The Hate Is Real

In early August, I found this message sitting on our work printer. I was frozen. How did this get on our printer?  Did someone put it there?  Were we targeted? At the time I didn’t know that our office wasn’t the only one to receive this type of vile message. Unfortunately, it was only the... Read more »

Now THIS Is A Sweet Potato Pie Recipe!

Remember that foolishness I showed you all a few weeks ago? It seems like Cooking Panda heard what everyone and their grandmother has been saying:  SWEET POTATO PIE DOES NOT HAVE PARMESAN CHEESE! And boy did they listen.  So much so that they actually consulted the nice ladies at Southern Girl Desserts for help. While... Read more »

Will Sweet Potato Pie Bring Our Country Together?

If you’re a pie lover consider this your trigger warning for the foolishness you’re about to see. My reaction: I’ve been looking at this fuckery for the past three days and still can’t make heads or tails out of it.  That is a “recipe” for Sweet Potato Pie that contains Parmesan cheese. PARMESAN CHEESE! Foolishness. ... Read more »
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I Can't Get A Second Chance But You Can Learn From My Experiences

Last week I was fortunate enough to celebrate another birthday. Now that I am a woman of a certain age in her late 40’s I tend to take stock of where I am, where I’m going in life and where I want to be. Most people would like a second bite at the apple.  To... Read more »

Ugly Cake Goes From Pinterest Fail To Pinterest Win

I had fantasies of making this.*
I flubbed up one of my Pinterest dream cakes. The pan didn’t release the cake like it should have so it looked hideous, but smelled (and tasted) amazing.  I didn’t want to simply throw away a cake just because it looked bad, so I wrapped it up and put it in the fridge. Then I... Read more »

2016 Vegetable Garden: #Goals

I purposely haven’t been talking about the vegetable garden, because every year I talk about my various gardens. I’m pretty sure by now, if you’re a regular reader, you know it’s my thing. Seemingly, I’ve mastered growing various vegetables.  The trick this year is to successfully can what I grow. Last year my attempt at... Read more »
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In Woodlawn It's The Little Things That Matter

Believe it or not, this is more than a sign.  It is a sign of hope.  Possibly a sign of renewal. Explanation to come.   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam... Read more »

American History: Slavery Revision Edition

This past week the First Lady addressed the Democratic National Convention and broke the news that slaves had built the White House. Some historians and/or pundits countered that “others” also had a hand in building the White House. Which is a true statement. Yet the “others” comprised about 33% percent of the people who built... Read more »

Bill O'Reilly, Rudy Giuliani---Concerned About Chicago Gun Violence? Here's What You Can Personally Do To Help

Gentlemen, Thank you for your concern about the senseless violence gripping our city.  As you both have noted, quite publicly & quite vocally, these continuing levels of violence are unacceptable.  I know being busy people it’s difficult to focus on specific ways to address this serious issue. Luckily I’ve found a way for you to... Read more »
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Woodlawn Scored The Obama Presidential Library, Now What?

I knew something was going on when my phone started blowing up. Text message after text message started pouring in.  Private messages on social media accounts started piling up.  All of them said one thing: The Obama Presidential Library would be in Woodlawn. And not just any old spot in Woodlawn, a site that literally... Read more »