Top 10 Things to do in Germany

Posted On Oct 24 2013 by

Since I got to spend a week in Germany on company business, I thought I’d provide this public service for future travelers. So here are my Top 10 Things to do in Germany. 10. Order Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest. 9. Watch the horrified expressions when you tell people that you are not an Obama supporter. 8. Drive 50mph down a narrow winding street lined with parked cars while another driver rides your tail. 7. Feel pretty cool doing 130mph on the Autobahn until and old lady in a BMW blows by you like you’re up on blocks. …


Top 10 Reasons Your State Should Secede

Posted On Oct 18 2013 by

In honor of this weeks accomplishments in Washington, D.C., I give you my top ten reasons that your state should secede from the union. 10. Ohio can go to war with Michigan to make us take back Toledo. 9. Change the name of your capitol to something really cool, like LMAO, California. 8. In sparsely populated states, like Montana, the first person to declare himself king will get to make all the decisions. 7. Finally oust baseball as your national sport and make it something like Farmville or Euchre. 6. We can write a new Bill of Rights to include …


Top 10 Reasons to Watch The Biggest Loser

Posted On Oct 11 2013 by

Yes, it’s back. The Biggest Loser returns on Tuesday. Despite my resolve not to watch it again, I know I’ll be drawn in like a politician to a microphone. So here I give you my Top 10 Reasons to Watch The Biggest Loser: 10. Wondering why a big company like NBC can’t hire someone to pick out Harper’s clothes. 9. Watching two dozen morbidly obese people turn into fitness experts in one week. 8. The cool x-rays that show bone surrounded by a twelve inch layer of fat. 7. The sound of millions of middle-class white housewives swooning over a …


Top 10 Reasons to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Posted On Oct 4 2013 by

I cannot pass up this opportunity to voice my horror at the closing of our federal government this week. So I’ll do it in the most efficient manner I know how…with Your Friday top 10 list! Here are my top 10 reasons to avoid a government shutdown: 10. Hillary Clinton may join forces with Benjamin Netanyahu, call for early elections, and be in by Thanksgiving. 9.  Congressmen with too much time to tweet photos of their nether regions. 8.  If it goes too long, Boehner will have to scalp his Ohio State tickets and miss them getting trounced by the …


Top 10 facebook posts we hate the most

Posted On Sep 26 2013 by

Top Ten facebook posts we hate the most… 10. The thinly veiled pity-party: “I guess I’m a bad person and my kids don’t want to talk to me.” 9. The vague reference: “Well that’s gonna screw up my day.” 8. The no argument: “What I post here is my opinion and no one can argue with me!” 7. The grossout: “OMG I can’t believe the stuff that’s oozing out of my big toe.” 6. The TMI: (really…I’d rather not post an example…it’s a family blog). 5. The ongoing pity-party: “I hate feeling this way.” “I really don’t want to feel …


Top 10 Lessons Learned at ACFW

Posted On Sep 20 2013 by

I attended the ACFW Writer’s Conference last weekend. I learned a lot, as expected. But some lessons aren’t listed in the brochure. So here are my top 10 lessons learned at the ACFW Conference: 10. You will forget everyone you’ve met online when you meet them fact to face (my apologies to Lisa Jordan). 9. Agents keep a phone to their ear at all times. Don’t be fooled. Go ahead and pitch. 8. Writers only need a “hello” to launch into a long discussion of their latest book. Be sure to say “hello” to me next year. 7. A Starbuck’s …