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Why I’m Changing My Christmas Birthday
By     |    Dec 31, 2012
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Why I’m Changing My Christmas Birthday

Mark your calendars now…my next birthday is officially been changed (by me) to sometime in January or February instead. I am a Christmas baby by birth. Not a Christmas Eve baby or a Boxing Day baby or any of the other days in December, who I understand also have to deal with birthday-related weirdness (my condolences, I assure you). It’s just the way it is. You can change your name […]

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By     |    Feb 28, 2010
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Why I *Hate* Girl Scout Cookie Tables at Big Box Stores

From the Girl Scout Cookies online FAQ: Q: Does a Girl Scout group have to sell cookies if it doesn’t want to? A: The Girl Scout Cookie Program is not just about cookies. These annual activities offer many opportunities for hands-on entrepreneurial activities in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. We find that most girls in Girl Scouting thoroughly enjoy this activity and look forward to it each year. Participation in […]

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Yikes, and Double Yikes
By     |    Jan 16, 2010
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Yikes, and Double Yikes

Here’s a blog post that belongs in a “TMI, girl talk edition” category that I hope I never add anything else to. All the same, I’m pretty creeped out about it, so I feel compelled to share for anyone it may help. Because I am an old-fashioned sort of gal, I’m going to use the aphorism Aunt Flo in this. (So, you have been warned.) So, you know how Aunt […]

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By     |    Nov 2, 2009
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Why Gen-X Can’t Get Enough of the 1950s

Recently a Boomer work colleague, Matt, wondered aloud why it seemed that my age group was so into the 50s. It was, after all, no golden era of equality. It would be hard to imagine potentially less favorable circumstances in the last century for working women in particular; expected to work as hard as men for far less pay or promotional opportunities while also running a household in heels and an apron. […]

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By     |    Jul 13, 2009
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Lord Byron’s Poetry is Total B*llshit

There, I’ve said it. What an a**hole this guy was. After reading more and more about his background, it is clear that he was a horrible human being, likely totally incapable of any of the feelings his beautifully composed poetry portrays. Did you know, for example, that he severly neglected his illigitimate child, Allegra (who he routinely referred to as a bastard because, you know, it’s a term of endearment), […]

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