Category Archives: General Ramblings

Deep thoughts on the human condition.

Invasion Of The iPhone Snatchers

My husband has become one of Them.  They’re taking over. I keep trying to tell people, but they won’t listen. “You’re paranoid.” they say. “That’s crazy talk.” they say. Oh sure, it seemed innocent enough at first.  The iPod was … Continue reading

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Let Your Fingers Do The Talking: Universal Sign Language For Drivers

The problem with Driver’s Ed is that students only learn useless information like the proper distance to maintain when following a car towing a house trailer up an incline of more than 30 degrees during an ice storm (2 miles.) … Continue reading

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Take The Bucket O Chicken Challenge To Cure LAFF

The phenomenal success of the ice bucket challenge has brought in a ton of money for ALS, as well as bringing much-needed awareness to this worthy cause.   I’m going to borrow the idea to raise funds for another cause that … Continue reading

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My Best Friend Won The Nobel Prize And I Stayed Home To Watch Toddlers & Tiaras

Imagine your best friend won the Nobel prize.  Dignitaries, family and friends from all over the world would fly in to Stanislav or wherever, just to pay homage to the deserving honoree.  And imagine you didn’t go.  You stayed home, … Continue reading

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Facebook Ruined My Life, Now They Must Pay

Should a ginormous corporation be allowed to humiliate a child and profit from her pain? Could $167,000,000 in compensation even begin to make up for her suffering? We can only hope so. I give you, Exhibit A What’s the first … Continue reading

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Song Lyrics I Got Horribly Wrong #387

Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road …back to the howling old owl in the woods, humpin’ the horny back toad.   Have you ever discovered you were totally messing up a song’s lyrics?

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How To Earn The Title: World’s Worst Mother-In-Law

About 25 years ago my mother-in-law, Virginia, and sister-in-law, Jane, asked me to go with them to a taping of a talk show then popular in Chicago, the Jenny Jones Show.   We were put in a holding room where the … Continue reading

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