CONTROLLING FRIZZY HAIR

Clear Scalp and Hair Frizz Control Shampoo Pros: manages frizz, shampoo lathers well, a little goes a long way Cons: use with matching conditioner for maximum results I never thought of my hair as unmanageable or out of control … but lately it has had a life of its own.  When I saw an advertisement

BENJAMIN MOORE AURA INTERIOR PAINT: MOORE UNCONVENTIONAL

Aura Waterborne Interior Paint by Benjamin Moore Pros: Extensive color choice.  Superior finish potential. Cons: Price.  Warm weather application.  “Self–Priming” claim.  Unique formulation not compatible with conventional latex paints. Everyone who learns a craft has a preference when it comes to the tools they use.  In my years as an interior painter, the coatings produced

THE TRUTH ABOUT TAMING TRIBBLES!

Diamond Select Toys Star Trek Electronic Tribble, Gray Pros: Cute and cuddly Cons: Will eat you out of house and home Looking for a new “pet” that you don’t have to feed? Perhaps your stuffed toy collection has gotten to the point where it’s the same old bears, dogs, monkeys, rabbits (or perhaps stuffed chickens!

RABIH ALAMEDDINE’S NEW NOVEL OF A HYPERLITERATE SEPTUGENERIAN BEIRUT WOMAN

An Unnecessary Woman Pros: writing Cons: requires a lot of cultural capital to understand its many allusions The title An Unnecessary Woman by Beiruti-San Franciscan writer Rabih Alameddine (born in 1959) raises the question of why its narrator, Aaliya Saleh is “unnecessary.” She was deemed expendable by the “impotent insect” to whom she was married at the

WE’RE STICKING WITH FROG TAPE GREEN PRO PAINTER’S TAPE

Frog Tape Green Pro Painter’s Tape with Paint Block Pros: Leaves sharp paint lines, Easy on/off, slightly less expensive Cons: Wasteful plastic packaging (recyclable though) We’ve always bought 3M Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape on our multitude of painting projects in our home and rental property.  I had eyeballed Frog Tape Green Pro Painter’s Tape With Paint Block because