20 Things That Bring Me Joy

A few months ago I had a great chat with new designer and content creator Sam McDavitt. Among the many topics we discussed was an exercise Sam recently tried in which he listed 20 things that bring him joy. He said it was easy to think of the first 10 or so, but some interesting … Read more

The Answer Revealed: What Animal Is Sebastian in The Little Mermaid?

Among life’s many mysteries–and, amusingly, one of the most-viewed posts on my blog every day–is whether Sebastian from Disney’s animated film The Little Mermaid a lobster or a crab. Because of the way Sebastian is illustrated, I’ve always pictured him as a lobster. However, Sebastian calls himself a crab in the movie, which is pretty … Read more

Which Sandwich Would You Name After Yourself?

I was listening to the “Life Is Short with Justin Long” podcast the other day, and he had an interesting question for the guest: If someone were to name a sandwich after you, what would be composition of the sandwich? Basically, imagine someone going to a deli or restaurant and asking for the “Jamey Stegmaier” … Read more

Does This App Exist?

Quick exercise: Think of the top 3 places in the world you’d like to visit in the next few years. Where are they? When you’re ready with those locations, think of the people you know who live in or near those places. Unless you were already thinking of visiting those specific people, I bet it’s … Read more

I Finally Learned How to Make Queso Dip

I love a good queso dip. It’s something I eat whenever I order from a Mexican restaurant, and Megan feels the same way. The only problem, as I recently discovered, is that queso dip is often made from American cheese or Velveeta. I’m sure I’ve had made queso dips with those cheeses and I didn’t … Read more

A Great Perspective on Failure

The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and recently one of the main contenders to win it all, the Milwaukee Bucks, lost in the first round. After their final game, a reporter asked Giannis Antetokounmpo if he considered this season a failure, and he had an answer worth watching. As the title suggests, Giannis basically … Read more