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Pile-Driving Me Crazy

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Thanks to Jason, I know more about sports and sports entertainment than I ever wanted to. He loves football and the WWE and has a captive audience with me because I once read a one-sided piece of paper on listening skills. It was handed out in a tenth-grade meeting of peer counselors, and I still remember the gist. It basically says to listen without judgment or advice. Since then, I've discovered that most people know how to solve their own problems, it's just hard. When they're stumped, they'll directly ask for advice. Giving unsolicited advice comes across like "I think you're stupider than I am. Incompetent too." In any case, I've mastered the head nod.  In return, Jason is a good listener but will text me a "Wrap It Up" GIF when the subject no longer interests him.  Courtesy of the Chapelle Show When I began writing again, I told him, and he said, "That's great!" Then I told him again, and he said, "Okay.&qu

My Tweetheart

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Even though I pick on Jason for not reading my blog, he plays my Twitter games without fail. That's how we met, through his playing my games. Among all those players, he stood out immediately because he's so damn funny. Occasionally a picture of my son will pop up on the feed, or I'll get a notification that he mentioned me in a tweet. I regularly do a search to see recent batches of tweets about me and Zach. Here are some of my favorite ones in chronological order:  This is from before we met, which makes me wonder if I fell for some kind of scheme: These are from right before Zach was born: Here's the birth announcement. This photo was taken twenty minutes after Zach was born: Now our life with him. The days are long but the weeks fly by: