It’s not rocket science. It’s just ALDI

Someday I’m going to shop at ALDI, I’d tell myself while driving past the store, pondering all its mysteries and wondering what ALDI shoppers knew that I didn’t. Was there a secret handshake? A code word to enter? Is it really cheaper in there? And what the heck is up with the cart/quarter thing?  I’m … Continue reading It’s not rocket science. It’s just ALDI

The shared home office: Where productivity goes to die

When your husband is working from home since March and you're sharing an office, the topics of conversation have digressed well beyond, "where's the stapler?". “Do you know what I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid?” I ask, while typing at my desk. “Give me $100?” Brian replies. “Raft down Duck Creek.” Duck … Continue reading The shared home office: Where productivity goes to die

Do you believe in miracles? Step up to the table

If I learned any lessons this week it was this: a miracle can happen when I least expect it, even in a Dick's Sporting Goods store. There I was - wandering aimlessly around the North Face puffer vests when I happened upon a table stacked with shoeboxes and a "CLEARANCE" sign. Under the word that … Continue reading Do you believe in miracles? Step up to the table

Cookie dough that’s safe to eat – good news…for some

Headline: Tollhouse shocks the Internet with surprise raw cookie dough announcement Word 'round the kitchen is that Tollhouse is selling cookie dough that's safe to eat. I suppose that means some people can start eating raw cookie dough now. As for me, I'll continue to eat my cookie dough the old fashioned way: dangerously and … Continue reading Cookie dough that’s safe to eat – good news…for some

Quest for fire: Part two

Set 80,000 years ago, the film, "Quest For Fire" follows several early human tribe members in their crusade to learn how to create fire after their carefully guarded flame is accidentally extinguished. Using only grunts and hand gestures to communicate to each other, the group successfully negotiates encounters with cannibals* and hungry tigers, just to … Continue reading Quest for fire: Part two