A tale of two children…

Ah… Spring Break… And a time to remark on the differences between boys and girls… Spring Break with a 16 year old girl included: Shopping, the Walters museum, several Smithsonian museums and the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. (photo: View of the Washington memorial in Baltimore, outside The Walters) (and yes, the sky really was…

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Taking a walk down memory lane… Blog style

Yeah… So, here I sit, up to my elbows in alligators (someone kindly remind me to look up the meaning/origin of that charming saying) and I’m trying to keep my promise to myself. That one where I said I would keep my blog all fresh and sparkly clean, full of cool updated posts by Yours…

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Twelve Months of Mayhem?

Or is it Twelve Months of Personality Disorders? That evil wench with a whip is at it again. Once again she passed me a communicable disease… And what’s worse, she already tagged some of the very same people I would normally tag. The rat. Anyway, here are the instructions: 1. Mention the person who tagged…

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree – you’re such a pain in the butt to me!

Most of my decorating is done the weekend following Thanksgiving – but the tree, oh that little marvel of evergreen loveliness, it waits. It waits because I don’t do a fake tree, but I still deal with the big tub of water, the pine needles and the inevitable stains on my light beige carpeting (what…

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Things that make you go hmmm…. Searching is fun!

I’ve done some pretty strange Google searches in my day… Heck, I even recall back in the days of yore, before I knew better, using things like Ask Jeeves (when it still had that annoying butler type guy on it) and the aptly named DogPile (though I’m still known to hit that one up sometimes…)…

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Me-n-PhotoShop – Part II

Yep, it’s addicting. Actually, it’s that I’m finally going through all my digital pictures, trying to figure out which ones are decent enough to print, and thinking, “Hey, may as well ‘Shop ’em a little first, right?” Besides, it’s fun. The time – a few years ago The place – Montana De Oro State Park…

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I Just Want To Make Love to You – a musical meme…

Great, somebody slipped me a tag – seriously, I don’t think it’s dangerous, but it is contagious and spreads very easily. The only cure available is to respond and then pass it off to someone else. You can try ignoring it, but it just keeps coming back to haunt you, like an embarrassing rash. The…

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Me-n-PhotoShop

Yeah, I admit it – I’m a dimwit when it comes to this stuff… That’s what Art Departments are for, right? Slowly but surely, my exasperated Art Director is teaching me a thing or two about taking decent pics, and playing with them in PhotoShop. I’m still in the PS 4 Dummies stage! Meanwhile, the…

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Weekend fun and follies…

In the process of working on an article for work, completing my Christmas decorations, discovering I had no muffin pan in my house, celebrating my son’s 11th birthday, actually doing laundry (usually, The BF does that), and once again wiping the fingerprints off my stainless steel refrigerator (I will never, ever, ever buy SS appliances…

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It’s Howl-o-ween!

It’s Halloween time, my second, really, since leaving my ex – and I’m enjoying it. The first year, I was still in shock, still sort of dazed. I managed to buy candy just in case there were Trick or Treaters (there was one) and other then that, I did no decorating, nothing. The kids go…

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