Archive for September, 2012

Life After Entrecard

Posted on September 25, 2012 2:45 pm under General
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While Entrecard didn’t represent all of my blog’s traffic, its disappearance is certainly visible in my stats. I’ve been missing some of my favorite blogs as well. Thankfully, I have a number of them bookmarked and hope to continue exchanging visits. For those who haven’t bookmarked their blogging friends, I plan to post a list of links by the end of the week. If you’d like to be included, leave your blog name and link in the comments. I’ll add it to my existing list and share with all. I’m happy to return visits to any who leave a comment.

On the lighter side, I contemplated doing a bit of tee shirt printing. If we were all wearing tees that said “Entrecard Survivor”, I wonder how many we’d see at the grocery store or mall! 😀

In Fine Form

Posted on September 25, 2012 2:18 pm under General
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A friend of mine worked in a doctor’s office for many years. She answered the phones, scheduled appointments and typed up patient notes recorded by the doctor. For the most part, she enjoyed her job. Medical billing forms were the exception. Read more »

It’s Your Choice

Posted on September 24, 2012 1:20 pm under General
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I recently wrote a post mentioning a woman who wanted a strawberry sundae, but shared a single scoop of ice cream with her husband. The couple were millionaires. A friend, who read the post, said “That’s probably how they saved a million.”

What’s your spending style? Read more »

‘TisThe Season

Posted on September 24, 2012 1:18 pm under General
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At our house, it's the season for creating our wish list of holiday gifts. A bit premature?  Not really.  I hope the stores won't be playing holiday music, but it's a lot less stressful to buy things ahead of time.  

Rub-A-Dub Dolly

It has been nearly forty years, since Calico asked Santa for a Rub-A-Dub Dolly. but the memory is still clear.  She had started requesting one in October and sent at least three letters to Santa with the doll at the top of the list.   I was setting aside a bit of cash from every paycheck and planned to shop after Thanksgiving.  The stores were filled with those dolls.  When I finally gathered my savings and started shopping, however, the Rub-A-Dub's had disappeared.   Any parent, who has ever searched for a favorite toy, knows the panic that sets in.   Read more »

Pelican Culture

Posted on September 23, 2012 12:47 pm under Microfiction
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Deluged with snide comments, Harriet decided to leave Pelicanville. She was tired of having everyone look down their noses at her. (132)

“Denzel’s leaving the nude bathing area.”
“Quick, Julia, bring him some Pelican Briefs!” (89)

Forget about the one that got away, Nigel. There’s plenty more fish in the sea. (81)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was deluge.