Jim Penny lives in Raleigh, NC, where he works a day job as a professional curmudgeon. You might know the type. If so, we are very sorry.

On occasion, he can be found gallivanting afoot about the neighborhoods of west Raleigh as he strives to become less of a man. At times, he might even do so kilted, but more likely, he will be in shorts and some kind of raggedy t-shirt that once was in style.

In his natural state, he will be most likely swilling a 64-ounce Diet Coke or a 32-ounce cup of coffee. Drinking appears to be a native talent for this one, as is marked by the non-standard cup size. Yes, there is rum somewhere nearby, sometimes.