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I love this song and this video is great fun. Happy Saturday! Enjoy!
Last night was Meet the Teacher night for my high school senior. Lucky number 13. Wandering around my old high school – the same, but different.
This year is mostly electives.
Seven minutes in each class, four minutes passing time. Seven minutes to find out about the course,… Read full post »
"You have to throw the stone to get the pool to ripple".
-"Slap and Tickle" - Squeeze
Right now I feel like I am standing on the bank waiting for someone to throw the stone so the… Read full post »
Today would be my grandfather's 99th birthday. As you know, Pop was one of my favorite people in the world. If he was alive, we probably would have gone to Nanny and Pop's house last weekend and stayed over. There would have been a dinner (lunch) of fried chicken, mashed potato… Read full post »
The 80s were a fabulous decade for me. I was in high school and college the entire decade. I went to a lot of good parties, saw a lot of good bands, and read a lot of good books. The 80s were "Amadeus" and Ghostbusters", REM and The Style Council, peach… Read full post »
This is in response to Alysa's Open Call about new favorite things:
Modern Rock Early '80s Disc 2:
Well, really this is just about track 6, Marshall Crenshaw's "Whenever You're On My Mind". I like the entire cd, but I've only been listening to Marshall. What a great singer-songwriter… Read full post »
Taxes make the world go 'round. As we have witnessed with the healthcare debate, our nation is experiencing a major shortage of - love thy neighbor as thyself - it's the right thing to do - give what you can/take what you need - altruism. It seems like most… Read full post »
Fairness under the law: The ideal that everyone will be treated the same no matter what their circumstances. I think we can all agree that it is a good thing; as well as agree that it doesn't always work as it should. Believe it or not, the same law… Read full post »
Chief Justice John Roberts... I think I love you!
I wrote this for an Open Call a couple of years ago in my first life on OS. The idea was you had to write a story in 101 words. I put it up when I came back to OS and started blogging again. However, no one saw it, so I… Read full post »
I am not a good driver. I am a lucky driver. I know this and appreciate it. When I took my driver's test several things went wrong. For example, speeding in a school zone. My tester's response, "The car doesn't know school is out today."… Read full post »
Summer means baseball. National League, never American League. Atlanta Braves all the way, baby. I love baseball because Pop loved baseball, and I love the Braves thanks to Pop and Ted Turner.
Pop was a farm kid who grew up listening to Cardinal baseball. He and h… Read full post »
On Foodie Tuesday Ande Bliss wrote an essay on the joys of lobster. Lobster bisque, lobster rolls and, of course, boiled lobster.
I must confess that not one bite of lobster has ever passed my lips, nor shall it. I was scarred at a young age and shall never recover. … Read full post »
I love magnets. Do you ever look at people's refrigerators? Magnets are casual snapshots of your life stuck on your fridge. And as souvenirs they can't be beat, small portable and usually economically priced. Example: True/False hoodie = $50. True/False magnet = $4. … Read full post »
I went to an estate sale this weekend and saw some of the ugliest, most expensive pink French Provincial futurniture to ever exist on this planet.
I started thinking about our furniture. The first time I was in a furniture store, I was 27 years old and buying a mattress. In… Read full post »
Here's a little something for you to think about.
There are 10 countries in the world which have legalized same-sex marriage.
Argentina, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Sweden, South Africa, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.
The Netherlands were a leader once again by le… Read full post »
Without ME, it’s just Awe So.
My awesome story is that I got o… Read full post »
My training this week has been great and I know it will help me with my job, but I am a bit bummed out too. My daughter just called me to tell me about her induction ceremony into National Honor Society. Last night she was given for awards for her… Read full post »
Yesterday as I was sitting at the gate waiting for my flight, I realized that we have lost the ability to sit and do nothing. Or to sit and make small talk with a complete stranger. Everywhere I looked people were on iPhones or laptops or iPads. Now, before you call… Read full post »
It is Good News Sunday!
My first good news is that I dyed my hair Deep Burgundy yesterday, wanting some red highlights, and I forgot to account for the grey in my hair. Now my hair is purple! I hadn't realised how much grey, I mean purple, I had in my… Read full post »
Pensive Person's post got me to thinking about my family and our outings.
Family outings were not big on our list. I live in a state with two major league baseball teams (I saw my first game Cards/Phillies when I was 24), a world famous FREE zoo (I was 13… Read full post »
Last night when I had my mini meltdown and you were there to support me and help me back up meant more than you will know.
I went to the library and just enjoyed the quiet and the books and went home to have a nice cup of tea. Ok, it was… Read full post »
My girl's high school mock trial team won their districts and advanced to state. One of 16 schools. Very exciting, as it is her first year with mock trial. The team lost a couple of people to spring break, but the plaintiff and defense teams worked together to ensure everything was… Read full post »
Boring yet aurally clear version
Sexy, sweaty, hip-swinging Rhett Miller… Read full post »
I heard the word for the first time today. Gaysian. I knew immediately what it meant. A gay asian. A hip blending of two things into one easy name. Like Brangelina or whatever. I work with people younger than me, like I could be their mom if I… Read full post »