My Nephew Just Got an MLB Record

Matthew eating Yankees ice cream

My nephew Matthew is a huge baseball fan. I don’t just mean he loves rooting for the Yankees (smart kid), but he lives, breathes, and if he could, would eat baseball. Matthew’s head is pretty much like an Encylopedia Baseballtanica. Just full of facts and figures about ball players you’ve never even heard of. For […]

We’re Getting a Red Robin! Yummmmmmmmmm!

Red Robin

So Allie texted me this photo earlier today. (Can you “text” a photo? What’s the proper verbage here? Anyone?) She was out shopping at the local Palisades Mall (a.k.a. The “Ugly Mall”) and saw this sign. I’ve only eaten at Red Robin a handful of times but I’ve loved it every single time. Really good burgers, […]

Edible Chanukah House Giveaway (Ends 12/2)

Chanukah House

Being Jewish has its advantages. I mean, how much fun is getting presents for eight straight nights? On the flip side, we don’t get to decorate Christmas trees, hang lights outside our house, kiss under the misletoe, or yes, even decorate Gingerbread Houses. Sure we could do any of those, but they’re all pretty much […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Giveaway (Ends 12/10)

The Third Wheel

If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve heard of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series from Jeff Kinney. There’ve been seven books in the series so far, along with a handful of live-action movies. The series tells the story of Greg Heffley, who’s just an average kid trying to make his way through […]

Lawyers, Shakespeare, and the Sixth Grade

Shakespeare books

Lawyers. If we listened to Shakespeare, we’d all be solving our issues with fists. While I certainly agree with The Bard’s intent (a lot of sharky, evil lawyers are ruining it for everyone), these days you can’t blame all the lawyers. People need to stop being so sue-happy is all. I never went to law […]

R.I.P. Marc Wilkofsky


So this morning I woke up to find out that an old co-worker of mine had passed away. My first job right out of college was working as a copy editor for Wizard Entertainment. I got to write, edit, and proofread articles about comic books. Pretty cool job. Besides the perks of free comics, one […]

Thanksgiving Recap – Now 100% Fat Free


The turkey’s long since eaten and mostly digested by now. I think I can finally move. I realize now that this is why we have a four-day weekend during Thanksgiving. Every year we go to Allie’s sister’s house in New Jersey to celebrate Thanksgiving. Debbie and Steve never fail to host a fantastic day filled […]

All I Want for Chanukah is the Tesseract


On this blackest of Black Fridays, as people claw and jostle their way through crowded stores to save a few bucks, I sit comfortably in my nice warm house just shopping online. I’ve never gone out for Black Friday and probably never will. The sales never look that insane to me that it warrants almost […]

Musical Slinky Giveaway (Ends 12/2)

Slinky with Musical Box

  Can you believe it’s been 50 years since the famous “It’s Slinky” jingle premiered? In case you don’t recall, here’s an interactive reminder! I definitely remember the jingle from my childhood. Though in college, we watched a lot of Ren n’ Stimpy cartoons and a Slinky parody (called “Log”) sticks out in my head […]

When You Have a Teenage Cousin…


My kids have a lot of cousins and just love spending time with them. Ryan (at age 7) is the youngest, with just about every other age represented up to 13. So when Ryan and Max (one of the 13 year old cousins) hang out together, you just know it’s not going to be all […]

Marvel’s The Avengers Hero Mask Giveaway (Ends 11/25)

Captain America

When I was a kid, I used to play superheroes all the time. Either by myself or with my friends, it didn’t matter. I was always the same character too: Captain America. Cap’s been my favorite for as long as I can remember. If we were outside playing, I’d grab the lid from our garbage […]

Hostess Shuts Down, Fires Twinkie the Kid, Dooms Mankind

Hostess Snack Cakes

On the way into work this morning, I heard the saddest news… Hostess Brands is shutting down for good. Hostess. The powerhouse behind such dessert hits as Twinkies, Ho Hos, and my favorite, Suzy Qs. In recent years, Hostess Brands apparently bought out rival Drakes, maker of similar (albeit inferior in my opinion) snacks like […]

Scars R Sexy Designer Clothing Giveaway (Ends 11/24)

Scars R Sexy pink tee

I’ve already told you about my friend Amy’s inspiring movement Scars R Sexy. She’s one tough broad to put it mildly, having gone through a tremendous amount of physical and mental scarring throughout her entire life. She’s since started her own fashion company, Rock Scar Love, to help others heal the scars they’ve earned over time. […]

Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2013 Giveaway (Ends 12/3)

Webroot SecureAnywhere

Next to a complete hard drive crash, just about the worst thing that can happen to your computer is when it’s infected. Whether it’s spyware, malware, worms, horses, pigs (pigs?), it doesn’t matter. When some super annoying virus takes hold of your computer, it becomes a complete nightmare. I can’t tell you how many times […]

My Cat’s Breath Smells Like Cat Food

Ralph Wiggum

I’ve never owned a cat. Nope, I’m definitely more of a dog person. Though I have spent some time with cats. And I don’t just mean Garfield and Friends. (One of Ryan’s favorite cartoons these days.) In college, Allie did an internship at Project Paw, a local animal shelter in Broome County, NY. I went […]

Bill & Ted’s Totally Excellent Infographic

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

I’ve always been great in Math and English  Easily my two best subjects. History? Not so much. I don’t know why, but it’s always just been so, well… boring to me. Maybe it’s all that note taking and remembering of key dates and facts. I always had a good memory, so that wasn’t the issue. I […]

I’ve Never Had a Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree ornaments

Confession time. My family has never had a Christmas Tree. I know, I know. Shocking. Awful. Horrible. Right? Well, it probably had something to do with the fact that we’re Jewish. So yeah, I grew up celebrating Chanukah for eight crazy nights while many of my Christian friends only had the one day of Christmas. […]