Thursday, April 28, 2016

Life hacks and other lessons

Don’t you find it annoying when you buy new dishes or glasses, only to have problems peeling off the stickers at the bottom of them? I try carefully peeling them off, only to have bits still sticking on. I’ve tried scrubbing them to no avail. Very often, I’ve just given up and left them on. Then I discovered this tip!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Give credit where credit is due

Many of us can't imagine our lives without credit cards. Almost without thinking, we take it out to pay for purchases from groceries to gas. With the advent of internet transactions and online shopping, the credit card has become indispensable. I use mine to book and pay for airline tickets, movies, insurance as well as online purchases.  Services such as Uber is totally cashless and you need to have a credit card to use it. So can we live without it?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Duck! - My death row meal

You've heard it often enough that people pick a favorite childhood dish if they had to choose their last meal on earth. A juicy steak, a generous hamburger with all the trimmings, their mother's meatloaf. I guess it all comes down to having a meal that conjures up good times and a warm environment, a dish that's been prepared with love and care. It's no wonder then that my death row meal is a duck soup with salted vegetables.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

More than 50 shades of grey - a thesaurus for colors

I love colors, not just the primary ones that we learned in kindergarten like red, blue, green and yellow, but all the shades in between. Even if we think the rainbow is made up of only seven colors, there are so many more, nuances between each one infinitesimally small. I also love words, descriptive words that can describe the many different oranges and pinks of a sunset, or the greens of a forest. Now someone has put it all together, in a color thesaurus!