The Next Top Ten podcasts you’re not listening to

A note on podcasts, If you are really into a certain show, book, movie, or activity google that thing and put podcast behind it.  If it is popular, I’m sure there will be a podcast for it.  If you can’t find anything you like on this list, I wrote a couple more. Click here for…

Top Ten Prettiest Streets in the Des Moines area

Locust Ave – (Downtown)  With a view of the sculpture garden and downtown in the background this is our number one prettiest street.  The Grand/Locust loop is the main thoroughfare east to west through downtown.  Locust is especially nice in the holiday season when the small trees that line the street are covered in blue…

Top Ten signs Hipsters are moving into your Neighborhood

The Ace Hardware store was sold and now houses a artisan cheese shop/ cat grooming emporium. Two words, skinny jeans. The other day you over heard someone say, “locally sourced” and “free range” and you had to google those terms. You have been seeing an awful lot of t-shirts with cats on them lately. You…

Top Ten Strolling/Jogging paths in Des Moines

Des Moines has an excellent network of bike/walking paths, better than most cities I would say.  Not only that, it is only getting better.  Each neighborhood/suburb used to have their own paths that didn’t connect.  This would strand you in your own area unless you wanted to drive to another area.  With the paths becoming…

Top Ten signs you may be bored with your job

You have epic, day-long battles between the toys on your desk. You have built large and very detailed sculptures made entirely of work supplies which are promptly destroyed once you hear your boss is coming towards your desk. Your google search history reveals things like “how to look awake while sleeping at desk”, “how do…

Top Ten signs you might have a fishing addiction

I love to fish, but I’m not sure if I have an addiction.  Here is ten ways to tell.   1.Just like a dog chasing something in its dreams, your wife has caught you casting, and reeling in a big fish….in your dreams. 2.You never go anywhere without a rod and reel, just in case….

Top Ten Signs you are a True East Sider

1.You OWN the first Friday at the Iowa State Fair. 2.You participate in the summer tradition of going down to the Dairy Zone, or Grannies and getting some ice cream. 3. You drive by the AE Dairy cows every day to work. 4. For special occasions, birthdays, and anniversaries its always Tursi’s Latin King 5….

Top Ten signs you are a true St Louis Cardinals Fan

It’s baseball season once again!  The weather is warming up, the days are longer, and everything seems right with the world.  I grew up a Cardinals fan, and have never strayed.  I thought it would be fun to make a list to see who the true Cardinals fans are. 1.You wore those ugly light blue…