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

I can't ever see myself actually frying chicken at home, so I found an oven baked version (Serious Eats) with brined chicken coated in buttermilk, a little red pepper and cornflakes. Ngarf. Forgot how easy and good brining is. » 6/12/14 12:40pm 6/12/14 12:40pm

There was a time period where I was putting in 60-hour weeks to do some huge and complex task at work. When it was done, I was so burned out I resolved never to do it again. Then I made a 2-hour spa appointment. Never looked back. » 6/06/14 10:16am 6/06/14 10:16am

Money. If I play it out right, I take advantage of a vacation buyout at the end of the year for up to 40 hours. And my spouse gets like half the days off that I do, and we've got just one car, so if anything most of my PTO is spent in single-day increments to fart around the house and play videogames. Maybe we'll… » 4/28/14 6:27am 4/28/14 6:27am

As a new pet owner I do one of two things (and I ask my guests their preference): I can either crate or pen the puppy with a treat, or I can hand them two lint rollers (one for each hand) as they head out. And more than likely I'll have $1 travel-sized lint rollers for them to take with in case they catch a stray one. » 4/21/14 8:22am 4/21/14 8:22am

I've given recipes for really popular dishes before. To my triumph, each of them have come back to me with "It was great, but not as good as yours." Muhahahaha. Partly it's because they either rushed through the recipe a la TL;DR, or didn't use an oven thermometer to see if their hardware really is at 400 degrees,… » 4/16/14 9:23am 4/16/14 9:23am