Jul 31, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

Night and Day

This past weekend — at just shy of 9 months of age — Aerin finally sprouted her first two teeth. As I proudly ran my finger over Aerin’s new incisors (and got repeatedly bitten in the process, as having her mother’s finger shoved in her mouth is something that she obviously does not like), I […]

Jul 18, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Asian, Entertainment, Geek

Wacky Street Fighter Characters

What if Ronald McDonald were to face Colonel Sanders in a Street Fighter-style brawl? How about Waldo (of “Where’s Waldo?” fame) matched up against the Michelin Man? That’s exactly what Japanese illustrator Kei Suwabe had in mind when he took figures from pop culture and anime and created a series of unexpected Street Fighter characters. Can you recognize them […]

Jul 12, 2012  •  In Books, Funny, Geek

Game of Thrones for Math Nerds [LOL]

J is OBSESSED with the Game of Thrones books. Because he has them on his tablet and I prefer physical books over e-books, he bought me the boxed set and asks me EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, “What part are you at now???” I’m still pretty early in the series, but I have read enough (and heard enough!) to […]

Jul 11, 2012  •  In Geek, Infographics, Movies

Batman Through the Ages [Infographic]

There’s only a week and a half left until The Dark Knight Rises hits the theaters! Is anyone else as excited as I am??!!! Because if rumors are to be believed, this final installment of the Christopher Nolan trilogy will be the best yet — and nobody can deny that The Dark Knight will be pretty difficult […]

Jul 11, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Logos/Branding

Famous Logos: Original vs Current

You know me — I can never resist a good logo story! Brought to you by Flavorwire, here are the logos of 10 famous companies, placed side-by-side with their originals: You may also like: If Star Wars Was Set in an 80’s High School Watch Star Wars in Text Animation Late to the Mobile Game […]

Jul 9, 2012  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal, Travel

Our Family’s First Trip to the Beach

…was a big fat FAIL. This past Saturday, J and I loaded up the car, strapped both girls into their car seats with me sitting uncomfortably between them, and drove a little over an hour to Long Island for a day at the beach with family and friends. I was admittedly uncomfortable with the idea […]

Jul 6, 2012  •  In Infographics, Travel

Then & Now: The Real-Life Values of Monopoly Properties

Does everyone who plays the classic boardgame Monopoly know that its properties are based on actual streets in or near Atlantic City, NJ? And since the game was conceived in the early 20th century, the property values must have changed drastically, no? This was the rationale behind Movoto Real Estate, who took it upon themselves […]

Jul 5, 2012  •  In Claire, Comang, Personal

An Update on Comang

Four months ago, J and I made the difficult decision to give away Comang. If you can recall, I had found a very nice family to take him in and give him a loving home. I am happy to say that they have continued to send me updates and pictures, and still thank us profusely […]