I’m thinking of becoming one of those fancy lifestyle gurus, with a blog that tells you, the ignorant reader, how much better your life would be if only you did as I told you. I think my whole life has been building toward this point. Why am I suddenly so confident? Easy! I have changed … Continue reading On Self-Care
It seems I can’t get enough of movies passes. The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass is my third try at making a movie pass part of my monthly outgoings, and my third failure. But, let me start with this: The Alamo Drafthouse (AD) pass is by far the most positive experience I’ve had so far. I … Continue reading On The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass
This kind of a confluence doesn't happen by accident. That's all I'm saying.
We really wanted – and deserved – a weekend away. A get-away-from-it-all 48 hours. But Life and all its complications meant that this wasn’t really possible right now. But watch out Next Year – we’re going to vacation the hell out of you. Hopefully. So, instead, my bright idea was to plan a mini-road trip. … Continue reading Snow’s BBQ
We’re heading up to Hillsboro, IL, for the Old Settlers Festival, which I imagine beforehand will be seven old people and a one-eyed boy pushing a dog in a buggy around the streets while a man holding a kitten waves an American flag behind a barricade. OK, the kitten is also waving a flag. To … Continue reading On Preparing for a Road Trip: #Hillsboro2018
I have not had the best of luck with slow cookers. No, stay with me; there’s a point to this. And while it might not be interesting, it is anecdotal plus has the benefit of being true. If that helps. In our house, we use the slow cooker a couple of times a week, so … Continue reading On Cooking…Slowly
Sitting in the doctor's surgery, my young and wallflowerish doc murmurs, as if just in passing, "Some of my patients with high cholesterol find that losing a little weight helps." The next day, as the results of my blood test come in, he's grown a little braver, from a distance: "Recommend losing 30 pounds in … Continue reading On Dieting