When I’m at home, I don’t really have a special mug that I drink out of. We have an assortment of mugs, so if I’m drinking something hot, I end up with whatever mug happens to be clean and ready at hand at the time. I didn’t really have a special mug when I lived… Continue reading Do You Have a Special Mug?
One of my artist friends likes to pose various questions each day on Facebook, the answers to which can be well worth the entertainment! A few days ago, he asked for people to list their favorite fictional astronauts. The first one that came to mind was Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir. The… Continue reading To the Moon! in Artemis
I just finished binge reading the Death before Dragons series by Lindsay Buroker, and after completing the 9 book series in about 10 days, I have to say I am sorry it ended. And not just because somewhere in the middle of the series, her part dwarf roommate opens a coffee shop/art shop/magical hangout called… Continue reading Death before Dragons, series
Behold, the Stroopwaffelsthat my husband bought for meal dente, so exquisiteat room temperaturejust the right amount ofresistance as I sink my teethinto it and taste the caramelon my tongue But then!warm atop your mugthe packaging says to meso melty and deliciousanother small pleasurein this world wheresuch small thingscan bring such immense joy
Hallelujah! If caffeine hasn’t been contraindicated for you, science shows that it can be good for you. As a natural stimulant, caffeine has helped people with wakefulness and bursts of energy since prehistoric times. Improved alertness, reaction time, and short-term recall can be helpful for short periods of time in dire-situations, though our modern day… Continue reading Can Caffeine Be Good for You?
So many people in this world rely on their caffeine to get through each day, whether it’s in cups of the holy mocha, bottles of carbonated beverages, or even in migraine medication! With the medication exception, it’s a sad state of affairs that some medical conditions result in doctors saying, “You need to cut down… Continue reading How to Cope with Cutting Caffeine
The gods of old are with us everywhere…from the days of the week to our cars, athletic shoes, and more. The ancient world is alive in our lives, history lives with us whether we are actively aware of it or not. Every day that passes is a bit of history that we have lived in.… Continue reading TGI Freya’s Day
As I was scrolling through Twitter recently, I found a tweet from someone asking the hard questions in life: This got me thinking. Chocolate milk is great, and hot chocolate is too, but hot chocolate gone cold is terrible. I asked my friends who prefer tea if there was a similar relationship between iced tea… Continue reading Hot, Cold, and Undrinkable
On Monday I had to take my car to get an oil change, brakes checked, and a tire repaired. In the pre-pandemic days, I dreaded doing this kind of chore because it means sitting and waiting in an uncomfortable chair for a couple of hours with a lot of people coming and going. Now, it… Continue reading Welcome to the new “normal”
A few years ago, I was experimenting with different recipes to adapt for my blog. I found a great recipe to work with, and I thought I’d share it here with the addition of an optional ingredient. I won’t make you scroll as far here! 3/4 cup almond flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa… Continue reading Recipe for Almond Flour Brownies