It’s the last day of voting this week; tomorrow will be a reveal post of the first four winners in each category. That means voting for today’s poll is short, all of the polls will close tomorrow in the early afternoon so I can tally everything up. Continue reading
The restaurant down the street from where I grew up consistently won “Best Pizza on Long Island,” quite the formidable title if you consider the quantity of pizza joints in that part of the world. And while it turns out they make their own mozzarella, it’s truly their tomato sauce that wins them prizes (and sometimes makes me plan spontaneous weekend trips to visit my parents. Ahem). Continue reading
Have I mentioned how much I hate exercising? I found something out recently though: doing certain exercises correctly actually makes them easier (and more rewarding) than flopping my way through them hoping to get in shape. By magic.
Those of you who’ve read a few of my articles know already that I belong to an ultra-conservative (politically and religiously) family. “Family,” in this case, encompasses all of my cousins, aunts, grandparents, and most of my more extended family (second and third cousins included!). What’s more, my family is not your passive ultra-conservative bunch – they read (though I dislike some of their sources), they discuss, and they crusade extensively.
In other words, my family is one big, self-affirming group. Except for me.
Forget all of the new fall shows; I’ll be watching old school programs on The Hub.
I just discovered The Hub on Verizon FiOS a few weeks ago, but already I love it. It’s got some of my favorite ’80s shows, like Jem and the Holograms (which I was completely and totally obsessed with as a child), Family Ties, and The Wonder Years, as well as some new shows that kids of today are familiar with, like Family Game Night and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Continue reading
On September 26, 2011, the world lost a great force for good: Wangari Maathai passed away. I’d be remiss if I didn’t pay homage to the work of this amazing woman. She was a professor, an environmentalist, a scientist, an activist for democracy and human rights, a parlimentarian, a peacemaker, and so much more. She’s the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. To say that Wangari Maathai was a badass would be an understatement so great it borders on disrespectful. Continue reading
If there is any lesson I’ve learned in my 4 years of teaching overseas, it’s that nothing compares to first hand advice. I can only speak for my experiences in China, Vietnam, and South Korea, but that hardly covers the multitude of options available to people or the variety of different jobs and cultures in which to immerse oneself. Continue reading
I know very few people who have their dream careers. But it seems some of us are gaining ground toward our dream careers inch by inch as time passes, while others of us seem… stuck. I was stuck once. This is how I got out.
We’re back for another session of Deus ex MacIntosh, where we find all life’s answers in TV. Or at least have fun looking at old clips. As always, my advice is for entertainment purposes only. If you follow any of my advice it is at your own risk, and may require photographic evidence. Continue reading
It’s Thursday, which means it’s my turn to ask a question. I’m turning my attention to snack mixes today, and things that automatically come in a mixed version, like Chex Mix. Are you a picker-outer? Continue reading
In honor of the Buffy View Party, today’s Dance Party Song is a twofer, because I can’t choose just one favorite from Once More With Feeling. There’s a chance that I’ve previously featured Anthony Head singing in my Open Threads and I don’t care because I loves him. I also love “I’ll Never Tell” and this version stars the Sims. So, enjoy both! Continue reading
“Oh my God, you look aMAZing today!” “What did you do differently?” “You look so nice today!” I spent all morning the other day listening to comments about how I looked GOOD, as opposed to my usual look. Based on the effusive descriptions of how amazing I looked that day, I can only assume that my look prior to that would best be defined as shit warmed over. Continue reading
Bottom line is, even if you see ‘em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. You’ll see what I mean. Continue reading
Potatoes + cream + cheese + what more do you want to know? Julia Child’s killer gratin recipe behind the cut.
It’s time for another vote! The results so far have been really interesting, I can’t wait to show them to you all on Friday. Today we’ll be picking between the #14s and the #3s, and there are some pretty intense races ready for your clicks, right after the cut. Continue reading