The Kids in America

After a rather dismal winter, it’s been a relief to see that Spring is finally making a solid appearance.  With the sun shining, a lovely breeze, and temperatures in the upper 70’s, today seemed like a perfect day to enjoy an outdoor lunch.  Well, in all honesty it was an outdoor lunch under a very…

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In My Craft Or Sullen Art

In my craft or sullen artExercised in the still nightWhen only the moon ragesAnd the lovers lie abedWith all their griefs in their arms,I labour by singing lightNot for ambition or breadOr the strut and trade of charmsOn the ivory stagesBut for the common wagesOf their most secret heart.Not for the proud man apartFrom the…

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Go with the Flo

She’s quirky, perhaps excessively enthusiastic, and has an unnatural love for insurance.  She’s Flo, and I can’t get enough of her.  Progressive Insurance has found a blissfully happy medium between strange and annoying with their peppy spokeswoman and her discount crusade.  While I pity this actress for what will be a lifetime association with this…

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The Diet Diaries: #1

While I’ve never been a fan of the word “diet,” I think I’ve spent a good deal of my life attempting one or another.  Part of it is genetics, part food love, part sheer laziness.  In the past I’ve done a reasonable job of getting the process of getting fit going well, but somehow I…

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File Under: WTF?

I’ve talked here before about how my sleeping habits (namely, the habit of not sleeping) lead to viewing a crazy amount of late-night television.  Lately, there has been one product advertisement that I just can’t get out of my head.  No, it’s not an exciting product.  No, I don’t want it.  No, it’s not even…

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Ready, Set, Etsy!

After much noodling around with clay, I finally got my act together and posted my first items for sale on Etsy.  I’ve been slowed down quite a bit by a nasty cold, but if all goes well I’m going to do some more crafting today and post a few more items tomorrow.  I know I’m…

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Olympic Consumerism

With any big world event comes the inevitable big budget commercials.  Like the Superbowl (but perhaps with significantly less hype) the Olympics provide an opportunity to reach a wide-ranging audience that is already hyper with sports fever.  From lighthearted to heart wrenching, I’ve seen quite a few stellar spots in this first week of Olympic…

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Happiness is a warm bun

In this case it’s actually a warm cake, but it didn’t sound quite as snappy.  I realize that I’m very quickly turning this space into a cooking blog, although I get the feeling that most people don’t mind at all.  Considering the four feet of snow and the crankiness and the general hibernating instinct to…

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Snowbound Ad Roundup

Since I’ve been basically confined to my house for almost a solid week now (thanks, El Nino/Snowpocalypse/Snowmageddon) I’ve had a lot of time to watch television.  Daytime programming around here mainly consists of various CSI reruns and judge shows, so the real highlight has been the quality (and not so quality) commercials.  I’ve assembled a…

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