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Thoughts Too Short For a Blog Post

November 4, 2010


My dear friend Carole started the idea of piecing together into one post thoughts too short for individual blog posts. I always enjoy reading hers, and I like the idea so much that I started doing it here! Thanks, Carole! 1. I got my iPhone case. It is beautiful! I admit, I am a real […]

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Hacker, Do Thy Best

October 6, 2010


Ya gotta love hackers. I know, they can wreak SUCH havoc. But when you really need to make a point to idiot politicians who want to put everything online, hackers really come in handy, and drive the point home. According to this article at The Washington Post (Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial), hackers […]

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I’ve Run Out of Hand-Me-Downs

October 4, 2010


With four kids, I have never had to deal with the problem of buying new clothing every year– the kids just passed down their clothing to the next smallest sibling. Unfortunately, the kids are older now, and my eldest two have stopped growing. Which means my seemingly endless supply of hand-me-down clothing has dwindled considerably. […]

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More “Why…” Questions

September 19, 2010


Why are recycled products more expensive than the non-recycled products? Take decking, for example. That Trex decking material is constructed from old tires and etc. It’s a cool product, and I’d love to buy it, but it’s 2-3 times more expensive than plain old pressure-treated wood taken from the Amazon rainforests! And recycled garbage bags– […]

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All About MS

September 13, 2010

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Here in Upstate New York, the annual fundraising for multiple sclerosis is ongoing (it’s a big fundraiser where my husband works). Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disease seemingly shrouded in mystery. No one seems to have ANY IDEA what causes it, or how to treat it. The list of Ms symptoms mimics so many […]

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Tell Me Why…

September 11, 2010


Why are the seasons spring and autumn so brief, and summer and winter so long? (Or does it just *seem* that way; and if so, why?) Why do we have fast-food restaurants that serve only junk food? Why can’t we get bananas or apples or raisins or strawberries through a fast-food drive thru? Why are […]

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Flies Away Fly Bait Trap Experiment, Part 1

June 7, 2010


As I mentioned in my first article and my second article, I am doing a series of scientific experiments :smarty: *ahem* to see which method is best for getting rid of flies. I have tried the water-filled plastic baggy method (I call it The Southern Method, since it seems that this method is attempted mainly […]

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Plastic Baggy Fly Experiment

June 3, 2010


The preliminary results are in regarding my scientific experiment: The Southern Method and The Northern Method for Getting Rid of Flies. You can read in my first article why I call it The Southern Method and The Northern Method. And you can also read that I decided to do the water-filled plastic baggy method first. […]

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

May 28, 2010


Been a tough week, here at the old homestead. The Hubs has been working longer hours, so I’ve been on my own for most of the demolition of our kitchen and dining room. Then, the IRS decided to “examine” (aka, audit) my income, saying I didn’t claim it properly (I’m self-employed, and am paid via […]

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Where Have I Been?!

March 23, 2010

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Working. !!! ugh! lots to do this week. I’m happy, though. And COOKING! Yum! I made up a new recipe, The Super Speedy Spiedie Wrap. At least, I think it’s a new one. I didn’t get it anywhere… this recipe is so good, and it took me 10 minutes to make. It’s my new favorite […]

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