When the word is used without a context, it has a few different possible meanings.

It could be a past-tense verb.

It could be a mild curse word like what my Dad uses.

Or, you could use both versions in the same sentence.

For example, “I just got blasted by the blasted wind when I opened the door!”

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Maybe I’m talking about a few different things here. Indeed, what I’d like to talk about on Monday is the fact that “EXPIRED” appeared at least thrice.

The good news: none of them refer to the medical definition of “EXPIRED” with respect to a person.

However, two of these EXPIRED situations caused me to have a false start on the day.

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Party of 2!

On Friday, Dina and I went to Walker Bros. (The Original Pancake House) for breakfast, and not surprisingly, had to wait in line.

At Walker Bros., they will not seat your party until it is complete. However, that is not the idea that I wanted to discuss. I chatted about this with Dina, and want to share our thoughts on the following question:

“In a restaurant, if you are an individual or party of 2, would you be willing to join another small party of complete strangers if a table of 4 is available?”

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