Monthly Archive: November 2014

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Free stuff on my birthday – where should I go?

Early next week I will be, yet again, celebrating the anniversary of my birth.  Starbucks decided to remind me yesterday with a reminder on my iPhone app: That’s right: FREE COFFEE, BITCHES!  This got me thinking – where else can I score free stuff by merely getting older? The other...

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Christmas and Birthday gifts in 2014

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.  Anyone else remember that song?  No?  Really?  Damn – I a *am* old. Anyway, I got a couple of “what do you want for your birthday?” questions recently (with my celebration of old age coming on December 1st.)  The thing...

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So I decided to start some crazy #Postcard Project.

Here’s the sitch: my old high school friend (and talented artist) Dave DeRosa posted a rant on his Facebook this week about how much time he spends on social media.  Using a calculator, he crunched some numbers and – much to his dismay – it’s a solid chunk of hours each...

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OPEN INVITE to BirthdayCon 2014: Geeks In Spaaaaaace

In 2010, I started a tradition of spending my birthday at Florida tourist attractions that I had never been to before (or hadn’t been to in years). Year one was Dinosaur World: http://www.tomcroom.com/archives/7189 Year two (2011) was spent at Gatorland: http://www.tomcroom.com/archives/8441 Year three (2012) got diverted into a surprise party...

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Thus ends the Worst Year Ever.

Growing up, my mom would regularly throw around the phrase “remember: someone always has it worse!”  She was right, you know, someone DOES always have it worse.  My mother, though, lived in a world of extremes when drawing her comparisons.  You know the old adage about “walking uphill both ways...