Beware the Bubbling Brain

We all know that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, but I’m here to tell you that what’s taken from a few typed words on a computer or a casual comment thrice removed can be slowly cooked into poison, under pressure, when left in the wrong (too much time on their) hands.  That, my friends — is just a recipe for disaster and makes for a malevolent and toxic relationship. While we’re discussing wickedness, I want to weigh […]

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Contest Time! Coffee-mate Free Flavor Friday

It is not a secret that I am a big fan of tea and coffee.  I happen to take mine with creamer, and my favorite happens to be Coffee-mate.  You should know that they do not pay me for my opinion or for sharing this information with anybody (tho’ I not-so-secretly wish they would).  I’m just a fan of their product.  But, I’m an even bigger fan of Free Stuff, and it is one of my great pleasures to share […]

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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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TTYL. LOL.

Oh, evil Blackberry!  How you’ve changed the image of man.  I didn’t want to believe it was your fault, but now I see – you have squeezed these wonderful creatures down to distilled bits of byte/bite-sized communiqués.  Wow.  Thanks for that.  Generally speaking, at least in my foreign land, men have never really been known for having intricate, mad skillz in the whole transmission of information department.  Now, condensing things down to a maximum of 140 characters and a minimum […]

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Phonephobia

My cellphone provider keeps writing, emailing and calling me telling me that I’m eligible for an upgrade and I don’t want one.  Honestly, if I had my way, I could spend the rest of my life without a phone, except maybe one that dials 911.  No incoming calls.  No outgoing call.   You see, the telephone is an instrument of torture to me.  No, really.  The kind of torture equivalent to the devices used during the Middle Ages, like the […]

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Facebook Friends ARE Real Friends

Yesterday I had one of the best birthdays ever, thanks to social media.  A family medical drama prevented me from going to lunch with friends and, as a result, I only spoke to a handful of living, breathing human beings yesterday – but I still felt loved because I was electronically “hugged” by people I am proud to call my friends.  A lot of them are Facebook friends and some I haven’t seen in decades, but they are still my […]

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