Patrick’s Place http://www.patrickkphillips.com Regular Doses of Common Sense™ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Who’d Pay $425 for Muddy Jeans? http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/muddy-jeans/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/muddy-jeans/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39149

I guess I'm out of touch with today's young people, but for the life of me, I don't see the appeal of paying $425 for muddy jeans.

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Maybe Some of Us Don’t Want an All-Glass Phone http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/maybe-some-of-us-dont-want-an-all-glass-phone/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/maybe-some-of-us-dont-want-an-all-glass-phone/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39126

A recent article about the upcoming iPhone 8 extolled the virtues of an all-glass phone and why it might be 'more durable' than we'd expect.

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10 Words That Describe Animal Sounds http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/10-words-that-describe-animal-sounds/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/10-words-that-describe-animal-sounds/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39043

There are certain animal sounds that we all immediately recognize by name, like a dog's 'bark' or a cat's 'meow.' Here are some lesser-known sound names.

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Scheduled Posts: The Journey From Draft to Published http://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/scheduled-posts-the-journey-from-draft-to-published/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/scheduled-posts-the-journey-from-draft-to-published/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39121

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I'm a big fan of scheduled posts and an editorial calendar.

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My 10 Favorite Candy Bars http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/my-10-favorite-candy-bars/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/my-10-favorite-candy-bars/#respond Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39071

I decided to make a list of my 10 favorite candy bars, not realizing quite how many options there were out there. Snickers is my all-time favorite, though. What's yours?

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Without an Apple Watch? Say It Ain’t So! http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/without-an-apple-watch-say-it-aint-so/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/tech-web/without-an-apple-watch-say-it-aint-so/#respond Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39129

A funny thing happened to my Apple Watch the other day, and the result is I'll have to get used to looking at my watchless wrist for a few days.

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Church Hymnals Aren’t Required for Worship http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/church-hymnals-arent-required-for-worship/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/faith/church-hymnals-arent-required-for-worship/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39015

I read an interesting article the other day focusing on the importance of church hymnals as a critical part of genuine worship.

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Remember When Cake Batter Was Delicious? http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/remember-when-cake-batter-was-delicious/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/remember-when-cake-batter-was-delicious/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39079

There was a time when eating cake batter right off the mixer beaters was a treat for kids of all ages. Unfortunately, it's no longer a safe bet.

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Junk Mail Doesn’t Make Spring Cleaning Easy http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/junk-mail-doesnt-make-spring-cleaning-easy/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/life/junk-mail-doesnt-make-spring-cleaning-easy/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39069

The sheer volume of junk mail I get on a weekly basis is nothing short of a nightmare, especially when it's time to clean.

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Fair to Middlin’: A Curious Southern Expression http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/fair-to-middlin-a-curious-southern-expression/ http://www.patrickkphillips.com/grammar/fair-to-middlin-a-curious-southern-expression/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.patrickkphillips.com/?p=39116

In much of the United States south, the phrase 'fair to middlin' is commonplace, but it's one of those phrases you hear much more often than you see in print.

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