Tag Archives: observations

Mother of Invention

A sign along the road got my attention. My wife and I were passing through Marion, Virginia, on our way home last week. The sign promised “motorcycle friendly ice cream.” I’m sure the real meaning had to do with something … Continue reading

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F Minus

A group of picketers passed my wife and me in Washington last week. We didn’t know they were picketers at the time. What caught our eye was a woman wearing a t-shirt that read “RG F****N’ 3!” Her shirt was … Continue reading

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Chipped Beef

There was no way I could not order the most unusual item on the menu at The Pub & Restaurant in Gettysburg. Their Black & Bleu Burger consists of ground beef mixed with chocolate morsels, topped with a bleu cheese … Continue reading

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You’re in Control

What happens when two extroverts get stuck in traffic? Naturally, they start a conversation. Last Sunday, my wife and I were driving to Northern Virginia on I-81. As we approached Harrisonburg, we texted her niece to see if she was … Continue reading

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Just for the C₈H₁₀N₄O₂ of It!

According to a study at Harvard, coffee drinkers are less likely to commit suicide. I can’t speak for everyone but know I certainly look forward to my daily dose of caffeine. My wife usually gets her caffeine from Diet Coke. … Continue reading

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Express Yours, Elf

A big part of the allure of Girl Scout Cookies, other than their great taste, is their limited availability. It’s hard to resist buying a box of your favorites, even if they are always sold during Lent. Over the years … Continue reading

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General Cooker

The idea of eating raw fish scares off a lot of people. I remember being afraid to try it when I first moved to California. Fortunately my Rodney convinced me to meet up with a group of his friends who … Continue reading

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Monk’s Café

The Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew coffee maker has a steam vent at the top of the back panel. While my coffee is brewing, I like to put my face over the vent and breathe in the steam as if it … Continue reading

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Strike Up the Band

The World’s Largest Ball of Twine and the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps are interesting because they make you think about the amount of time it must have taken to accumulate the twine and stamps. There are other large balls … Continue reading

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Sponge Cake Worthy

At any point in the past five months, have you wished you had a Hostess Twinkie? Or did you satisfy your craving for creme-filled sponge cake with a Little Debbie Cloud Cake or a Mrs. Freshley’s Golden Creme Cake or even … Continue reading

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Mar-Bites

The best “Rice Krispies Treats” I ever had contained no Rice Krispies. One of my brothers-in-law used Kamut Puffs to make a healthier version of the treats. The worst version of the treats I ever tried contained Fruity Pebbles. They … Continue reading

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Ghostess Brands

People who don’t eat snack cakes are mourning the news that Hostess is going out of business. I saw several Facebook and Twitter posts that lamented the loss of Twinkies, even though the writers admitted that they hadn’t eaten one … Continue reading

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Shake Your Pom Pom

Pomegranates are one of my favorite foods. I try to be meticulous about opening them without bursting too many of the arils. The best technique I’ve found so far is to put the pomegranate under water before ripping it apart. … Continue reading

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Guber-tutorial

It looked like one of the ballerinas had dipped her foot in Nickelodeon slime. In reality, Kylee Haskell was using a neon green resistance band to stretch her toes before dancing. One of her fellow dancers used a blue band. … Continue reading

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