Things I’ve Googled

FOUR MORE SLEEPS. Not that we’re counting. (Of course we are!) I’m dropping the last bunch of our holiday cards in the mail today and have some serious catching up to do in the gift wrapping department. But first, here are a few things I have Googled lately.

How to properly shovel driveway
My mild-California-winter upbringing shows every time I head out to shovel the driveway. It’s embarrassing. I really want to learn some badass shoveling techniques so I can clean up our driveway like a boss after the next storm. Seriously, there has to be a better way. Here is a great roundup from Apartment Therapy.

Who is Parson Brown?
You know, from the line from Walking in a Winter Wonderland? (Jim totally knew this one.) Parson is a religious title like a pastor, minister or priest. That’s why it makes sense that he would ask if they are married but could “do the job” when he’s in town.

Worksheet for Christmas gifts
I can’t believe it, but I actually miss spreadsheets. You can take the girl out of corporate but… So, this search didn’t return quite what I was looking for, but this one came close. I suppose I’m just going to have to make my own and share it with you next year. What I really need is a master list of people to gift for, so I don’t forget those people like Waste Management who we tip annually but I often forget to factor in.

Ice skates for toddlers
After watching Naomi’s video of her family trip to Arizona I became obsessed with finding those ice skates that kids can wear over their shoes. After reading a few Amazon reviews, though, I had a change of heart. I suppose we can rent.

Why bring tortillas to Bay to Breakers?
Exciting news: I will be crossing the Bay to Breakers (running it) off my Bucket List in 2016. When I was talking to a friend about the race a couple weekends ago, she mentioned that I have to bring tortillas but would not give me any details. Because I love spoiling a good surprise (sorry Chelsea) I looked it up. (Um, is it’s just to pass the time at the starting line? I guess I’ll have to see for myself.)


Things I’ve Googled is an ongoing series and comes from one of the standard questions Jim and I ask each other when we get home. Often, it’s a good indicator of where our minds have wandered off to in the middle of the day and the topics usually make us laugh. So consider this part educational. Part oversharing. Part nonsense. Completely random.

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