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March 2006

Wednesday’s Blogger Is Full Of Woe?…NO!…I Don’t Think So!

I started blogging three years ago -- at the suggestion of my good friend, Liz -- for several reasons...okay, four to be exact...and with the first couple of posts I thought: "Okay, I can come here anytime I want...wearing whatever the heck I feel like...and write my heart out...yep...I can get used to this blogging thing." Then, I woke up. That is to say, I soon learned the meaning behind blogging terms like, "blog troll" and "comment spam," and soon found my self lost among blog traffic statistics. Truth be told...it's difficult for new bloggers (and perhaps even a seasoned... Read more →

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A man is only as old, as the woman he feels!

Not for nothing, but -- after a weekend of raking leaves, digging holes, moving shrubbery and cutting back dead wood -- I'm feeling pretty gosh-darned old at the moment. And my poor husband? [rolls shoulders and rubs neck] Talk about neglected old...wood! [shakes head and frowns] If a man is only as old as the woman he feels, then break out the black, because the old man's Johnson is as good as dead! [clears throat] Anyway. You didn't come here to read about my sex life -- or lack, thereof -- and if you did, well...move along mothatrucker...'cause they ain't... Read more →

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Lead Poisoning and Kids’ Costume Jewelry

As a parents to four children — three of whom are very much the girly girl! — my husband and I often find ourselves cruising the aisles of a discount dollar store, especially before a major holiday or when our children feel their allowance money burning a hole in their little pocket(s). And, more often than not, princess jewelry is at the top of my four-year-old daughter’s list. Sadly, there’s been a tragic accident prompting a recall on kids’ jewelry reported by CNN.com: “The Consumer Product Safety Commission said about 300,000 silver-colored, heart-shaped charm bracelets were recalled by Reebok International... Read more →

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“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti!”

Over the years, in an effort to help them succeed socially, my husband and I have tried to teach our children the importance of tolerance, good manners, and being respectful towards others whenever possible. As adults should, really. Then, perhaps you'd be surprised to hear that it's been difficult for us (the hubs and I) to continue to serve as role models, when we (the hubs and I) seem to just...not...like...people...all that much, anymore! WAIT! It's not like we're going all Tom Cruise, or anything -- oh man...there I go again...tempting fate and bringing on the wrath -- but...DAYUM!...how someÂ... Read more →

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Cheers, Jeers and “What in the hell was I thinking,” Along With Other “Man I Can’t Believe It’s Monday,” Musings!

My thanks to all of the happy little comments and emails sent with regard to my laundry exploding -- your support and encouragement truly makes moments like...well...everyday, really...seem less...um...tragic. I have answered each and everyone -- late, but hey...I'm still cleaning those little styrofoam f*ckers out of the washer and (because I have totally run out of patience) more recently, the dryer -- and will keep the rest of you in suspense...no longer. [loud snort] Like, you've got nothing better to do, as if! It was my ten-year-old's favorite bedtime buddy and -- not just your ordinary, everday pillow...NO!...that wouldÂ... Read more →

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Yes, Housework Can Make You Ugly…But Did You Know That Doing Laundry Can Make You Sick And Feel Slightly Stupid, Too?

Oscar Wilde once said, "The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world," then I am not only the best wife on the face of this planet, but quite possibly the greatest good my husbands ever gonna get! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the following: Exhibit A -- The ugly. Yes, sadly enough it's true, housework can make you ugly...just take a look at me...ugh...I never used to be this ugly...I mean...it just makes me so mad to even think what I could have looked like...without all the housework...and now look like...well...JUST LOOK AT... Read more →

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On How I Have Become…Comfortably Numb

You may (or may not) know that I have four children and, upon occasion, I have lamented over the fact that we live in a school system that allows us very little choice other than feeling their total disregard for the good of the community or the idea behind "neighborhood schools"...as I don't believe they understand exactly how much I hate driving my children to four different schools, everyday! Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home? Yes -- I mean, no...I'm not kidding -- my kids are all two to... Read more →

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