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Irene Is Good For Business…

August 26, 2011

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I never thought I’d say that a hurricane was good, but I checked the stats for my travel blog yesterday, and the traffic has spiked dramatically. The reason? The hurricane. Hurricane Irene, to be precise. Hurricanes are rare animals here in New York and New England. There have only been a few that hit us […]

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Trying Not to Think About It….

July 28, 2011


… the economy. And how the politicians and bankers are totally wrecking it. On purpose, it would seem. I mean– hey, why not, right? They have everything to gain from the economy going on its head, right? Just like the stock market crash 100 years ago. Oh sure, that was a bad time for the […]

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What Is With Horses That Makes Our Hearts Turn To Mush?

February 15, 2011


Oh, gals, do you remember discovering horses at about age 10? It seems that every single little girl LOVES horses at about that age. I used to draw them, paint them, write stories about them– such beautiful creatures! I never did get a horse, never even rode one before. As the years have passed, I […]

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Do Other Shopping Lines Really Move Faster?

January 16, 2011


I saw this video by an engineer– and who am I to question an engineer, right? — but after watching this video, I have to disagree with the guy. It’s a rather long video, but take a minute to watch it and tell me what you think… I think the flaw in this “Queueing Theory” […]

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Why High Schools Should Not Prepare Students For College

January 14, 2011


Short version: High schools should prepare students for LIFE. Not college. Long version: I have traditional ideas when it comes to education. That, and I haven’t seen a whole lot of educating going on since schools ditched the Classical Method in the 40’s and began experimenting with kooky social engineering methods. The Classical Method is […]

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For All You Facebookies…

January 10, 2011


OK, I’m selling out. I added a Facebook “Like” button to the blog! OK OK OK!! It will be at the bottom of every post. :hmph: So now I can’t be accused of showing partiality to *only* the Twitter followers! :shades: Here’s hoping I get some Likes that propel me to certain glittering fame and […]

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Giveaways About to End!

January 7, 2011


There are a number of giveaways ending soon. I actually can’t believe the sheer NUMBER of giveaways that bloggers are having lately. I personally don’t like hosting giveaways. I;d much rather get cash from an advertiser than hawk his wares for a freebie. Oh well. I do some of them because I think you guys […]

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Last Minute Unusual or Fun Gifts

December 16, 2010

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I love fun gifts. I never gave my mom potholders or my dad a tie for Christmas– I got her a pet rock or for him I made a sock puppet that looked just like him, lol. They actually LIKED those gifts, too… although I think my mom didn’t feed the poor pet rock and […]

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Something Beautiful- Snow! Closed Schools!

December 6, 2010


I’m participating in Renee’s Something Beautiful Meme. I am happy about the snowfall we’ve had over the weekend, our first “real” snowfall of the season. I love snow. It’s a good thing, too, because we usually have about 5-6 months of winter here in Upstate New York. It’s so, so beautiful. The kids like it […]

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Blog & Computer Support Team Selects Giveaway Winner!

December 5, 2010


Hey! My independent panel of observers (my darling daughter, part of my own little IT Support group here) chose the winner. Isn’t she the swellest little thing? :awe: We like to do things the old-fashioned way: we pull the name out of a hat!! Talk about technologically savvy, yeah. Well, computer support and technology is […]

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