Tag Archives: Culture

What’s With the Pansy Winter Storm Names? Or, I Must Be Feeling Better Cuz I’m Back to Ranting

February 8, 2013


Good heavens, as if the media hasn’t dumbed down our culture enough, now they are assigning names to winter “storms.” :meh: What the? Here in the Great Northeast, we get big snows, like, A LOT. We don’t need no stinkin’ names like “Ivan,” “Nemo” and “Willie.” What is this now, SeaWorld?! What ever happened to […]

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Facing the Giants

April 1, 2012

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One of my friends posted this video on Facebook. I usually avoid such videos, not liking to get swept up in the latest fad or hype. But this had some description about a kid who sings opera with a marvelous voice, so I watched the video. Yes, yes, it’s a lot of hype– boy, that […]

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Where Were You on 8/23/11?

August 23, 2011


We shall never forget…. *takes off hat, holds hat to heart* I was on my bed, typing at my laptop (I write upstairs in my room, it’s quieter). Suddenly, I feel the bed swaying. Just a little. But it’s constant, so it gets my attention. As if someone is rocking the bed just a little […]

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I Never Understood This Fascination with the Mona Lisa

April 9, 2011


The painting is FIVE HUNDRED years old. People are *still* wrapped up in the Mona Lisa. I was an art major in school. I took art history, art theory, art art art. Overwhelmingly, there was this strange fascination with Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The adoring attention always baffled me. It’s a very nice painting […]

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Twitter Asp-irations

April 1, 2011


If you’ve been following the news (of which I haven’t much), apparently a 20-inch long deadly venomous cobra escaped the Bronx Zoo last Friday, and has not been found yet. :holycow: The Bronx Zoo dudes think that the deadly venomous cobra is lurking somewhere within the zoo, but can’t be SURE. Once the snake gets […]

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I’m SO Glad I Didn’t Take the Kids to Choose a Greeting Card…

March 23, 2011


I am highly offended. HIGHLY. I had to go to the local drugstore to look for some birthday cards for my moms. (I have two moms, a *real* mom and a step mom). My sons begged and begged to go, but they had some schoolwork to finish up, and honestly, I just knew they’d only […]

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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 You Have Wrap Rage?

February 9, 2011


I have been THIS close, peeps. VERY VERY CLOSE. I don’t think I would stab my new gadget with a Ronco Ginsu machete… but I’ve been preeeeeetty close. I have a honking big razor blade knife with snap-off blades (so it’s always sharp!) ready to roll whenever I come home with my new CD, lipstick, […]

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Morning Musings…

February 8, 2011


It’s still early morning as I write this, so I have some quiet time to think before the day’s mayhem begins, Oh wait, the kids are up. Too late. Ugh, and they have informed me that we need milk, so I must walk down the street to get some. *sigh* Well anyway, I guess I […]

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Meet Me on Monday #134

February 6, 2011


I’m doing this on Sunday night, while 99.9% of America is watching the Super Bowl. You wouldn’t BELIEVE the Internet speed I’m getting! lol Questions: 1. Did you watch the Superbowl? Nope. Don’t have TV. The husband played it on the radio for a little while, but I wasn’t paying much attention. Why? See Question […]

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