Category Archives: advice

Double check that pin: The dark side of Pinterest

You’ve wasted…I mean spent…hours on Pinterest. So many shiny objects to distract me, but my usual skeptical instinct is not enforce. That pretty photo of chuck roast, do you know where it came from? That nifty picture of a headboard you’ll never make…where did that originate? None of these questions cross your mind.  You’re pinning!! You’re thinking of all the… Read more »

Be nice to your teeth: A Review of Colgate SlimSoft

How often do you brush your teeth? I will admit to not doing it enough. I should brush after every meal, but I only brush twice a day. It’s really just a habit you need to get into and having a good toothbrush will help you maintain good dental hygiene. Influenster sent me a sample of the new Colgate SlimSoft… Read more »

Dating Chronicles: Thanks, but no thanks

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Anyone who has spent even a few minutes in the dating world knows that people can be less than nice…OK, down right rude.  Most of the time though, you just get radio silence.  It’s sadly rare to get a respectful blow off. Here’s the thing, rejection sucks.  The only thing you can do is treat someone the way you’d want… Read more »

Mini-figure it out: bump codes in Series 11

The other day, a new series of Lego minifigures was released. Let me explain. Paul is an Adult Fan of Legos (AFOL). One of his hobbies to build various, well, buildings in a city he is creating. Plus, he likes the characters that Lego comes up with a couple of times each year in their minifigures collections. This time, the… Read more »

Relationship Firsts: An anniversary

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For the first time in my life, I am celebrating a dating anniversary. No, this isn’t one of those, “We’ve been together for a month, so let’s Facebook it to death, schmoopie” things. One year ago on August 31st, I met the man of my dreams. I can still remember seeing him come down the escalator at the airport. I… Read more »

Public shaming in a public restroom

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What the hell is wrong with people? Twice today…TWICE…when I was in the restroom, I heard a woman in the stall next to me talking ON THE PHONE! I’m sure the person on the other end thoroughly enjoyed the sound of her urination and the flush of the toilet thereafter. The sad part? This isn’t the first time I heard… Read more »

Organizing isn’t just for crazy people, right?

Can you hire someone to organize the stuff in your house? I mean you can hire someone to coach you through life, can I hire someone to help me put stuff away? Not only that, but get rid of stuff too? It’s not that I have an emotional attachment to most of the crap I own, it’s just that I… Read more »