Category Archives: addictions

Expectations and Resentments

Each week, I attend a support group meeting. We read a passage from a book and then discuss its relevance in our lives. Is it true or not? Are we affected by this? How? Last week’s meeting has stuck with … Continue reading

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Awesome Product, Unfortunate Name

I have another blatant plug. I should start getting paid for these, but, alas, it shall never happen. Oh well. Won’t stop me from telling people about stuff I love. Men, you’re likely not going to care about this. Here’s … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Cartoons, Part 1

I’ve been watching the tripe that passes for “cartoons” lately (and I only have free digital TV), and it. is. PATHETIC!!! Where did this “anime” crap come from, and who told those people they could draw??? And the stories! GAG. … Continue reading

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New and improved cigarette packaging

Okay, so what do you think? Will this new packaging discourage people from smoking? We all know I’m a former smoker. I smoked for 35 years and I’ll be honest. Had my lungs not revolted against me, I’d still be … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Stolen from the Hershey’s Website. I’ve been making these for years. They’re phenomenal. I make them without the frosting, although I’ve used it for other stuff, like cupcakes. I also don’t like nuts in my brownies. It distracts from the … Continue reading

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Eagle Cam

I had to share this with you guys… during the minutes that I’ve had these past few weeks, I keep checking in.  This is an “EagleCam” – a camera mounted over an active Eagle’s Nest in Decorah, Iowa. Three eggs … Continue reading

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Would it stop you?

I know that we have at least one ex-smoker on this blog, and one person who has never, ever tried a cigarette.  And likely, everyone else falls somewhere on that scale, since statistics tell us that 1 in 5 adults … Continue reading

Posted in addictions, adulthood, adults, arguments, behavior, choices, cigarettes, dangers, gimmicks, government, health, lifestyles, opinions, overbearing, problems, questions, scare, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 32 Comments

Swedish Pancakes from Laura

Ok, so somewhere back in history they were probably Swedish, ’cause my Swedish Grandma used to make them.  But we did what every good, red-blooded American family would do, and we got rid of all that fruit.  Replaced it with … Continue reading

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What’s in Yours?

I’ve been following an occasional series over at PetitElephant, called “What’s in your purse?”  It’s an entertaining little series, and I got inspired. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a guy pick up my purse and utter … Continue reading

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Blatant Product Endorsement

Ok, I’ve gotta tell you, I feel kinda weird writing this, but I really want you to know about it, too, so I’m actually writing a product review to share with you.  How I wish I was being paid for … Continue reading

Posted in addictions, advertising, beauty, beauty products, commercials, favorite, health and beauty, make up, products, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 29 Comments

My Name is Bill, and I’m a Textaholic

I know I’m going to sound like Seinfeld here, but… what’s the deal with Texting? I mean, seriously, people. Can you NOT stay away from the keyboard for five blessed minutes? I know people who text all…the…time. While they are … Continue reading

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Winning…..or not??

I was talking to my sister-in-law Nancy a few weeks ago and I was kind of making fun of a girlfriend of mine who entered all these dumb contests online. She really thinks she going to win a laptop or … Continue reading

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Who watches Soap Opera’s? Or should I ask, who will admit to watching them? My mom never watch soaps but my grandma watched a couple. I can remember watching General Hospital with her when I was just a child. I … Continue reading

Posted in activities, addictions, changes, choices, differences, favorites, fears, grandma, habits, housework, lifestyles, memories, memory, mom's, people, soap operas., things, tv, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

What If We Lost The Internet?

Last night when this came on the news Paul laughed and said “I’d like to see what you’d be like with no computer!” I turned to him and said “what the hell about you?” What about all your farms and … Continue reading

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Our Life…Unplugged

I have never liked being alone and I have never enjoyed the sound of silence. For me, if it was quiet then I was more than likely alone and I wasn’t comfortable with that. I would actually have my TV … Continue reading

Posted in activities, addictions, bad habits, behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, family, fun, habits, kids, lifestyles, memories, people, relationships, summer, things, tv, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

My first auction

This weekend was just beautiful here in the land of 10,000 lakes.  The sun was shining, lots of birds singing and the hum of an auctioneer’s voice echoing in the breeze.  Auction season is here!  Saturday, I attended my first … Continue reading

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Let’s lower the drinking age…..

I’m really not sure how to start this post.  I’m pretty agitated so I’m trying to *breath* and stay calm so I don’t sound like a shrew. Last night the news started with this: Another Push To Lower Minnesota’s Drinking Age.  I’m thinking, well, I … Continue reading

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Fire safe cigarettes!!!!!

I realize I won’t get to much sympathy on this issue but that’s okay.  I don’t need it but I do need to get this off my chest.  As of Dec 1st, Minnesota now has a fire safe cigarette. Isn’t that … Continue reading

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I’m addicted to lip balm! Are you?

Hi my name is Joy and I’m a lip balm addict. I’m ready to admit that I’m addicted to lip balm but didn’t really realize it until I was watching a news program and it just came on. Then I … Continue reading

Posted in addictions, behavior, choices, control, differences, favorites, fears, feelings, habits, likes, lip balm, people, problems, sickness, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments