Archive for June, 2012

 

4th of July Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Laurie on June 29th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do

Here it is, another 4th of July and time to plan the picnics, the BBQ’s and of course, the fireworks. I am a veteran of many Independence Day celebrations, having attended them my entire life – well, except for that brief period when I lived in Canada and shockingly, nobody celebrated 4th of July. I [...]

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Self-tanner: A How-not-to Guide

Posted by Laurie on June 26th, 2012
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Recently, I did something for the benefit of the people of the world. Um, no. I didn’t solve world peace. And no, I didn’t feed the hungry. And no, I didn’t sit the democrats and republicans down in a little room and not let them out until they got along (although I do maintain this [...]

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Karen Klein, bus monitor

Posted by Laurie on June 25th, 2012
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Two words: Karen Klein. Most of you have probably heard of her – she’s the 60-something school bus monitor who was bullied by several 7th graders while she was on duty. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s worth a look, so I’ve posted it here. Warning: It’s difficult to watch and has some language [...]

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Gift Giving for Father’s Day

Posted by Laurie on June 16th, 2012
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There’s something about Father’s Day that makes me relax. It’s the gift giving, frankly. Honestly? Unless you give your dad a gift that he already has you have it made in the gift giving department for Father’s Day.
Oh sure, there are some dads who seem to have everything they could want (ahem, hello Dad, I’m [...]

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Fifty Shades of Grey: A book review

Posted by Laurie on June 5th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do

You know, sometimes I amaze myself. And I don’t actually mean that in a good way. Look, the truth is I kind of pride myself on not following another person’s lead, on being my own woman. And that is why I amazed myself by giving in and reading Fifty Shades of Grey just because every [...]

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CDC and the Zombie apocalypse

Posted by Laurie on June 4th, 2012
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Good news, everyone! The CDC has decided we are not in danger of a zombie apocalypse. Obviously, all Americans were worried and fearful that a zombie apocalypse was imminent and our government stepped in to calm us down. Aren’t they nice? I mean, we could have spent days, weeks, or even precious nanoseconds worried that [...]

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