Category Archives: technology

Video games: Mario weeps for you.

I’m worried about the next generation of kids.  I read this article yesterday on Play4Real and it basically says they can’t finish the first level of the original Super Mario Bros. That’s world 1-1…they can’t get to the flag at the end.  My junior high school self scoffs at them. Seriously, what is wrong with these people?  The game couldn’t… Read more »

Crowd, fund this!

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Maybe I’m just a fuddy-duddy, but I don’t “get” the whole “crowd funding” thing. OK, I can understand if you are a starving artist and you are trying to create your art.  I’ll give you money because then I’ll feel like a rich patron of yore. And I love various forms of art, musical, visual and written. But sometimes I… Read more »

Take me out…to the ballgame

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A week and a half ago, I went to my first Twins Game.  I love baseball.  Going to a game is also a pretty great date.  Why?  It’s a great combination of factors. It has sports which most men (and some women like me) enjoy. It’s usually outside, so you get fresh air and sunshine (unless it rains or you… Read more »

Want something “free” for your birthday?

I’m not a huge coupon-er.  I want to be, but I’m just not that organized.  A few years ago, however, a friend of mine mentioned how he was getting freebies on his birthday.  Since his birthday is two days before mine, I got excited and did a little research.  Thank you, Google. I found a few sites that link to… Read more »

Why I love Yelp

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Being new in town, there are certain services for which I need referrals. You know, like where to get my hair cut. Since I don’t know many people, these recommendations are hard to come by and I’m not going to stop random strangers on the street, “I love your hair! Who do you go to for a cut?” Nine times… Read more »

I Can’t Cook: Coffee Cake

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I may not be able to cook, but I certainly can bake.  In fact, this coffee cake recipe from Bisquick is one of the first things I learned to bake when I was a little kid.  Chocolate chip cookies were the first, but that will be another blog post. In junior high, I took a home ec class. Do they… Read more »

Of Birthdays and Happiness

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Today, is my birthday. It’s pretty much the best birthday ever. I just wish it didn’t take 39 years to happen. However, I am NOT complaining. Yes, I’m in my last year of my 30s. I remember when I turned 30. I celebrated in Vegas with my family. It was a pretty good birthday, but not the best. It was… Read more »