Monthly Archives: August 2011

Color me disappointed.

Life is busy.  I understand.  Things happen.  I understand that, too.  In fact, one of my own favorite sayings is, “Sometimes life gets in the way of living.”  Meaning, some of life’s truly meaningful moments can slip through your fingers due to the more mundane aspects of simply getting through a day / week / year / lifetime.  I get that.  We all have obligations, duties, dental scaling and root planing… things that have to be done, which (doggone it […]

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Play nice.

I wanna play nice.  I really do.  But, who among us, when there’s a brat on the playground, doesn’t want to pack up their toys and just go home.  In fact, I get so frustrated by Bratty McBratness that I’d kind of like to kick that ultracool Barbie Motorhome across the playground on my way out.  But, I won’t.  Forgive me, my snark is showing.  I’m not proud of my bad attitude, just honest and I’ve found that brutal honesty […]

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“The Help”

This morning I read an article by a woman who decided to give an incredibly passionate and opinionated review of the film “The Help” – despite admitting that she has not yet seen it.  By the end of the article she also confessed that she’d not read the novel either. Forgive my tone, but if you’re going to stand on that soapbox of yours in the hopes of dissuading or persuading me to even eat dessert at your local diner, […]

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Collecting vs. Hoarding or Another Man’s Treasure…

No matter how hard I try, gazing over the expansive room filled waist-high with boxes (some covered in sheets, some just stacked haphazardly in corners, a few with their flaps open and contents peeking out) it is really hard for me to see the value of this cardboard landscape.  All I can do is smile and hope that my host, the obviously proud owner of “all this stuff”, doesn’t notice the subtle shaking of my head as I look around. […]

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Blogher ’11

There is a line in This is Spinal Tap that is one of my all-time favorite quotes.  It’s the one where Nigel Tufnel talks about how they turn their specially crafted amplifiers up to 11 (while all others only go to 10) in the event, “… we need that extra push over the cliff.”  This weekend, I got my own personal “push over the cliff” at this year’s BlogHer Conference 2011.  As someone who compulsively writes into a cyber vacuum […]

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