• Long days and the deception of work

    When my morning alarm goes off, I jump up with a start thinking that I’ve overslept because the sun’s shining so bright it’s like high noon outside. I stumble across to my cell phone at the other…

  • The sweet, the sour and the crispy

    We jumped for joy the day it rained movie tickets. I mean, what are the chances of scoring not one but two free movies? Hoobaheck, if it weren’t for free movies, we wouldn’t even be going to…

  • Tigers in the woods

    This is one of those weekends that Hip2Dad isn’t playing the El Nino Open. I say, what a great decision! Better to be enjoying a day in the comfort of home than chasing golf balls all day…

  • To the movies, 21st century style

    So I received a text message from a stranger: 오늘 밤에 영화를 볼까요 우리? (Shall we go for a movie tonight?) I was almost expecting a chime of excited voices and a whole lot of high five-ing…

  • When we can’t get enough

    As I was saying, I make it a point not to order at a restaurant anything that we can easily cook at home. I consider it a waste, of money mostly, when I can order something fancy…

  • Food sample love

    The highlight of our highly anticipated weekends is grocery shopping, and the highlight of that is undeniably the food samples. They say never shop on an empty stomach. But that’s exactly what we always do. Never fear…

  • The simplest and the best

    I don’t know which is worse, the annoying songs that jar the ears or the gift contest that you know you can never hope to win. Let’s just say some of the best celebrations are the ones…

  • Merry Christmas 2015!

    Hello, it’s Christmas Eve! Here I am, hammering out a post while my rosemary turkey is roasting merrily in the oven. I’m hungry just taking deep breaths of that amazing aroma wafting from my kitchen. On a…

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    When the weatherman said an Arctic blast was blowing our way Tuesday, he wasn’t kidding. The rain came and temps dropped 30 degrees from the day before. Woah! Clearly Mother Nature made a mistake, hey, this is…