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Happy 2014

Let’s hope humanity does not act as stupidly in 2014 as it did in 2013 or someone might just choose to pull the plug on this grand experiment we call life. So the ones making it bad for the rest of us – you know who you are – get with the program and stop being such assholes.

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Ah dogs!

Is there anything better than waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of your dog trying to barf on your bed? God forbid he should get down and barf on the floor. No, better to just barf on the quilt over mom’s legs and then move to a different part of the bed to sleep for the rest of the night. Even better, growl when mom physically picks you up and tosses you off the bed while muttering words she never learned at St. Michael’s.

Funny, in all the dreams of my youth, this was not

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An unanswerable question

Why is it physically, psychically and mentally impossible to make anything less than a vat of soup when making soup? No matter how determined I am at the start to make only enough for me for a few meals, I end up with enough to feed the multitudes. It’s as though it grows on its own no matter what I do.

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A perfect Saturday

Saturday, 3 PM. My dogs woke up long enough to eat and move to their downstairs bed.Even the birds are having trouble staying awake long enough to put out squak or two. I didn’t even make it to the shower until 2 PM. The most productive thing I’ve done so far is a load of wash, and I only did that because I was running out of underwear. I have leftovers to heat for dinner. Three hours of Big Bang Theory reruns taped to watch. Popcorn to make. Wood to burn in the fireplace to take the chill off the

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My favorite survey

My favorite are the surveys that ask if you plan to vote Democrat or Republican in the upcoming election and when you answer that it depends on who is running because you vote for a candidate and not a party, they tell you that’s not an acceptable answer.

Ah democracy in America in 2013… truly an endangered species.

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No real reason

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No real reason to run this picture except it keeps me from having to think of something for today and it shows my baby sister at her finest… ok, and maybe embarrasses her just a little which is only icing on the cake. After all, what’s the use of having a kid sister if you can’t embarrass her every once in awhile… and by that, I mean embarrass her beyond the embarrassment she suffers every time we go somewhere and she hasn’t had the chance to correct my outfit before we’re seen in public. Actually, looking at this picture makes

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I thought tomorrow was Christmas

I’ve simply not had time to get my Scrooge on yet. But I have enough of it on to stay away from children and others of good cheer on this day. Apparently wishing everyone a Bah Humbug is considered by some bad taste. Bah Humbug to them, I say.

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Gigi

Watched Gigi while making Grandmom Zeccardi’s sweet bread. Sang at the top of my lungs. Scared the birds to death. Dogs hid in office downstairs. I was in my thirties before I watched it and understood that she was being groomed to be a mistress. In my Catholic school youth, I couldn’t ever figure out why she got so mad the first time he asked her out. Now I look at it and think the most relevant and beautiful song in the whole movie is Maurice Chevalier singing “I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore”.

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