In Charge

The smallest one is tinier than a bacterium. The largest is the size of a football field. Suffice it to say, we’re getting a charge out of the fact that February 18th is National Battery Day. Whether it’s powering your vehicle, your laptop or even that emergency flashlight you’ve got stashed in the trunk of…

Valentines Day

  We’d like to take a moment to wax sentimental – it is, after all, Valentines Day. We truly appreciate our readers and our many advertisers. That said, we also love trivia. Since we can’t take all of you out for a fancy dinner nor can we send everyone bouquets of flowers, we’ll just share…

February Holiday

Thursday is a very special holiday. It’s February 14th – a day we take time to recognize something that can take our breath away: the mighty Ferris Wheel. Move over, Cupid:  tomorrow’s National Ferris Wheel Day, commemorating the birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr, the inventor of the Ferris Wheel. His magnum opus was…

Hot Dog!

We’d always thought the Dog Days were a summer thing, but we’re now reconsidering. What’s made us change our tune? These five simple words: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show has been televised since 1948 (and streamed online since 2006) and it’s become something of a February tradition to catch the annual event. We’ve…

Off to see the blizzard?

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting ready to batten down the hatches for a storm that may turn out to be quite a blizzard. Even if it isn’t a full-blown nor’easter, we’re still in store for a little of the white stuff within the next 48 hours. It goes without saying, we suppose,…

Games People Play

Can we get a moment of silence in remembrance of the iron Monopoly token? (insert moment of silence here) As you may have read, Hasbro is retiring the iron after a heated online election, and it’s being replaced with a cat token. We’re all for cats, but we can’t help but mourn the noble iron…