Aren’t comments fun?

Yeah, OK, so I strictly moderate all comments…  few unpleasant experiences taught me a valuable lesson… Most of the time, I simple delete the obnoxious or offensive without comment. Every now and then, however, I must share before deleting… In response to my post on What Does Nazi Mean To You? (Note – the following…

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The 10th circle of hell – a woman’s purse

As purses go, mine isn’t too bad. I tend to keep it fairly neat and organized, and I can usually find what I need with a minimum of “mm, wait a minute, I know it’s in here… somewhere…” Then the other day, I almost slicked my lips with the wrong stuff… To understand that –…

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Where’s my other shoe?

I’m the kind of person whose shoes live in the closet, sitting neatly in pairs, resting quietly on the shelves until Yours Truly is ready to wear them. That habit comes from painful experiences – the “where the hell did I leave my…” search being one. The other being what a four-legged, furry critter can…

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Ergonomic shmergonic… I just want comfortable

OK, so working at home has brought me to the realization that my existing seating arrangement has got to go! The big desk has a big, comfy, “executive” style chair – which is great… but no so great for long term work at the computer (something I seem to be doing more and more of…

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I don’t care how many cabinets I have…AKA: gadgets you won’t find wasting my counter space

Yea, alright, so we all know I’m a sucker for kitchen goodies. And we all know I am the happy owner of a kitchen that actually has more than enough cabinet and counter space. Yes, such a thing does exist! That does not, however, mean I am going to clutter it up with tons of…

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Keepin’ it real and channeling Lily Munster

Hey, yesterday was Halloween, right? So it’s OK to channel Lily Munster, right? Were my silver hairs as artfully, and attractively, bunched as hers, creating a nice, solid white streak, I might – just might – ignore them. Though in reality, I’m afraid it gives more of a skunk look. Meanwhile, touching up my roots…

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Word of the Day: Cockalorum

Now, how can you not giggle, just a bit, when, working on your first cup of coffee, you sit down to read email, and that is the subject line of the very first message in your inbox? Yeah, I know. You can’t. Usually, the Words of the Day are either things I already know, or…

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What to do with an olive tree

When first moving into this house, I knew there was an olive tree in the corner of the back yard. Aside from the obvious mess I knew it would cause, and worrying about a certain canine tracking mooshed olive goo in on her feet, I didn’t give it another thought. Not really, anyway… Then, said…

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The story of a broken arm…

OK…I’m going to do my best to keep this typo free – LOL! Easier said than done with one hand! Here’s the story… One week ago today I went quad riding. Had a blast! We took a long trail up through Roger’s Trough and it was gorgeous. Saw some young deer – only 30 yards…

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Pseudonyms and Social Networks

I’m a parent of a teenage daughter and a preteen boy – both of whom are online; I work in the internet industry; I’ve been a victim of a cyber-stalker (or two); I have carefully crafted my own online identity to protect my personal information, sometimes to the detriment of my career which revolves around…

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