Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl and Other Big Game Alternatives

Sunday is the big game, and many Americans are excited about the players, the game, Peyton Manning, buffalo wings, chili con queso, the frigid weather, and the commercials.  Show of hands here? Am I the only person in the world who could give a rat’s patootie about the NFL Super Bowl game? I speak blasphemously, but the only thing I care less about than the NFL is college football.  (There’s a backstory here that involves years of Big Ten rivalries, cold weather, insane over-the-top fans, but I’ll leave that for another day.) ...more

Why Kids Should Eat in Restaurants, Just Maybe Not Alinea

Alinea chef Grant Achatz stirred up a lot of controversy, with his tweet about a crying baby. Do you think babies should be at a Michelin-starred restaurant?...more
There are some very good points below, but some of these points I have to wonder.  Who said the ...more

Stores Will Be Open Round the Clock, But I Won't Be Shopping

Were you the secret winner of the huge Mega-Millions lottery haul? If you need extra shopping time before Christmas,  many national stores are offering overnight and extended hours through the 25th. Online retailers are also putting on the dog for customers with a barrage of e-mail specials.Brad Tuttle reports in Time: ...more
carynstat Caryn, your point is well made. I worked in hospitals for twenty years, and I ...more

Santa and The Great Race Debate

Well, according to David Sedaris, in some countries Santa (St. Nicholas) has 6-8 black men to ...more

20 Things I Could Not Care Less ABout If You Held A GUN To My Head.

20 THINGS I COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT- AND YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER This is my list of 20 'Things' I could not care less about if you held a gun to my head- and you shouldn't either (which I am submitting in an attempt to increase my Google ranking- because that's what's really important- am I right?)And not in order of importance......more

Bad mood

Things aren't so great in the U.S. right now....more

Pinktober! Be Responsible~~~Don't take part!

You heard it here first~I detest the month of October! Double standard……as I adore everything about the Fall season!...more

Hell On Wheels


A Trip to the Hospital

"I'm okay," I said, taking a gulping breath.The counselor tilted her head slightly, looking at me quizzically. "Are you sure? You look like you're having trouble breathing.""Yes," I said. I took another gulping breath."Well, okay then. Let me know if you want me to take you to the clinic."I nodded. I couldn't afford to go to the doctor. I'd never had insurance - preexisting conditions, you know. It was probably just a bad case of bronchitis. I could live with that. I wasn't going to mess this up for myself....more

It Was The Worst Of Times