Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Most Interesting Meme in the World

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Church Social - Invitation

I was asked to write up a brief (2 sentence) invitation to our annual church fall social. This will be printed on small cards and passed around at church and around our neighborhood. The NecktieNinja never does anything half way. Here is what I submitted. I'll let you know if they end up using my write up or not:

"Come one, come all to the Hockinson Ward fall festival of delight for Autumn-Halloweeny type games and food with harvest themed decorations and splendid company of friends, complete with a chili cook off competition to be judged by impartial persons of the most incorruptible nature and unmistakable integrity; all with the glorious purpose of celebrating our Hockinson Ward unitedness and wonderment. 

Bring your friends."

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Interior Decorating, Office Edition

We spend so much time at work that decorating our work space to our own liking makes sense but some people take their office decorating to the extreme. I knew a guy from Chicago who liked comic books because of a comment he had made over the phone once or twice but I didn't know how serious he was about it until I saw his office on a business trip. It looked liked every Comic-Con ever combined in one single cubicle.

If the NecktieNinja were to have an office, this video describes what it would be like. If I missed any details, please leave a comment so I can post them in the 2nd edition of this video.
If you're curious what my real office looks like, here is what it contains; very simple.
 - An HTS book (
 - A dozen or so international trade books
 - Some drawings my daughter made for me
- 3 Family photos
- A small statue of the "Prayer at Valley Forge"
- An HP12C finance calculator

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Workplace Romance

The Office on NBC recently aired its final episode and I've been in a state of complete depression ever since saying goodbye to Jim and Pam. They are the most successful office couple in the history of workplace romance but they are the rare exception. Most office romances end in tragedy and it's worse for the spectators than it is for the couple. Watching your coworkers break up is almost as bad as watching your coworkers hook up. It's just awkward for everyone no matter what chapter in the tragedy you are witnessing so I say better to avoid putting your colleagues through that experience and either stay single or date someone from outside of work.
This video is a little spoof on workplace romance. This is another video that could easily have a part 2 or 3 or 4 to it. It's such a huge and important topic. I would love for you to leave some additional comments on what I might add to the 2nd installation of Workplace Romance. Consider this an introduction.