I live as close to the middle of nowhere as possible, and that’s how I like it. For nearly as far as the eye can see my view consists of trees, hills…and more trees and hills. I can just make out the sound of the highway if I listen carefully, but there are days when [...]
Cats make great pets because they don’t require a lot of attention like dogs do. Just give them a bowl of food and a pan of litter, and they can pretty much take care of themselves. The only down side to having an indoor kitty is that we humans have to clean their ‘toilet’ for [...]
Wet or dry? That’s the question men have faced since the invention of the electric shaver. For years, I used Braun electric shavers, but they weren’t waterproof and I got tired of buying refills for the cleaning base, so I switched to the vibrating Gillettes a year ago. They’re good, reliable shavers – but they’re [...]
Do you crave something really sweet? Forget those wimpy pre-made cakes in your local grocer’s aisle — you want one of the extreme Giant Cupcake Tins from Prezzybox at your next party.
If you have a goatee, chances are it has happened to you. You wake up from a less than stellar night of slumber, drag yourself in front in front of the mirror, lather your face up with shaving cream and begin to shave. Then it happens. You notice a slight irregularity in the shape of [...]
In a former life I was a classically trained chef. I went to culinary school, worked in the restaurant business for a number of years and lived and breathed all things food and cooking. Although that seems like a lifetime away (I’ve since moved on to another career) I still enjoy cooking and do it [...]
I ordered a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen a few weeks ago after seeing an ad for it. Having now used it for a few weeks I can honestly say that, other than my various Apple products, this may well be my favorite technology purchase ever. It certainly has all of the qualities necessary to stand out [...]
This combination LED light and indoor planter is agreat idea. The grow system starts off in a closed (domed) position so your seeds get the maximum lighting. As your garden grows – the top to the light can be raised. How cool is this? Can a Chia Lamp be far behind? Unfortunately this is still [...]
Everybody knows a person who is obsessed with the weather; who knows, maybe you are one. That is how my family is. As far as they are concerned, the television could stay on weather news non stop. They call each other to find out how the weather is “there”, even if the other person is [...]
In the words of the great Homer Simpson….”Hmmmm beer” The weather is beginning to break, baseball season has started, and NASCAR is getting into full swing. What better time to start thinking about cookouts and libations.
I know that this has to have happened to you; see if you can picture the scene: You’re laying in bed, and you wake up absolutely positive that it is time to get up, but in reality it’s just the middle of the night. It’s not too big of a deal when this happens to [...]
Like a lot of guys – I have this habit of keeping stuff in my refrigerator just a little too long. Jennifer and I have this fun game that we like to play called “guess the expiration date”. She randomly pulls stuff our of my refrigerator. Asks – do you know when this expired? To [...]
5 in 1 kitchen timer for iPhone won’t guarantee your kids will eat what you cook – but it won’t burn
This 5 in 1 iPhone kitchen timer is a great idea for any of you that cook with more than just the microwave. Set a timer for each burner – plus the oven – and you can individually track the remaining minutes/hours left for that item to cook. One of the more frustrating things about [...]
Hello, my name is Christopher, and I like beer. In fact, in my humble opinion, there is only ONE thing that I like about living in Chicago during the winter – my garage keeps my beer colder than my refrigerator. When they say in those beer commercials that the beverage is best served cold, come [...]
I’m not sure if the problem of kidlets waking up too early is so much of a “not sure if it is morning yet” issue, or more of a “it’s still a little dark, I just woke up, and I needed to be reassured that you love me” thing, but nevertheless I am intrigued by [...]