PLAYERS GONNA PLAY: Viking Bravery and ‘The Champions of Midgard’

When it comes to knowledge of Scandinavia, I sadly glean most facts from my Ikea cookbook, the Thor franchise, and occasional episodes of The Amazing Race. Oh, and my friend Diana. She’s from Sweden. Nevertheless, one thing I definitely do know about Northern Europe is that Vikings used to sail its shores, paving the way […]

Casper Mattress: Unfurling The Dream!

Back in 2002, I stepped into the hallowed halls of a certain mattress retailer named Sit ‘n’ Sleep. It was time for me to graduate from the janky futon I had been sleeping on for the past year and learn what it meant to be an adult. Or at least, a young adult. I was […]

Check Out The Junk in My Trunk

Back in 1995, I was an affable young man, newly minted with a driver’s license and terrorizing the quiet streets of Katonah, NY with my brand of cautious driving and leery lane changing. My vehicle of choice (or rather, the vehicle my parents let me drive) was a bright red Toyota Camry — one that I […]

How To Fold A Fitted Sheet — It’s Totally Foolproof!

My friend Leah sent out a plea to Facebook this morning: how do I fold a fitted sheet? It’s been one of mankind’s most pressing questions, up there with “What’s the meaning of life?” and “Where have all the cowboys gone?” I mean, it’s a lowly linen. Surely it can be folded! But the fitted […]

#TomatoDramz: Episode 3 — The Plot Thickens!

I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles to see the latest edition of #tomatodramz, and here it is. In this episode, Tara hatches a nefarious plan to turn Cyrus against Candice, but little does she realize she’s about to crush the dreams of one of her dearest friends… So intense. Remember you […]

Catch Up On Your #TomatoDramz

Is Vine dead? Not sure. I hope not. After all, it was Vine where I launched my impromptu video series, #tomatodramz. I posted the first “full-length” episodes last week on YouTube, but in case you never got around to checking out all the original Vine videos, I’ve happily uploaded them all to YouTube as well. […]

More #TomatoDramz Has Arrived

Since I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles to find out what could possibly happen next in the world of cherry tomatoes, here’s the latest episode in the #tomatodramz series. Fun fact: there’s now a YouTube channel devoted to the #tomatodramz. Be sure to check it out and subscribe and all that […]

Serious Drama in the Tomato Community #tomatodramz

Anyone who’s been following me on Vine (username: bsideblog) has perhaps seen my ongoing series, #tomatodramz, which follows the random exploits of three cherry tomatoes, one of whom — Candice — is perpetually a persona non grata in all activities. Why I make this videos is beyond me, but it’s the form my procrastination has […]