I’m always on the lookout for gaming things I can get super-obsessed about. I camped outside the local Target overnight for the Nintendo Wii.  I visited the Skyrim food truck, and of course went to the midnight launch to pick up the game.  For me, that’s bonus material.  It’s also why Kickstarter is my kryptonite. So the other day when a […]

So, Grand Theft Auto V came out last week, with crazy amazing sales figures. It’s not really my thing, but I caught a Kotaku article written by a video game store clerk, expressing concern and disappointment about the number of parents buying it for their young kids.  I quite agree, the article was disheartening and disturbing. I Sold Too Many Copies of […]

I’m pretty interested in pinball, and the pinball resurgence.  So I have a Google Alert set up, not surprisingly, for the keyword “pinball”.  I scan that for interesting results to share with my social audiences, such as the Google+ Pinball Enthusiasts Community I created.  This has led to an observation; local news sites are often behind the SEO times.  Understandably, […]

My first Google Hangout

Yeah, yeah… so I’d never been on a Google Hangout before. I haven’t actually seen Rocky Horror Picture Show, either, or attended a Star Trek convention (yet).  Thankfully, I remedied one of those deficiencies last Friday as a panel member for Mia Voss’ Social Media Power Chat.  These occur every Friday, and involve a number of fine folks in the social media […]

Minimalist kitchen purge

A friend of mine recently took a minimalist challenge for 30 days, and blogged the results.  I found his experience inspiring, and since we are thinking of moving in the next year or two, I started applying the minimalist mentality to our own collection of stuff. Well, nowhere is this approach more applicable than in the kitchen.  The kitchen presents a […]

So we got it, our grail pin, a Star Trek: The Next Generation.  A machine made two decades ago, and notorious for being tempermental.  But it’s Next Gen.  With voice-overs from the actual cast, and designed by pin god Steve Ritchie.  I mean, it includes the “Space: the final frontier…” monologue. We’ve been after this one for a while, and […]

Meal strategery for busy moms

I’m a mother of two with a full-time job, side projects, and maybe a couple hobbies and aspirations.  I’m ‘leaning in’ about as far as I can without falling over.  I love to cook, but it’s so hard to pull off on any given weeknight.  I did a reality check the other week and craigslisted my KitchenAid mixer and Cuisinart ice cream […]

Boxes of stuff!

Why are monthly deliveries of surprise assortments of stuff in boxes all the rage suddenly?  Is there any OTHER way you could deliver a bunch of stuff to my door?  A padded envelope, I suppose.  But seriously, my Facebook wall has been barraged lately with monthly box-oriented subscription offers. My first foray into the subscription to unspecified stuff delivery services […]

Vintage books live again as journals

For a couple years now, I have been a big fan of a website called Ex Libris Anonymous, run by Jacob  Deatherage, at www.bookjournals.com.  It’s served as my source for work notebooks, and I always try to have a selection on hand for quick little gifts.  For example, I’ve given some Dr. Seuss and alphabet primer themed journals to my kids’ grade school teachers at the […]

Something that has crossed my mind numerous times as I ponder the whole “lean in” obsession is simply, how does our utter focus by both parents on career mobility affect that generation we’re raising?  I see article about The True Cost of Leaning In in terms of financials (hiring nannies and such) but the true “true cost” might be a […]