Category Archives: Things that make you go ?????

Stuff that gets on my nerves!

The Bar Just Keeps Getting Lower

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I had really hoped that between the public backlash against the January 6th riots and Joe Biden being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States that some semblance of normalcy could come back to American politics.  That we’d stop having to deal with friends and relatives who had bought into some of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories… Read more »

Calling all Republicans!

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We are only days away from Biden’s inauguration and I continue to see article after article stating that anywhere from 50% to 80% of Republicans think the election was rigged and / or stolen from Trump. Polls are not always accurate for a wide variety of reasons.  The number of people polled might be too small.  The demographics of the… Read more »

This Flag is Your Flag, This Flag is My Flag

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I have stated many, many times that I do not identify as a member of either political party.  It is true that I am/ was a firm Anti Trumper, but let’s face it – Trump is a Republican in the same way that I’m a blonde.  It’s not my natural state, but I was one for quite a while and… Read more »

Let’s Cancel Cancel Culture

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If you are not aware, cancel culture refers to the public shaming, mostly on social media, of someone for saying or doing something deemed offensive.  It can end careers, or at least cause major derailment, quickly- people love piling on. This phenomenon started, as so many bad things do, as a good thing.  Public figures are, well, public, and if… Read more »

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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Since I’ve had more time for reading and contemplation these last few months I’ve been looking into “greener” options for a few more of the products I use.   I mentioned a while back that I had made a few changes already- including reusable straws and laundry pods- but I wanted to up my game even more. I did switch to… Read more »

What’s Really for Sale?

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I have a deep seated hatred for the word “influencer” along with its partner phrase “influencer culture”.  It’s all just so fake.  How many times have celebrities and pseudocelebrities gotten busted for including the directions from the company they are supposedly promoting out of the kindness of their hearts in their social media posts?  It’s laughable.  Even more laughable are… Read more »

The Return of the MLM- a Horror Story

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My dislike of MLMs in general is pretty common knowledge.  I’ve written about it before in posts such as:  https://beckypalmer.me/how-not-to-sell/  .   I prefer to not purchase from companies structured that way and I’ve told people as much plenty of times.   Yes, there are a few exceptions, but they are getting fewer and further between. In the last 6 months or so… Read more »

Keep Your News Feed Healthy

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Chances are you are up to your eyeballs in COVID-19 news.  It’s pretty hard to escape it since using social media and watching TV are two of the most common activities going on right now.  It’s good, even necessary, to be informed and to know how to protect yourself.  This is a world event none of us have experienced before… Read more »