HELL YES you want to receive the Barnes Family Holiday Card -
Or maybe you don’t! Now you can let me know and I will probably honor your preference!
I was thinking about writing one, but then I read this Huff Po post of nine ways Pittsburgh is better than your dumb city, and now I think I’ll just send everyone I know an email linking to that, with “Happy Holidays from the Barnes family!” written in the subject. Because if there’s anything nicer than subjecting your loved ones to your annual bragathon, it’s passive-aggressively doing so by way of an objective, third-party, listicle from Huff Po.
Ho ho ho.
Hardest game of whack-a-mole I ever played
It’s a problem with my camera lens. But I refuse to replace a phone more often than once every two years. Or less often. Because I am a consummate skinflint, apparently.
Guys you don’t need to pay $1.99 for Chapstick that’s like way too much to pay for Chapstick
Well, listen, here’s the moment I know you have all been anxiously awaiting. No, not the iWatch announcement. No, I’m not quitting the internet. Come on, pay attention, I mean it.
Remember when I set off to lose 10% of my body weight? It was in, like, early May, and I thought I would do it in two months, ha. Well, two months was too ambitious. Showed how little I knew about everything. But seven and a half months turns out not to have been too ambitious, because as of today I’m exactly that much lighter than I was on May 1st. Yay! More importantly for my health, that’s 24 pounds lighter than a year ago. And for my hot lady friend I like to call my wife, it means she’s beginning to see the six fibers of pectoral muscle beneath my no-longer-that-impressive moobs, rawr.
May 01, 2013: 178
Aug 10, 2013: 176
Sep 23, 2013: 173
Oct 18, 2013: 170
Oct 31, 2013: 166
Dec 13, 2013: 160
Seriously, though, this feels good, that’s why I’m going on and on about it. Okay, shutting up now.
And who can blame you? Down used to be called Bang With Friends and was, as far as I know, just a Facebook app. (Can you imagine an app by that title passing App Store review?) I came across some writeup or another about how it had rebranded and relaunched, and the article mentioned a number of other, similar apps, and curiosity pushed me down the rabbit hole. I had assumed everyone else already knew all about these apps, but that’s appearing not to be the case. I guess it makes sense that I wouldn’t be the absolute last person to hear about the new shit. Anyway, maybe I’ll do a writeup of my own if I ever manage to put these addictive little buggers down. Maybe.
The most difficult temptation for me to resist is the urge to declare myself “down to bang” literally everyone the app presents. That said, there are a few very good reasons for self-restraint here:
Guys, let me know if you need an invite.
So it begins.