Archive for September, 2011

Straight Talk About Money

Posted on September 25, 2011 9:34 am under General
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

A good friend had mixed feelings when I purchased a new car.  She was happy for me, but there was a bit of jealousy as she eyed her dilapidated minivan. “I wish I could afford a new car.”

Her job paid  more than mine. Our living situations were similar.  A new vehicle should have been within her reach. The difference? She was careless with her money. She was an impulsive buyer, who rarely made comparisons before purchasing. She gave little thought to the cumulative effect of small purchases. She asked for advice and I tried to help.

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Succinctly Yours – Week #27

Posted on September 25, 2011 12:29 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Monday, September 26th.

Word of the Week:mired

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An Uncomfortable Question

Posted on September 24, 2011 4:13 pm under General
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I don’t know about you, but I suffer from a bit of survey phobia. I think it started, when I had to fill out the Census long form. I’m not anxious to repeat that experience. Phone surveys are even worse. The thought of giving any kind of personal information to someone I don’t know is a bit creepy. Internet quick polls are a different story. I actually enjoy the polling widgets that are part of many websites. Read more »

The Sensitive Type

Posted on September 23, 2011 11:47 am under Grandma Tidbits
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I’m allergic to metal. The sensitivity began to manifest when I was in my teens. Gold chains left a ring of rash around my neck. I switched to silver. That worked for a while, but by the time I was in my twenties, it also triggered a reaction. The allergy is hardly life threatening, but it certainly is annoying. It appears if the hooks of my bra rub against my back. Metal framed glasses are out. Resting my arm against a metal trimmed car window, created a rash that extended from my wrist to my elbow. Surgery requires stitches instead of staples. The list is endless. Read more »


Posted on September 23, 2011 8:40 am under Story Ideas
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Greta eyed the cup. It looked delicious, but she knew it was poisoned. The Hornet lurked nearby. A master of disguise, he could be that guy in the wheelchair or the one toting the oxygen canister.

The staff spoke of dementia, but she was just bored. Determined to have fun, Greta had invented a world of espionage and cast herself as its heroine.
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