The six of us just traveled to and from Texas to visit good friends. Which, as you can imagine, means the van now resembles the car from a movie about a recently-fired executive who reluctantly travels cross-country with his stoner brother to visit their hometown, where each of them will unexpectedly learn about life, love … Continue reading On the Aftermath of a Road Trip
More from the upcoming book: "Keep a baggie of chewed gum near or on your person. You may be tempted to feel like it's a weird or gross thing to do. It's not. It's a very youthful thing to do."
(Image Source) I was at the airport, and there was a guy who I, as an old, out of touch man, would call a trendy young dude. He had on the REALLY skinny jeans, a knit cap, and what looked like bowling shoes. He was also writing in a journal. I was tempted at first … Continue reading On Prejudging My Fellow Man
Good news, fellow traveler! For years, I've been under the mistaken assumption that when the airlines say you can take one carry-on and one personal item, that means you can have 2 items with you. Well, friends, I'm here at the airport and I can tell you that this apparently is NO LONGER THE CASE! … Continue reading On Taking More Stuff
More from the upcoming book: "Even when you can say something in a soft, 'indoor' voice, make sure you say it loud and proud, preferably at least 6 times louder than the situation requires. The effect will be especially powerful in small, confined spaces, like a crowded hotel breakfast nook or a van. You'll feel … Continue reading On Youth – Pt 2
From our forthcoming self-help book, "You Too Can Find Youth: Lessons Our Children Teach Us About What it Means to Be Young": "Touch absolutely everything in a public restroom, even when someone who loves you and cares for your well-being tells you repeatedly to touch nothing. The more repulsive it is, the more youthful you'll … Continue reading On Youth – Pt 1
From the forthcoming Mullins Midwest Travel Companion, Chapter 21: What's Wrong with America "I love a good gas station coffee as much as the next guy (ok, probably more). However, I'm convinced that if an outbreak of, say, Ebola were to occur in this great country, ground zero would be the bin full of coffee … Continue reading On the Wrong Way to Pay it Forward
I don't generally comment on controversial subjects on social media, because people tend to lose their minds and there is often times no real conversation that takes place. However, I can no longer stay silent on this important subject. The bottom line is that any restaurant that refuses to provide a diaper changing station should … Continue reading On a Most Controversial Subject
From the forthcoming Mullins Midwest Travel Companion, page 126: "If you're planning a trip to the St. Louis area, a visit to the City Museum is a must... Once inside the limits of this beautiful city, you'll likely notice that there are absolutely no automobiles on the road. Not a one. Don't worry, you've not … Continue reading On Being Shoulder-to-Sweaty-Shoulder with My Fellow Man
We're continuing the age-old American tradition of visiting some of this great nation's best roadside attractions as we drive across this beautiful land. For instance, we just spent an hour and a half trying to find our way back onto Indiana's Most Flooded Interstate, and I'm thrilled to say we just ate at the World's … Continue reading On Amazing Places to Visit
I don't understand all of the hype about "driverless cars". Judging by the number of people I see sitting in the driver's seat, staring down at their phones, I'd say we've had driverless cars for a long time now. #TakeThatMostPeople! #Booyah! #DoPeopleStillSayBooyah? #IfNotWhatWouldDoTheySay? #ItIsKindOfOld #NoI'mGoingWithBooyah #Yup #FeelsRight #PrettyFunToSay #UnlessItMeansSomethingBad #NoNoMyMindIsMadeUp #BooyahItIs #Boooo-yah!
It was bath night in the Mullins home, which of course means our bathroom now resembles the deck of a 1970's New England fishing schooner after a Great White shark has been cut open to assess its stomach contents: There is standing discolored water, a handful of small, half-eaten fish, the remains of a giant … Continue reading On Bath Night – #2
I'm tired of hearing how things are good for me because they are "All-natural". If you want me to eat healthy, you're going to have to do better than that. Because you know what else is all-natural? Botulism. #2014PostClearance
I was in bumper-to-bumper traffic the other day, on a one-lane entrance ramp waiting to get on the expressway like appox. 100 other commuters. We were all moving no more than 2 mph, and it was stop-and-go at that. Despite the fact that there was literally nowhere I could go, there was a woman behind … Continue reading On Understanding your Fellow Man
A Hummer passed me on the expressway the other day going about 95 mph. It happened to be the same day that I saw gas for less than two dollars per gallon for the first time in about 12 years. I truly believe the guy in the Hummer was doing a high-speed victory lap around … Continue reading On Cheap-ish Gas