Naivety = Awesomeness (How do you pronounce “Naivety” anyway?)

The great Steve Martin, in his book, Born Standing Up, defines naivete: “That fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.” With that logic, every person who’s ever done anything great is undeniably, unequivocally naive. If we were all aware of how hard something was goingContinue reading “Naivety = Awesomeness (How do you pronounce “Naivety” anyway?)”

Make This Your Next Netflix Movie

Hilarity ensues in the Netflix original The Fundamentals of Caring. It’s the first Netflix original I’ve ventured to watch, but wow, I was impressed! I expected just another melodramatic indie film that attempts to tie everything together at the end just for the sake of closing out smoothly. But this Paul Rudd-led film was anything but aContinue reading “Make This Your Next Netflix Movie”

How Finding Dory Will Make Me a Better Dad

You may laugh, but I highly doubt I’m the only dad who wanted one specific thing for Father’s Day: to go see Finding Dory. It couldn’t have come at a better time as we’re struggling through a hard time in our extended family. (Thank you so much Pixar, for consistently providing a light to us in dark times.) The movie’s releaseContinue reading “How Finding Dory Will Make Me a Better Dad”

What Keeps Me Watching Toy Story

Even as a thirty-something year old, Toy Story remains one of my most absolute favorite movies of all time. And like each Pixar film, it’s riddled with tiny things that keep me coming back to it that most people might not really notice. Here are a few examples that I believe help make Toy Story great: 1. Woody is justContinue reading “What Keeps Me Watching Toy Story”

Happy Birthday Pixar!!

February 3rd is better than Christmas. It’s the day Pixar was born and thus, the world, and millions of lives were better for it. Today, Pixar Animation Studios is thirty years old. Without further adieu, I present you thirty reasons I absolutely love Pixar: 1. The shorts. It’s their “Thank you” for coming to watch theirContinue reading “Happy Birthday Pixar!!”

Be Unique, Not a Jerk/Customer Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to Be a Good Customer

I wrote this years back when I worked in retail. Remember, retail workers are people, too! As you gear up for your holiday shopping spree, keep in mind that as soon as you step foot inside a store you cease to be an average law-abiding citizen and you instantly become a dreaded customer who is the causeContinue reading “Be Unique, Not a Jerk/Customer Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to Be a Good Customer”