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

Stuff that gets on my nerves!

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 »

RIP 9/12

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Every so often a post makes the rounds through social media reminding us of how we all came together as a county- and as a planet in many respects- after the events of September 11th 2001.  The exact verbiage varies, but the message is that it’s too bad we can’t go back to that, and sometimes hints that it would… Read more »

The One I Really Didn’t Want To Write

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By now we are all suffering from information overload on COVID 19.  And there are an exponentially higher number of opinions on the topic, with, as usual, the least informed making the most noise.  It’s tiring. The fact is, we have not seen anything like this in 100 years.  Some have compared this global pandemic to the AIDS scare of… Read more »

What’s In A Number?

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Most of us are familiar with the phrase “What’s in a name?” –  it comes from the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.   Many of us have bad memories of reading that particular work of the bard’s in school, but I digress. When it comes right down to it, names are arbitrary.   It so happens my parents settled on Becky (well,… Read more »

It’s About Time

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Someone please explain to me- in small words- why Daylight Saving Time is still a thing in 2019 (and yes, it’s Daylight Saving-  NOT Savings). First off, a little history.    Daylight Saving time was first implemented here in the US during World War I to conserve energy and was modeled after what many European countries were also doing at… Read more »

It’s Not Perfect

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“Everything has to be perfect!” How often have we heard that?  How much stress has that statement caused?  And, most importantly, how often was the situation it was used in really that important? Sure, there are times when things need to be perfect, or darn close.  Scientific experiments.  Construction of nuclear reactors.  Space launches.  Administration of chemotherapy.   Yet, most of… Read more »