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Monthly Archives: March 2015

GPS Fails March 29, 2015

I have a pretty good sense of direction, so I’ve never really had a problem getting from Point A to an unfamiliar Point B.  Even before the days of GPS and Google Maps.  Of course, I only vaguely remember those days.  I rely heavily on my GPS and even when I know better I get…

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Liebster Award March 27, 2015

The Liebster Award I was proud to be nominated for a Liebster award by Emily from Mom on the Move.  The Liebster award was created to help people discover new, interesting bloggers that you might not have found otherwise.  Once nominated, nominees answer questions from their nominator, the nominate new nominees, name new questions for the…

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My Reality Game Show March 22, 2015

Recently, my husband and I have had the 5,263,276th petty squabble of our marriage regarding what exactly happened in some non-event in the recent past.  We argue like this a lot.  “No.  That’s not what she said.”  “No, we had the steak.”  “Um, no, it was the Batman ride at Six Flags that I threw…

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want March 14, 2015

Theoretically, I have standards.  First world standards.  Upper middle class standards beyond that, even.  Not just clean water and delicious, plentiful food, and no military juntas at the door, but beautiful, peaceful living space with useless, but pretty, tasteful décor.  I have fantasies of having the kind of house that makes people walk in and…

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BOOK REVIEW: Johannes Cabal the Detective March 13, 2015

Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan Howard This book is the follow up novel to the hilarious and inventive Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. In this book, Cabal is still a Necromancer, but he is on the lam, and finds himself in a steampunk/Sherlock Holmes mystery with shades of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.…

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Sit or Squat? March 7, 2015

One of the great joys of being a parent is the chance to drive to East Bumblefudge on your weekend to watch your children participate in whatever sporting/academic/competitive event is going on that Saturday. This past weekend my daughter had an archery tournament in a location a little over two hours from our home. We were…

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BOOK REVIEW: This is How by Augusten Burroughs March 6, 2015

This Is How by Augusten Burroughs I found this book in the humor section of the library, right next to Dave Barry. This made sense to me, as Augusten Burroughs can be very funny, and the subtitle of the book was “Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More.”…

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I’m Too Old for Overtime March 1, 2015

I watched the Duke Blue Devil/UNC Tar Heel college basketball game the other night.  As a Duke alum, I’m pretty sure I signed something upon graduation saying that they could take away my diploma if I didn’t watch this game.  Which is fair enough, because I would never not watch it on purpose. Due to…

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