Tuesday, November 22

10E2576: Things I Didn't Win On eBay | Warm Pants

Cold weather is round the corner. I have an older paint-splattered pair already but missed out on these crisp 'black tie' winter Carhartt's... 

Wednesday, November 16

10E2575: Montana Mittens | Piper and Paisley

Saw this note from a friend, 'gloves' 'wool blanket' - and we are away.

Montana 'lodge' Mittens (mittens made in Montana...) from a homesteader selling as Piper and Paisley.

Made of chunky blanket pattern wool (Pendelton in the case above), deerskin leather, and micro fleece lining. Not your ordinary clumsy mittens. They are designed with a slim fit, and a set-in thumb for high range of motion. Full interior interfacing, double-stitched thumbs, neoprene thumb wipe, side-release clip, and elastic cuff.  Made in Montana, USA $75-85  Shop here.

Sunday, November 13

10E2574: Friends of Acton Libraries pizza night at Anthony's Coal Fired in Littleton MA

Any Boston readers around Rt495 - tomorrow having an event at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Littleton, MA [weei talking to you - ed], mention Friends of the Library and 20% of your bill will go to library services. Yell this at your server.

There has been some talk recently about the importance of an educated electorate. Establishing and securing library services for ALL is a huge part of that. The main thrust of Andrew Carnegie one might argue.   BTW at the Littleton, MA event tomorrow a special Thoreau related event in December will be announced...

Thursday, November 10

10E2573: Ursa Major | Morning Mojo Giveaway

After Tuesday I needed a Silkwood shower... but I'll take this.

Our VT pals Ursa Major have an improved way to get clean, the Morning Mojo Bar Soap

Get energized while exfoliating, soothing and hydrating your skin. Invigorating aroma, creamy lather and gritty texture. Do you like the end of the dentist visit when they 'polish' your teeth with that gritty paste? I freekin love it. oatmeal soaps are fine - but if you want true grit [stop - ed.] you need volcanic rock - and this has it.

Available on www.ursamajorvt.com and at specialty retailers nationwide; $14.

Peppermint: Honey: Grapefruit: Coconut: Volcanic Rock: Shea:

Giveaway: 10e readers - YOU TOO can get your mojo back. Visit www.ursamajorvt.com and email me or tweet/RT at me and cc @ursamajorvt your favorite ingredient. Winner will be drawn at 5pm ET. Congrats to Katheryn.

Made with passion, purpose and pride in Vermont. This product is 100% naturally derived and made with certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO). NEVER ANY petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs.

Tuesday, November 8

10E2572: Boston Comedy Festival

Playing catchup on this one - but be quick - the Boston Comedy Festival is this week/this weekend - and as i write this on eve of the election I BET there will be some pretty firey one-liners going around!

Details; Nov 11-19th, at several venues in Somerville, Cambridge and Boston.  Acts include Eugene Mirman (Bobs Burgers), Patty Ross, Barry Crimmins, Ronny Chieng (Daily Show) Kyle Kinane (Comedy Central), Emo Phillips and more. A few picks on my radar below;

The Nov 19th finale at Somerville Theater includes both famous and soon-to-be famous comedians, latter vying for the top spot of the Comedy Contest. The Boston Comedy Festival will also honor the great John Ratzenberger with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally David Zucker, who made the movie Airplane (& countless other comedies) will be honored for his Contribution to Film Comedy. Mr. Zucker created an entirely new genre of comedy, which continues to this day. Evening will conclude with 8 top comedians (who have beaten out literally hundreds), competing for the $10,000. This show has sold out for the last 5 years at the Somerville Theater, so get your tickets now!

Airplane Director's Cut Screening and Q&A with Director David Zucker
 Saturday, November 19 | 12:30-3pm  $20


Wacky Science! by Mike Bent
Sun, November 13, 2016
12 noon The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street, Somerville $10 (all ages)

And plenty more...

Wednesday, November 2

10E2571: Maesri Thai Soups

No, I don't know everything about Thai soups - but these by Maesri are the best store bought I have ever had.  Sure you can dress them up with added protein but great spices already. Found at Whole Foods (esp the red curry, and 'coconut milk' or Tom Kha soup) - and via some online retailers.  Warm up for winter....