What happens when you go on a Sugar Detox

<strong>Healthy Snack of Crackers and Guacamole:</strong>  My wife measured out the exact amount of Crackers I could have so I wouldn't go over the sugar budget for the day.
A friend posted a link to a Sugar Detox  a couple weeks ago, just in time for the New Year.   I’m wary of New Year’s resolutions and goals that set one up to fail but I figure even I can pull off something like this  since it is only 3 days.   I decided to start... Read more »

2-Year-Old Toddler Saves Twin From Fallen Dresser, afterwards ArmChair Parents chime in

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Update 01/05/2017:  There are some who believe this video was faked.  I’m not sure why anyone would do such a thing, the benefit would have to outweigh the Parent Shaming they endured, or they completely miscalculated the rewards and/or response.    Has everyone seen the video of the 2 year old who lifted a dresser... Read more »

Some things to consider before cutting the Cable Cord

Cutting the Cord is the new thing these days. So much so that Cable Companies are actually paying attention. You can find a lot of good articles about how to do it here and here and here. But there are some things to keep in mind before you ditch cable. Essentially it boils down to... Read more »

With one month to go, 2016 worse Year of the Decade

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What to make of 2016.  It started with Bowie who grabbed Glenn Frey in order to catch a ride to a party at Vanity’s palace in the sky.  But it wasn’t so much the celebrity deaths that got us.  No it was the election fatigue.  The U.S. Presidential campaign seems to start earlier and earlier... Read more »

Can the Bears rally like the Cubs?

The Chicago Bears have done fans two big favors this year.  First, they got their sucking out of the way early so any delusions of a post-season run were put to death early.  Second, thanks to their quirky schedule, they got their prime time games (SNF, MNF, TNF) and out of the way early as... Read more »

Three valuable Friendship Lessons

Stop me if I’ve written about this before…or just read anyway.  Recently a friend reached out to me about Mutual_Friend who was being a twatcycle to them.  I listened for about 20 seconds before interrupting with a “oh sorry to hear, I’m sure it will work itself out.” If you don’t know me, that’s not... Read more »

Is Gaming the System always a Bad Thing

One of the many shortcomings of Corporate America is the fact that coworkers just cannot help but wonder if their fellow brother-in-floresent lighting is getting away with something. Gaming the system (also referred to as gaming the rules, bending the rules, abusing the system, cheating the system, milking the system, playing the system, or working... Read more »

Second Chances are for others

I don’t think there is a person alive who doesn’t wish they could have a DoOver.  A Mulligan.  A Second Chance at something in their life.  The Gods only know how many things I wish I could do over.  If Fucking Up were an Olympic event, I would be the Michael Phelps of it. I... Read more »

When to hire out and when to DIY

<strong>Before:</strong> The gate was rusty and an ugly green
I’m happy to report that one of the many home repair and improvement projects around our house has finally been completed. We finally got someone to paint our Wrought Iron Gate and Basement Access Doors (known affectionately to us as our Wizard of Oz doors). A good rule of thumb is if you hate a... Read more »

The Cost of a Run: Now and Then

Every time I check the On This Day in Facebook, there is inevitably at least one or two memories of me going for a run.  My posts were pretty boring in the early days of FB (spoiler alert: they still are).  The longer ago the memory, the longer the run it would seem. I use... Read more »