It’s that cool kid Owen’s bday at school, so we had to hit up TRU to get a present for the party. We didn’t feel like dealing with maelstrom child in the toy store, so we told our kid that he had to ride in the cart because it was store rules on the weekend … More Blind Bag Toys, a Life Lesson Imparted to My First Born
Taking a break from my for real writing this week. Life has been hard the past two weeks as a parent, being scared of simple, mundane life things, like sending children to school. I don’t have thoughts beyond that, but I do have trollops. Let’s talk about the pack of trollops I got from the … More My Pet Trollop
This is the story of the Candwich, the sandwich marketed as the world’s only sandwich in a can. It’s a uniquely American story nearly three decades in the making — one of novelty, invention, entrepreneurialism, fraud, failure, and just general skeeving people out. And while it’s been found in fractured pieces and reviews online, I’m … More The Candwich, A Complete History of the World’s Only Sandwich in a Can
One morning as I make myself toast for breakfast and sit down at the table, my son begins to appear around me like a little pigeon. “What are you eating? Can I have some?” he asks. I oblige, giving him one of the quartered slices. He scurries back into the living room with it, protectedly. … More Miniature Battle Scenes
I take a glass off the shelf at the Goodwill. It’s a small souvenir stein glass from the National Aquarium in Baltimore from the early 1980s. I’m unsure of why it appeals to me. Here I am, rifling through the emptying of some deceased person’s cabinets. Nah, I’m being morbid. Someone just ran out of … More Looking Glass. Or, Reason Number 72 I Like the Thrift Store.