Archive > June 2011

Caller ID: It’s ALL the Rage!

     Generally speaking, I love technology.  I have a lot of it in my personal possession, too.  I have a laptop computer, an Android-powered Smartphone, an iPod, and, best of all, my Kindle.  We have top-notch cable television, with HD and a DVR–all the bells and whistles.  I have all the cool features on the house […]

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     I need someone to invent a do-it-yourself, at-home lobotomy kit.  I’d pay good money for it.  Then, I’d have Matt, maybe, or Ian drill right into my head and take care of a few little problems.  Don’t worry, they couldn’t hurt me.  My brain is evidently protected by several inches of absolutely useless bits […]

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Dear Dad (Sorry, Hallmark)

     In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I’d write a post about……..wait for it…………..my dad.  I’m not much of a gusher.  I am the exception that proves the rule about how girls are supposed to be into greeting cards and stuff.  I almost never send cards for anything, and I never send those sappy, emotional […]

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Black Tuesday (or, Mommy had a Meltdown)

     It’s funny, isn’t it, how little, unrelated events can combine and conspire against you?  How a simple task–for example, returning a shirt to Kohl’s–can take an ordinary day and turn it into so much smoking rubble.      I won’t pretend I was at my finest this morning.  Monday night ended on a rather sour […]

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R.I.P, Story

     I worship Stephen King.      That may sound like a pretty extraordinary statement, but anyone who knows me very well knows that it’s true.  I’m just a shade or two under one of those scary, stalker-type fans (and that’s just because he lives too far away.)  I think he is a genius, one of the […]

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Hyster-wreck-tomy

     O-M-G it’s H-O-T!!      Ian and I like to watch those weird paranormal shows, and one that vividly stands out in my mind one that discussed the validity of spontaneous human combustion.  I can remember the image of a burned up bed with a charred skeleton lying on it, while the rest of the […]

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(not so) Politically Correct

     Words are very powerful things.  Obviously I think so, since I use them so much.  One of the lessons I always try to teach my kids is how important words are, and what a profound effect they can have on people.  Also, that words cause a different kind of hurt–cuts and bruises heal, but […]

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Pardon Me, Your Stupid is Showing

     In case you missed the memo, this is Bitchy Monday. Either that or my estrogen patch is starting to lose its effectiveness. Either way, here are some very random things that have wiggled their way under my skin in the past few weeks. I’m really glad you have a positive body image, but low-rise […]

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Mick Jagger Said it Best

     “You can’t always get what you want…..”      Inspired by a post on a beloved blog, “Do Sweat the Small Stuff,” and the writing prompt for Red Writing Hood,  I decided to write about a very thought provoking question……..what do I want? What an open-ended question! I ask all of you to think about it–what […]

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