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Romantic anniversaries require research, planning

With yet another anniversary approaching, I decided to research some of the venues we talked about, yet never visited. When you are marking your relationship in terms of double digits, the list of interesting places you intend to visit grows like an annoying chin hair. Or, for a guy, an annoying nose hair.

Two guacamole macchiatos, hold the sour cream

A rise in craft beer popularity triggered creativity within a big coffee chain. They concocted fall flavors for their fancy coffees that incorporate the tastes of craft brews. They are not adding beer to their coffees, mind you. They simply want to catch the craft brew wave and ride to shore.

Consult inhabitants regarding landing sites

Scientists at NASA obviously do not get out much. They are busy thinking up ways to travel through space and reclassify the planets on my seventh-grade mobile, rendering the best science project ever obsolete. In the meantime, have they seen a sci-fi movie in the past few decades? Do they not understand the concept ‘we are not alone’?

New holds potential, but old is warm and wise

As we step into January, we are inundated with new. There are new episodes of our favorite shows to be enjoyed, new resolutions and promises to be attempted, new diets to start, new spring fashions to purchase during the New Year sale. Everywhere we turn, we are being lulled into worshipping the new.