Most of us like to think we’re not easily influenced by others around us. We are clear thinkers. We are strong-minded individuals. The billions spent on advertising every year is aimed at other people, not at us. I believe this with all my heart. And I know it is not even a little bit true. … Continue reading On the Kalimotxo
I am not a great scientist. Let me put that out there first. At school, when it came to choosing which science I would focus on for the final two years of compulsory schooling (14-16), I chose physics, because that’s what boys did. Girls went for biology; mad scientists and bomb-makers chose chemistry. I didn’t … Continue reading On Doggy DNA, part 2
We have previously discussed the fascinating sociological issue of the secret pug-lovers societies dotted around the US (and, most likely, beyond). Having our three puppers means that we instantly, and without any option to opt out, have an entry into this cabal. And yet. Look at them. I look at these faces every day and … Continue reading On Doggy DNA
It seems I can’t get enough of movies passes. The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass is my third try at making a movie pass part of my monthly outgoings, and my third failure. But, let me start with this: The Alamo Drafthouse (AD) pass is by far the most positive experience I’ve had so far. I … Continue reading On The Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass
Based on the New York magazine series, here. Tea I was not much of a tea-drinker back in the old-country, but genes will assert themselves eventually. My wife discovered this particular brand and I like it so much that the raspberry flavor has become my “treat myself” tea on long work days. I'm prepared to … Continue reading What #SmallChange Can’t Live Without
I don't know. Should something apparently edible last this long? Well, dear reader, let me assure you it did not. It was delicious and now lives on inside of me, forever and ever.
My driving teacher was an older lady with no time for anyone’s shenanigans. She was a former prison guard and had very strong ideas feelings about racism and race relations that she was not shy in sharing. She told me, very early on, that if she shouted and ripped the wheel from my hands (I’m … Continue reading On Driving Teachers
The market for meat substitutes is wide and varied - and not entirely made up of obnoxious people who will tell you what they don't eat, and why, at the least provocation. There's me, for instance. I am an avowed carnivore. The double-bacon cheeseburger is my spirit animal. My birthday cake looks like this. But, … Continue reading Veg Burger…taste test!
It is wrong to compare the personalities of your children. It is doubly wrong to then rank them in order of preference. Doing so on the internet is a monstrous act. But, if your kids are in fact dogs, you’re OK; they can’t read...they’ll never know. The question before us is this: Who’s better – … Continue reading Pugs vs Pugs: A Cute-Off
I was good at school. I took it seriously. My brothers were both athletes; one a runner and one a thrower. When I would arrive at a new school, the PE teachers would see my name on the student list and no doubt hope for greater athletic glory. When they eventually saw me, squinting, as … Continue reading On School Problems