Archive for October, 2012


Posted on October 25, 2012 9:00 pm under General
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Have you read about Google offering credit cards for small businesses? I thought that sounded like a great idea and wondered if there was a catch. Indeed there is. While the card carries the MasterCard logo, business owners shouldn’t try to use it to purchase office equipment, stock their inventories or entertain their clients. The credit card will be declined. Read more »

Social Class

Posted on October 22, 2012 11:00 am under Microfiction
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Room to breathe and first choice of food. Who cares if it’s lonely at the top?(79)

A good job and a pool with a home. Howard loved everything about his life except the daily rush hour commute. (111)

Bottom feeders never worry about keeping up with the Joneses. Plenty to eat too, if you don’t mind picking through refuse. (124)

Did I forget to use the word of the week? Yes. I almost forgot to post this week’s SY, as some of you may have noticed. I chose this week’s word, as I didn’t dare wake Calico at 3am to ask for one!

This song is a favorite. Calico and I sing it, whenever we talk about wanting something that is far beyond our means. Of course, we change the lyrics to “If I were a rich girl.” 😀

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 forget.

Succinctly Yours Week 83

Posted on October 21, 2012 3:36 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for Monday, October 22nd

Word of the Week:forget

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Posted on October 20, 2012 1:06 pm under Family, General

Calico and Miss Muffin returned home yesterday with smiles on their faces. Calico’s school and work keep her away from home for some fairly long hours. Miss Muffin doesn’t say much, but it’s obvious that she’s missing her mother. Yesterday, Calico had a free afternoon and took Muffin to a corn maze. It wasn’t as sophisticated as the one near Memphis, but that didn’t stand in the way of their enjoyment. The visit was far less expensive than the city version and included more freebies, including animals to pet, a tractor-pulled ride, a pumpkin patch and a free pumpkin. The icing on the cake was meeting another homeschooling family. The kids had a great time together and phone numbers were exchanged.
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Unacceptable Losses

Posted on October 17, 2012 12:27 pm under General

I began my career as a computer operator for a large furniture manufacturer. One of the first surprises was the amount of physical labor involved in the job. From boxes of punched cards to boxes of printer paper, it seemed that I was always lugging something. The biggest surprise, however, was the emergency procedure.
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