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BOO! Sad Songs and Ghosts

18 Oct

 

Forget about Halloween! October is scary for other reasons… especially if you are older than, say, fifteen.

“Some of my best friends are sad songs…” (said ME during a nasty autumn allergy attack AND before my Starbucks this morning)

Sad songs are oddly satisfying when you’re feeling miserable. Like a good cry, listening to them is cathartic. Maybe we can learn to LAUGH at how haunting they can be?

Everyone has a “Pity Party Playlist.” What’s your favorite sad song?

Here are a few for October.  Enjoy!

Edith Piaf drives a stake through your heart with raw emotional beauty. Eat your heart out Twilight. […]

Birthday? You Send Me!

4 Oct

 

Rumor has it this post is sponsored by Hallmark Cards and their mission to turn a #BirthdayFail into a #BirthdayWin. 

Check it out on Twitter!

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* BTW… A free 10-card pack of assorted Hallmark birthday cards (approximate retail value: $40) to a lucky reader who leaves a comment. Gosh, I love free stuff… don’t you?

 

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7 Reasons WHY… You SHOULD Send A REAL Birthday Card

1 – A paper birthday card sent through the mail gives you an A+ for effort. Any two-bit robot or spammer can email you “HB.”

2 – Heck, an actual card is almost like a wrapped gift these days. […]

I Feel Your Back To School Pain

30 Aug

 

According to top Health and Wellness Coaches Debbie Schroeder and Lynn Smith in their report 10 ENERGY ZAPPERS and How To Eliminate Them,

“Watching TV can lead to fatigue. The rapid cuts and edits shift your orienting response into overdrive, which leads to fatigue.”  Phooey, I say!

What causes fatigue? Working a job in your kid’s classroom!

It’s elementary, my dear room mother

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Dear Ms. Yokelclinger,

I’m happy as Planter’s Punch you are my kid’s teacher this year. I look forward to working like a dog breaking labor laws volunteering tirelessly in the classroom. After a seemingly endless summer keeping my kids entertained, hydrated, fed, culturally stimulated, lathered with sunscreen, and blooming like buttercups, I’m really thrilled to tears to be your complete and total slave parent helper.

Because I am deliriously dedicated to my child’s education, I will be on call 24-7 should you need anything. […]

Words With Moms

6 May

 

An 1888 advertisement for Webster’s Unabridged...

An 1888 advertisement for Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

One of the BEST things I learned from my mother…

best |best| superlative of good
adjective
of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality
• most enjoyable: some of the best times of my life.
• most appropriate, advantageous, or well advised

“If you don’t know the meaning of a word, look it up in the dictionary,” she insisted.

Once an English Major, always an English Major.  As the Mental Floss T-shirt joke goes, “I’m an English Major. You do the math.”

My mother kept a thick, worn hardcover copy of her college edition Webster’s Dictionary on a little shelf in the corner of the kitchen. […]

Go Fly A Kite!

1 May

Malibu, Baby!

Malibu, Baby!

MAY DAY!   MAY DAY!

After a long winter and a chilly, slow start to spring…

(you may have noticed) it’s finally May.

The spring fever many of us felt in April was merely the flu.

So it’s time to squeeze in a celebration of spring before Memorial Day whacks us like a Wasabi wiener and folks (certainly not me) are complaining about how hot it is.

Is it hot in here or is it just me? […]

Happy Whoop-di-doo Year

28 Dec

 

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Time is the new money.

A special THANK YOU to all my readers and subscribers for your generosity!

Wishing you love, light, and LAUGHTER in the NEW YEAR.

See you in 2013.

 

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Merry Christmas!

24 Dec

Happy Holidays * Merry Christmas * Peace * Naps!

 

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Merry Christmas Darling

Merry Christmas Darling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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7 Christmas Gifts I DON’T Want

18 Dec

 

What gifts don’t YOU want?

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Rubik’s Cube Collection (Photo credit: Scarygami)

 

In the spirit of LESS materialism… Thank you, but please DON’T buy me the following:

*A sexy Santa gift… especially if I’ve been naughty. What’s with the “We wish you a slutty Xmas!” sentiment? Watch out – Frosty the Snowman is so hot and bothered, he may melt.

*An e-card with a slide share of cutesy farm animals singing Christmas carols. Stay out of my inbox! It’s messy enough in there. […]

Do The Thanksgiving Math

20 Nov

 

Home Is Where The Wine Heart Is

Thanksgiving = 2 Much Food 4 Most Every 1

From The New York Times by Tara Parker Pope:

“The commonly cited statistic is that the average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone. That’s according to the Calorie Control Council,”

Calories Schmalories!  Who’s counting anyway?

SO GLAD I REFUSE TO BE AVERAGE!!!  4500 calories?  Sum 1 isn’t trying very hard!

* Happy Thanksgiving to all *

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A NON-POLITICAL ELECTION YEAR QUIZ

1 Nov

JUST FOR FUN – A QUIZ


  • Ÿ  You love babies…  a) Of course! The more the merrier.  b) Anywhere, but sitting near me on an airplane  c) Only if they are four-legged  d) I prefer them in the womb  e) Sure, they make great props for campaign photo opps
  • Ÿ  Food stamps are…  a) A lifesaver for those in need  b) Handy for buying Life Saver candies and cigarettes  c) Rather tasty  d) Fattening  e) A bonanza for fraud
  • Ÿ  A full-time job is…  a) a colossal pain in the ass  b) Something I kind of miss  c) Fine if it doesn’t interfere with my FaceBook time  d) What the government owes us  e) An essential part of The American Dream in this exceptional country!
  • Ÿ  My retirement fund is…  a)  A victim of chronic abuse  b) Missing In Action  c) What retirement fund?  d) Not enough for my cat to live on for a month  e) Tied to a Golden Parachute
  • Ÿ  An AK-47 is…  a) A legal firearm  b) A lubricant  c) A complicated tax form  d) Something obscene that should be banned from the planet!  e) Standard issue with drivers’ licenses in Texas

 

 🙂 Aren’t you glad the election is over in less than a week?

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