"He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth!" Also, "He was born on third base and thinks he hit a…Continue
As I remember her
Not a funny one this time - but soon.
In July 1970, I crossed paths with Academy Award Winner Patty Duke during one of her highs. Never knowing there were any lows; it was eye-opening, if…Continue
I got so mad at Trump for saying that if abortions became illegal again women who had them anyway would need to be punished that I had horrible nightmares. He has a talent for distilling an issue down to the basics and he really did that this time. ie... Women are demonized for not…Continue
CHICAGO. Sheryl Wilkins, a senior tax manager at a mid-sized accounting firm, is dreading next month’s tax filing crunch.
“It ruins your life,” she says. “You put on weight from the late-night pizza and you get wrinkles from lack of sleep.” So she’s preparing with a body modification she hopes will make her more efficient–tattooing the tax code on her arms.
“1031 like-kind exchanges? I’ll have your answer in a jiffy!”
“I waste a lot…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on March 31, 2016 at 5:06am — No Comments
Meaning of 'winging it':
"To do something in an impromptu manner, improvising, with little preparation."
"Authors have long used 'wing' as a verb and referred to birds that 'winged their way' and later, metaphorically, to time, love etc 'winging its way' to a recipient. That's not the 'winging it' we are concerned with here though, which has nothing to do with wings with feathers. This expression might also be thought to be derived from 'on a wing…
Nurse Who Took Pics of Unconscious Patient’s Penis Surrenders License: Kristen Johnson, a nurse at Upstate University Hospital, who was convicted of taking photos of an unconscious patient’s penis with her iPhone and sending them to co-workers, has surrendered her nursing license to New York authorities. In her defense, her last name is Johnson, so there’s always the possibility that she just assumed sending photographs of someone’s "Johnson" was like…Continue
No humans are native to the Americas.
Everybody who lives in the Americas today either came here personally, or is descended from someone who did, or who was dragged here against their will.
The people who live in this hemisphere are adventurers, people who want a better life for themselves and their families, explorers, pioneers, and survivors.
We can discover where people came from by looking at the DNA in their mitochondria. Mitochondria are transmitted by eggs only.…Continue
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. This city across the Charles River from Boston is so thick with poets “that you can’t throw a brick in Harvard Square without hitting one,” according to Sergeant Jim Hampy of the Cambridge Police Department’s Bunco Squad. “I know ’cause we tried it one day and nearly killed a neo-formalist/symbolist outside Grolier’s,” a bookshop here that stocks only poetry.Continue
Added by Con Chapman on March 30, 2016 at 4:57am — No Comments
She was my age and had a septic reaction to a bowel obstruction. I feel close to her in this crazy way that fame brings someone into our hearts even tho we never met. Her performance in the movie Miracle Worker was riveting. She had energy and spirit.
When we were kids, we used to get a playing card (or a baseball card, if it was not a “good” one) and a clothespin, and pin the card to the spokes of a bicycle. It made such a cool noise when you rode it!
Last night, I was reminded of those long-ago days when my car suddenly…Continue
Can the bacteria in your gut determine your mood? I think it takes more than that to get me down but I like the saying "You are what you eat.". I am happier when I eat some bread and am not hungry. My granddaughter can get in grumpy moods but it seems to me it is a combination of not eating…Continue
Fifty-five percent of nearly 1,600 colleges and universities with more than 1,000 students, reports the Washington Post, fielded at…Continue
NPR reported some interesting numbers about how the Democratic Presidential campaign may play out between now and the convention: Despite the math, Bernie Sanders has already won.
"Sanders won with 82 percent in Alaska, 70 percent in Hawaii and 72 percent in Washington. That Washington margin was even bigger than the Sanders campaign expected — and significant,…Continue
So I got to see "Hello, My Name is Doris," the new indie film I'd read about in Elle magazine. It brought Sally Field out of an hiatus it seems, and with it, addressing women of a certain age dating into the forefront.
Here's the trailer for the film:Continue
I was looking at some of my old blogs and came across this one. It was written during the last Presidential election campaign. Guess I was right to be concerned...
"Laughing Matters: Bumper Stickers & Trump"
Years ago, my eight…Continue