2012 Could’ve Been Worse (and Better)

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

Well, we’re down to less than 12 hours left in 2012. It’s been a bit of a rocky year over here. Some good. Some bad. And lots of meh. On the negative side, we’ve cut back family expenses a lot and I’ve been aggressively looking for a full-time permanent job. I’ve had a few interviews but no […]

My Pittsburgh Steelers Damn It Doll

Steelers Damn It Doll

Today is officially the last day of the NFL season. Week 17. Next week starts the crazy roller coaster known as the playoffs. And today for the first time in a long time, the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing a completely meaningless game. They were having a fairly solid season, getting real strong at the right time and […]

We’ve Got to Go Back to the Lego Future!

Back to the Future Lego

Lego continues to out-cool itself on a regular basis. First Star Wars. Then Batman. Then Avengers. And recently, Hobbit Lego sets. We are truly living in a Lego Paradise. So what’s the latest and greatest theme that Lego is embracing? None other than the entire Back to the Future franchise! Great Scott! Lego has officially […]

Merry Christmas! And Don’t Put a Hole In Ma’s Washtub!

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Christmas time means one big thing for me… Christmas Movies! Growing up, I always loved Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. How could you not? That crazy animation. The elf who wanted to become a dentist. The scary (yet lovable) Bumble! Pure timeless awesomeness. And then there’s one of the funniest films of […]

Happy 69th Birthday, Mom!

A Diabetic's Worst Nightmare

Today is a really special day celebrating a special birth. Yep, I’m talking about my mom. Who else did you think I was referring to? My folks live upstate in the Albany area, so we spent the weekend there to celebrate a late Hanukkah mixed with mom’s birthday. My sister lives up there with her […]

Win a Scotties Facial Tissue Care Package ($20 value) Ends 1/5/13

Daisy Box

There are some things from the “olden” days that are just completely charming, yet are pretty much rarities these days. I’m talking about things like pocket watches, typewriters, and even handkerchiefs. Although to be honest, I’ve never really understood the handkerchief. So you blow your nose and then stick the… uh… gooey, remnant-covered cloth back in […]