This Is What All Recipes Look Like to Me

I’m only about 10 years behind on this story that went viral back in 2010. Apparently someone got wind of the U.S. military’s recipe for brownies, which was, to put it mildly, a bit overboard. The specifications/recipe run for 26 pages! Here are some of the highlights: Whole eggs may be liquid or frozen and … Continue reading This Is What All Recipes Look Like to Me

The People Who Watch ABC World News Tonight Must Have All Sorts of Health Care Problems

We were watching ABC’s World News Tonight earlier this evening, and my wife and I were both struck with how many health care related commercials there were, particularly drug-related. So once it was over I decided to watch it again, and write down how many commercials there were, how long each one aired, and what … Continue reading The People Who Watch ABC World News Tonight Must Have All Sorts of Health Care Problems

Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about completing the first step in getting our life back to normal by going to Wawa for the first time since the lockdown began. Since then, we’ve added two more steps to the process. Last week, we went grocery shopping for the first time. Prior to that we … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

To Open Campus or Not: Mapping Out the Options

Stay Tuned! Note: Music played (recommended by one of my sons): Chopin Nocturnes playlist on Spotify easy listening, and once again, when I got immersed in doing something I did not even notice the music playing. Not distracting at all.

Add Two More Items to My Growing List of Unintended Consequences

It’s been a recurring theme in my posts – unintended consequences. People make decisions with the best of intentions, but then sometimes, things don't turn out like they planned. Here are links to the previous stories I've written about this: The minimum wage has been a hot button issue, but who would have thought putting … Continue reading Add Two More Items to My Growing List of Unintended Consequences

Jack LaLanne: Godfather of Fitness

This post was inspired by Beth at I Didn't Have My Glasses On, who earlier today wrote a post about the workout of University of Michigan football player, Ronnie Bell. To stay in shape, the Michigan receiver would go outside … and push his family’s Chevy Tahoe around the block. “I’ve been pushing the cars … Continue reading Jack LaLanne: Godfather of Fitness

“Who Works Out In Six Minutes?”

It's one of my favorite clips from the movie "There's Something About Mary". Ben Stiller picks up a hitchhiker, and his passenger begins to tell him about his idea for the next great exercise video = "7 Minute Abs". He tells Stiller that if someone goes into a store and sees a video for 8 … Continue reading “Who Works Out In Six Minutes?”

Just Watching the Jordan Doc, Having a Bud

Way back in 1999, Budweiser came out with one of its classic commercials - the "WASSUP!!" commercial. It featured a bunch of friends just calling each other and asking what they were up to, to which they replied, "watching the game, having a Bud". The ad debuted on Monday Night Football in December 1999 and … Continue reading Just Watching the Jordan Doc, Having a Bud

Thank You, Villanova

It is a challenging time for higher education, with most schools having closed their campuses this Spring and switched to an online teaching format. In addition, many schools have canceled all on-campus events for this summer. And there is tremendous uncertainty as to what will happen come the Fall semester. My employer, Villanova University, has … Continue reading Thank You, Villanova

This Was Worse Than If My WordPress Stats Stopped Working

One of the benefits of having owned a gym for a few years was that when I decided to close it down in 2010, I was able to take some of the equipment home with me. One of the pieces I kept was a Life Fitness recumbent bike. I'd been an avid user of such … Continue reading This Was Worse Than If My WordPress Stats Stopped Working