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Too Much Stuff. Declutter Your Life!

Walking around at Costco today got me thinking about the amount of shit we have in our lives. And if we didn’t already have enough, we are out looking to buy more! If you really take a minute and think about the amount of clutter and material items you have in your life, it’s quiteContinue reading “Too Much Stuff. Declutter Your Life!”


5 Types of Central Iowa Drivers

Life is tough enough, but driving around town any more is stressing me out.  It seems like sometimes when you merge onto the interstate you are entering a Thunder Dome, with no rules or regulations.   Isn’t it enough that we have to deal with ice and snow covered roads for 3 months a year?  IContinue reading “5 Types of Central Iowa Drivers”

Adventureland – Do You Remember?

In August of 1974 Adventureland opened it’s doors to guests to explore some fun rides in Central Iowa. Granted I wasn’t born yet, but in the 1980’s Adventureland was my place for Summer fun. I remember my parents worked for Pioneer at the time and we would always get free tickets each year to goContinue reading “Adventureland – Do You Remember?”

Rocky Mountain Oysters Explained

What are Rocky Mountain oysters? They are that part of the male cow that is removed in his youth so that he may thereby be more tractable, grow meatier, and behave less masculine. When the calves are branded, the testicles are cut off and thrown in a bucket of water. They are then peeled, washed,Continue reading “Rocky Mountain Oysters Explained”

Your Happy Place as a Parent: A Matrix Perspective

Parenting can be exhausting!  Anybody else out there agree?  The Lack of sleep, no privacy, constant questions, the never ending cleaning and all the other stuff that comes with being a parent sometimes catches up with you.  At that point, the will to continue on another 2-3 hours before the kids finally go to sleepContinue reading “Your Happy Place as a Parent: A Matrix Perspective”

The Yule Cat – A New Christmas Tradition?

While traditional Christmas folklore characters are typically friendly—just think of the many incarnations of St Nicolas—in Iceland there’s a character that sounds quite terrifying. The Yule Cat (Jólakötturin) is a huge, vicious creature that lurks in the snowy countryside. Jólakötturinn is the Icelandic Yule Cat or Christmas Cat. He is not a nice cat atContinue reading “The Yule Cat – A New Christmas Tradition?”

5 Ways to Save Money for The Holidays

Let’s be honest it’s not easy to save money especially around the Holidays. So what about earning some extra money or saving some money on your bills to help get that Holiday cash? Try these sure fire ways to get extra money now! Shop on Lolli – When you order stuff online why not getContinue reading “5 Ways to Save Money for The Holidays”

10 Game Ideas for your Winter Office Olympics

Every winter I am tasked with putting together a Winter Olympics for my office.  It’s fun, can be used as great team building exercise and gets people away from their desk and moving around.  Here are 10 game ideas that have worked well for us that will make your Office Olympics a smashing success. 1. ReindeerContinue reading “10 Game Ideas for your Winter Office Olympics”