Super Bowl Observations…Not Entirely About the Game

After hours of indulging in food, and staving off a carbohyrdate-induced coma, Super Bowl XLVIII was played, and to much surprise, it was a blowout. We haven’t had a blowout in about a decade or so, with Dallas vs. Buffalo being the most memorable one (52-17). Being a person who loves to observe things, I…

It’s Time to Pay It Forward, Des Moines

Today, the city of Des Moines received another glowing accolade, this time from the Kansas City Star. Over the past few years and recently, publications, notable well-known people, and a good part of the nation have taken notice on how nice, progressive, and promising Des Moines is. “We come a long way, baby”* indeed. As I…

“Really New York?!” No, “Really Des Moines?!”

See this sign above?  This was taken on May 21, 2011, by Andrea Laug.  Andrea is a great friend of mine.  She moved to New York City two years to take a job at a salon after graduating from Aveda in West Des Moines.  She posted this picture on her Facebook page.  I sarcastically posted a…

Mel (and the Hair) Is Back

Tonight, the 2011 NFL Draft begins in New York City.  For non-sports fans, this is equivalent to a Royal Wedding, but this happens every April.  It’s a sight unlike no other, but the hoopla will be tempered, as the continuous Collective Bargaining Agreement has yet to be hashed out and legal wrangling with the owners…