Monthly Archives: December 2010

New & Improved!

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day… and I’m feeling good.  So ends the song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse from the musical “The Roar of the Greasepaint – the Smell of the Crowd.”  The song has been covered by a number of artists since the 60’s, but this coming year I want to make an effort to be the one singing it every single day.  Of course, it may start off more as an exercise in […]

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The Mistletoe Mission

Lovely, lovely mistletoe.  A seemingly innocuous bit of foliage that people hang over doorways at Christmastime, in an effort to put to work the proposed magical properties to encourage holiday kissing.  Mistletoe is an odd little hemi-parasitic plant that grows attached to and within the branches of trees or shrubs.  Left uncontrolled it can end up damaging or even killing the host tree it lives on.  Talk about your nasty co-dependent love affair.  Ironically, mistletoe is a poisonous plant that […]

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Life will give you lemons, but what recipe will you use?

More than once I’ve been told that I’ve managed to turn a lifetime of lemons into some pretty good lemonade.  Recently, someone questioned what I might make if some really good stuff came along.  Hmmm… well, there’s a course of a different color. If you ask me what my favorite restaurant is, you’re going to find that I really don’t have an answer.  Mostly because I always manage to find some redeeming quality out of every meal I’ve ever been […]

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The gazelle has the cheetah, the Colorado potato beetle it’s Podisus Maculiventris and glamazons their petite counterparts.  Natural enemies are, for the most part, easily identifiable.  The seemingly innocent emoticon (tiny faces often added to text to signify emotions) has an enemy I never would have seen coming – people who make their bread and butter off of words.  Really high-end crusty bread and creamy butter, too.  Brenda Ehrlich of Mashable.com and Andrea Bartz of Psychology Today have decided to […]

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My, what big ears you have!

Never having seriously considered plastic surgery before, it has been on my mind a lot these days.  Not for the typical reasons either.  See, I’ve actually been thinking about asking a doctor if it is possible to give me pointed ears like Mr. Spock.  Why?  Because right away people will see me and think, “Hmmm… why, she looks a sensible woman” and maybe then they’d stop saying highly illogical, completely irrational things around me.   There are many examples I […]

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You type too much.

In 1960 there was a song that reached #3 on the pop charts: “You Talk Too Much.”  A few years later I was born.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Those were the very same words often spoken in my direction, as adults shook their heads and said, “You talk too much.”  Nearly every report card I had in elementary school had great grades, but contained the words, “She is a delight to have in class, but she talks too much” or […]

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