Busted: The Pinnacle of Awkward

Busted: The Pinnacle of Awkward

Yesterday I wrote about how I should have handled this awkward situation. Unfortunately, that telling was merely a fantasy I only wish were true. Today I confess what actually happened.  I should have known this was coming. How stupid of me to let my guard down and not be ready for this! I was just … Continue reading

Busted: Wife’s Coworkers See My Date

Busted: Wife’s Coworkers See My Date

They are staring at me. Intensely. My back is turned to them now. Although I can’t see them, I can still sense they are staring intensely at me, as if I’m some unimaginable monstrosity that has walked into their midst . As I talk to my date, I can practically feel their gazes burn holes in the back … Continue reading

The Paramour Clause

The Paramour Clause

Doesn’t “The Paramour Clause” sound like the title of a sexy John Grisham novel? Unfortunately, it is nothing as exciting as a best selling thriller. A Paramour clause is part of a divorce agreement that prohibits parents from having romantic activities while they are parenting their children.  Specifically, no overnight guests in front of the children. OTHER NAMES … Continue reading

Inspired to Blush

Thanks to Life of a Lover Girl for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It is always flattering to know someone actually reads my blog. I know I read Life of a Lover Girl’s, and can attest that she can make a grown man blush. She has some pretty sharp observations too that are fun to read. As for … Continue reading

Shout Outs Everyone Can Enjoy

As I kid, I never wrote a single chain letter. Nor have I ever forwarded the email ones (remember the Bill Gates hoax?). You know, the ones old people with no internet sense used to send you….I’ve also never participated in any of the Facebook shout out type activities that are pervasive there. But the … Continue reading

Dating and Verbalization

Dating and Verbalization

Originally posted on Free Northerner:
I have received a request to write on a topic. I’m always willing to entertain ideas for discussion on this blog, and if I believe I have time and anything of value to write concerning the issue, I’ll put something up. So, if any of my readers have something they’d…

Five Cool Blogs You Should Follow

Five Cool Blogs You Should Follow

Here are five blogs I enjoy, and you’re missing out if you don’t follow them too! 1) REBUILDING ROB — Similar to me in that he is separated and getting divorced. Not similar in that he actually knows how to write. Seriously, this is a better blog. It is private, so you will have to request access. If … Continue reading

Origins of the Liebster Award

Origins of the Liebster Award

HISTORY OF THE LIEBSTER Origins of the Liebster Award Chain Letter are a mystery. The best post I found on the subject is here, and the earliest post that blogger, in turn, found that references the Liebster is the German Bird of a Paradise Blog. (Sidenote: Time based searches of blogs were tough for me. I … Continue reading

Questioned by a Leggy Slut

Questioned by a Leggy Slut

Q&A with Off Go the Panties and Smooth. P: What is your favorite mythological villain (or group of villains) and why? S: Sirens. To me, sirens represent women with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Women with BPD are kryptonite to men going through mid life crises. Just as sailors are powerless to resist the enchanting songs of … Continue reading

Random and Entertaining Facts about Smooth

Random and Entertaining Facts about Smooth

Eleven random facts about Smooth: 1) I wear Crocs. I know they aren’t cool but I do it anyway. No, I haven’t given up on life. They are comfortable and dry fast. Screw you world, I know what you think and I’m wearing them anyway. In public. 2) I am scared to dance. Mortified. It is … Continue reading

Did you Just Call me a Liebster?

Did you Just Call me a Liebster?

Dear Off Go The Panties, Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. It is with great humility I accept this prestigious award. I will take great pleasure in proudly displaying this award on my blog. I honestly don’t know how to adequately show the depths of my gratitude, other than to once … Continue reading

Star Trek: Evening the Odds

Star Trek: Evening the Odds

For over 20 years Star Trek fans could count on a consistent trend holding true: Even numbered Star Trek movies would be high quality, and odd numbered Star Trek movies would suck. In 2002 this trend was broken when an even numbered movie sucked; namely, Star Trek: Nemesis. Star Trek: Nemesis’s poor quality caused much … Continue reading

Onion News Takes Aim At Smooth / Trekkers

Yesterday I was critical of 2009’s Star Trek reboot movie, calling it too hokey. In the spirit of making fun of myself, I share with you this bit of sarcasm, aimed squarely at Trekkies and Trekkers like me, courtesy of Onion News. At least they agree with me that 2009’s Star Trek isn’t going to hold up … Continue reading

Star Trek: Odds on Even

Star Trek: Odds on Even

There is a frequently observed phenomenon in the Star Trek universe known as the Odd Numbered Curse. The Curse states that even numbered movies are good, and odd numbered movies suck. This phenomenon held true for over 20 years before it was called into question. In order to facilitate discussion, I will rank the Star … Continue reading

Star Trek: Male Bondings and Curses

Star Trek: Male Bondings and Curses

Thank You The Big Bang Theory! Thanks to your Star Trek references, my son has finally developed an interest in the Star Trek franchise. I am particularly pleased that the show encourages the proper amount of reverence for the Spock character, and The Wrath of Khan movie, as this reverence backs up what I have been trying to teach the … Continue reading

Trekkie vs Trekker: A Brief History

Trekkie vs Trekker: A Brief History

What is the difference between a Trekkie and Trekker? I wrote about this subject previously as it applies to dating, but today I want to clearly set the record straight for everyone. Here are the facts: The terms Trekkie and Trekker both refer to serious Star Trek fans.  Trekkie is derogatory, Trekker is not derogatory. A … Continue reading

Star Trek: Shows LGBT don’t Belong in Military

Star Trek: Shows LGBT don’t Belong in Military

Before I explain my assertion that Star Trek is illustrating why women and homosexuals don’t belong in active military combat, please allow me to set the stage with background information. PHASE II — There is a web series of Star Trek fan films called Phase II. As a fan of The Original Series (TOS), I have to admit … Continue reading

Worst Star Trek Episode Ever

Have you seen this video? This is the video the IRS spent $60,000 to make, supposedly in the interest of saving $1.5 million. Read more here. They have a long way to go before I’ll believe this thing saved anyone money! This is video is bad, but it might be better than Star Trek V…Umm…no, … Continue reading

I am a Ghost

Replacing me was so very easy for you– too easy, like buying a new part at the store. Proving that I was not special or unique, just another temporary presence. I am a ghost, and will always haunt. “Once in a lifetime love!” you sobbed with joy– what a fool I was to believe in … Continue reading

Does this man know his own race?

To cap off Smooth Reentry Blog’s friend-zone week, I will ask a question that has puzzled me since I first saw this video: Does this man know is own skin color? Also, Starbucks must love this guy. Can you say “high strung”? This guy is funny though. This is one of those that gets funnier … Continue reading

When Common Sense Meets Advice Columns

Originally posted on Free Northerner:
I enjoy reading advice columnists. I check out Dear Prudence at Slate and a couple columns from my local papers regularly and Dear Wendy on occasion. I do not read them for the advice. The advice tends to be either common-sense (don’t date that abusive, alcoholic, unemployed jerk seems to…

When is a Date a Date?

When is a Date a Date?

There is a large contingency of women in our country who don’t know when a date is a date. Oh, I wish I was joking. I truly do. I don’t pretend to understand the phenomenon, I can only report its existence. Gentlemen, you too need to be aware of this should you wish to avoid … Continue reading

Guest Post: Staying Out of The Friendzone

Guest Post: Staying Out of The Friendzone

By: Christie Hartman, PhD In honor of friendzone week, Smooth thought it prudent to seek opinion of a legitimate expert. Thanks to Dr. Hartman making a guest appearance here. The Friend Zone The Friend Zone refers to that place where someone you’re interested in likes you but doesn’t want to take the relationship to the next … Continue reading

The Reverse Facebook Block

The Reverse Facebook Block

If the Smooth Reentry blog were to end today, its legacy will be introducing the world to the Reverse Facebook Block (RFBB). The Reverse Facebook Block is an outstanding concept all social media users should become familiar with. I know that is a bold statement to make, but the RFBB is nothing short of magnificent. … Continue reading

Miss X and the Friendzone

Originally posted on In The Mind of Men:
This is a general question to men and women, gay or straight, about what keeps somebody in your “friendzone”? If you like a person for certain qualities enough to want to spend time with them, what barriers are there to being more than friends? I was talking…