Archive for January 2013

Helicopter parent or just a concerned one: where do we draw the line?

Helicopter parent or just a concerned one: where do we draw the line?
In recent weeks I’ve been hearing a lot about “Helicopter Parenting”. I’ve been accused by my family (girls and husband) of being one. I always argue, contending that I am only concerned about their welfare and happiness. Aren’t we as parents supposed to care about these things? There are many bloggers out there that have... Read more »

Fleetwood Mac at the United Center or I had my tickets until I was scammed

Fleetwood Mac at the United Center or I had my tickets until I was scammed
To the person that conned me into paying $440 for four Fleetwood Mac tickets: I really thought you were legit. I wanted to believe that since you were pretty “normal” when you responded to my Craigslist request to find tickets that I would actually get them. I’ve purchased tickets through Craigslist before and always gotten... Read more »

Lance Armstrong Oprah interview: Before it airs, what do you think?

Lance Armstrong Oprah interview: Before it airs, what do you think?
Tonight on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, the masses will be tuned in as she interviews Mr. Dope (in many more ways than one) Lance Armstrong. People are going to watch to see him admit to doing something that he vehemently denied and prove once again that no one is infallible. The saddest part of it... Read more »
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Raising children: How our time should be counted in football time

Raising children: How our time should be counted in football time
There’s an inordinate amount of football going on in my house right now. I’ve always been annoyed that what should be a time slot of an hour and fifteen minutes stretches out into three hours. Time outs, flags, play stops and all the other reasons this happens just plain and simple irritates me. How does this... Read more »

Celebrity fascination: why are we so taken in by those who are "famous"?

Celebrity fascination: why are we so taken in by those who are "famous"?
A few days ago I wrote a blog that was directed at Kim Kardashian and her complaining about her pregnancy. Granted, anyone who has gone through pregnancy and childbirth at one point or another may have had complaints. We do go through body changes, we do gain weight and we do have to squeeze that baby... Read more »

Kim Kardashian's pregnancy: whining already?? An open letter to Kimmy

Kim Kardashian's pregnancy: whining already?? An open letter to Kimmy
Dear Kimmy, or can I call you Kimye? I can’t seem to turn on my computer without seeing you plastered everywhere. It truly annoys me that I can’t seem to escape you. I’d love to as I think there are so many other people in the world so much more worthy of the media space.... Read more »
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Gun control and the hypocrisy of celebrities: we should demand that ends now

Gun control and the hypocrisy of celebrities: we should demand that ends now
Just a few days ago I had gone to see the new Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained”. Following the Sandy Hook tragedy I have been very sensitive to anything shooting related. Going to see the movie was of course a huge mistake as it was filled with shooting death after shooting death, so much so... Read more »

New Year's Resolutions: Let's stop making them and just live better

New Year's Resolutions: Let's stop making them and just live better
The barrage of resolutions have been rushing through your minds. What am I going to change next year? What do I need to change to make next year better? Have you been thinking these things? Have you made your list; chosen your resolutions? Question is if you have, why haven’t you done these things before?... Read more »