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Gearing Up for The Walking Dead

February 3, 2015 |

If you’re like me, these past few weeks have been torture. No, I’m not really concerned about the state of international affairs or impending blizzards. Instead, I’ve spent sleepless nights panicked about what’s next on the horizon for Rick Grimes ... Read More

6 Ways to Entertain Non-Football Fans at a Super Bowl Party

February 3, 2012 |

Baseball may be America's pastime, but football is our game of choice. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, 31% say pro football is their favorite sport, with just 17% claiming baseball. But to be honest, I don't really care for either. I'm not much of a sports person at all, but I still like to socialize. The Super Bowl is a great reason to eat junk food and hang out with friends. Heck, I'm even throwing a Super Bowl bash this year. But I'm going to make sure it's especially fun for non-football fans like me without tossing my budget into a tailspin.

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Register for Something Besides Place Settings

April 28, 2011 | 3

You might have already gone crazy with the price scanner gun zapping all the items you’d love to be gifted in celebration of your nuptials, but there are a few options beyond brick and mortar stores worth checking out. Unfortunately, there aren’t any awesome guns for faux laser tag involved. But that’s the only downside. Read More

Trading Your Old iPad In For a New iPad 2 - Infographic

April 19, 2011 | 4

There's something fun about having the latest and greatest gadget. But it can also be an expensive habit. Millions of people rushed out to buy the original iPad when Apple released it to the public in early April 2010. But when the iPad 2 launched in March of 2011, owners of the original were faced with a tough dilemma-- do they fork over the hundreds of dollars needed for a new one or do they hold on to the first generation model?

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A Marathon of Monotony

February 11, 2011 |

Winter track season is just about at an end, and my daughter is looking forward to the spring.  Part of the reason for that--besides the chance to be outside in pleasant, sunny weather--is the opportunity to stop running in little ... Read More

No-Whining Zone

November 8, 2010 |

I have a new respect for professional basketball.  The court has just been declared a No-Whining Zone.

No longer will players be permitted to whine, pout, argue with the referee, stomp their feet or otherwise exhibit behavior more appropriate ... Read More

Things I'll Never Understand about Football

October 18, 2010 |

I'm a faithful football fan--of one team and one team only (Go Irish!)  When my team doesn't play, I don't watch.  For that matter, I don't pay attention to standings, ratings, or any of that.

Being a college-football fan, I ... Read More

Welcome to the Shrine

May 28, 2010 |

My mom has always been a huge baseball fan.  At some point she started collecting things like signed baseballs and autographed books by her favorite players.  And when my sister moved out after getting married, Mom took over her room ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: Merry Month of May Edition

May 18, 2009 |

It's mid-May and we're coming up fast on summertime. It certainly feels like summer around here right now; the kids are in shorts and the ceiling fans are spinning like crazy. I know that we've got a whole week to ... Read More

Time to Stop Dribbling

April 9, 2009 | 1

Things started out so well on my NCAA tournament bracket.  I picked 15 out of the first 16 games. 

It was all downhill from there.  I'm seriously relieved that I didn't wind up joining anybody's tournament pool, because I ... Read More