Today at the library where I work, a patron read my name tag and then asked if I’d been brought in for St. Patrick’s day. Yup. All Coleens must pass a rigorous mascot training. It’s not enough to have the Gaelic name or the Irish heritage. There’s tons of other factors. Other (mostly) Irish things about me that are maybe not so obvious.  I eat St. Patty’s Day themed treats. (Although, I also do the same for most other holidays.)… Read more »

Did you know that if you rub essential peppermint oil on the soft middle of the bottom of your foot that you will eventually taste that peppermint in your mouth? This was news to me. I heard this random tidbit in yoga class, and while I haven’t tried it yet, I keep thinking about that unexpected, surprising minty sensation (and also wondered if they make chocolate peanut butter essential oils).   Surprising cereal and marshmallow coated cones at Emack &… Read more »