Category Archives: review

Listening Gets You Free Stuff

A co-worker was lamenting the state of Christmas. It was not the commercial aspect that everyone seems to always grumble about (and do nothing about)  but rather the state of her own family Christmas and gift giving traditions. Unlike a … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Mean to Buy the Chocolate Bar

I really shouldn’t go to the dollar store. It isn’t that I don’t need more useless house crap–though I don’t.  It is just that I spend my money on junk food when I go there.  It might vary depending on … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody Birthday

It wasn’t the perfect birthday for my mother(no bingo, no siblings) but all her children were there and all of us were on our best (a far cry from perfect) behaviour.  Of course there were gifts and cake.  There were … Continue reading

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Library Haul

I took too many books and things from the library It is kind of a weird way to begin a post and as I sit here and type this, I am not exactly sure how it qualifies as Today’s Perfect … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Child Review

I generally gravitate more towards fiction than non-fiction. I also usually post these reviews in the “What I’ve Read” section of the blog.  I guess some things have to change. I was browsing the new books at the library when … Continue reading

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The Accent of my Inner Voice

Yesterday I watched a film that I had, but never got around to watching. Someone had given me the DVD several years ago.  I had put on an out of the way shelf and forgotten about it.  It could be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sunday’s Spectacle

Super Bowl Sunday Someone asked me on Friday what I thought about moving the Super Bowl to Saturday. Apparently, somewhere, someone took a poll and got a strong response to moving the game. The way I see it, there are … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Part of my preparations for this trip include learning from my mistakes. On my Vietnam trip, I didn’t take cycling shoes and pedals.  I opted for sandals instead.  The sandals I chose (Keens) were awesome.  I am taking them on … Continue reading

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A Quick Book Review

I finished The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker. I picked it up because the title intrigued me.  I was in the library and it jumped out at me.  Before reading the jacket, I thought it would be a book about … Continue reading

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From the Author

Having read my blog, you might have noticed a section listing what I have read so far this year. While it is not a particularly popular part of the blog, I have maintained it until now because I saw value … Continue reading

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