The Science of Happiness

10 happy thingsI had the opportunity to read an article here recently entitled “The Surprising Science Behind ‘Supremely Happy’ People.”  Ever in the pursuit of a higher state of happiness, I was intrigued by a list within the article compiled by “happiness researcher” (how awesome would that job be?) Kate Bratskeir.  According to Ms. Bratskeir, supremely happy people do the following 10 things: Continue reading

Latent Misogyny?

When looking through some papers in my desk, I found the following, in my handwriting:
But I don’t want to hate women.  I have loved women for as long as I can remember.  You always want what you can’t have.  You do that long enough, the not having becomes part of the wanting, to the point that having is not enough, or too much.  All you want is to want, not to have.  Or to want not to have. Continue reading

BAWLS Energy Drink: Tastes as Good as it Sounds!

Funny name, pretty much downhill from there.

I’m always looking for the next big thing in new energy drinks.  Unfortunately, I don’t think BAWLS is it (I don’t know which is more funny/less appealing: applying its actual meaning, or sounding the name out phonetically).

Define “bawls” –

1.  to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly;

2. to cry loudly; wail

Use it out loud in a sentence: “Hey, let’s go drink some BAWLS.”

Day Self vs. Night Self

"Have you ever noticed..."

One of my favorite things about my new(ish) city is the radio station 102.5 FM “24/7 Comedy Radio.”  As its name would suggest, it really is comedy, like stand-up comedy, almost all the time, with very little commercial interruption (which is a refreshing reprieve from every other radio station, which seem to be nothing but 75% obnoxious commercials, 5% crude and obnoxious talk, and 20% the same three annoying songs played in a constant loop). Continue reading

Eats, Shoots & Leaves- Radio Edition


I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that many in our esteemed readership have at the very least heard of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the book.  I will confess that I have not read it.  Yet.  Nevertheless, I was excited indeed when, looking through the books on CD at my local library, I happened upon, not the book itself, but (perhaps even better) the original BBC radio series the book was based on. Continue reading


Thought you would enjoy this, Dunce One.  There is some intense Peep-action going on over here at:

And it is apparently creating quite a stir: 73 comments and counting.  Best comment so far:

Holy moly! Am I first? Woo!

This is such a cute idea. However, I happen to love Peeps and would totally be “that girl” to walk past this wreath and yank a Peep off every single time. If it were a wreath made of white chocolate, then I could resist. White chocolate = disgusto. Love your site! Thanks for making me a better “chef”! !

White chocolate = disgusto indeed.

Be sure to click the link, though.  There is a Peep wreath that will blow your mind!!!  What will they think of next?

In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.

miyagiMost days, I feel like anything worth learning can be learned from books (surmising that anything worth doing has already been done, and anything done and interesting enough to write a book about is probably more worth knowing than what I could come up with on my own).  But some questions are not answered in books; at least not well (if there is a perfect book on how to gain and retain the undivided attention of enticing women, for example, it has certainly never been brought to my awareness). But I’ve been fooled before.

Maybe this post will change your thoughts about some things. Let’ s find out. Continue reading