the daily posting will be back in January.) My thirty-third Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Christmas, Lyla, Melissa, Missions, New York, Third World | 20 Comments

Tiebreakers: The Case of the Law Firm Trick-or-Treat

“Every smart parent operates by one simple rule: To me, my kids are heaven’s own cherubs; to most other adults, they are just one level above germ-spreading vermin.” Continue reading

Posted in Macy, Melissa, Reba, Ron, Tiebreakers | 31 Comments


“Anyone who has ever been in a relationship has had the following thought when engaged in a disagreement or fight with their partner: ‘Sugar Bear, I love you. But you are clearly insane, and if you and I were to present our respective sides of this disagreement to an impartial observer, this observer would laugh in your face, have you committed, look at me with eyes of sympathy, and call the Pope to start the process of having me canonized.'”

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Posted in Lyla, Melissa, Ron, Tiebreakers, Twilight | 14 Comments

Nailed It

“When it comes to the proper role of a spouse in praising his or her partner for things that he or she does well, my wife and I come from two very different schools of thought. Melissa subscribes to the “I’m Here To Keep My Spouse From Getting a Big Head School.” The motto of this school is: ‘He’s already prone to arrogance and pomposity, why would I add fuel to the fire?'” Continue reading

Posted in High Harmony, Melissa, Nailed It, Ty Pennington, Vespa | 17 Comments