“Dad jokes” in the time of COVID-19

One of my friends, who writes blogs under the name Lazygal, has been sending “dad jokes” to all her friends.  Each morning, I could log into my e-mail account, and there’s a corny but clean dose of humor.  I don’t know if she’s getting them from a site or if she’s composing them herself, I…

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Could that empty Diet Coke can be worth lots of money?

A few days ago, I received my grocery deliveries.  As I was running low on soda, I ordered three 12-packs of soda – Diet Coke, Fresca and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero. The next day, I reached in the fridge, pulled out a can of Diet Coke … and … Wait, this can feels a bit…

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You mean I can get an After the Rain face mask? Wow…

I am all for supporting those people who can make homemade and home-stitched face masks.  I think it’s hella cool that they can do this.  I’ve actually purchased some face masks from some of my friends, in that I know we’re going to need to wear them for a very long time.  Trust me, COVID-19…

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That’s what we need today … two pandas getting their freak on…

I keep thinking about all we’ve lost this year.  Maybe it’s the developing PTSD from the COVID-19 sequestration, maybe it’s hearing all the frightening news each morning and not seeing any glimmers of hope. And to think … only a couple of months ago, we were bemoaning 2020 as the year Kobe Bryant was killed…

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Delicious Corned Beef – a well-timed Jewish tradition

Yesterday, someone I know asked if I would join him and several other people in a group order of food from the legacy restaurant Katz’s Delicatessen.  They were planning on ordering some delicious corned beef – the kind that’s soaked in brine for weeks and has that melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.  I told him I would look…

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So what is my mood when I sit on the porcelain throne? Now I know …

Remember mood rings?  Those skin-jewels that changed color, purportedly based on your mood, but in actuality based on your skin temperature?  Yeah, back in the 1970’s they were a fashion trend, along with feathered hair, cowl-neck sweaters and leisure suits.  I get it. Well … apparently someone got their mitts on a couple bottles of…

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So the Sweethearts are back …

Last year, I bemoaned the loss of the Necco Candy Wafer Company and their Tums-tasting Sweethearts candies.  Those things were great for Valentine’s Day, and you know I’m right.  Plus, as a kid with New England roots, I enjoyed chomping on Necco Wafers, even though they had the consistency of chalk. In 2019, Spangler Candies,…

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So it’s the Subaru Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special, right?

I have heard many stories about the procedure necessary to name a car.  You want a car’s name to be impressive and exciting.  You don’t want that name to be associated with failure or ineptitude. which would explain car names like the Edsel.  Or the Tempo.  Or the Aztek. At the recent Singapore Motor Show,…

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