Archive for December, 2019

Have You Watched Pen15 on Hulu?

Have You Watched Pen15 on Hulu?

We all went through the awkward, stressful, hormonal years of middle school, right? While I have no desire to ever relive my early teenage years, I’ve been watching a hilarious show on Hulu called Pen15 that makes me cringe and laugh at the same time. Pen15 stars two actresses in their 30s who play 13-year-olds […]


Do You Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

Do You Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

One of the things I’ve learned from my relationship with Megan is that there’s a bit of magic in every bite of peanut butter protein balls. Not only does she make them from time to time, but Kaldi’s Coffee also offers their own twist that is both delicious and healthy. I’ve now tried my hand […]


Have You Seen “Knives Out”?

Have You Seen "Knives Out"?

If you haven’t seen the new movie Knives Out, I highly recommend that you give it a try. It’s one of the best mysteries I’ve ever seen on the big screen. I’m going to discuss some minor spoilers below and I’d love to hear your thoughts, so wait until you’ve seen the movie to read […]


My Top 10 Favorite Games of 2019

My Top 10 Favorite Games of 2019

6 years ago, I started running Stonemaier Games full time. As was the case before then–but especially after then–I play a lot of published games, both because I love tabletop games and because I have so much to learn from my peers. I’m going to post my other “favorites” lists later in the year (movies, […]


What’s Your Favorite Desk Snack?

What's Your Favorite Desk Snack?

I was recently watching a vlog featuring author Brandon Sanderson, and one of the fun topics he discussed was his preferred desk snack (a treat he keeps at his writing desk). I think he said his current desk snack is either pumpkin or sunflower seeds, though he previously preferred pistachios in the shell. At the […]


What Is Your Favorite Podcast Right Now?

This is mostly just a question: I’m genuinely curious about what your favorite podcast is right now. I’d love to hear what it is, the length of an average episode, and why you like it so much. I’m not even sure I have an answer of my own to share. I mostly listen to tabletop […]


Amtrak vs Flying: Which Do You Prefer?

Amtrak vs Flying: Which Do You Prefer?

For the first time in many years, I took an Amtrak train instead of flying (or driving), and I have a few thoughts to share. Megan and I were going to Chicago for Thanksgiving, and driving in potentially bad weather just didn’t seem like a great idea, nor did flying over the holidays. So we […]