It is better to have an enemy that keeps his word, than a friend that does not.

→ March 28, 2014

And this is why I hate Target

This funny take on a woman’s trip to Target is exactly why I hate the existence of Target. My wife just can’t …

A screencap of a typical CNN broadcast, featuring Justin Bieber in court

The death of “news”

I’m so saddened and sick of the state of American media. The networks are partially to blame, but equally, their viewers are the ones lapping it up without question, so it’s time to take a step back and review what you’re actually watching day in and day out.

Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.
- Mark Twain

→ February 13, 2014

What I miss the most about the UK

Marti said a word recently which really resonated with me. I realised that, excluding friends and family, it was probably the thing …

Step away from the gummy bears

In order to keep sugar-free gummy bears sweet, Haribo needed to add an artificial sweetener, Lycasin. Just be warned that unnatural things …


The life of a working parent

As a working parent, time is tight, so treating myself is sometimes as simple as a good glass of wine. My bedside …

Living in a post-NSA-revelations world

I’m not a criminal, but I am concerned about how the NSA has betrayed our trust and systematically collects data to build profiles on us, so I took action to protect myself and my family a little better.

This new song

Marti: I heard this really cool new song today that you might like. *starts playing song*

Me: Hmm, I like it.

Marti: Yeah, I heard it this morning and really liked it.

Me: Actually it sounds kind of familiar. It’s got kind of an 80s vibe to it, sort of a Punk Rock era feel to it. You’re certain that this is a new song?

Marti: Yes, I just discovered it this morning.

Me: (now certain that this is an old song but unable to pinpoint what it is, I Shazam the track and find out it’s Town Called Malice by The Jam) *pulling up the Wikipedia entry* Ah yes, it’s by The Jam, a British punk rock band, recorded in 1982.

Marti: Well, it’s new to me!

The Legend Returns

It’s been a long time coming (10 years to be exact), but Ron Burgundy is back. And these ads from Dodge are …


The babymobile

We’ve been planning this for a while, and waiting for the right time to pounce, since we were in a good position …