Estate Sale Finds

Posted on March 27, 2015

We go to a lot of Estate Sales. Sometimes there are unusual items that we wouldn’t buy, but are fun to look at.  Here are a few recent winners. Fish wall hanging made of tin cans. Unusual storage drawers, not quite sure what they were for. Estate agent was asking $750 The Beatles sang at Carnegie Continue Reading »

“Man, Those are Some Baaad Basketball Playin’ Shoes!”

Posted on March 23, 2015

“Baaad Basketball Playin’ Shoes!”, I think he meant good shoes for playing basketball. Anyway, that’s the comment I got from a guy who wanted me to play a game of one on one with him way back when. Unfortunately, I’m such a bad basketball player, I once got fouled while double dribbling on a free Continue Reading »

It’s Pi Day! As in 3.14159265359…

Posted on March 14, 2015

It’s Pi day, 3/14. Pi (Greek letter “π”), is what they call a mathematical constant which allows you to compute the circumference of a circle. So, if you have a Hula Hoop that is 1 yard in diameter, the measurement all around the outside of the hoop will be roughly 3.14 yards. The “roughly” is the tricky Continue Reading »

Chef Fabio Viviani – Save the Pasta Water!

Posted on March 11, 2015

If Fabio Viviani is half as good a cook as he was at demonstrating how to make pasta at the International Home and Housewares Association Show (ihhs2015), I’m going to be a regular customer at all 5 of his restaurants. This guy is a hoot and a half! He was making pasta dough when I Continue Reading »

Int’l Home & Housewares Show – Don’t Call Them “Gadgets”

Posted on March 6, 2015

The International Home and Housewares Show 2015 (ihhs2015) starts tomorrow. Thousands of products to make your life easier around the house will be displayed. The annual event fills three humongous convention halls at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Everything from mops to high end appliances from hopeful manufacturers around the world will be displayed at this industry Continue Reading »

Edmonton Freezeway – Skate to Work!

Posted on February 24, 2015

  Talk about making the best of a bad situation! Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is going to build a “Freezeway”, a 7 mile long ice skating path leading to the city center. With an average winter temperature of 9.5 degrees, Edmonton has plenty of ice and lots of hockey/skating enthusiasts. It was a perfect fit. Ottawa Continue Reading »