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Monthly Archives: January 2016

My Funeral January 31, 2016

    Right about the time I graduated from college, my friends started getting engaged.  It got to the point where every week there was either an engagement, a shower, or a wedding.  This was what my social life was: pretending to care when someone unwrapped a Mr. Coffee, elbowing other women wearing uncomfortable dresses…

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Small Talk January 24, 2016

My Dad, who, left to his own devices, which he never is, would go days without speaking, and who has never once in his life engaged in small talk, will occasionally say this: “When you’re born, you’re only allowed so many words.  If you use them up too soon, you won’t be able to speak…

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BOOK REVIEW: Go Set a Watchman January 20, 2016

  Go Set a Watchman: A Novel So, after much consideration, I decided to read Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman.” I had a little bit of a moral conundrum about it: I mean, if she didn’t want me to read it, who am I to invade her privacy like that? But then, who am…

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The Latest Trend in . . . Armpit Hair? January 17, 2016

Since we all know how hip and happening I am, as evidenced by the fact that all the cool kids refer to themselves as ‘hip’ and ‘happening,’ I would like to bring you news of the latest trend that makes me question, well, everything. Yes, I’m talking about dyed armpit hair.  Apparently, women are letting…

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Afternoon Football Fan January 10, 2016

I had the opportunity to go to the Chik-Fil-A/Peach Bowl last week.  A friend of mine got tickets from a friend of hers, who got them from her husband, who got them from his company.  Since they were corporate seats, they were pretty stinking good, right behind the goal post, only 17 rows back.  We…

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Top Ten Books To Read in 2016 January 6, 2016

It’s no secret that I love books, and that I love talking about books.  I even like the way they look: my decorating scheme can be best described as “Piles of Unread Books.”  I read voraciously, and review the books I like on my website. Since this is the beginning of 2016, and everyone else…

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My Love Affair With Piles of Books January 3, 2016

Morguefile.com None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I’ll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books. I have piles of unread books everywhere, though I promise you they are organized in my fashion. The books…

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