Rock the Vote

Don’t forget to vote in the newest episode of Versus, going on right now over in the Matticus Kingdom. Today (or tomorrow, it really depends on how motivated I am) is the last day to vote. Let your voice be heard!


Sell It

My “help” left work today after only two hours. His excuse was that he hurt his ankle sometime before he came in.

Now, I don’t have a problem with coworkers missing time, or calling in. Whatever. Things happen. People get sick. That’s part of life.

Hell, I wouldn’t have a problem with it if he left just because he didn’t feel like being here. That’s his business. I won’t miss him. He annoys the shit out of me anyway.

The problem I am having is with his excuse. He said his ankle hurt too bad to continue working…

Yet, for the entire two hours he was here, he didn’t limp. He didn’t grimace while walking. He didn’t show any signs of discomfort at all. Now, I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I’m hurting too badly to continue working, I’m going to have some outward sign that something is wrong with me.

I’m not going to come out and say he was faking, but, if I had to bet, I’d put my money on it. And, like I said, I don’t care if he was faking or not. He can go home early for whatever excuse he wants.


If you’re going to fake an injury or illness, put a little effort into it. Limp. Make a pained expression every once in a while. Don’t just say you’re hurt and walk out like nothing’s wrong. Sell it a little, dammit!

I Didn’t Say

Most of the music I listen to isn’t exactly kid friendly. Not only does some of it contain cuss words, but even the ones that don’t often have dark lyrics that, while not bad, aren’t exactly what you want them to listen to. So, in my car, my music is kept on a flash drive. Baby E’s music, a mixture of Disney songs, My Little Pony music, and a few pop songs, is on a CD. That way, when she gets in my car with me, all I have to do is switch the source and we’re good to go.

Mrs. Revis listens to mostly poppy stuff. Not a lot of what she listens to would be considered bad. So, we don’t really worry about what Baby E might hear when she listens to my wife’s music.

A couple of weekends ago, we were in my wife’s car driving to the library. The song Hot and Cold by Katy Perry comes on. While I’m usually a fan of the way she dresses, I’m not really a fan of Katy’s music. I’d heard the song before, but I never really paid attention to the lyrics. I’m not sure why I did that time, but I did.

In the second or third line in the song, she says, “You PMS like a bitch”. It wouldn’t have bothered me (hell, I probably wouldn’t have even noticed) except that I heard Baby E singing along in the back seat. I  look over at Mrs. Revis with an arched eyebrow as if to ask, “Really?”

We were sitting at a red light, so she saw tbe look right away. “She says ‘witch’,” Mrs. Revis explained. 

Before I can respond, a voice from the back seat says, “Yeah, Daddy. I didn’t say ‘bitch’.”

More Random Questions

Once again, I find myself stumped for something to post on here. I don’t know why I’m finding it so hard to come up with things to put on here. So, I plucked some more questions to answer from a random question generator. Let’s see how this goes:

  1. Have you ever eaten sushi? – Hell no! I don’t eat cooked fish. Why the hell would I eat it raw?
  2. What are your favorite books? – My favorite book is The Erratic Sun by Michael Hansen and Matthew Blashill, available for purchase on Amazon. It is the greatest book of all time. Although, it does say “books”, so I should probably add more to make it plural. Timeline by Michael Crichton, the DragonLance Legends trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and all of the Myron Bolitar books by Harlan Coben.
  3. Are you religious? – I dislike any and all organized religions. 
  4. Have you ever eaten food from the trash? – Hell no! That’s disgusting. Although, to be fair, I may have done it when I was a kid and just don’t remember doing it. 
  5. What is your favorite holiday? – I’m not a big holiday guy. I used to love them all when I was younger. Now, I only care about them if they get me a paid day off work. I enjoy my daughter’s reactions to the holidays far more than I like the holidays themselves.
  6. If you could have any kind of pet, what would you choose? – One that takes care of itself.
  7. If you could become invisible, what would you do? – Honestly, I don’t know if I’d do anything with that power. My teenaged self would’ve probably said that I’d use it to steal money or sneak into the girl’s locker room at school. Nowadays, I know better than to do either of those things. 
  8. Do you have any allergies? – I’m allergic to cats.
  9. What is your favorite sport? – Football. 
  10. which do you like better, being a passenger or driver? – That depends entirely upon who would be driving if I wasn’t.
  11. Have you ever been to Comic-con? – No. I wouldn’t mind going to one sometime, but I have yet to do so.
  12. Have you ever been to Africa? – Nope. Never left America before.
  13. What is your favorite sandwich? – The Italian BMT from Subway is pretty good.
  14. What is your favorite breakfast meal? – BACONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Have you ever sewed? – A few times during a home ec class back in middle school, but that’s it.

There you have it folks. Answers to questions you didn’t ask.

I Don’t Have the Words

If you look at my latest posts, you’ll notice that, with the exception of the last one (which was wholly depressing), they’ve all been about my Versus posts. The reason for that is simple: I can’t think of something that I want to say on here.

The Versus posts are easy, especially since you wonderful people out there contribute to them. There’s very little to them and they only take a few minutes to throw together…. usually.

As far as other things go, I’ve been coming up empty lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve put in so much energy doing non-blog writing. I have multiple stories either in the writing or editing process that I’m hoping will be published soon. I also have plans to start writing more of them once these are finished. I love writing these stories.

I’m not feeling the love when it comes to blog posts lately, though. Nothing jumps out at me anymore. I used to see something and get excited about writing a post about it. Now, I feel like I have to put a post up every once in a while. To be honest, the only reason I’m even doing this post is because I forgot to upload the file I want to be working on to my phone.

I’ve gone through funks like this before, where I just don’t feel like posting anything. This one feels different somehow. 

Hell, I don’t know. Maybe tomorrow I’ll wake up with an exciting idea for a blog post and this little post will look ridiculous. I highly doubt it.

But, you never know…


I’ve had a couple of late entries into the Fiction’s Greatest Wizard ring, so I’m going to extend the deadline until Friday at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you want to tell us all who you think Fiction’s Greatest Wizard is, go here and tell us in the comments. Any entry left before the cutoff time will be put into a poll so everyone can cast their vote for who they think Fiction’s Greatest Wizard is!