Q#116–What’s the point of those hammered indents in a Moscow Mule mug?

I got some cheap ones recently that look like a golf ball almost with the pitting on the outside (the ones pictured above are a bit tame in appearance). I didn't even realize there were smooth Moscow Mule copper mugs out there until I started browsing for pictures. But it makes me wonder: is there … Continue reading Q#116–What’s the point of those hammered indents in a Moscow Mule mug?

Q #115: What is it about a shower that makes you feel “more human”?

I should've known after a pulled shoulder wouldn't let me sleep all week that it would make me susceptible to cold or flu (thank you depressed immune system). I felt it after leaving work yesterday to drive south and cover a co-worker who had surgery... sneezing my head off and making an emergency run for … Continue reading Q #115: What is it about a shower that makes you feel “more human”?

Q #114: Did Germany have any aircraft carriers in World War II?

photo credit: cs.finescale.com I was listening to the great Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast, episode 2 of "Supernova in the East" about Japan's militarization and road to World War II. In one segment , Dan mentions the IJN's ingenuity and the amazing insight leaders had knowing that aircraft carriers were going to be THE ships … Continue reading Q #114: Did Germany have any aircraft carriers in World War II?

#113–What’s the deal with the red thing hanging off the turkey’s beak area?

I was looking for thanksgiving turkey crafts to do with the kiddos this month, and also some coloring sheets, when I remembered something. The more I looked at turkeys, even the simply drawn ones, they all had that red thing dripping off the side of their head. Apparently, it's called a snood, but what the … Continue reading #113–What’s the deal with the red thing hanging off the turkey’s beak area?

Adopted Q #112: What could the top military brass think about the current white house occupant, a.k.a., the person they ultimately take their orders from?

I know, it's perhaps a simplification, but at the same time, I'd been wondering about this particular topic for some time. Considering the United States' reach in the world, and where our troops and such are deployed, I'm sure there's some strange reactions going on down the chain of command when things are announced and … Continue reading Adopted Q #112: What could the top military brass think about the current white house occupant, a.k.a., the person they ultimately take their orders from?

Blitz Q: #111– What the heck is it supposed to mean when a Christian says, “it’s not a religion, it’s a relationship”?

This is one of those "whaaaa?" statements that's gone through my mind off and on the past few years. I don't recall hearing it when I was younger and more into church and all, but then again, I've forgotten a lot. I've heard this phrase a few times in recent years, more and more often … Continue reading Blitz Q: #111– What the heck is it supposed to mean when a Christian says, “it’s not a religion, it’s a relationship”?

#110– Why do some businesses indicate “Christian” in their advertising? What’s the point of that?

This one I've wondered about a while, but it really hit me when I was driving to my music lesson yesterday morning. I saw a couple of billboards on my hour-drive out that featured some services. One was a roofing company that didn't specifically say "Christian," but the name referenced Old Testament ritual (not going … Continue reading #110– Why do some businesses indicate “Christian” in their advertising? What’s the point of that?

#109–Blitz Q: Who the hell was “Layla” (yes, the one from the Derek & the Dominoes song)?

I was killing time in Guitar Center last night after my make-up lesson, talking to some staffers and regulars (those Greenpeace activists hanging from the Baytown bridge and the traffic shutdown that way meant I couldn't quite go home yet). Somehow, though perhaps not surprising, we went from a short discussion about why rock music … Continue reading #109–Blitz Q: Who the hell was “Layla” (yes, the one from the Derek & the Dominoes song)?

#108– When & how often do parents usually start the “when are you going to have kids?” discussion?

I bring this up because somehow I've never had this point come up with my parents:  regarding when I'd want to have kids, how many, or what I think it would be like. It occurred to me after this weekend that they'd never asked, either. That's where I think the weekend with mom really went … Continue reading #108– When & how often do parents usually start the “when are you going to have kids?” discussion?