I'm not cut out for all-you-can-eat

Or for Las Vegas heat in the summer. My hotel chain (otherwise known as Las Vegas conglomerate Caesar's Entertainment) had a deal - 24 hours of buffet for $44.99 ($49.99 without a free Total Rewards card). So I made a plan. I figured with good timing I could fit in four buffets in 24 hours. A late dinner buffet at Paris the first night before "O"... I hadn't eaten since about noon, so I ate prime rib and bacon and ...more

Mattress commercials

Do those crazy mattress commercials that talk about sweat and bugs and now obesity run throughout the country?  The push is that we all need to buy a new mattress every 8 years.  That’s not 7 years and not 9 years, but 8. Now I haven’t done any extensive research on this but the entire ad campaign is alarming!  DD heard it the other day and turned into “the mattress police” asking how old our mattresses are.  Thankfully ours are ...more

What Are The Risks Of A Lost Or Stolen Mobile Device?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you lost your mobile phone? These days we rely on our mobile phones more than ever. For a lot of us, it can also be a nightmare if it’s lost, stolen or hacked, especially since today it’s become our most personal computer,...more

Helen Girly/Gurley Brown Dies at Age 90

As a kid growing up in rural Minnesota, I remember watching Helen Gurley Brown on “The Tonight Show.”  An insomniac, I’d probably tossed and turned for a long time before finally slipping out of bed and padding down the hall to find my mother sitting in our darkened living room.  A poor sleeper herself, mom would be drinking a beer and smoking a cigarette ....more

In Celebration of Six Years

Because we are still clinging to whatever shred of youth we still possess, for our six year wedding anniversary, Adam and I decided to drive four hours to see one of our favorite bands play in Bristol, Virginia last weekend. We decided to make a trip out of it and do do some fun things in the mountains while we were there.  We were also able to visit with some friends who just had a baby and only live ...more

Show up or miss out

Two weeks ago today, I walked into work determined to make it a better week than the previous one. It was “do over week.” That evening, as I was on a run after work, I got a phone call that stopped me in my tracks, and I knew do over week was over and the days that followed would be very different than I imagined. ...more

Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner

Please read my homemade disclaimer....more

Top Five Better Vice Presidents Than Paul Ryan

On Saturday, Bland White Dude in Waiting Mitt Romney announced super-aggressive youngster Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 presidential election....more