Category Archives: Bright shiny objects

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I’m on a Soapbox!

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Today let’s take a break from politics and the pandemic and all the other awful things that are all around us.  Today let’s talk about something totally within your control that can make your life better immediately. I’m here to preach the gospel of showering at night.  I’m on a literal soapbox! Most of us started out our lives being… Read more »

Hug a GI Day

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I love simple holidays that don’t need a lot of explanation.  This is a great example of one of those- today is Hug a GI day! We all know someone who served.   Regardless if it was last year or 50 years ago, they all deserve a hug.  So stop reading this and go hug them!

Pizza Day!

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This is truly a great day to celebrate- it’s Pizza Day! Pizza is a lot older than you think.  The earliest records of pizzas are from the 10th century in Sicily!  Granted, what we now know as pizza looks very different from that.  In fact, what Italians call pizza today is a lot different than what Americans typically prepare. But… Read more »

Tater Tot Day

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Today is a good day.  Today is Tater Tot day. For years the humble tater tot was considered inferior to the french fry and was mostly seen in tater tot hot dish (or casserole depending on your place of origin) and elementary schools. Now this delectable option is showing up everywhere and it’s about damn time.  Have you ever eaten… Read more »