The Scale Never Lies

scale

I passed by my grandparents’ house a few days ago and as usual my grandma was admonishing my grandpa for his unhealthy eating habits and all the extra weight he needs to lose for his own good. [ Read More ]

Dog Flier

dog

Local flight from Altenrhein to Basel, Switzerland. The dog sitting in front of me behaved well the entire flight. [ Read More ]

Baby Ryan Loves Deer

baby

Ryan, my baby nephew, loves running and hopping around. I think he loves deer. [ Read More ]

Pay Forward Petrol [PODCAST]

petrol

Will tells the story of working the early morning shift at a petrol station. But one morning he’s not early enough! Did customers pump up and leave? [ Read More ]

Three Carrot Ring

carrot

My co-worker showed me her three carat (or carrot, rather) ring she received from her husband. [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Why Do We Say “BYE BYE” but Not “HELLO HELLO” or “Hey Hey?”

Bye Bye

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will dive into the linguistic minefield posed by ASMs’ extremely extremely erudite question.  ASMs asks: [ Read More ]

The World’s Gutsiest Dealer?

dealer

You might get the wrong first impression walking by this store in New York City’s Upper East Side.  That is, until you realize that the store is a ceramics dealer.  [ Read More ]

Am I Too Naive?

curry

So I went to a curry restaurant run by an Indian family after work the other day. I ordered curry, and the curry was served without a spoon. [ Read More ]

Not Just Children Believe in Santa Claus

Santa Claus

‘Twas the season of Christmas and Chanukah, and Alan and his wife were at the mall.  They saw the mall Santa Claus, and they decided to get into the line.  Of course, the line consisted mostly of young children and their parents. [ Read More ]

I’m Overrated

dating

I was meeting a friend in a bar, and as I went in, I noticed two pretty girls looking at me. “Nine,” I heard one whisper as I passed. [ Read More ]

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