Friends & Fun

Guides I’ve written

Friends’ websites

Chris Gambill
My very talented friend who has served as a consultant, coach, chaplain, pastor, educator, manager, and director. Especially talented teacher, public speaker, and creative problem solver.

Katie Gambill
Katie is on an adventure in Uganda where she is working at a small orphanage. Read her story here.

Sarah Dawson, MSW LCSW – Therapist in Durham
Sarah Dawson is a good friend and skilled therapist in Durham, NC.

Anoo Tree Brod
An amazing improviser and a fantastic improv teacher. Check out her site to learn about classes, workshops, retreats, and more.

Actors Improv
I performed with this troupe for 10 wonderful years. It’s the longest-running, oldest improvisational theater in the South. Based in Chapel Hill, NC – their performances focus on emotion, physicality, character, collaboration, and fun.

Gifts and treats I recommend

T-shirts designed by me @ Teepublic

Sunnyland Farms
The best pecans you can buy. The turtles are out of this world!

DeBrand Chocolates
Delicious chocolates from Indiana. Get the truffles! The coconut one and the peanut butter one are the best.

Retro Gram
Custom-carded Star Wars figures for any occasion.

Thumbtack
Find local professionals for pretty much anything.

Retro scratch-n-sniff Stickers
A stinky blast from the past.

Other fun things

The Roddenberry Archive
A library of Enterprise ship 3D models you can virtually tour.

The Oeuvre
Fake horror book covers that Garth Marenghi could have written, if he were real.

Floor 796
A gigantic, animated drawing that incorporates an astounding amount of pop culture references. It’s like a Where’s Waldo of all the fun things on the internet.

The North Carolina Historic Barbecue Trail
The NC Barbecue Society designed a barbecue trail from Eastern NC to Tennessee, with 21 stops at historic barbecue pits. I am going to eat at every one of them.

Bongo Cat
Make purrfect music.

My 80’s TV
A nostalgia trip through 80’s TV shows, commercials, and movies.

Vampire Survivors
Addictive little survival game with LOTS of monsters.

Candy Box 2
The most fun web-based game, ever.

Attention Kmart Shoppers
An archive of pre-recorded cassettes played in-store int he 1980’s and 1990’s. Pure nostalgia and easy lo-fi listening.

PhobosLab Games
Video games to play in your browser

A BeTaMaXMaS
Retro xmas cheer.

Holly Eats
One man’s journey to eat great, cheap food and write about it.

Put Words Between Buns
Create burger-shaped messages for fun and profit.

AwYisser
An “Aw Yiss” comic generator. If this doesn’t make any sense to you then get your damn self over Kate Beaton’s Hark, a vagrant web comic site. She rules.

Dinosaur Dracula
I like this guy’s style. His nostalgia is stuck on maximum overdrive and he blogs all about the 80s and 90s.

Slap Kirk
Help Captain Kirk out of his madness. By slapping him a lot.

Space Sword!
One of my favorite childhood toys. Sort of a Star Wars rip off, yet somehow even better.

Mix Mister
Kick-ass playlists for every occasion and mood.

Yacht Rock web series
A web series that offers a humorous, fictional account of the history of Yacht Rock. I love it so much.

Cinco Identity Generator 2.5
For fans of Tim and Eric. And Paul Rudd.