One year ago today, I started my new job at CenturyCo. It was actually my second day with the company, but the first time I set foot in the Rapid City office. The day before had been a five-hour orientation at corporate HQ in Wall. It's weird, by the way. Walking into a new job … Continue reading Viva La Corporate America!
Every year around this time, I get caught up in the Great Candy Corn Debate. Some people like it, others don't, and those who fall into the latter camp are quite vocal over their distaste for this sweet treat. I am firmly in the Team Candy Corn camp, but it wasn't always this way. Much … Continue reading Best ‘Wurst News
My mom emailed me a couple of days ago, asking for a recipe—a pumpkin cobbler we make for Thanksgiving most years. I sent it to her but hope she doesn't have trouble with the directions the way I did. One of the ingredients is "three eggs, slightly beaten." That's what throws me for a loop. … Continue reading Everything is Everywhere
I had a Zoom meeting with a Hollywood producer this morning. Which is a very cool sentence to type out, but not nearly as glamorous as it sounds. I'd love to say I was pitching the screenplay for my novel to some big-time movie studio, but alas, I was merely interviewing a guy for a … Continue reading Tina, Eat the Food!
Ten years ago, I had a sudden desire to move to Omaha, Nebraska. This was weird. I had never even been to Omaha at the time. I'd driven by, on the freeway, during my road trip a couple of weeks earlier. But for some reason I got it in my head that I wanted to … Continue reading Hanging Out with Charlie & Bob
My dad never met a blind taste test he didn’t like. Over the years, we have sampled a wide variety of foods and beverages to figure out which we liked best. We've tried boxed mac 'n cheese, ketchup, canned green beans, and tequila, to name just a few. It’s become a rite of passage, and … Continue reading The Blind Feeding the Blind
I’m so glad it’s October. I love the double-digit months. Cool weather > warm weather in my book. Not that it’s gotten very cold around here yet, but it’s only a matter of time. It may not feel like autumn yet, but it certainly looks like it! I took Monday off to spend some time … Continue reading Mammoth Bones & Leaves of Gold