Archive > September 2011

Among the Carnivores

Sometimes in your life, you have these grand epiphanies, and you start down a whole new path.  That happened to me back in April. Long story short(er), I became a vegan back in April.  There were several factors that influenced me.  Firstly, I’d been flirting with the notion of vegetarianism for years, ever since college.  Mostly, I […]

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The Husband’s Rebuttal (by proxy)

Well, my husband dislikes typing very much, so I am forced to type for him a rebuttal to my previous post about what the bride’s wedding vows should really be.  Apparently, my better half feels as though he should defend himself and his gender against some of the implications of my vows, and he even offers […]

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The Fine Print

I’m not an overly romantic person.  For some reason that I can no longer comprehend, I had a formal wedding.  In retrospect, I’d like to have the money I sunk into the wedding, and we could have just went to the courthouse.  The end result would have been the same. But, alas, we did the […]

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Old School

One of the hazards of living with extended family is that you are often given opinions which you didn’t necessarily ask for.  When the extended family includes elderly grandparents who raised you, opinions hit you almost continuously, and the patience of even the most virtuous individual can be tried to the extremes. I myself am […]

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A Place for Everything…..

……and everything in its place. This is the doctrine of mildly compulsive people like yours truly.  And if I lived by myself and never allowed anyone else to enter my weird little world, then I wouldn’t have any problem upholding this belief.  However, I don’t live by myself.  What’s more, I happen to live in a house with certain others who not only don’t practice this belief, […]

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Teenage Nightmare

Contrary to popular belief, it hasn’t been all that long since I was a teenager.  I do actually still remember some of the details, though admittedly they are becoming fuzzier as time goes by.  There is also the possibility that I am just repressing the memories of that (not so) glorious time, and now that […]

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Don’t Stand So Close to Me

I have personal space issues. Before I get into that, though, let me give a nod to a fellow blogger I’ve recently discovered.  Check out Poop On A Hot Tin Slide–it’s a humorous look at a (not so) humorous condition, namely, a mom with OCD and serious germ-o-phobia.  Jo, the author, has some lists on […]

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Money Saving Advice from a Compulsive Spender, Part 3

This is the third and (thankfully) final installment of my money-saving series.  Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them! Part 3: Save it, Then Keep Your Filthy Paws Out of It! (or, Too Much Month at the end of the Money) Well now, saving the money is just half of the battle, isn’t it?  […]

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Money Saving Advice from a Compulsive Spender, Part 2

This is a continuation of my three-part series, “Money Saving Advice from a Compulsive Spender.”  Check out Part 1 if you missed it! Part Two:  Shopping Skills for the Financial Idiot In the first part of this little educational series, I talked about credit (or the lack thereof.)  Now I’m going to share some shopping […]

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Money Saving Advice from a Compulsive Spender, Part 1

I couldn’t really call myself a compulsive shopper–that phrase just doesn’t quite seem to fit me.  I don’t have a hundred pairs of shoes or thirty pairs of jeans (in fact, I have three.)  Clothes in general don’t interest me, and I don’t really spend all of my money on one particular item. And yet….. […]

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