Duct Tape Really Does Take Care of Everything

Duct Tape Really Does Take Care of Everything

My Blog One of the apartments in my building was being re-carpeted, so I asked for a scrap. I wanted to use it as an inside mat. I don’t allow shoes in my apartment, so I have a seat and a mat so people can put their shoes back on with when they leave. But one thing I...
Why Not Jumping Joes or Jumping Steves?

Why Not Jumping Joes or Jumping Steves?

My Blog We’ve all done them. In elementary school, if  nowhere else. The Jumping Jack. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s called a jumping something, but why Jack? There are several stories that claim to explain this. One is quite simply that it looks...
New Shoes

New Shoes

My Blog I got new shoes. You know, just normal, everyday shoes. Which would hardly seem something to write a blog post about. Except that I don’t have normal, everyday shoes. I rarely buy shoes except for athletic shoes. (Yes, I am a woman and I don’t have...
When is 5 Pounds Not 5 Pounds?

When is 5 Pounds Not 5 Pounds?

My Blog At the gym, I hang a weight off my ankle to do leg lifts. I’d been using a 5-pound plate, but I wanted to increase it, so I picked up a 7.5-pound dumbbell. The thing was, it didn’t really feel any heavier. So, I picked up the plate in the other hand to compare...
Dead Ringer, Graveyard Shift, Saved by the Bell

Dead Ringer, Graveyard Shift, Saved by the Bell

My Blog Back in the day, not all those buried were actually dead. So, a string was tied to the probably-deceased’s wrist that lead to a bell on their grave. Supposedly, if they woke up and discovered they were not, in fact, dead, they would move their wrist –...