Foreign Exchange Students

Over the years I’ve learned more and more about things my family did that I assumed all families did, even though those things are actually quite rare. Most recently I learned (and wrote about) that I drink a glass of milk with dinner every night, largely because that’s what I did growing up. I thought that’s what … Read more

The Bully

Lately I’ve been turning to the zany questions on OkCupid for blog fodder from time to time. Today is one of those times. The question is: Were you picked on a lot in school? This question is a little different than the others. The common thread in the other questions is that I had to … Read more

A Flying Machine for the Home Gym

I’ve always wanted to fly of my own volition. When I was young, I tried to make a hang glider to achieve this goal. I had dreams of flying that were so intense that I’d wake up with headaches from concentrating on levitation. It was truly ingrained into my subconscious. I’ve been waiting for a … Read more

Out-of-Control Text Reminders from Doctors

Text reminders from doctors have gotten a little out of control. Recently I had a dentist check up, followed a few days later by the eye doctor experience. For both appointments, I received several text reminders leading up to the appointment. Now, I understand why doctors do this. At least, I think I do. They … Read more

The Mystery and Shock of Market Price

Today I learned an important lesson about market price. And lobsters. For the last few months I’ve heard several people rave about a restaurant in St. Louis called Peacemaker that specializes in upper East Coast seafood…and lobster rolls. I was particularly curious about the lobster rolls, especially after several friends talked about how amazing they … Read more

Cookie Dough Is Not for Cookies

The other day I was at the grocery store. I had reached the “dessert” part of my shopping list, and my stomach informed me that making cookies was a good idea. So I headed over to the cookie dough section. As I reached for a tube of cookie dough, this caught my eye: The package … Read more

Would You Go to a Real Jurassic World?

This is a spoiler-free post about Jurassic World, but it does include some general information from the first trailer. I saw the new Jurassic World movie yesterday. The whole concept of the movie is awesome to me: Unlike the previous movies, the park is now open to the public. It’s a fully operational theme park. … Read more