Tag Archives: TLC

7 New Year’s RID-solutions to Ponder

2 Jan

 

Woo Hoo! 2015!

Got resolutions?

I’ve got RID-solutions!

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Good luck!

 

In 2015, let’s say Bye-Bye to…

1.      Denial.  “I’ll just have one more chocolate covered cherry because, after all, it’s a vital part of celebrating holiday traditions and participating in the pursuit of freedom.”

2.    Pride. I will not become irritated when I lose at tennis even though a) it is obviously my partner’s fault b) the sun is in my eyes c) I had too much coffee for breakfast d) not enough coffee e) I have a calf cramp f) I’m not wearing my lucky socks. […]

Stir Crazy! Cabin Fever!

20 Feb

Cover of "Stir Crazy"

Cover of Stir Crazy

 

Prisoners of winter… I feel your pain.

The frigid weather is getting you down.

You are sick and tired of ice, sleet, snow, and single-digit temperatures.

One blizzard is a novelty; five is torture.

You may be going clinically stir crazy from being confined inside.

Feeling irritable, listless, achy, unproductive, homicidal?

More than usual, that is?

Your symptoms could be due to something totally unrelated:

PMS, hot flashes, African equine fever, tax time, or writer’s block.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka cabin fever, stir crazy, bonkers) is common… especially where the sun don’t shine – like the East Coast.

Let us diagnose you…

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE CABIN FEVER

  • You’re reading your friends’ blogs.
  • You’ve done so much online shopping – your mail carrier has a hernia.
  • The light on your cell phone screen doubles as a therapy light box. […]

Extreme Dental Floss

1 Nov

 

Moderation isn’t “in.” Everything has to be extreme.

I’ve personally witnessed “extreme googling,” “extreme kvetching,” “extreme tweeting,” and the worst of all… “extreme karaoke.”

Lady Gaga epitomizes this extreme spirit with her fashion sense.

Where's the beef?

Where’s the beef?

 

In this economy, “You can’t take it with you, so WTF spend it now” and “Shop ’til you drop” has bitten the gold dust.

Trim that fat in your budget with a buzz saw. […]

True or False?

23 Aug

BOO!  POP Culture POP Quiz!

TRUE or FALSE?

1.   The TLC TV Show “Extreme Cougar Wives” is revolting.

2.   “Extreme Cougar Wives” is encouraging!

“Extreme Cougar Wives explores the exciting lives of women who love much younger men.” – TLC

 

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3.   Next season, you’ll be able to vote one of the wives from TLC TV Network’s “Sister Wives” OFF the show.

The title card for Sister Wives, a TLC reality...

The title card for Sister Wives, a TLC reality television series about a polygamist family. (Photo credit: Wikipedi

4.   Tangerine is not an actual color.  Neither is avocado. […]

Help! I’m A Data Hoarder

26 Jun

Help! I’m A Data Hoarder.   

Some day, perhaps sooner than later, neighbors may find me buried in a morass of festering digital clutter – twitter droppings, zipper files, news video, old songs, new songs, You Tube footage of nursing puppies and stupid person pranks, piles of podcasts and miles of ezines, ebooks, PDFs, JPEGS, GIFS.

TLC’s fascinating show “Hoarding: Buried Alive” features folks suffering from various forms of compulsive-obsessive disorder, attachment disorder, addiction and/or dementia. These avid collectors seem unable to throw out anything – especially if it’s downright disgusting: old underwear, plastic snakes, used cardboard, moldy muffins, dead cats, apple cores, ex-spouses. You get the messy “Where’s Waldo?” picture.

However, with therapy and support and some serious begging from clinical psychologists, disgruntled relatives and a U-Haul Truck full of unbelievably patient professional organizers, the hoarders begin to clean up their acts.

For my part, I finally ditched my long serving desktop computer as it was becoming a data death camp. It is a tremendous step in clearing up my “over byte” problem!

Forget preservation. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Stop, drop and delete.

Is computer clutter a problem for you?

 

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