It Will ALWAYS be the Year of Captain Tightpants

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I decided to check out my WordPress stats, which was silly, since I haven’t had much time for blogging this year. But I am pleased and amused to report that the top search terms which led folks to this here blog are once again those classics: “Captain Tightpants” and “Fear of Drowning in a Car.”

resqme-yellow-keysFor those of you who share my dread of going anywhere near water while in a car, there’s this to offer you a false sense of safety. I keep it on my keychain, so I’ll know where to find it when the car hits the water and I begin to panic. Of course, I am a LOUSY swimmer, which is a large part of why I fear drowning in my car, so probably the ResqMe tool will be utterly useless. But not due to any design flaws on their part, my…

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Is kindness brutal? – by Dionne Kasian-Lew

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When you’re on the receiving end of kindness — it’s milk — a honeyed, palliative sap with all associations of mothering & the cosseted dark womb.

But being kind is an altogether different experience.

It’s rising in the dark to run despite rain & icy winds while the world is sleeping.

Being kind can mean:

. Suppressing the urge to lash out because you feel momentarily better.
. Letting it go through to the keeper.
. Putting your needs second, third or taking them off the table, this time.
. Not adding fuel to the fire though you’re desperate to do so.
. Refusing to let someone else’s feelings determine yours.
. Sometimes, not speaking out.
. Sometimes, not saying what you really think.
. Appreciating a person is not just their last encounter with you.
. Remembering the good when you don’t want to.
. Knowing that when someone strikes at your sense…

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Mines of Moria

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Can I afford to date? If I go through with match.com, how much might this cost me?

I’m a single mom. I’m not Scrooge McDuck.

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My head is thinking there’s not only the cost of match; there’s also the cost of “dating.” For any men readers not in the know, let me fill you in… dating is expensive for women. There’s clothing, hair, make-up, nails, waxing, in addition to the costs everyone faces, like the cost for the actual date and gasoline, and intangible costs like time away from friends and family, and additional worry.

Before you start with the “hair and make-up aren’t necessary” lines. Here is what I look like in the morning:

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Once a crew gets a hold of me like Cinna got ahold of Katniss, I start thinking:

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And as I walk out of the door for my date, I resemble:

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Except I wear something a bit more conservative. Like a…

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Darcy, Aragorn, Sam, Heathcliff, Gatsby, Westley, and…

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I am not a fan of romance novels. I’m not a fan of fantasy novels. I’m a fan of developed characters, and fantastic stories. Many a single lady has dreamed of the day their Mr. Darcy would rescue them. The patron saint of single ladies cried over Mr. Darcy on this very Christmas Eve!

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Now, I am no Bridget Jones. I am nowhere near as FABULOUS as she is, nor am I blessed to have the humor she does with the failings in the romance department.

I fully recognize that all of the people I reference are fictional characters (none of which I own) and do not exist in the real world. But it is still fun, nonetheless, to daydream of a love like one that inspires songs, poems, and novels.

I once had a passionate affair, and I confessed to my lover that, because of him, I know now how and…

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On the Twenty-Fourth Day of December . . .

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Quote About Friends with Friends in Front of The Water Photo Credit: Pinterest

I never thought that a trip to the emergency room to begin my day and spending Christmas Eve alone to end my day would help show me more of the love, light, and goodness that this season purports to celebrate, but it most certainly did indeed.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, On the Twenty-Third Day of December, I have not felt well physically and emotionally, and this morning, I took action to begin the healing process.

This morning, I treated myself to a visit to one of the local emergency rooms where I was diagnosed with dehydration and a flare up of my usually (and thankfully) dormant ulcerative colitis.  After having two liters of fluids and a dose of steroids administered, I was discharged and came home to relax.  I also returned home to calls, text, and Facebook messages from family and friends expressing care and…

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How to hacke a facebook acount easy!

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Alibaba working on its expansion

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Alibaba is known as the leading company of China. It is one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world and the largest B2B Company in the world. The company provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. The founder of the company, Jack Ma, has worked really hard in order to bring the company where it stands today. The company has been showing positive results in the market and is posting strong results to maintain its stability and keep growing as the fastest growing business in the world.

Alibaba working on its expansion 2

After making a great impact in the market in a short span of time, Alibaba planned to work on its expansion. Hence, Alibaba along with Haier Electronics launched its Internet TVs in China. In the past few years, Alibaba has done its business through computers and mobile phones. Now the company moves on to captivate another technology to capture…

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Amazon UK has its best Black Friday ever

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Amazon is the largest retailing stores and it is one of the largest retail store chain operators in the country and the world respectively. Amazon knows how to keep its customers content with providing the best quality products at cheaper prices when compared to its peers and competitors such as Wal-Mart, EBayetc.

Amazon UK has its best Black Friday ever 2

Prior to the massive shopping holiday season that is Black Friday and Thanksgiving, Amazon starts its massive holiday sales a week before Black Friday. Hence, the online super retailer is sliding ahead of the competition when compared to EBay and Wal-Mart.

Amazon UK has its best Black Friday ever 3

On record, Amazon UK had its busiest day following Black Friday holiday sales festival. The company said “Black Friday was the busiest day on record for online retailer Amazon UK, with sales that surpassed all expectations.” The website of the company recorded orders for more than 5.5 million goods.Hence it is believed that the company

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