The Weekly Roundup, Volume II

FYI: You may encounter affiliate links in these or other posts of mine. Clicking on these or joining services that they link to can benefit me or Almost Epic directly. But no worries: Absolutely all opinions and thoughts are genuine and my own! #1. Hoosier Hospitality Everyone knows that I love animals. But what you might not know is that underneath my gruff, “I hate people” persona, I actually love when people do the right thing. I […] Read More

Living Cruelty Free

You don’t need to be a vegan or vegetarian to help animals. Okay, so now if there are any hardcore vegans reading, they’re probably about to start getting hateful. But listen: I’m not here to trash vegans. It’s a perfectly valid lifestyle that does, in fact, help the planet and our fellow earth-dwelling creatures. It’s my opinion though that there’s no such thing as a “perfect vegan.” As human beings and the way that our […] Read More

Weekly Roundup!

This weekend, beginning with this very post, I’m launching a brand new feature to Almost Epic. I’m calling it, very creatively mind you, the Weekly Roundup! What is it all about, you ask? In an effort to try and keep myself constantly posting original content to this here blog, I’m taking at least five (maybe more!) really cool, really interesting, or maybe even really provocative things here along with my opinion or thoughts on them. I’m essentially […] Read More

About That Buffy Reboot…

For anyone reading that might not already know, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was my show. Which is saying a lot, because I’ve got a lot of shows that people might think that about. But Buffy was “the one.” It’s the one that I grew up with, the one that I connected with the most, the one that inspired me in a lot of ways, and the one that sticks with me today. I’ve written about my […] Read More

Don’t Be That Person!

There’s something going on in the world today. I don’t know if it’s an American thing or if it’s something happening globally. Something that seems to be changing the personalities of everyone around us. It’s changing our own personalities, too. We’re turning into snot-nosed, self-righteous turds. And whether you agree with me or not, make no mistake: There’s a good chance that you’re one of them. Even though it seems like the issue has ramped […] Read More

In Knitting Color

I’ve been trying to teach myself how to knit and it isn’t going well. Knitting is probably an unusual hobby for a thirty-something gentleman to pick up, but I’ve had a desire to learn a craft hobby. I want something to do aside from just sitting around and watching TV that’ll help me disconnect from the internet for a while. And arguably, in today’s age, is watching TV even really disconnecting when it’s streaming from […] Read More

Water for Elephants

I’ve been very busy this weekend. You might notice this website has a little bit of a different look, a different comment system (which, by the way, some comments from the old system you may have left might have disappeared in transition due to a technical glitch — sorry!), and most importantly, a brand spankin’ new logo! Try to remember it. You’re going to be seeing a lot more of it soon! In addition to […] Read More

Throwing the Book at Facebook

I am distraught by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In case I have any readers who don’t pay specific attention to social media news, let me catch you up. Facebook was recently embroiled in a national scandal after it was revealed that it indirectly supplied personal data about 87 million of its users to a political firm called Cambridge Analytica, who then used it to construct psychological profiles during the 2016 Election to try and influence […] Read More

Birthday Blogging

Once again, I’ve done a little bit of a disappearing act from these pages. If you’re one of my small handful of readers, I greatly apologize! While I always hesitate to describe my life as “hectic” (because there’s always someone way busier than I am), it hasn’t exactly been a slow couple of months. Recently, thanks to a link that I followed from Ma.tt that turned into a link that turned into another link, I’ve opted […] Read More

The Netflix Book Club

Data is beautiful. Not only do I subscribe to a subreddit with that title in which users literally share graphs and beautiful images of data that they have collected in really neat ways, but I’ve also been learning more about the concept of data gathering, mining, warehousing, and so much more in my Database Management & Design course that I’m taking at school this semester. It’s been really fascinating for me to go into Microsoft Access […] Read More