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February 25, 2015 – 8:38 pm | 2,620 views

I’m loving how things like ginger and turmeric powder are showing up in natural groceries. I find this phenomena interesting because I’ve been consuming these items in their natural form for years. In fact, I …

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Trying Something New

April 20, 2017 – 7:35 pm | 158 views

I miss the idea of having a microblog and a blog in general. I’ll be experimenting a little over the next couple of days. Stay tuned. 

Those Wedding Shoes Are Too Cute to Use Only Once

February 6, 2017 – 7:20 pm | 311 views

Good brides know to at least wear their shoes once to break them in before their big day. Great brides will go beyond that one day and wear them for several events before their wedding. …

Produce in Guam

January 11, 2016 – 8:47 pm | 633 views

For my military friends living in Guam…I’m not too sure if I’m shocked with this but the idea of a bag of romaine lettuce is $10 is a little steep. I guess I’m not shocked …


December 23, 2015 – 9:26 pm | 484 views

My friend sent me over a $10 credit to use with sprig.com. Sprig delivers ready-made meals from its two kitchens—one in San Francisco, the other in Palo Alto—to area users in 15 to 20 minutes. Diners …

Arthemia Premium and WordPress 4.4 Clifford

December 16, 2015 – 3:02 am | 551 views

It works. The jump from 4.37 to 4.4 worked out really well. This round I didn’t back up anything and just went for it. I like the year end updates instead of the middle of …

WordPress 4.3 and Arthemia Premium Theme

August 19, 2015 – 9:19 pm | 789 views

For those of you running Arthemia Premium (I’m using verion 1.2 or something early like that), WordPress 4.3 “Billie” works fine. The only thing that busted during this round of updates is my Contact Form 7 …

2014 End of Year Review

December 31, 2014 – 11:23 pm | 755 views

As 2014 comes to a close I am looking back and remembered that this blog finally hit over half-a-million hits. After crunching some numbers, I realized that 155K of them came from 2014 alone. I …

BART Upstreaming

December 10, 2014 – 12:46 am | 765 views

Until the day that BART decides to send out more trains during the peak hours, I will continue to upstream like a small majority of riders on the system. Upstreaming is when you go the …

WordPress 4.01 & Arthemia Premium

December 1, 2014 – 10:13 pm | 627 views

WordPress 4.01 & Arthemia Premium are compatible.I always get scared when updating WordPress so I do a full backup of my files and the database right before hand.
At the same time, I clear out the …

Forest Music Plate – Florence Balducci

September 5, 2014 – 12:09 am | 1,578 views

Other than my Tiffany Passport Cover and custom SOG knife, there is only one other gift I’ve received from my honor attendant duties that truly stands out in my mind due to the care and …

Magic the Gathering M15 Checklist

August 16, 2014 – 5:05 pm | 5,273 views

While I totally like the Magic the Gathering checklist from Wizard’s checklist page, I thought I’d create a checklist of my own in Excel to help me sort my cards. Plus, it’s that inner nerd …

Belmont Butchery

June 17, 2014 – 6:09 pm | 1,086 views

While I enjoy visiting family in different locations around the globe, I tend to find it a little stressful when it comes time to figure out food. Most of my extended family members know I …

Never Failed Never Tried

April 29, 2014 – 12:12 am | 619 views

Part of my day job gives me the opportunity to sit at other people’s desks. There’s a huge insight into who the person is and how they do their work. Yes, somewhat in the creeper …

Arthemia Works with WordPress 3.9.1

January 9, 2014 – 3:33 am | 529 views

Just upgraded from WordPress 3.7 to 3.9.1. Works. No problems…yet.