Back in 1989, I spent a few months as a timid, unsuccessful Cutco knife salesman. After 27 years my Cutco knives are still awesome and get almost daily use. When it comes to serrated knives, nothing beats Cutco. And yet, this post isn’t about Cutco. When I was trained to sell knives, I was told … [Read more…]
This is basically a review of my new Colwood Cub woodburner, and an encouragement for you to give it a good look as you make your own decision about what to buy. As stated in a previous post, I’m new to woodburning. I have years of experience as an artist, but I hadn’t tried woodburning … [Read more…]
I thought I was finished with bike defects when Trek swapped out my 2012 frame for a 2013 frame to finally fix the extremely noisy back brake. Since then I have really been enjoying my rides, and the geometry of this bike has been a good fit for me. But, my “happily ever after” story … [Read more…]
Cami and I have a “no pet” commitment, and we specifically looked for places to rent that didn’t allow pets. But, not long after moving in, the smell of carpet shampoo faded, and the foul odor of cat urine got stronger and stronger. It was coming mainly from a downstairs closet – the likely location … [Read more…]
Living in motels has been frustrating. Even though I’m in an extended-stay room with a kitchenette, I don’t have a desk. My options for using the computer have been, to sit on a bar stool and use the computer on the kitchenette counter, or sit in a little padded green armchair with arms so narrow … [Read more…]
I found this combo at Walmart. The turtle wasn’t designed for the frame, but Cami loves turtles so I felt like it fit.
A co-worker gave me the idea to make an iPhone stand from Legos. A trip to the local Lego Store gave me the supplies I needed in the colors I wanted.
I got this nice little surprise a few days ago. The water tends to drain slowly in the tub so I got a good long look at the grossness. No wonder the water was tasting bad sometimes. The Brita filter pitcher was a very welcome addition to the fridge. This was the day after a … [Read more…]
I have two Swing-A-Way can openers back in Utah. They are like true and trusted friends, solidly built and likely to outlast just about anything else in the kitchen. Packed in box 2500 hundred miles away, they are useless to me. Here in Raleigh, yesterday, in an extended-stay motel, I needed to open a can … [Read more…]