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Rules of the road, some of the dumbest rules made to be broken

Rules of the road, some of the dumbest rules made to be broken
I am not a rebel rouser. Well, maybe a little. Okay, take two. It is not my intention to break rules. I am a mother of six daughters and I teach them to obey their elders, their teachers, and to be successful in life, follow the rules. What’s hard to teach them are dumb rules... Read more »

Welsh judge bans Cyanide as a name. Here is my list of names we could have banned in the US

Welsh judge bans Cyanide as a name. Here is my list of names we could have banned in the US
Have you heard the latest news? A Wales judge ruled that a mother could not name her daughter Cyanide. ¬†This isn’t the first time this has happened. Last year in France, a judge ruled there that a mother could not her daughter Nutella. Both judges thought the children would be automatically set up for teasing... Read more »

You get off my back about St. Patrick's Day and I'll leave you alone about Black History Month

You get off my back about St. Patrick's Day and I'll leave you alone about Black History Month
Last year I wrote what I thought was a whimsically fun blog about St. Patrick’s Day. To be honest, I actually didn’t even remember I’d written the blog until I was notified via email that someone posted a comment to the blog, and it was from a real live actual person, and it wasn’t Spam.... Read more »
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Thanks to Chris Christie and Amtrak, I'm putting women out of locker rooms

Thanks to Chris Christie and Amtrak, I'm putting women out of locker rooms
Today marks a first in political history in my life. I am inspired by a Republican candidate, but not to take the kind of action they may want. I am inspired by Chris Christie and Amtrak to implement some order in the women’s locker rooms at health clubs I manage all over the city. Why?... Read more »

3 reasons why the Bears are gonna get killed tomorrow against the Seattle Seahawks

3 reasons why the Bears are gonna get killed tomorrow against the Seattle Seahawks
Watching football is nothing but another chore to me and something I don’t enjoy doing. Why? Because every week my hopeful husband, his father, and his three optimistic brothers get together to cheer for the Bears and every week they are nothing but mad and annoyed, which does nothing but leave all of the wives,... Read more »

Europe is beautiful, but the people? Not so much...

Europe is beautiful, but the people? Not so much...
Europeans. ¬†They’re rude and impolite. They chain smoke cigarettes, and they somehow missed that deodorant is actually a part of the bathing and grooming process. I know this sounds terrible and that I’m probably going to get an onslaught of vicious comments from people who find my remarks degrading and insulting, and I get that,... Read more »
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Things I'd like to tell fat people...Lord forgive me!

Things I'd like to tell fat people...Lord forgive me!
I know it sounds terrible. It’s that dreaded “F” word: FAT–a word no one wants to be called but a descriptor we use nonetheless. Truth is truth, I don’t like the word either, and although it’s not my style to be rude or crass or mean, yet, like anybody else, I get tired of people... Read more »

Barbecue Etiquette: Things your family and friends want you to know

Barbecue Etiquette: Things your family and friends want you to know
It’s grilling season! Memorial Day launches the start of the barbecue and summer cookout parties. Everybody loves going to them and having to do nothing but arrive with a simple side of sorts, and there are just as many who love firing up the grill. Yes, let the charcoal and gas grillers “turn up, turn... Read more »

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!
That’s it. I’m done. I have tried to maintain our friendship for all of my life, but I can’t any longer. My fat friend must go! The bottom line is, she is just unhealthy for me. Every time I get myself on track to work my fitness program or eat right or try new things,... Read more »
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April showers can make you almost kill somebody!

April showers can make you almost kill somebody!
This morning in Chicago was a typically beautiful Spring day. You might think sunshine, green grass, and runs along the lakefront, but it wasn’t that way at all. Right after the alarm clock went off, it thundered with that wonderfully intoxicating sound to snooze on for hours, but I couldn’t–I had to be at the... Read more »
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