So I have this thing I do where I’m stupid. Don’t worry – it’s endearing. Trust me.
Every year I fight this battle. It’s epic. Think the 300 Spartans holding their ground at Thermopylae. The charge of the Light Brigade. The Alamo. Custer. The Starks of Winterfell against… well, pretty much everyone. (Noticing a theme?)
I am a failed singer.
I have loved music all of my life. Sadly, I cannot carry a tune to save my life. It’s a great disappointment for me. But it’s true.
In elementary school, I took piano lessons. In high school, I started playing guitar. I describe myself as a hacker on the guitar and can play some chords. Enough to rough out a song. Very quickly after picking up the guitar, I decided that I was actually a bass player. I spent my late teens and early 20s as the bass player in any band that would have me. (FYI – the bass player gets the second least amount of ass in a band. You’ve got to really be devoted to your craft to pick up the bass. If you’re curious, the hierarchy is right here.)
Election Day! Our opportunity as members of a democratic republic to make our voices heard and elect our leaders. With the 2016 Presidential election a year away, this year is mainly local candidates here in Upstate New York. So let’s have a little fun with some HEROIC candidates in my “What If?” Election Day edition!
Let’s start with:
At the airport? Long line of people and unused self check-in kiosk? That’s right — I’ll ask the whole line if anyone is going to use it. No takers? Excuse me folks. Pardon me. Do you mind if I use it? Thank you. Excuse me.
Yeah, that’s how I roll.
Woah – watch out. We got a badass over here…
Curse you The Strain and Game of Thrones!!! Abraham Setrakian, Walder Frey… Do I root for him or against him?
What’s a geek to do?
The struggle is real.