Monthly Archives: November 2014

On the Menu: Turkey with a Side of Depression, Homesickness and Missing My Dad

It’s funny how when you’re young, happily tripping through Thanksgiving and Christmas, comfortably surrounded by a couple dozen relatives, you assume that holidays will always be like that…ya know… joyful, playful…forever. And by you I mean me.  Then a few years later, … Continue reading

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Seriously? Amazon Kindle Publishing Wants Me to Lose Weight!

After jumping through four dozen formatting hoops so that the Sith lords at Amazon would approve my ebook for publishing…and then thrice confirming that I am the author….and then crossing my fingers and toes…and praying for no more obstacles to … Continue reading

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Admitting that I Lied Yesterday

We’ve made it to that point in NaBloPoMo where we’re all going a little pygmy-brained.* So we start playing games to keep the writing assignments interesting. Yesterday was Five Truths and a Lie. You know the game, right? You read … Continue reading

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Five Truths and One Lie

For NaBloPoMo Day 20, I’m participating in the five truths and a lie game with my Nablo blogging group. You know the game, right? Decide which statement you think isn’t true and post your answer in the comments. I sort … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Used Jose Canseco’s Middle Finger to Flip Someone Off.

For that A’s fan on your list who has everything and experiences frequent fits of road rage, here’s the perfect Christmas gift. It’s one of a kind and won’t last long (without being frozen). If you saw in the news … Continue reading

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10 Strange, Weird and Bizarre U.S. Festivals

NaBloPoMo Day 17 and 18 now (because I didn’t finish last night.) I’m behind by like five posts now. Guess November 30th is going to be one heck of a writing day. Today’s post is inspired by a text from … Continue reading

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10 Foods That Will Never Have Their Own Scented Candle Fragrances

NaBloPoMo Day 15. Does it even matter anymore? Is there a NaBloPoMo branch of the IRS keeping track and fining me every time I skip a day? If yes, then I’ll write three posts today to make up for yesterday … Continue reading

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Publishing an Ebook with Smashwords and Amazon KDP

NaBloPoMo Day 12 My first ebook is ready to publish. Finally!!! If you like my blog, then you’ll enjoy the book. If not, then I’ll have to kill you.  Here is what it looks like. I’ve been very torn about … Continue reading

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What We Talk About While Packing Lunches

Happy NaBloPoMo Day 11. ME: “wanna take some Cracker Jacks?” JACK: “what’s the prize?” ME: “you have to open it and see.” JACK: “what if it’s just one extra Cracker Jack? That’d be lame. I’d get mad.” ANDREW: “what if … Continue reading

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FakeBook and the Truth Behind Our “Happiest” Moments

NaBloPoMo Day 10. I skipped yesterday. Sorry. Guess I have to write two today…Okay, whatever. A couple weeks ago, I read a thought provoking piece on BLUNTmoms.com from the perspective of a mom posting pics on Facebook of her family’s … Continue reading

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