What To Do About DEADLINES

By: Terry Barga

What's life without a few deadlines? Nothing but relaxation, that's what! I could go my whole life without hearing "your deadline is..." and be just fine. I actually operate much better when I'm free to do the task whenever I want, even if the task was designed by me and I put the deadline on it. If there's a deadline, it will almost always be late. It seems to attract lateness like a moth to the flame. So how do ...

What To Do About SQUIRRELS IN YOUR YARD

By: Terry Barga

Strangely enough, it seems like we have talked about squirrels several times--like in WTDA Squirrels In The Trash Can or Being A Squirrel And Finding A Nut. I would like to start by saying, I love squirrels. I love their furry tails, I love the way they run on electrical wires, and I especially love watching them jump from tree to tree. What I don't love, (i.e. hate) about squirrels is when they are cornered--they like to go for the ...






What To Do About About CALLING CERTAIN TYPES OF SPATULAS, SPATULAS

By: Tim Mallon

It just isn't right! It is so confusing! Trying to differentiate between different spatulas can be quite the challenge. "Hand me a spatula, no, not that one, the scrapey one." "Scrapey one?" "Yeah, the one that you use to scrape the sides of the bowl." "Oh you mean the silicone one." "What is silicone?" Why? Ok, but why? It is not like we are talking about different species of dog or different types of bird. We are talking about a kitchen utensil. I am here to contend that the rubber, and sometimes silicone spatula, should have its own distinct name in order to differentiate it from the pancake flipper spatula. Yes, you thought right. This is a momentous event. Once again, we are on the cusp of creating a new paradigm in kitchen organization and classification. We here at WTDA ...

What To Do About KIDS AND CHEESE

By: Terry Barga

Now I know I have touched on kid topics before, especially kids and their condiments. Well now-a-days my kids have done just fine coming away from the ketchup. They had the occasional flashback, then there was the cold sweats after that, but now we are good. Other kids though, they are quite different. As a matter of fact we had a child over that was quite found of condiments. Not only that, the boy loved cheese, he wanted it on everything. He asked for cheese for lunch and dinner, but the kicker was when he asked for it on his pancakes. Pancakes!! I believe his words were "I would really like this with cheese". I can't understand if he was serious or just buying time to avoid actually eating his breakfast. Either way it sounded real nasty! Why are our kids ...