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Shop ’til You Drop, Buy ’til You Cry

24 May

Shop ’til You Drop, Buy ’til You Cry

Is the Consumerism vs. Minimalism dilemma naggin’ at your noggin?

Shop 'til you drop, Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all, there is so much stuff, yet so little time, money, and space.

Is consumer debt dragging you down?

Stuff

Are you drowning in stuff?

Do you dream of a dumpster rental to solve your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad mess?

Are you feeling compelled to tidy up?

Dying to spark joy? […]

Mother’s Day: What NOT To Give Your Mother

9 May

The Gift of Mother’s Day

Hurrah!

Another “holiday” full of hype, unrealistic expectations, and expense.

Plus loads of gifting pressure.

Because we all know that, whatever she says, gifts are Mom’s love language.

Here are a few tips to assist you in giving well, and perhaps, clinching favorite child status.

Mother's Day Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What NOT To Give Your Mother

  • GRIEF – Don’t get arrested, crash your car, post a sex tape, or kill your brother (it’s her kid!). At least, not today.

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Fake Vacations: Is the Unposted Life Worth Living?

28 Apr

Life…

Life Unposted Fake vacations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The examined life is worth living.

The documented life is worth living.

But is the publicized life worth living?

Fake or Real?

Life publicized is posted on social media with text, images, and/or video for the universe to see.

It’s all out there – the good, the bad, and the boring.

The mundane and the meaningless.

The real and the fabricated.

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News Flash: Goofy News to Amuse You

12 Apr

Fun: Goofy News to Amuse You

The truth is stranger than fake news.

 

Fun: Goofy News for You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goofy News

Brain Zaps for Memory

https://nyp.st/2U7De9H

 

Snacking Hack – Nutella

https://nyp.st/2UtEwR2

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Life Hacks for April National Humor Month

29 Mar

LIfe Hacks for April National Humor Month

You know you need them!

National Humor Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live a Better Life Already

7 Trendy Tips to Up Your Game

  • How to get a pedicure when you’re wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet (and not electrocute yourself).

 

  • Using duct tape on pimples and fever blisters. (Don’t worry that you’ll never get it off)

 

  • Diet tips to motivate you and your fat dog. (Does not involve duct tape)

 

  • Take a power nap in the refrigerator. Boosts metabolism. Increases zest for life (and brain freeze).

 

  • Learn 501 ways to tie a scarf. Renews creativity. (Includes 499 ways you’ll never wear)

 

  • For sugar cravings, suck on mint dental floss. (Surprisingly satisfying if you’re on a 3-day fast)

 

  • Did you know? In a pinch, dental floss doubles as a cuticle clipper. (Impress your fancy friends at a dinner party with this life hack)

 

April National Humor Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Still Not Dead: Willie Nelson + It’s Heart Month

1 Feb

Still Not Dead: Willie Nelson + It’s Heart Month

Still not Dead is a funny song written by Willie Nelson.

“I woke up still not dead again today.”
Still Not Dead: Willie Nelson + Heart Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minimalism: Does it Spark Joy or Oy?

17 Jan

Minimalism: A few thoughts

First, the word “minimalism” – for God’s sake, it’s 10 letters and 5 syllables!

Why the #&!# not a shorter word…

… for a concept and practice that embodies simplicity and “less?”

Minimalism: Joy or Oy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are one hot mess short of being a certified hoarder, minimalism may be the answer.

What Is Minimalism?

It’s a thriving movement. It promises the average packrat “joy” through simplicity.  […]

Measure for Measure: I Need a Fitbit for My Brain

1 Nov

I need a fitbit for my brain, not my feet

We have fitness trackers that measure steps taken, miles logged, territory traversed.

Wearable technology enables us to monitor and access a vast world of valuable information.

For instance, a tracker will tell us if we’re a slacker when it comes to physical exercise.

That’s dandy, but…

Measure for Measure: I Need a Fitbit for my Brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not a tracker for our brain activity?

I want to track my daily thoughts, ideas, creative bursts, flights of fancy, feelings, dreams, and left brain vs. right brain activity.

How about measuring memories made and recovered?

Daily monitoring of moods and musings?

Instead of steps, how ’bout depths? Concepts? […]

Woof! Halloween Costumes Have Gone to the Dogs

19 Oct

Halloween Costumes and Dogs

Orange and black have invaded the retail world. Pumpkins, creepy decorations, and feed bags of over-priced candy block the aisles of every store – including the pet store. Orange is the new black, but dogs are the new orange.

Sniffing the $$$

According to MarketWatch, pet owners will spend nearly half a billion dollars on animal costumes this Halloween

Halloween Gone to the Dogs

Do dogs like dressing up? (I thought that was more of a gerbil thing.)

Animal behaviorists and dog cognition researchers suggest dogs aren’t crazy about dressing up, although they do appreciate the associated attention and treats from their owners. Imposing human garments on a canine likely stirs up pesky ancestral feelings.

Do you believe your special needs mongrel yearns to dress up as Albert Einstein or a bag of French Fries?

For God’s sake, a cocker spaniel is not comfortable wearing a petticoat and a sports bra!

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/on-dressing-up-your-pets

Concerns

One worries… […]

15 Things I’m NOT Worried About… Yet

21 Sep

Are you a worry wart?

What I'm NOT Worried About Now

Guatemalan Worry Dolls

 

15 Things I’m NOT Worried About… Yet

  • Ebola growing in my Brita filter

 

  • Pumpkin spice is back with a vengeance.

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