Opinionated

Here are some of my opinions. If it is a right, you shouldn't need a law to get to have it. Therefore, everyone should be able to vote and be married or any other thing they want as long as it doesn't infringe on the personal space of anyone else. The fact that laws are…

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DNA?

When I was in my twenties, I used my grandmother's lipstick. She had a kind of peculiar way of applying it and it worked for me, but not my sisters. Now, I am getting the same lines around my mouth that she had. She was 5 years younger, in this picture, than I am now.…

Home update

I have always hated the brick-look vinyl floor in the kitchen. And the carpet in the living room had been abused by shoes and pets tracking clay in for over a decade. AND mychild had done some damage to the kitchen vinyl when they were in high school. The damage was small and only noticeable…

What’s up with me

This weekend, I took time from work and went to the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem. We were given free tickets to the Gala a couple of year ago and had a big time. We bought tickets this year and decided it's more fun for less money. The same band played less dance-able songs and…

KonMarie thoughts

First thing, a disclaimer.  I have not read Marie Kondo's book.  My sister, however, loved it. This morning, my friend, Tom, posted a link to an essay about KonMarie tidying and how it affected her when she got to the part of dealing with her 1,127 books.  I suspect that Tom is a little bit…

Re: that fucking wall

Anthony Bourdain wrote: "Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal, and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—we sure employ a lot of them. Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards…

Save me, Kitty! Save me!

My grandparents' yard was about an acre of a 40 acre property. There was a fence around the other 39 and a neighbor kept cows there. (He paid my grandparents for the use of the property with half a beef every year.) There was a pasture to the right of the house and a wet…

Remembering my grandparents

I remember my grandmother holding me up to see a cat with new kittens in a dead tree stump that must have been 4.5 feet tall. Because of the shape of the house, I had to have been <4 years old. A renovation took out the porch every one else was sitting on. I remember…

Who to blame

A conversation on FaceBook (modified for clarity)   J: Except many people didn't vote because they were mad about Bernie. K: Then, they gave their votes to Trump because they didn't vote against him. They are as responsible for his election as the people who actively chose him. J: I agree. But this graphic forgets…