Archive for May, 2020

Why Do US Presidents Play Golf (Specifically)?

Why Do US Presidents Play Golf (Specifically)?

Okay, just to be clear from the start, this isn’t a criticism of any specific president for playing golf. Just like other humans, presidents need exercise too. Rather, my question is about why golf instead of other sports. And yes, there are a few intuitive answers: Golf is a no-contact sport with a low injury […]


Entertainment Potpourri!

Entertainment Potpourri!

I’ve been accumulating some topics for which I don’t have a full post’s worth of content to write about, so I’ll compile them below: Lion King (live-action movie): I liked it! It’s beautiful, and there’s some good humor in it that’s not in the original movie. I also liked how a little more time (just […]


What Would You Do as a Guest Judge on Top Chef?

What Would You Do as a Guest Judge on Top Chef?

I love the cooking competition show Top Chef. Each season starts with 18-20 professional chefs who compete in a series of challenges to remain in the game. In each episode, a guest judge presents the chefs with a “quickfire” challenge in which they have a short amount of time to make a specific type of […]


Have You Tried a Subscription Service Like Purple Carrot?

Have You Tried a Subscription Service Like Purple Carrot?

Recently some friends mentioned that they were testing out a subscription service called Purple Carrot. The idea is that you receive a box of fresh ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make a few restaurant-quality, super healthy meals. They sent us a referral code to try out the service, which we gladly accepted, especially […]


My Greatest Fear #63: Going to the Hospital During the Pandemic

My Greatest Fear #63: Going to the Hospital During the Pandemic

I have a long list of “greatest fear” blog posts, the purpose of which is to poke fun at myself for my odd paranoias (and to see if anyone else can relate). Today’s post is a little different, though, because it’s a very real concern. It started a few weeks ago when I read an […]


Does Gore Enhance the Cinematic Experience?

Does Gore Enhance the Cinematic Experience?

This weekend we watched a movie called Upgrade that was mostly quite good. Surprisingly good, actually. Upgrade is set in a not-so-distant future, a future of self-driving cars, police drones, and other things I don’t want to spoil (there are lots of twists, turns, and reveals). The movie starts off with an act of violence, […]


“Never Have I Ever” Had Friendships Like These

"Never Have I Ever" Had Friendships Like These

We recently finished watching the first season of “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix, a 10-episode half-hour show that I really enjoyed. It includes all of the great things about “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” but as a show instead of a movie. However, there’s one aspect of the show that I’ve seen […]


How Often Do You Change Your Razor Blades?

How Often Do You Change Your Razor Blades?

I have a confession: Until yesterday, I’d never┬áchanged a razor blade. I’ve owned two razors in my life, both of them electric Norelco razors like the one pictured here. I used the first one from around 1997-2013, at which point I upgraded to a cordless version. I’ve used that version ever since (7 years). I […]


How Do You React When Your Toilet Overflows?

How Do You React When Your Toilet Overflows?

I have a variety of theories about how I may react in a variety of urgent, panicked situations, but I’ve found I don’t really know until those situations happen. A few days ago, Megan and I had just finished playing Terra Mystica remotely with some friends on Board Game Arena. Our post-game chat lasted longer […]


Have You Tried Craft Bread?

Have You Tried Craft Bread?

When I was growing up, my mom got really into making homemade bread. I think bread machines were kind of a “thing” for a while. After a few years she decided that it would be easier to just buy bread from the grocery store, so most of the sandwiches I ate in high school were […]


How Do You Feel About Sports with No Spectators?

How Do You Feel About Sports with No Spectators?

I’ve always viewed professional and collegiate sports as entertainment, nothing more. But I have to say that I miss that form of entertainment. I miss checking ESPN for soccer scores and basketball highlights. I miss fantasy baseball. And I’m worried that I’ll have to miss football this fall. Of course, preventing the spread of the […]


My Top 10 Favorite Star Wars Movies

My Top 10 Favorite Star Wars Movies

This headline is a bit of a misnomer; while I love Star Wars, I wouldn’t necessarily place all of the movies on a top 10 list. But I like the top 10 format, and I’m going to use it to rank the Star Wars movies on today, May the 4th. I’m going to include The […]