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Squirrels and bunnies and mice, oh my!

March 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Animals on my planet, Venting

We live in the city so I am always surprised at the wildlife issues we are confronted with. To be fair we don’t live downtown, we live in area that is predominantly single family homes with yards, but it is the city none the less. Last year a family of squirrels took up occupancy in […]

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A Public Service Announcement

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

The Internet can be a dangerous place for the innocent of all ages; even adults can be lured by shiny promises. The following is a cautionary tale, a public service announcement, if you will. Bob (he’s just so cute) saw what he thought was an “article” on what he thought was WebMD’s website. The story […]

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Of Great Importance (or not)

March 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

It has been a while since I’ve unloaded on the Internet and well, I have some questions. Do some drivers really believe that if they pretend to have no peripheral vision they are excused from letting other cars into their lane? A message to said drivers: Just because you act as though you can’ t see […]

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Monday is Rant-day

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Venting

It is Monday and the Bears lost (and I mean LOST!!!!) and I am feeling rant-y; so here goes: 1) At what point in time did it become acceptable for people to wear pajamas in public? I am not referring to Mom’s running their kids to school at 7:00am. I am talking about the-midday-shopping-at-the-grocery folks. Too […]

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A Canine’s Place

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff, Venting

It was in the news yesterday – again. Some thoughtless woman left her dog in the car while she had lunch at the mall. The windows of the car were rolled down, but apparently that was not enough to keep the poor thing alive in the 90 degree heat (really????). I know this happens all […]

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Water Gun Control

August 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Venting

Let me be clear, I don’t like guns. I see no value in BB guns. Boys use then to shoot very dangerous cans and bottles off fences in preparation for their real prey: squirrels. I am not sure I really understand paint ball.  A group of friends get together for an afternoon of shooting each […]

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BlogHer ’09: Appearances can be deceiving

July 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Stuff, Venting

It isn’t easy being me. It may surprise you; I know it surprises me. I struggle with making connections with other people. I can speak to them, I can have a conversation with them, but I have a hard time connecting. It is part shyness and part isolation as a byproduct of my childhood and […]

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A public service announcement

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff, Venting

I have officially had enough of passive aggressive behavior. How hard is it to say what you actually mean? I, for one, feel that I can handle the truth. I would really prefer outright aggressive behavior, but maybe I am alone. Passive aggresssion poses a number of problems, as I see it: First, it is […]

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Exactly what part of “budget” do you not understand?

June 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

Every summer there seems to be a project for our yard. And with every project there is a budget and an estimate. The problem I find is that the budgets and the estimates rarely have any relation to each other, which is weird because the budget is always disclosed to those who are doing the […]

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Now hair this

April 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff, Venting

Maybe I should have lied and said that I just got back from filming Survivor, Yemen or that I had been sequestered in the Big Brother house, but I didn’t. I just let the chips fall where they may as the receptionist checked and announced that I hadn’t had my hair cut or colored since […]

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