Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

Aug 31, 2011

I know I am not the only person who tries to leave work a few minutes early to avoid the daily Traffic Jam on I235 heading west or the bottle-neck that is the mixmaster heading North on the East side of town.  I usually tread down Grand Avenue at a snails pace to avoid the back up that is the Polk Blvd. to 63rd Street I235 congestion that usually spawns at...

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Overtime

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Overtime

Aug 31, 2011

I have to admit I am still a little taken-back when I go to Overtime in Urbandale because I have flash-backs of the days when I waited tables in that very same building, only then it was the Jesse’s Embers West. Back in those days there were rows of booths that I used to trip over because the management used to turn the lights down real low in the restaurant...

Want to become a Couponing Expert?

Want to become a Couponing Expert?

Aug 30, 2011

Clipping coupons has always been a great way to save some extra green at your favorite grocery store.  The popularity of a new reality-style show on TLC called “Extreme Couponing” recently shed light on just how far people will go to save money, and sometimes actually make money at the supermarket when getting supplies for their families.  TLC...

He Ate/She Ate: Proof

He Ate/She Ate: Proof

Aug 29, 2011

She Ate I look forward to Restaurant Week all year. When the menus are posted, I pour over them, hungrily deciding exactly where to go and when. For those of you who don’t know how restaurant week works: $25 gets you a three course meal at Des Moines finest (and in some cases, priciest) eateries. If you missed out this year, I offer my condolences, and I...

Phineas and Ferb Live coming to Des Moines & Ticket Contest Give A Way

Phineas and Ferb Live coming to Des Moines & Ticket Contest Give A Way

Aug 26, 2011

Who here is a Phineas an Ferb fan? Are you excited about the show coming to Des Moines in October? Do you have your tickets yet? Not to worry, we have a contest where you can get a 4 pack of tickets free. Pretty sweet huh? So, who – or what – are Phineas and Ferb? Well, according to Wikipedia — Phineas and Ferb is an...