Disney World travel planning: not for the faint of heart

Disney Travel Planning

My husband has never been to a Disney park, so for our big trip this year, we decided to go to Disney World because if you live east of the Rockies, that’s what you do I guess. Growing up in California, I was lucky enough to be able to go to Disneyland. Every time we went, it was amazing. The Disney… Read more »

Etiquette and manners, the shoe edition

Shoes Etiquette

What’s the etiquette for shoe wearing when you visit a friend? Do you take your shoes off? In California, this is sort of considered bad manners, unless you know the people pretty well. The only exception to this rule of etiquette is usually for your hippie friends or your friends who are really weird about their carpets being clean. Last week,… Read more »

White Elephant Gift Exchange Shopping Tips

White Elephant Gift

As the holidays approach, one American tradition at parties is the white elephant gift exchange. It might go by a few different names, (Yankee swap?), but the idea is that you find a ridiculous gift, wrap it so the giver is anonymous, put it in a pile of other anonymous ridiculous gifts and the fun ensues. If you’re like me,… Read more »

How do you handle stress?

handle stress

Ever since I moved to Minnesota, I’ve gained way too much weight. Why? Stress. I’ve always self-medicated using food. A warm chocolate chip cookie always makes me feel better. What do people do to battle stress that isn’t food or booze? No one ever seems to have an answer to this question. Sometimes they say exercise, but how in the… Read more »

Random thoughts on Back to the Future II

Back to the Future II

Back in 1989, the second installment of the Back to Future series mesmerized my 15 year old self. October 21, 2015 just looked AWESOME! Now, I watch it as a 41 year old in the actual year of Back to the Future II and I go, “Where is half that stuff?!?” So, let’s look at what I wish we had: Hoverboard My husband… Read more »

LEGO Advent Calendars: Get them while they’re hot!

LEGO Advent Calendar Shopping

Christmas might be months away, but if you want to get any of the LEGO Advent Calendars, you need to buy one now. I’m not one of those people who buys Christmas gifts in July. It’s a smart thing to do, but honestly, I am just not that organized. Plus, most of the gifts I buy will have to be… Read more »

Is the hook up culture killing off dating?

Is the hook up culture killing dating_

This hook up culture thing is bunk. I’ve seen it coming up in the media lately, and it’s as though people have just started having casual sex. Um…no. Hooking up has been part of the culture for a long ass time. In a recent article, the author interviewed some men who I can only assume were frat boys. It doesn’t take… Read more »