Gina, stay home

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My good friend Gina is funny, charming, creative, and one of the most talented advertising professionals I've met in 20 years in the business. I don't give a shit. She needs to not travel with my wife. When the two of them leave town together, the moles of craziness start popping up all over my […]

The night has a thousand eyes

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People in Los Angeles really like to look at themselves, right? A lot. Does that sound terrible? That’s just a stereotype, isn’t it? Or is it? The cameras I knew about. Between the tourists, the reality shows, TMZ, and the news choppers hovering over high-speed chases, I think every movement within a 100-mile circle of […]

Half-assed training

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NOTE: This one's not going to have anything too witty, clever, funny or emotional in it. It's just me blathering on again about triathlon stuff. So if you're curious about what goes through a less-than-average Joe's head as he contemplates a half ironman triathlon, read on. If you're looking for illuminating wisdom, read the Bible…or […]

Dog bowl cut

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Shouko's got her some 'o that wanderlust. She can't help it, it's in her blood. And she's not a marauding terror or a menace to the neighborhood. (Full disclosure, she IS a remorseless dog-toy thief. Unbelievable.) She just needs to get out and roam – meet some new people, sniff some new dogs, crap in […]

5 top tips to ace your exam

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So a friend of mine at work just realized her driver's license is set to expire…and she's about three states behind with getting it updated. That means she's going to need to go in and take some kind of Minnesota driver's license exam. I don't even know how that works. When you're just renewing a […]