Of Bathroom Vanities and Eyeballs

Unless you're doing some renovating in your home, you probably never really think about bathroom vanities. I, on the other hand always think about them. And it's solely because of my eyes. Since I wear contact lenses, I always put them on first thing after I shower each day. Which means I need a bit of room next to the sink to put my lens case. There've been so many times at hotels where the sink is literally just the sink. No real vanity. No counter space. Definitely not fun trying to stick a paper thin lens into your eye without any real room. That's one of the main reasons I love ...

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The Best Treat on Halloween – Browns Fan Dresses Up As Troy Polamalu

This past weekend before Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, we attended a Halloween Party at one of our friends' house. (Thanks for an awesome time, Tracy and Doug!) Most people were in costumes and while the kids entertained themselves with Halloween Twister, us adults hung out stuffing our faces with amazing food (Tracy makes a killer guacamole!) and watching football. My buddy Eric had asked me for help with his costume. He apparently had some "creepy old guy" costume with a trench coat and glasses and crazy hair. But when he put the wig on, he couldn't stop laughing because he just kept thinking he looked like the Pittsburgh Steelers' ...

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Happy Halloween from Minecraft’s Creeper

My son Jason is truly an expert at picking the most obscure characters around for Halloween. Sure, he's had his fair share of  Thomas the Tank Engine type costumes but the last few years, my wife's made his costumes. And that's only because the characters he picks aren't available to purchase. Case in point: He picked Yoshi (from Super Mario Bros.) a few years ago. Yes, everyone knows Yoshi nowadays and there are plenty of costumes for him now. But at the time, he wasn't that popular and no costume existed. She somehow miraculously sewed (by hand) a Yoshi costume for him. It was awesome and he still has it. This year, ...

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The Fallout From Hurricane Sandy

Well, we survived another hurricane over here in New York. Thankfully we got away pretty lucky this time. We never lost power and the only real damage is a handful of shingles ripped off the roof and one of the huge trees in our backyard was downed. But let me tell you, those winds are insanely scary. All day yesterday, me, Allie and the kids curled up on the couch watching movies (Avengers and Big Miracle), while we heard and saw massive winds outside. Around dinner time we heard this huge crack, then ran to the kitchen window and barely could make it out. We knew a huge limb or something ...

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