Category: Reviews

In Praise of Harry’s Razors

Let’s get this out of the way first: I am in no way paid, sponsored or getting anything for this post. If Harry’s sees it and wants to send me some freebies I won’t complain, but I’m just writing an honest review here because I know that can be hard...

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Eats & Emiquon & Eagles, Oh My!

This past weekend being a three day weekend, and our schedules being suspiciously empty, I had the brilliant idea that we should have a bit of family time on Sunday enjoying the tastes and sights of central Illinois in the winter. Lucky for you what follows is mostly pictures of...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Mi Familia

That thing where you pick the paint store that’s closest to your favorite Mexican restaurant so you can go there for lunch? Yeah, we did that yesterday. Authentic Mexican Food in an Authentic Mexican Restaurant When it comes to our favorite Mexican restaurant in Peoria, there’s a split in our family....

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Hearth in the Heights

  This one’s been waiting for awhile, but I’m finally getting around to it. And it can be more professional-like, because I’ve been there several times now, for lunch and dinner, like a real restaurant reviewer. The Backstory We were in Chile when we got the horrible news that June...

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Finding the Cheapest iPhone: Early 2016 Edition

My iPhone Backstory About a year ago I wrote a couple of posts (here and here) on my attempts to find the best price on a new iPhone. At the time I had owned my iPhone 4S for about 2 1/2 years, and while it was still functional, it was starting to...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Happy Fish Sushi

Do You Like Sushi Like We Like Sushi? When Happy Fish Sushi first opened in Campustown nearly six years ago I was skeptical that a sushi restaurant could survive in that location. After all, sushi is not exactly a student-priced meal, and most of the restaurants in the area rely...

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Worst. Gateway Arch Trip. Ever

The Backstory I’m from St. Louis, so of course I didn’t go up the Arch until we took a visitor, and let me tell you the view of East St. Louis in the 1970s was not that impressive; actually the view of downtown St. Louis wasn’t much better. But now...

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iPhone 4s vs. iOS, well, 9 now. An Update

Apparently it only seems like it’s been a year since I wrote a series on how my aging iPhone 4s worked with the then-newish iOS 8, but it was only last March. If you’re interested, here are links to Parts 1, 2 and 3. Apparently I was either late to...

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New Restaurant Review: Thai Tyme on Main Street, Peoria

Updated: Thai Thyme is still open! It was closed for awhile, and many of you may have been wondering if it was still open. I know I was. As this is the most popular post I’ve written, I thought I’d let everyone know. Apparently they had water utility issues which kept them closed for...

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