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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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