One of my favorite job perks is that I get to listen to a lot of audiobooks. My hands and eyes are usually busy, but my ears? They get bored. In fact, I find that I'm far more productive with a good audiobook. I can put in headphones, switch my phone to airplane mode, and … Continue reading Audiobooks for the upholstery shop
A few years ago, I gave my mom a roll of 54" wide polyester batting for Christmas. For reasons of practicality and frugality, she only ever purchased the 27", and I knew it was an indulgence she'd enjoy. Another year, I found a button press under the tree. My mom happened across one on Ebay and … Continue reading These are a few of my favorite things . . .
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." Mother Teresa Lately, it feels so easy to watch the news, or get on social media, and just spiral into despondency. Who am I, in the the face of so much anger and sadness, to make the world a better place? What could I … Continue reading If you can’t feed a hundred people . . .
This week on YouTube, we're starting the cushions for Aunt Bea (watch the video - don't forget to like and subscribe!) Rumor has it, back when Minneapolis VoTech had a degree program, the first thing students had to do was sit down and sew a cushion. By which point, a certain percentage said forget it, … Continue reading It’s time to have The Talk . . . about cushions.
A few weeks ago, someone on this American Life was sharing his approach for teaching other men to pick up women. The idea, as it was explained, was to "lay five bricks every day." Talk to a woman, just in passing. Deliver a compliment. Engage. Not necessarily with intent. Just lay five bricks and see … Continue reading “Lay Five Bricks”