The Unofficial Civilian Code Book

code book

I was thinking about those cool-sounding numerical “codes” that police and fire departments use to describe different situations. We civilians could use something like that to report situations that we think other people should be made aware of. [ Read More ]

Alan’s Advice On What To Do With Your Leftovers

leftovers

Alan had a wonderful way of building rapport with folks providing customer service.  Waiters and waitresses were certainly no exception. [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: How Can I be Shorter?

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will address an extremely important question posed by OblongOrange:   [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Should We Get Rid Of The Term BFF?

Best Friend Forever

Today on Q&A Tuesday, I would like to ask a question of the Smiles For All Community.  Specifically, [ Read More ]

Where Can I get Muscles Like That?

Muscles

June 7, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, the other day I looked in the mirror and asked, “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, whose got the fairest muscles of them all?” [ Read More ]

Walk This Way (Or Any Way. Just Walk!)

Anyone who has ever lived in, or even been in, New York knows how noisy, energetic, and sometimes tiring the city can be. On a day when I was noticing all of these things with a particular touch of hypersensitivity, I decided to take a walk and see if I could find a bit of … [ Read More ]

Message From Mom? Advice?

Hi Mom!

One day, I opened my e-mail, and I found this message from mom, or Ice-cream as I renamed her. Perhaps many of you have seen what my mom sent me, or some variant.  But what was particularly unusual about the e-mail is that my mom NEVER sends emails like this.  Lots of emails about fun … [ Read More ]

Tweets We Like: The Lifespan of Tissues

tissue

Leah tweeted a funny healthcare question I’ve actually given a lot of thought to! [ Read More ]

Murphy’s Law as Applied to a Rattling Deathtrap

Murphy's Law

Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, and in the worst way possible. In my case, these sage words of wisdom must be amended to include, “and particularly in a moving motor vehicle.”  [ Read More ]

Food Shopping: Consider the Alternative

shopping

Does food shopping for a few things always end up with a cart that is mysteriously filled to the top? [ Read More ]

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