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I saw a man and his son on a bicycle today. Both were wearing helmets. You don't see kids on their bikes anymore without parents close by. If I see a child, even an older child, twelve years old, on a bike, I look around, and without exception, there is a… Read full post »
I haven't played piano in over thirty years. When I was in high school, I bought an old, cheap upright piano. My mom let me put it in the dining room we never used. After seeing the movie The Sting, I had fallen in love with ragtime music. I never took… Read full post »
Remember the Apple Lisa (not to be confused with the Appaloosa)? Probably not. It was a rotten Apple. Named after Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa, it was slow and ridiculously expensive. I'll bet Lisa still appreciates the honor. "Thanks, Dad!" Just like Henry Ford's son, Edsel, apprecia/… Read full post »
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I was at Trader Joe's yesterday, buying a bag of walnut halves. That's all, just the walnuts. As usual I was daydreaming, not paying attention to the people around me. It was crowded, like it always is at Trader Joe's and it took a… Read full post »
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There is some buzz about the possibility of an Obama-Palin win. That is NOT a misprint.
According to this column in the Chicago Tribune, if Barack Obama wins the popular vote in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Iowa and Colorado, but loses in West Virginia, Florida, Ohio and New Hampshire, there could… Read full post »
When I lived in dormitories, I noticed that a lot of the women had stuffed animals, usually teddy bears, on their beds. I thought they were a little old for that, but many of them were away from home for the first time, so what the heck, right?
Now I read… Read full post »
Something fishy about Barracuda use, says Heart
Reuters Published: Friday, September 05, 2008
The rock group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is biting back at the Alaska governor.
T… Read full post »
As far as the voters are concerned, this is not about Bristol Palin. It's about John McCain. Did he really, as he claims, know about Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy before announcing her as his choice for running mate?
If he knew, he must have known it would be a huge… Read full post »
Barack Obama's surprise appearance at the convention rendered the attendees speechless, even the Clintons. Then everyone cheered like crazy. He praised the entire Biden family and the Clintons. He stayed on stage only a few minutes. It was a brilliant move. Does anyone seriously doubt that he c… Read full post »
My husband has developed a new habit in bed. He talks in his sleep.
I'm not complaining. Lord knows it could be so much worse. He could snore, which he doesn't. Or he could have developed an odd fetish, like asking me to wear flippers and a snorkel… Read full post »
“Did you play bingo today?” I ask my Aunt Opal.
She went into an assisted living facility not long ago and to ease the transition, I visit her as often as I can, but my husband and I live a day's drive away, so in between visits, I talk… Read full post »
Digital TV's got better picture, better sound, more channels.
In fact, digital's so much better that, by law, all broadcast TV has to be digital by 2009.
But there's a catch.
Some TVs need an upgrade to get digital.… Read full post »
pet peeve... naming inanimate objects as if they were people
you know who you are... your car is named 'tina' or 'rafael'
your laptop is named 'sigmund' or 'neo'
naming pets is fine, obviously. naming body parts, well, i won't go there.
but naming your bicycle or your moped… Read full post »
busy weekend, you may have missed this in salon.com's war room.
Fox "News" altered the photographs of these New York Times reporters.
They don't even seem to care if it's obvious that they are altering the photographs.
Someone was telling me a disgusting story recently, having to do with a spider's nest in his house. I tried to stop him when I couldn't take any more. "I'm not squeamish, but spiders really give me the creeps."
"I'm not sqeamish, but." That gave it away. I… Read full post »
Over on Slate.com they're discussing whether and how much you should blog about your family, especially your kids. It's one thing to divulge intimate details about yourself online, as so many have done with their "10 Things" lists on open salon. It's something else to spill the secrets of your/… Read full post »
Hillary will add nothing to an Obama ticket. Her supporters will not be mollified by a VP spot. But some people are suggesting she'd make a good Supreme Court justice and she could make more of a lasting contribution there than as VP. And what the heck, why not promise/… Read full post »
Rumors are flying that Hillary is about to bow out at long last. But wait, there's a catch. It seems she'll agree to quit if the Obama campaign agrees to pay off her $40 million dollar plus campaign debt. That's got to make the Obama contributors grit their teeth. If… Read full post »