Category Archives: random

Of Buckets and Bridges

In the interest of trying to write more often, I’ve decided to try out Word Press’s “Daily Prompt.”  Today’s prompt is “What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?” I was tempted to skip this because I don’t really have an official bucket list.  (Was that even a thing before that movie came out?)  As …

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I Hope They’re Not Sitting Here

Baseball season is upon us again, and I thought it would be fun to make a list of the people you don’t want to sit around you. The Drunks Let’s just start with the obvious, especially if you have small kids like I do.  You just know somebody’s going to spill something, fall over someone, …

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Sometimes, I Question Her Taste

If you ever watch Project Runway, you’ll hear that quote a lot, “You know, sometimes I question his/her taste level.”  Usually it’s coming from Nina Garcia, who, judging by what she wears on the show, has a fairly classic/timeless sense of style, never anything too outrageous.  In my house, it applies mostly to my almost-7 (going-on-15-who-thinks-she’s-23) …

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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

A couple of years ago, C started telling me what he knew about orange juice.  He told me how many oranges it took to make a carton of orange juice, and about the size and shape of the container.  He sounded very knowledgeable, and I was thinking that he must have watched some informative video …

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Pretzels, Take 2

Faced with an unexpected snow day, what else would I do but bake?  I mentioned before that I have several different pretzel recipes on my Pinterest boards, so I thought I’d try another one (read about the first one here).  This one is for pretzel rolls, and they looked so good. from une bonne vie  …

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Play Ball!

Today is the first Spring Training game for the Cincinnati Reds, it is 32 days until Opening Day, and I dropped C off this morning at a baseball mini-camp put on by our high school team.  C wore his baseball pants and last year’s C-league jersey and hat.  I got this big stupid grin on …

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Mmm…Soft Pretzels

I love soft pretzels.  Love them.  L-o-v-e them.  Want me to say it backward?  Them love I.  When we go to a baseball game, I like to get a soft pretzel and a big Coke.  (Only 37 days til Opening Day!!)  I like when restaurants have pretzel bites for appetizers, and I like sandwiches on …

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I Like to Pretend Episodes I, II, and III Never Happened

This weekend, The Phantom Menace came to a 3D screen near you.  I’ll be waiting until they get to episodes IV, V, and VI, thank you very much.  I was 4, 6, and 9 when the original movies were released in theaters.  I don’t have specific memories of the first time I saw them, except for maybe …

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What’s the Opposite of ‘Ode’?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an ‘Ode to a Snow Day.’ I looked up googled the word ode before I wrote it, to make sure I was using it correctly.  I found that it is a poem that is written for an occasion or on a particular subject.  I also found: an ode is …

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Grammar Police

Since I am a teacher, my husband likes to accuse me of constantly correcting him.  Which I don’t.  At least, I don’t mean to.  And since I know how much it annoys him, I try to keep from correcting him unless it’s important, like something he’s asked me to proofread for work.  But sometimes, no …

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