Archive | August, 2011

Are These Scientists FOR REAL???

August 22, 2011

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Update: A friend informed me of a followup to this story which was featured on several news publications. Apparently, the study in this story was just a “diversionary” project and not officially launched (so to speak) by NASA or any official body. Which is a relief. So please take the following as a work of […]

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Cell Mates

August 22, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So have you checked into TracFone yet? šŸ˜€ I’ve been seeing commercials with real TracFone customers and they are very convincing. My husband has had TracFone for eons. I had them for a few years but last […]

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Friday Fragments: Little Stuff

August 19, 2011

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This morning I learned what “swag” means. My husband saw the word the other day (probably reading a blog over my shoulder) and asked, “What is ‘swag’? Where does that word come from?” I explained that swag is the loot bloggers (or online folks) get, usually from companies– tote bags, buttons, pens, promotional stuff, etc. […]

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We Went to Olana!

August 17, 2011

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After weeks of empty promises, I finally made good on my word and took the kids out for a day trip. We endured 2 hours in crazy freeway traffic through our capitol city (Albany, NY) to visit the Olana Historic Site in Hudson, NY, and have a nice lunch along the banks of the Hudson […]

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Frugal Alert: Dollar General Coupons

August 17, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What’s better than saving big bucks on stuff at Dollar General? Saving even more bucks with coupons at Dollar General! Check out the Dollar General Back to School coupons for some great savings. There’s a 20 […]

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A Great School Clothing Store

August 15, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bealls for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I cannot believe school begins in less than a month. It seems like only yesterday that we were sweating it out in 100-degre heat and humidity. The year has absolutely raced by and I’m having a […]

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Random Childhood Story For a Gloomy Rainy Day

August 15, 2011

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I should be working today. I have a zillion articles in my queue for two companies. But it’s raining. And damp. And gloomy. And I’m so tired. I don’t want to be productive today. I was already really productive last week. Can I be unproductive this week? So I’m procrastinating, reading some blogs that I […]

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Dual Airbags

August 13, 2011

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Saw this bumper sticker while out shopping and it make me bust laughing. Sorry it’s so blurry. The driver was still in the car in the parking lot. I felt uncomfortable stopping and snapping a photo of them, so I kept walking while taking the photo. LOL.

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You Really Don’t Get What You Pay For…

August 13, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zenni Optical for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. …well, not with eyeglasses. All four kids got new glasses at the eye doctor’s place and the prices are OUTRAGEOUS. Not only that, but the insurance company would only pay for the “budget” kind, so […]

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Ten Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs

August 11, 2011

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We took Livvy and the Yorkies to a public rabies clinic last week. There were literally hundreds of animals there. We saw a ferret, some cats and a billion dogs. As a matter of fact, cats were outnumbered by dogs probably 150 to 1. Dogs, dogs, dogs… yelping, sniffing, pooping, urinating, barking, barking and did […]

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