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It's-It Ice Cream Sandwiches At Mariano's

There I was, perusing the ice cream novelty section over at the Westmont Mariano's when I see a little box on one of the shelves.  It couldn't be?  Could it? It's-it?  For real?  Here in the Midwest?  Sure enough!  I grabbed a box and scurried to the checkout line.  Proud of myself for bringing home this sweet treat.  When I got home, I showed them off to Natalie who wasn't as impressed as I was with myself. These are more than novelties.   To me.  They put me in a specific place.  In a specific time in my life. There's only one place that I have ever had It's-It ice cream sandwiches:  the main Google cafeteria from 2007 to 2013.  Back in the childless days of our lives, Nat came out to Mountain View with me and (apparently) ate at the Google Cafeteria.  Because she remembers having an It's-It then. This box is a three pack and it is outrageously priced.  But, time and place transportation isn't cheap, right? So, am I the last to know that

A Visit To The New Melrose Park Menards

Over the weekend, I packed the kids into the van and headed out to visit the brand new Menards in Melrose Park .  Exciting stuff in our house.  Seriously.  A new Menards?  That's like 10 minutes closer to our house?  Sweet. I've been driving by this location for the past 6 months waiting for it to open and thought that it looked 'small'. Turns out...the footprint of the store *is* small.  That's because it is a two story store. From the Chicago Tribune : With the opening of this new 2-story store, the Melrose Park area will now enjoy all of the great services, low prices and shopping convenience that Menards offers. Jeff Abbott, Menards Spokesperson says, "We appreciate all the loyal shoppers who shopped at our former Melrose Park store for many, many years. We can't wait to open the doors to this impressive, new 2-story store so everyone can see for themselves all the latest, greatest home improvement products we have to offer." I've bee