Apparently Netflix has receive so much negative feedback over their pricing changes that they’re spinning off their DVD mail rental service into a new separate company, called Qwikster.
(This is a guest post by my wife Janice, who made some seriously delicious guacamole last week!) Are you looking to finally make your own guacamole? Here’s how: The first time I made guacamole, it wasn’t exactly a hit. I had followed a recipe, but the guacamole just didn’t taste the way we had expected. […]
It used to be that you could only find Astronaut Ice Cream at a local museum, science center, or similarly themed location. Then, a few online stores started carrying the freeze dried ice cream goodness, but for $4 a bag or more. Now, they’re available via Amazon – 10 packs for <$25. I already sent […]
Brought upon by a terrible movie review and Giant Cypress’s shared epiphany about how creative writers, art majors, and “write about anything” journalists are plastering the web with non-informative tool “articles”, I feel the need to rant.
While awaiting departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, I saw something I’ve never seen before in the restroom. Toilet seats with automatically changed hygienic toilet seat liners. I can’t find much info about these seats online, but Scrub Inc. was listed on the how-to wall diagram, and I believe the seats were branded Seat-One. I […]
The USDA has food pyramid that many of us are familiar with has been trashed for good, being replaced by the Nutrition Plate. Featuring seemingly arbitrarily sized quarter-plate portions, the Nutrition Plate found at ChooseMyPlate.gov recommends helping portions of vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and a noticeably smaller serving of dairy. What about sweets? Oils? Fats? […]
Over here on the east coast, the first wild Alaskan salmon catch of the year has arrived! Copper River Alaskan Sockeye Salmon first hit the fish counter at my local supermarket (Wegmans) last weekend, and we’ve already had a taste. If you enjoy salmon, you MUST find a way to try some wild Alaskan salmon. […]
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a zombie apocalypse preparation guide. While the original posting is currently down, you can find the full guide over at the CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response site. This is actually a pretty brilliant idea, to teach Americans about emergency preparedness by appealing to our […]
I have always been a fan of Pilot’s G2 gel pens, especially the fine 0.5mm version. A “limited edition” metallic-barrel design has been available for some time now, but I’ve never had the urge to give those a try.
It recently just hit me that I don’t have a good general purpose knife for slicing meats, fruits, and vegetables. I have a stamped steel Faberware knife and an awkward to use utility knife that came with my Chicago Cutlery Metropolitan knife set, both from my college days. We have a few Santoku knives, but […]