The Shortest Job I’ve Ever Had [Dork Lifestyle]

Everyone has careers that were short lived. My comic is about the shortest job I have ever had – 5 hours total! Did you ever have a short lived work experience? I am not sure if It was the math that got me on this one, or the idea that in the short time i was there, I took 11 cookies home to celebrate with my family. Feature Image Credit: My Home...

Can You Cross a Cookie and Candy Corn? Oreo Thinks So! [Kicking Back with Jersey Joe] Sep28

Can You Cross a Cookie and Candy Corn? Oreo Thinks So! [Kicking Back with Jersey Joe]...

For loyal readers of my blogumn, there is one thing that you’ve come to know. I love when companies take classic products and try to put a new spin on them. When I heard that Oreo was coming out with a candy corn flavored cookie – you know I had to give it a try! Since being introduced in 1912, Oreo cookies have earned the title of most popular selling cookie in the United States.  The recipe is simple, two chocolate cookies with a schmeer of vanilla icing in the middle. Pretty darn succulent! The original cookie was born at the National Biscuit Company’s plant in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The artistic design for their “Oreo biscuit” was patented on March 14, 1912 to compete with a rival company, Hydrox cookies that launched a few years earlier. Oreo would become so successful, the block in front of their plant became known as “Oreo Way.”  Check it out on 9th Avenue between 15th & 16th Streets. The National Biscuit Company would eventually be known by today’s name – Nabisco. While only making minor changes to the main cookie over the decades, Nabisco has always sought to add different varieties to the line. • Double Stuf Oreos – first sold in 1974 featuring two times the amount of crème filling.  Once sold in multiple flavors including cool mint, chocolate cream, peanut butter and original. Only original is still on sale today • Football Oreos – shaped like a football, first sold in 1976 and I saw them on sale in Target last week • Big Stuf Oreo – I was a huge fan of these huge cookies that were basically gigantic individually wrapped Oreos with a ton of icing. Sold from 87-91 • Mini Oreo – mini versions sold...

Summer Time, and the Livin is Nerdy [Fierce Anticipation]

Forgive me, dear readers. It has been five months since my last blogumn. There has been much speculation as to where I have been, and I will simply say NONE OF IT is true (unless you assumed I am right where you left me, in which case, yes it’s all true). I was approached to write a Fierce Anticipation this week, and despite a sinus infection of biblical proportions (did they have matzo ball soup in biblical times?), I bring it to you. I rise from the NyQuil ashes like a mythical phoenix with a stuffy beak. So kick of your shoes, throw on some Foghat, and pour yourself a mojito/margarita/Arnold Palmer/water(?). This Fierce Anticipation is all about summer time, and the living is nerdy. Fiercely Anticipating  Previously, I spoke about how here in South Florida, our changing of the seasons is about as noticeable as a mouse fart (read: not very). The one season we do notice quite well is Summer. You can best notice summer ANY TIME YOU WALK OUTSIDE when you are hit with one of two things: 1) a crushingly severe heat and humidity like being wrapped in a blanket that is both on fire and damp at the same time, or 2) a thunderstorm that rivals The Tempest, which we affectionately call “3 pm.” Despite it being hotter than the devil’s taint, summer in South Florida is something I do, oddly, enjoy. Now, I say “oddly” because, genetically speaking, I am well insulated (hairy and chubby) which does not bode well for the tropical, near equatorial summers of South Florida. I’d be bet suited for a colder, more Northern climate. Like a viking, or a bear. My summers, however, are amazing for me for several reasons (if you’ll indulge me...

Sweet Holiday Memories [Dork Lifestyle]

Do you have a favorite holiday memory? I have many, but this is one of my favorites. I also really like cookies! If you liked this post, please do us the further boon of Liking the Fierce and Nerdy page on FaceBook. Also, we’re giving great stream on Twitter, so do give us...

29 Has Become the New 70 [Newly Nested]

I’m have eight weeks until my due date and one new thing that my pregnancy has taught me is what I’m going to be like when I’m an old lady.  Around 29 weeks I just woke up one day and turned into a crotchety version of myself. Here are the things that show me what I am going to be like when I’m in my retirement years: By 4pm everyday I’m ready to lie in bed and I don’t just want to get in bed, I want to get in bed and eat cookies all night long (I usually resist this urge, but I think I’ll give into this one day soon). I have zero tolerance for strangers and anything that comes out of their mouths, unless they are super nice or super cute, and then I’ll smile back. I have hot flashes. Getting up out of a seat is now a form of exercise. When anyone asks how I’m doing I stopped saying the standard and polite fine, instead I say “I’m not going to lie to you, I’m uncomfortable.” I get outraged by other’s actions even when it has nothing to do with me. I’ve become an emotional driver—sometimes I get angry and sometimes I cry. I drive slower now. I am constantly worried that someone is out to hurt me (but not in a crazy I won’t get out of the house way, in an automatically block my stomach when walking around strangers way).  In fairness to me some ass elbowed me in the stomach during my trip to Vegas. I forget what I’m saying mid-sentence. Even if what I was going to say was important, I still never remember what it was.  Drives me nuts! If I have a dream...