Category: "Thoughts and Ideas"

Merry Christmas!

I just watched Die Hard so now it's officially Christmas. Unemployed again. I think it's time to try writing for real. It's hard to not be lazy though. Any ideas or encouragement would be appreciated. We're recording the 200th episode of Radio… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/24/15| 06:02:00 pm| Thoughts and Ideas| Leave a comment »

Reminder To Myself That Things Are All Right

So I just turned 35. At first I didn't think it was a big deal, then I was browsing through this site and I realized that I was 21 when this blog started. That's kind of nuts. But I don't want to do another introspective what does it all mean type… more »
posted by brendoman | 06/22/15| 03:51:00 pm| Thoughts and Ideas| Leave a comment »

Thinking Up, Looking Down

We are rapidly approaching the 13th anniversary of the day I started this blog with some of my dearest friends. I was a 21 year old bible college student. I don't really know what to do with this space anymore but I know it needs to stay here. It's… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/10/15| 02:49:00 pm| Thoughts and Ideas| 3 comments »

Funemployment Again

Hello. Is this thing still on? Looks like it. 2014 has been quite the year. We were told at the beginning of the year that our company was moving to Austin and most of us in tech support would be laid off on December 5th. If we stayed until then we… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/10/14| 08:36:00 am| Thoughts and Ideas| 2 comments »

Hello 2014

Yes it has been 4 months since I posted on here and I think that is a new record but let's forget about that, shall we? If 2014 is half as good as 2013 was for me, I will be stoked. 2013 saw me lose 75 pounds, successfully fund a Kickstarter with Phil… more »
posted by brendoman | 01/01/14| 02:32:00 pm| Thoughts and Ideas, I'm a Big Geek| Leave a comment »

What's Going On?

It's been quite awhile since I've posted anything. Most of my energy is given to the three podcasts I am a part of, all of which can be found at Benview Network. Things have also really ramped up at work as I am now supporting all of our Web products.… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/06/13| 09:04:00 am| Thoughts and Ideas, Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »

The Hardest Blog Post I've Ever Written

Do you want to know how I know who has listened to me on Bagged and Boarded? It’s really easy. I know who has listened to me on Bagged and Boarded because those are the people who know I am gay. I came out on the show 3 years ago during the second… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/27/13| 08:34:00 pm| Thoughts and Ideas, Anything Else| 4 comments »

Download the First Chapter of My Book at

I am in the process of writing a book. It is something I have been wanting to do for basically half my life. It is basically the story of my youth and the death of my father and how that affected me. There's both humor and heartbreak. I want to… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/26/13| 07:47:00 am| Thoughts and Ideas, Books, Anything Else| Leave a comment »

2012 Year in Review

This morning I was thinking about highlights of 2012 for me and the thing I kept coming back to was this: I was in a dance circle with Felicia Day, Amber Benson, Brea Grant, Adam Savage, Alexis Denisof, and Joss Whedon. Yeah. That alone makes 2012… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/28/12| 08:26:00 am| Thoughts and Ideas, I'm a Big Geek, Anything Else| Leave a comment »

We need to start talking about mental health issues

I wasn't going to post this here because I wanted it to get read and I don't think people read blogs that much anymore. However, I wanted to be able to share it with folks on Twitter and make it easy for others to share it who aren't on Facebook. So… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/14/12| 01:55:00 pm| Thoughts and Ideas, Anything Else| 1 comment »

Some Beach Boys Memories

I've been listening to The Smile Sessions a lot on Spotify and it's really taken me back to a lot of good memories I have listening to albums like Pet Sounds and Spirit of America with my dad, who was a huge fan of the group. I remember seeing them a… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/06/11| 09:52:00 am| Thoughts and Ideas, Tunes| 2 comments »

You Let Life Get In The Way

Hello? Is this thing still on? My bad, guys. Life has been hectic with the whole car thing (I did get new wheels, more on that later) and now I'm having some major difficulties trying to get out of my lease after the whole stolen car thing went down.… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/07/10| 12:51:45 pm| Thoughts and Ideas| Leave a comment »

My Geek Roots

For some reason I was thinking about how I got to this point in my life on my car ride home yesterday. When you have no stereo due to the fact that it was stolen by savages and you have a 45 minute commute, you tend to do a lot of thinking. At this… more »
posted by brendoman | 04/08/10| 10:04:25 am| Thoughts and Ideas, I'm a Big Geek| 6 comments »

Happy New Year and stuff

It's 2010 in other parts of the world so this totally counts. I am off work at 2 today and then who knows what will happen so I better get this taken care of. 2009 was a pretty crazy year. Yes, I was without a job for 9 months but I made the most of… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/31/09| 11:20:47 am| Thoughts and Ideas| Leave a comment »

Here's to the Aughts: A Decade in Photos

I think the aughts sound kind of silly but I don't know what else to call it. All I know is I've had quite the decade. Read on for lots of photos. more »
posted by brendoman | 12/23/09| 03:43:17 pm| Random, Thoughts and Ideas| 4 comments »

Christmas Memories

Here's a good topic of discussion: Your favorite Christmas gift ever. Before I received my NES a couple years later, this was probably mine. That voice changing snake head microphone was pretty much the coolest thing ever as far as my 6 year old… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/16/09| 03:44:03 pm| Thoughts and Ideas, Video of the Day| 4 comments »

Link of the Day: 2012 Infographic

Getting tired of hearing crazy 2012 talk around the office? Print this out and give it to your local wackjob. Found via Reddit. In other news, I think I'm starting to like Reddit more than Digg, mostly because the stories on Reddit seem to appeal to… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/20/09| 09:53:59 am| In the News, Thoughts and Ideas, Linkworthy| Leave a comment »

We Close Our Eyes

I think I stole that title from Wil Wheaton, but heck, it just seems appropriate. I should save this post for our 8th blog birthday in April, but I don't want to lose this. This. I got an email from the one and only Lauren a couple days ago and today… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/18/09| 10:57:29 pm| Thoughts and Ideas| 1 comment »

Happy Veterans Day

I just wanted to take a moment to salute all the veterans out there and thank you for your service. It is hard sometimes for us to understand just how huge a sacrifice you have made for all of us and it is easy to forget. I almost did today. The only… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/11/09| 09:21:51 am| Thoughts and Ideas| Leave a comment »

Celebrate St. Brendan Day

Forget Columbus, it's all about my namesake, St. Brendan. If you're wondering why, I'll let this post explain: You see, nearly a millennium before Christopher Columbus’s famed trip on the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa-Maria, St. Brendan got the… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/12/09| 10:15:14 am| In the News, Thoughts and Ideas, Linkworthy| 4 comments »

Summer Nights

I've been spending a lot of my nights staying up late, watching old teen movies and thinking about old times. I don't know why. Tonight was Clueless. Just like old songs, I can remember where I was in my life when I watched these films. Who they… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/03/09| 03:21:09 am| Thoughts and Ideas| 1 comment »

Time Flies

I was reminded of that fact after looking at this picture that was taken over three years ago and then watching the video Danny posted of his daughter Emma's recent piano recital. Going back even further, I remember when Emma was first born. As I… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/04/09| 01:36:22 am| Thoughts and Ideas| Leave a comment »

On the Haircut Front

Since the movie isn't happening for quite awhile now, it's getting hotter, and my hair is just getting out of control, I think I'm going to cut it. I can donate it to Locks of Love, which is cool. It's just kind of sad. I feel like I put in a lot of… more »
posted by brendoman | 04/28/09| 11:08:04 pm| Thoughts and Ideas, I'm a Big Geek| Leave a comment »

My Bad

Just when I was on a roll with regular posting, I pulled an epic fail. I apologize. I think the whole unemployment thing is really starting to make me stir crazy and I'm trying my hardest not to just sit at the computer all day. Also, since the… more »
posted by brendoman | 04/27/09| 12:26:17 pm| Thoughts and Ideas, I'm a Big Geek, Comics| 4 comments »

Goodbye Sunny

My friend I posted about earlier this week, Sunny Bresin, died today. One of our friends who was with her said she went peacefully. I am still kind of in shock from this. I wish I had made a better effort to keep in touch with her. I guess I should… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/07/09| 01:18:23 am| Thoughts and Ideas| 2 comments »

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