Seven Services of Spring Break

Spring break season has just passed and all of those crazy college kids are back in class where they belong.  Don’t get me wrong, I like it when spring breakers invade the beach and have fun, but seeing them reminds me of my younger days when I could hit up the local party scene multiple…

Let’s Make a Deal

I don’t like staying in hotels. There’s something about resting my head on a pillow used by hundreds, if not thousands, of other people that just seems wrong.  However, a recent work-related trip required me to use the communal pillow for a few days.  I checked-in on my way from the airport using the hotel…

The One-Upped Flamingo

I have a sedentary job and to prevent saddlebags, I include physical activity in my daily routine. I strive to get 10,000 steps in each day and often, have to walk around the house at 10PM in order to reach my goal.  When it’s not 10PM, I walk on the sidewalk around my neighborhood. Most…

Consignment Kitty Call

I don’t own a pet. Our family had a dog, Buster, for 16 years.  He filled a deep void and brought a lot of joy to our family but when he passed, we decided to remain petless. Well, I decided we would remain petless. An empty nest meant I would have to do all of…

Ruining it with Reading

Growing up in a catholic family we spent a lot of time in church around Easter.  Stations of the Cross,  Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course, Easter Sunday.  But there was one church event that I particularly enjoyed because I would go with my grandma. It was ‘blessing of the food’ and it was…

The 3Ps of Dining

I was out for dinner last week and noticed a few things that have changed since my earlier dining days. The changes involve putting, paying, and posing-all of which are commonly seen in restaurants. Putting lemon in my water. Who started this practice and why? Consider this-in order for that lemon to teeter on the…

Who’s the Nemesis Now?

As I get older, I am more concerned about feeling comfortable and relaxed and less concerned about how I appear while rushing to get things done. I guess you could say that, over time, I’ve become hyggeligt-I like to stay in, get cozy, and feel content.  When I do go out, it is usually for…