Category Archives: Bright shiny objects

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It was bound to happen and one night it did

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The title of this blog entry is borrowed from a Garth Brooks song (Papa Loved Mama). Happily, there is no connection between the events of his song (infidelity) and the events that lead me to this post.   Most of us behave a certain way around our family and a different way around our friends- some of us more so… Read more »

My Way

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This morning I had to make a quick run to the local discount store because I had a washing machine full of soggy clothes and no laundry detergent. Oops! While I was there I heard a snippet of the song “My Way” that has been recorded by many people over the years, mostly famously Frank Sinatra. Since my brain loves… Read more »

Thank you!

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I seem to have stumbled upon the secret for getting TONS of feedback (mostly via email and Facebook) on my blog. I had no idea how many people had such strong feelings about Homecoming antics!   While I still disagree with most of you on this one I am very grateful and thankful for ALL of your comments and thoughts…. Read more »

But it’s a tradition!

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I need someone to explain to me- in very small words- why vandalism in the name of tradition has become socially acceptable.   This week is homecoming in several area towns and along with that is miles and miles of toilet paper strewn into every tree in sight. I have been told it’s harmless fun. No, it isn’t. Go ask… Read more »

I Told You So

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I have had the Randy Travis song (recently remade by Carrie Underwood) “I Told You So” stuck in my head for 2 days now. And the worst part is that it’s Carrie’s version that’s lodged in my brain trying to drive me slowly insane. Don’t get me wrong- I think Carrie Underwood is very talented- but I just don’t think… Read more »

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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Tomorrow night my favorite season officially begins- FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!!   (What? You were thinking of something else?)   Yes, it’s the magical time of year when everything is possible and even the Detroit Lions are still in the playoff hunt! I love it! For the next 4 months on any given Sunday you can find me on my couch yelling… Read more »


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I am half dead (or feel like it anyway) with a sinus cold but there are 2 things I just had to say: #1 Those are NOT my feet in my last entry. I pulled that picture off the internet!! #2 Why is it that the more TV channels I have the less there is on??