You're Not Fooling Anyone by Taking Your Laptop to the Coffee Shop by John Scalzi, so good I wrote my alma mater telling them to add it to the writing major reading. Even for non-writers, it gives you humility and lessons in work ethic. » 11/18/14 7:57am 11/18/14 7:57am

Are you frakking kidding? A katana? I mean yeah there were French-Japanese relationships in the 19th century but ... well, okay. I mean, if Ezio got a pistol in AC2 this could be possible too, but this just makes me yearn for an AC game set in feudal Japan. » 11/11/14 12:53pm 11/11/14 12:53pm

This is my favorite camera bag. I'm not a professional by any means — all I need is my 60D body, an extra lens or two, and the rest of my .... crap, and this fits it all amazingly well. Even comes with a few small interior pockets and an out one big enough for a water bottle. I get stopped and asked about it all the… » 10/15/14 11:07am 10/15/14 11:07am

I used to make fun of people with electric toothbrushes, but then after some major dental work in 2006 I got one on a whim and have used it everyday since. Battery life's kind of crappy (but really don't you just need it to work for less than 10 minutes a day and that still works) now, but I went to my first dental… » 9/26/14 1:37pm 9/26/14 1:37pm

The spouse was working out in cotton until summer hit and we realized our trainer's gym had no A/C. Just one day of that and then we got a bunch of C9 shirts from Target that wick sweat like no one's business. » 7/18/14 10:16am 7/18/14 10:16am

I love me some Pinterest. There are some 'typical' categories that I'm guilty of also indulging in, but I also use mine to keep useful pieces on food writing (and a friend has told me she read a few things I pinned, and has improved her cooking, so yay!), and places I might want to eat when I travel. Mostly, though,… » 7/16/14 10:53am 7/16/14 10:53am