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Z S Roe

Z S Roe has written 215 posts for zs roe

Why the Phrase “WAKE UP WORLD” is Really Just Code for: “I’M AN ASSHOLE”

What I find myself most wanting to respond to, however, is not to the terror attacks in Paris (to which no response seems adequate), but to the “I Told You So” mentality being bandied about by many on the far right… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #40 — Learning to PLAY an INSTRUMENT

…I bought the big amp because it looked cool, and at seventeen that pretty much topped my priorities. That I could barely turn it on without my brain bleeding out my ears didn’t matter. I was too “punk rawk” to care… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #39 — Losing Weight

Three years and twenty pounds later, I realized I’d listened to exactly zero of what my doctor had said. In fact, I was flirting pretty aggressively with the 200-pound mark. We were almost bedfellows… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #38 — The APARTMENT Life

…Too often we look down upon those who are living in apartments. We shall do so no longer. Because apartments are the best. With no disrespect to my house, who’s a broad old codswallop of a home, apartment living is just fantastic… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #37 — The Possibility of NO AFTERLIFE

I don’t believe in an afterlife. Maybe you already knew that.
Oh, yeah – I don’t believe in souls either. Bummer, right? Actually, no. Continue reading

HOT DAMN #36 — The “HERE IN MY GARAGE” Guy

His name is Tai Lopez and he wants you to know that he owns a Lamborghini. Oh, but he doesn’t care about his Lamborghini. What he cares about is “knowledge.” Riiiiiiight. Continue reading

HOT DAMN #35 — Learning First Aid

…A First Aid responder is to a paramedic, nurse, or doctor, what a McDonalds burger flipper is to a five-star, fine dining restaurant’s head chef. Still, First Aid tickled my fancy… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #34 — Prince Edward Island

My destination of choice? Somewhere quiet and without a lot of people. As my sister-in-law once said, “less socializing is best socializing.” Continue reading

CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE – It Doesn’t Exist, So Stop Trying To Protect It

…Little kids, from infants to aspiring ten-year-olds, are many things, but innocent is not one of them. No, friends, what children are is ignorant… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #33 — Families Getting Back Together

…My siblings in-law are pretty great. But, wouldn’t you know it, the two of them decided Southern Ontario was increasingly old hat, and so set off to explore the world… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #32 — Finding the Right Song at the Right Time

Just when you think you have your emotions in check, some unsuspecting song plays out over the radio that trips you up and makes you spill out all those silly feelings you thought you’d mastered. Turns out you hadn’t… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #31 — Being Introverted (And Keeping Quiet About It)

…Like geeks, introverts can now stand proud, confident in the knowledge that they’re not weird. No, sir – they’re just different, like Apple computers or something… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #30 — Icy Cold Lemonade

…I wasn’t the healthiest of kids. Instead of playing sports and not getting fat, I spent my summer afternoons poking a bear named Mr. Diabetes… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #29 — Workplace Injuries

…The truth is this: I kind of like the scars on my hands. I mean, in a strange and somewhat macabre sort of way, I’m almost proud of them… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #28 — Emergency Toilets

…The great thing about emergency toilets is that they’re there for you when you need them the most. Sure, it takes some courage to use them, but when you’re done, you have something cool to brag about to your friends… Continue reading

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