Have It All My Ass
- Oakville, Ontario, Canada
- January 29
- Legal Secretary/Writer
- Legal secretary, part time blogger, and now new graduate of Liaison College; Cook-Basic Diploma - have started writing a cookbook. The above picture is a modern day cruise ship behind the Titanic, the largest cruise ship of its day. It's meant to illustrate the advancements in the cruise industry over the last 100 years. To me this symbolizes how out of control and overblown our society is, and the probable inevitableness of the little guy being forever squashed by Big Corporate. Unless of course, we all start to fight back - buy local, make your own, re-establish the barter system within your neighborhood and community, avoid big box stores. Hey, I can dream...
MY RECENT POSTS
- Embracing the Conserver
December 04, 2013 10:48PM
- Shameless promotion of
October 08, 2013 11:12AM
- Look out pie dough; there's a
new sheriff in town
October 06, 2013 10:27PM
- Almost a year without my dad
September 24, 2013 10:48PM
- Even the food bank is broke
September 09, 2013 10:06PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thank you everyone.
Still hard to talk
September 25, 2013 11:50PM
- “Kosher: in Canada; one
box of kraft dinner is 1.29.
no-name cheap bread
September 12, 2013 11:48PM
- “That's a typo...I know
how to spell "lose"
September 10, 2013 09:12PM
- “Thanks for your ratings
canned goods are always good
September 10, 2013 09:09PM
- “You sound like I feel.
As soon as my kids are settled
selling everything I
September 07, 2013 11:53PM
Have It All My Ass's Links
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The conserver: someone who carefully thinks about their financial purchases, whether they are needed, good for the environment and makes decisions based on personal ethics; who rebels against the economic slavery being imposed on society by financial institutions and the gree… Read full post »
I have started a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo to raise money to expand my husband's business, Get 'Er Done Painting & General Contracting. Contribution perk is a donation to our local Habitat for Humanity and food bank.
Please have a look, contribute if interested, share the link if n… Read full post »
I have a new addition to my kitchen. :)
This is the $700 industrial model; it was on sale at Costco for $299 last week. I couldn't afford it but I wasn't about to pass that deal up.
This should make things like pie dough much easier. I am startin… Read full post »
It’s funny what can bring the tears when someone close to you has died. Today, it was a jar of grape jelly.
My dad died of cancer last October; it's been almost a year. He was in the hospital for months, one complication after another, and I knew weeks b… Read full post »
Have you ever stolen toilet paper from a restaurant because you have no money to buy your own? Prepared meals for a family of five for a week with no meat? Eaten cereal for dinner so your kids can have the casserole you made because there isn’t enough for everyone? This… Read full post »
To dye, or not to dye: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The evidence of outrageous aging,
Or to take arms against a sea of gray hairs,
And by coloration end them? To dye: to cover;
No more; and by hiding the gray we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural… Read full post »
It's been 10 months since I was on here, and the Wordpress thing has turned out to be kind of boring and isolating; I miss the OS community. I see you're all still here, with up-to-date Editor's Picks and home page, which seemed a doubtful outcome last October… Read full post »
Well folks, I hate to do this, but I have decided to move my blog permanently. I’ve been assessing this situation for the past few weeks and I can’t pull it up, I can’t log on, I can’t even get in through googling my own name half the time, and I… Read full post »
I have been reading about Amanda Todd this week. Her story just breaks my heart and throws a spotlight on some of my unspoken, deeply buried fears. By all accounts her family was aware and tried to help her, but sometimes family isn’t enough. At that age one friend’s thr… Read full post »
Well another fun night of arguing with an uptight hubby who can't make himself understood and then gets mad at me because I don't understand him. For this I studied psychology?
I love this Adam Ferrera clip. The visual says it all about male/ female communication.
And of co… Read full post »
I have always secretly envied men. They seem to have such a worry-free approach to life compared to women. I actually have never related all that well to women. I have not had many women friends but I’ve had lots of guy friends, and there is nothing sexual about it. I… Read full post »
My hand is healed enough to type again and I was all jazzed about getting back on OpenSalon...so imagine my confusion when I searched for my blog and it was gone.
Three days I tried to find it, it would not show up on any internet search I did. Error messages,… Read full post »
I fell on the stairs and broke my finger actually, but I did sprain the rest of the hand and the whole thing is in a cast so same diff.
So I wont be on here for awhile. After 8 hours of typing with one hand I dont have the energy to… Read full post »
Yes, it’s true; Emilio Estevez, of Breakfast Club fame, member of the Sheen Hollywood dynasty and The Warlock’s brother, has added me to his following list.
I admit my first reaction was “wow – that is so cool. Maybe he’ll read my blog. Maybe he’ll buy… Read full post »
Last Thursday I had to do something that staggers the imagination. I had to leave work to pick up a kid from school who wasn’t sick, to take her to a doctor she didn’t need to see, to get a prescription from a doctor who said she was fine, for a/… Read full post »
We have had a sudden run of new pet acquirement at the Hoadley household. I’ve never had the money, time or space for my kids to have pets of their own, although they have asked repeatedly. I have always had a dog in the house, but my kids have never had their… Read full post »
I’ve always enjoyed reading about the psychology behind male-female relationships. Books like Why Men Marry Bitches and The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands line my shelves – or used to, until I went digital. The meandering labyrinth of communication between the sexes is en… Read full post »
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~ Tenneva Jordan
I remember learning about magnets in school, but only understand on an intuitive level how they work. Metal attracts to metal, and it… Read full post »
Today is my birthday. This is it – I’m 45. Middle-aged. That is, of course, if I live to be at least 90. If that’s not my destiny, it means my life is already more than half over. It’s common around this age to begin rev/… Read full post »
As of December 4th, I have another teenage daughter.
I am the mother of two teens now. It’s not as big an adjustment the second time around, I am finding. Although I know it is going to be very different, as this child is very different from her older sister.… Read full post »
night before Christmas,
And all through the house,
The drywall dust settled,
Smothering a mouse.
The stockings swung
In the living room breeze,
Blowing through ill-fitting windows,
Making everyone freeze.
One wall freshly
The others, not so much,
The furniture shoved/… Read full post »
One of the first things that happens to most new moms is they stop looking after themselves. Their entire being is focused on looking after their new baby. For some of us, that never goes away.
My kids always seem to need new clothes. I shop once or twice a year,… Read full post »
Well I haven't been on here much lately - been too busy trying to get my new website, www.lisahoadley-travelwriter.com, up and running. But it is done at last, the final touch being my starting a new blog on Open Salon called In Your Own Backyard. The posts will cover a variety… Read full post »
I almost don't believe it, but it has finally happened - my career jigsaw pieces have suddenly fallen into place. In hindsight, I can't believe I didn't see this a year ago. I must be even more obtuse than I had already given myself credit for.
I've been spending most of… Read full post »
Outside of reading Dilbert daily, I don't read any of Scott Adams' books or blogs. I love Dilbert; the corporate environment he lampoons is no different from a law firm. Now he's in hot water over a post on his blog called Pegs and Holes that many, including Salon, have taken… Read full post »