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An opportunity.

by Ninja on March 4, 2013 · 45 comments

As I’ve mentioned many times before, Girl Ninja and I are heavily involved in a high school outreach program called Young Life. We’ve formed some pretty amazing relationships with high school kids over the years. Listening to them sob after they broke up with their most recent boyfriend/girlfriend. Visiting them in the hospital a few […]

Ladies and gentlemen, I have some fantastic news to share with you…I’m not as dumb as I thought. In fact, I’d argue that I’m quickly approaching average intelligence. Booya for being un-stupid! I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately, especially when it comes to my finances. Turns out, I’ve accidentally made some pretty good […]

I was riding in the car with a friend a while back when they said something along the lines of “Professional athletes are overpaid.” While I don’t necessarily disagree with that statement (Lebron), I have to disagree with the sentiment. The odds for John Doe going pro areĀ 22,000 to 1. That works out to about […]

It all started with a tweet.

by Ninja on February 16, 2012 · 83 comments

I think many of you might be disappointed with today’s announcement. Y’all seemed to set some pretty high expectations ranging from; we’re having a kid or buying a house, to I’m getting a Reality TV series. Sadly, no one has come knocking on my door with a camera, and Girl Ninja is definitely not knocked […]

How did we survive?

by Ninja on February 6, 2012 · 42 comments

Was at a group meeting a few months back and an older gentleman shared an email he received from a friend. The email read…. How Did We Make It this Far? Looking back, it’s hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have… As children, we would ride in cars with no […]

Depressing News

by Ninja on October 16, 2011 · 30 comments

I hate to have two “downer” posts in a row, but I just can’t help myself. People suck. Bad. I don’t even know why I bother reading the news anymore as it just reminds me how broken this world really is. Here’s the latest reason (via a CNN article) I’ve lost hope for humanity… Janitor […]

I graduated college in May 2007. In November of that same year, I got my current job with Uncle Sam. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession began one month later, December 2007. This means that my entire adult life has taken place during a really crappy time to try and do […]