Category Archives: Other Stuff

How to Take Over the World

Advertisers know what they’re doing. They have a sneaky, secret plan to take over our minds and then the world. Oh, wait. That’s evil geniuses. Wrong villains. But seriously. Advertisers know what they’re doing. That’s why they’ve always encouraged kids … Continue reading

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Your Thermostat is Where? Riiiiiight….

So, I’m just wondering if I’m the only person in the history of ever who’s had this surreal experience. Pebbles and I have spent bazillions of hours at our local Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s playgrounds. For several reasons: The Rock and … Continue reading

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Independence Day Research – Paul Revere and Jack Black??

What with yesterday being the Fourth of July here in the U.S. and all, we’ve been studying about the American Revolution. We’re working on this awesome Independence Day lapbook created by the awesome – and much more organized then me … Continue reading

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Hair Bikini

Why? Just…why? Photo credit: I have no idea. I just want to make it clear that I don’t personally know these people, nor did I take this photo. It’s just one of those things floating around in the bowels of … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure Where I’m Going But if You’d Like to Tag Along, Follow Me

So I’ve been told I should promote my blog. I’ve debated forever whether or not to do it. OCD Louie, as usual, has turned it into a living nightmare. OCD Louie: Are ya sure ya really want to promote your … Continue reading

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Best Ringtone Evah!

I’m wondering if there is a Best Ringtone Evah! Award floating around the internet somewhere. Because if there is, I want to nominate one. At my doctor’s office last month I was getting my blood drawn when the nurse got … Continue reading

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The Bullying Epidemic

I was recently invited to join a Facebook group created with the intent to stop bullying. This particular group was started because of the recent suicide of a 12 year-old girl in our town. Sadly, she took her life, as … Continue reading

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(fill in the blank) Night at McDonald’s

I was originally going to title this post Redneck Night at McDonald’s. But the all-knowing Oracle Google told me that redneck is a disparaging term, implying negative stereotypical traits such as ignorance and narrow-mindedness. It isn’t my intent to offend … Continue reading

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I Need One of These. I Really, Really Need One.

Everyone who lives in Tornado Alley knows the importance of having a storm cellar or shelter. Most of us, by now, realize that a zombie apocalypse is inevitable. It’s no longer a question of if, but when. And whether or … Continue reading

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Changing Face of Facebook

Dear Facebook, Why Did You Change? My relationship with my personal Facebook account isn’t what it used to be. And I’m not all that crazy about the change. I go there less often these days because wading through all the … Continue reading

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A Cool Title Capitalization Tool

Why Do Title Capitalization Rules Have to Be So Complex? I never gave too much thought to proper title capitalization until I started writing a blog. But OCD Louie has chosen this as yet another of his annoying campaigns for … Continue reading

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Back Up. Backup. Back-UP! BACKUP!! BACKUP!!!! ASAP!!!!

I had a heart-sickening moment this morning when my electricity went off and my computer shut down. When I restarted the computer and opened up my mail and calendar program…YIKES!! ALL my mail folders were empty!! My calendar was empty!! … Continue reading

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Awesome Blog Alert #2 – Jabberin’ with Gibber and the Gibberites

I recently discovered a truly awesome blog. Gibber (with a J) Jabberin is the genius behind…um…Gibber Jabberin. Gibber Jabberin is a question and answer blog. But it’s not like any Q&A blog I (and possibly you) have ever seen. It’s … Continue reading

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Can You Use the Words Spam, Useful and SEO in a Sentence?

Useful Spam and SEO. Who Knew? So far I’ve been lucky. I only get an occasional message in my blog account’s spam folder. There haven’t been any offers for Viagra or secrets for improving my sex life or promises of … Continue reading

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

You can’t always trust your eyes. They don’t always see the whole picture. See this pup? See those deep, soulful eyes and that alert, intelligent expression? You’d think she would grow up to be an amazing dog, wouldn’t you? Surely, … Continue reading

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Please Be Careful What You Share

Some parents worry me. Really, really worry me. I’ve seen blogs and public Facebook and Instagram accounts that have allowed me, with minimal effort, to figure out where a person lives, how many kids they have and the gender and … Continue reading

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The Lazy, Nasty, Thieving Bullies of the Buzzard World. (Warning: Strong Stomach Required)

If you’ve lived in a city all your life you probably think of buzzards differently than country people do. Living on a farm has taught me to appreciate these horridly ugly birds. Buzzards, along with coyotes, maggots and miscellaneous insects, … Continue reading

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Awesome Blog Alert

Underdaddy to the Rescue If you haven’t yet discovered Underdaddy’s blog you really must hurry on over there and discover it now. Underdaddy blogs about his life surrounded by females. All females. Even the family dog is female. While sharing … Continue reading

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A Crystal Ball Could Really, Really Improve My Blog Stats

Guess What my Blog Stats and Charles Manson’s Marriage Have in Common If only I had a crystal ball that would let me see next week’s news. My blog stats would be off the charts. You may have read or … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft Sound the Death Knell for Minecraft?

Microsoft Buys Minecraft You know that saying, “No news is good news?” Well, I heard some news recently that, in my world, can’t possibly be good news. I heard that Microsoft bought Mojang, the company that owns, distributes and keeps … Continue reading

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Two Words. Always Proofread.

I have to confess that I’m a bit of a Grammar Nazi. Okay, not just a bit. A whole lot. And a spelling, punctuation, capitalization and paragraph freak, as well. It isn’t really my fault, though. These just happen to … Continue reading

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Evidence that the IRS May Be Run by a Bunch of Monkeys

You know how people say they have a love-hate relationship with someone or something?  Well, this isn’t one of those posts. It’s about my unadulterated hatred for the United States Internal Revenue Service. “Hate is such a strong word,” you … Continue reading

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A Dr. Who Man Cave for the Dog

Pebbles made a cozy little hidey place for our dog, Fighter. For the record, Fighter is not a Fighter. And a little hidey place is all he needs because he’s also not big. He’s about 8 lbs. of not big. … Continue reading

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What Do Blog Stats Say About My Readers?

My WordPress Stats page tells me that over the past week the most popular topics in my blog, in the following order, have been: 1) evil 2) crazy 3) psychotic 4) delusional 5) Charles Manson 6) sociopath 7) psychopath 8) … Continue reading

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I am Charles Manson’s Wife

No. Not me. I am Charles Manson’s Wife is the title of an actual article – I kid you not –  about a poor, deluded and likely deranged young woman who is in love with Mr. Helter Skelter himself, Psycho … Continue reading

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

I have a couple of confessions to make.The first is that I harbor a touch of nail-envy for people with naturally strong, beautiful fingernails. You know who you are. You’re the ones who “complain” about how darn fast your fingernails … Continue reading

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Scamming a Scammer. SOOO Much Fun!!

Tired of telephone phishing scams? Feeling a little naughty and wanting to turn the tables on these scumbags who keep calling you, trying to trick you into giving them your personal info? Read about the fun I had playing Go Phish with "David Webb" from "Microsoft Technical." Continue reading

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Political Correctness Is Running Amok. Amok! Amok! Amok!

I happen to be of the opinion that political correctness has gone too darn far in the U.S. and is actually infringing on our Constitutional right to free speech. I do understand that getting offended by every little nit-picking issue … Continue reading

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot and Bear Grylls

So Pebbles and The Rock were watching a YouTube music video today, Gordon Lightfoot’s 1970s hit “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” from his album Summertime Dream. Photo Credit It really is a hauntingly beautiful song that tells a sad … Continue reading

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