Category Archives: lifestyles


Today on The Talk, one of the conversations was about  worry. Do you worry? It’s right around the 6 minute mark but if you listen, I was just like Sharon Osborne. Like she said “I worry about everything. Every-Little-Thing.” Whether … Continue reading

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Are you a “Royal” watcher?

Are you Royal watcher? I can’t help it. I’ve always been fascinated by “royalty.” The the Grimaldi’s of Monaco. My mom likes to joke that she was pregnant both times at the same time as Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco so I feel I … Continue reading

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Drunken Playdates?

This is a topic with which I am completely, utterly unfamiliar. On The Talk today, the ladies touched briefly on the subject of drinking while on a “playdate”.  Now, I don’t do traditional playdates very often. I don’t get with … Continue reading

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A Party Fit for a Princess?

Ok people, I have to preface this by saying that I checked out how much it would be to have a McDonald’s birthday party for Josh, and nearly choked at the $130-$150 price tag.  So this video almost put me … Continue reading

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Must Do THIS Before I Die…

Doesn’t look like the most wicked fun you’ve ever seen???  EVER??? If you click on the picture, it will take you to the Tromso Reindeer Racing Championships, in Norway.  At the bottom of the page are four videos of the … Continue reading

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Saving your good stuff

This subject reminds me of my grandma. She NEVER used the new things we gave her. She always said she was going to save them for company but she didn’t use them for company either. She was so funny. I … Continue reading

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This Year, I Resolve To….

…I don’t know. I haven’t the foggiest idea about what I should resolve to do, because for a ridiculous number of years, I’ve been resolving to lose the same ten pounds (plus the ten that I added that year, which … 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

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What do you say?

I was watching Judge Judy last night while I was puttering around in my kitchen and what a woman said about made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. A woman was charging that someone stole her … Continue reading

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Aging gracefully

I’ve been wondering for years why people get such elaborate plastic surgery. There are so many botched jobs. Wouldn’t you think these movie stars would check into their surgeons a little more carefully? Today on Oprah, the show was about aging. It … Continue reading

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Posting calories in movie theaters

We were watching this the other night on Nightline and it just seems weird to me. Posting calories in movie theaters, airplanes and convenience store type places. I’m not really sure I understand the whole concept of this. I get the whole … Continue reading

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Another Blantant Product Review

I promise, I’m not going all “Environmentalist Wacko” on you.  But I have always been a “Practical Greenie”.  I believe in conserving resources, growing my own food or buying as much as I can locally, not using pesticides unless I … Continue reading

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The Standard of Harassment

I rarely want to call radio shows.  But when I heard this story being discussed on two separate shows, I found myself talking to the radio, nearly screaming at it, and stomping around my kitchen, slamming pots in my indignance.  … Continue reading

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Dividing Lines

I can’t even really believe this is happening. It’s such a good thing I live where I do. I couldn’t stand to have these silly rules and regulations to follow. Not to be able to hang my clothes outside????? WHY??? … Continue reading

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from the brilliant minds of Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

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HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS! I have been waiting all week for this week to come to an end! It seems to be flying by too, which never happens when I want it to! 🙂 What is everyone doing this weekend? Anyone … Continue reading

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It’s about being neighborly

There are so many issues surrounding the proposed Community Center/Mosque, called “Cordoba House” near Ground Zero that I don’t know where to start. A list seems like a good idea, as the issues pop to mind: It’s very close to … Continue reading

Posted in America, arguments, beliefs, choices, cultures, differences, discrimination, disrespect, government, laws, life, lifestyles, memories, neighbors, news, opinions, Political Correctness, politics, private property, questions, relationships, religion, respect, responsibility, rights, traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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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America’s best hot dogs

Who doesn’t love a good dog. I thought this was a really fun article. How do you like your dogs? What do you put on them and how do you like them best?

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Undercover Lunch Lady: Do Kids Use Manners?

This was on the news the other night and I couldn’t wait to see it. Especially since this is what I did many moons ago. I wrote this post on manners a long time ago so most of you know … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, good habits, kids, lifestyles, manners, parent's, people, taught, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Arizona law

Okay, I’m gonna talk about it. I wasn’t going to but have since thought, why not. Let me begin by saying that most of us had ancestors in our family who came here from other places. That’s all very fine … Continue reading

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Giving Up Chocolate

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner. I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, ‘If … Continue reading

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Getting Politicians to Swear off Cussing

I know this is a subject that some of you feel we’ve discussed enough. I thought so too until I saw this on the news the other night. When the whole Joe Biden dropping the F-ing bomb in President Obama’s ear … Continue reading

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People mailbag

When I cracked open my People magazine the other week, this was a letter in the MailBag that I saw. Do any of you have accents? Most people I’ve found say they don’t have one. But you ask someone else … Continue reading

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News sources

When Laura wrote about this the other day, it prompted this thought from DM, one of our local yokels. He brought up that it’s almost impossible to get a well balanced source of information. Which lead me to wonder where most of … Continue reading

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