The Commitment Coefficient
I do not like making commitments to other people. I do not appreciate being put in a position to where other people depend on me. Chances are if you ask me to do something, it is most likely something I do not want to do. If I were to give you a commitment, well then I have now added pressure to the task. Continue reading
Handshake: The Origin of
Handshake (s) , if you believe what you read in history books, dates back to medieval times. It was a way to show you were not carrying a weapon and it would set the recipients mind at ease. While this may still be true in n Texas, the handshake has taken on many other meanings, purposes and types.
Today the handshake is simply the way we as humans, at least in this country, greet one another. The only problem I have with the handshake is the obligation to shake a hand simply because it has been extended to me. In some circumstances it is a little presumptuous, but I have no problem with the custom itself. It is quick, easy and appropriate enough. I don’t believe I would feel comfortable cupping a man’s balls on our first meeting, so a handshake sounds about right. Continue reading
I Have migrated my site over to the WordPress.org platform. Everything is still the same except all of my followers (that is you) were lost in the move. This is normal when making this transition. I will be transferring followers to my new site on the same URL. I hope all of the assholes who followed me in hopes of receiving a follow-back, will stay lost. All of you can burn in Hell as far as I am concerned.
As for those of you who read me, You must certainly know that I love you, and I apologize for the inconvenience. Those of you who use email, rather than, or in addition to, the WordPress reader, will need enter you email at the top of my page at tomnardone.net, and then click the button that says “Be Awesome” This change was necessary for me to do the things I want to do this year.
tomnardone.net is among the many things I have done in my life, for which I am very proud. You people are the only reason I bother with it. I am really excited to know all of you, the non-asshole people, of a great community of bloggers.
I am Tom Nardone, and you are welcome
I might very well be the most uninformed person in the entire country. I have not watched single news broadcast since the towers came down. I am happily uninformed. I could not name three people in the United States government. I live in South Carolina, and I could not tell you the name of out governor or the name of a single member from the house or senate of any state. Yes, I know this is Awesome; let me tell you all about it! Continue reading
Many people in their jobs strive to be the best and I think this is great. I think it is what makes a company great. When you have people so committed to being the best that they give it their all, and do their very best. I do my best while I am at my job, and I rather enjoy it most of the time. I would always rather be at home, but there are days when I have fun at work. I do take pride in what I do while I am doing it. Many people are simply in a rat race.
Some people unknowingly bend themselves over a barrel and patiently wait for the talcum-powdered fist to make its introduction. This is often how the rat race begins. Continue reading
I was going into a local sporting goods store recently to buy some ammo for my pellet rifle. As I was walking through the store I noticed a button up shirt hanging on the rack. I noticed it because I was wearing the exact same shirt complete with a small tag under the pocket that read “Columbia”. I could not figure out what my shirt was doing in the asshole section of a retail sporting goods store. Mine came from Goodwill. Continue reading
I was driving home in traffic the other day and was mad as Hell at the level of chaos. I thought it would be nice to live in a world without traffic. I pondered what it would be like if I was the only person on earth.
One day I wake up and all of the people are just gone. I am literally the last man on the earth. What would I do? Continue reading
I don’t eat anything from fast food restaurants ever. There are several reasons not the least of which is I find it to be incredibly unhealthy. There are benefits to it I suppose. It is quick, easy, and there are often times tempting prizes or toys that come with certain combo meals; hey, I get that. I worked at a fast food restaurant for three years when I was in high school and perhaps I have seen too much.
There are many of you, I suspect, who frequent these fast food places, and I fear many of you are not aware of the rules of fast food restaurants. If you read me, or if you find yourself on my blog for the first time, then I love you. I would not want to see any harm come to you, or the people you care about so please, heed my words for your own sake.