Liz Durano

What Day Is It? #QuarantineLife

Just kidding. Of course, I know what day it is. The 327th day of March. Alright, it’s the 30th and so far, LilDude is on his second week of distance schooling. He woke up at 10 A.M. only… Read More

Musings Over Coffee: #QuarantineLife Week 1 Update

I don’t normally grind my teeth when I’m stressed (or I don’t think I do) but I do know that my shoulders get really stiff when I am. I also start feeling agitated. Imagine high school chemistry when… Read More

Here We Go: The Weekend Edition

What strange times we live in, eh? Today, LilDude’s school district announced that they would be closed for five weeks. Then hubby came home with a bad cough and later told me that he’s been experiencing aches and… Read More

Update: Currently Down

As the title says, I’m currently down (again) with the remnants of the flu from last week. Maybe I shouldn’t have stopped taking the medicine, thinking I was fine because the congestion returned with a vengeance and boy,… Read More

Lessons My Father Taught Me (or What Almost Was a Restaurant Review)

Tonight, I took LilDude to a new Filipino restaurant that just opened. He’s actually not into Filipino food but in the spirit of “adventure” and trying something new aka just get tf out of the house for a… Read More

A Bit of Nature

Another day without a laptop or a computer… can you tell? Today, LilDude and I went hiking again. Our goal was to reduce his fear of “bugs” since the last time we hiked, he was running away from… Read More

It’s Monday or Day 5 Without a Laptop…

Day 5 (or is it 6 because it feels like 6 or 60) without my laptop and I’m feeling the withdrawal symptoms already. Even though I can still type as fast on my wireless keyboard and write on… Read More

Who Let the Dogs Out?

We attended a 50th birthday party of one of hubby’s friend last night. It was held in a beautiful 100-year-old home just a few blocks away and it was nice to finally put faces to the names of… Read More

Procrastinating On the Beach

Today was procrastinating on the beach day. I was so tempted to just lay out a blanket and hang out for hours like I used to when I lived one block from the beach. I still live a… Read More

Merry Christmas!

To those who celebrate, Merry Christmas! The presents have been opened in our house at least and now it’s off to the grandparents’ house for lunch and the exchanging of presents. Last night, I found the phone number… Read More

A Day Out

This weekend we headed to the California Science Center so we could check out the space shuttle Endeavor that’s been parked there since 2012. And it sure didn’t disappoint. Except for a few minutes of going around in… Read More

Our Throwaway Society

Manufacturers have multiple reasons for limiting repair options. One is to profit from shorter obsolescence cycles by making it almost as cheap to replace an older product as to have it repaired. “If you can’t repair stuff, you’re… Read More