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Oh, you crazy Mayans

Posted by Laurie on December 21st, 2012
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According to the Mayans, today is the first day of…wait, no. That’s not it. Today is the last day. Yes, because the Mayan calendar ends today, supposedly the earth will explode. Or twirl off its axis. Or something.
Please. I have a Mickey Mouse calendar that ends in August. Do I think that means September won’t [...]

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Christmas decor by an engineer

Posted by Laurie on December 20th, 2012
filed in Weird things the husband does

There are a lot of things that make living in a small town special. But one of the most special things is the way that your neighbors celebrate the holidays.
For many years, my town had a home decorating contest. I don’t know what happened to it – maybe it still exists but is such a [...]

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The no good, awful, I shoulda stayed in bed day

Posted by Laurie on December 1st, 2012
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Have you ever had one of those days? I mean, really – one of those awful, horrible, why the hell didn’t I stay in bed days? Because it’s only 4:27 PM on one-of-those-days and I don’t think I can take one more thing.
It started with me getting up earlier than usual. Yes, it was 15 [...]

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How to plan for Thanksgiving dinner

Posted by Laurie on November 16th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do

Somehow I have ended up being the official hostess for Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen or so people. I have no idea why. I can only assume it’s a cruel joke. Anyway, to prepare I consulted the Great Internet Advisors and found a handy little checklist that will ensure my turkey day goes off without [...]

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FYI, Turkeys are Stupid…

Posted by Laurie on November 13th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, dogs from hell

The other day I realized it was nearly Thanksgiving. No, not because Walmart suddenly changed their Halloween decor to Christmas. (Side note: Is Thanksgiving the forgotten holiday or what? I mean, seriously, we go from haunted houses to snowmen with no thought to the pilgrims. I’d be sad, but the truth is, I like the [...]

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Election Day, Facebook and me

Posted by Laurie on November 2nd, 2012
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Is it just me or has the lead up to this election lasted 500 years? No? OK, fine. Maybe it just seems like it’s lasted 500 years. And for this I blame Facebook.
Yes, Facebook.
Look, in the good old days (and by that I mean any time prior to 2004) politics was something many people [...]

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Laurie on October 31st, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, dogs from hell

I hope all of you have a great Halloween. This is one of my favorite holidays and I usually decorate inside and out. Sadly, as the parent of a teenager, I no longer have pictures of cute kids in pirate costumes, ready to go out trick or treating. Instead I get a surly teenager who [...]

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