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Wishing You the Luck ‘O the Irish!

Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!  Today we celebrate the Irish, a people about whom Sigmund Freud said, “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.” Um, I’m not sure why, but I think I like it! No time to write a post for Tuesday True Confessions. I may have to … Continue reading

That Bitch is Crazy!

Yesterday I had my FOURTH ATT repair technician out to my home, after I tweeted yet another problem I was having with my service. I’ve only had service with this company for four months, and it still isn’t consistently working properly. The latest tech let me know that I am what they call a “frequent … Continue reading

Tuesday True Confessions: I Hate Fashion

I have hidden my entire life. Even when in plain view, I hid behind others who were more attractive- like Rumpy. I hide behind my ability to manipulate a conversation. Hell, I can manipulate an entire room! I’m that good. But few people really know me. It’s time that changed. So I’m going to start … Continue reading

Choosing My Battles and Moving On

March 11th is Humane Lobby Day in Tallahassee, Florida. It’s an opportunity for ordinary folks like me to talk to my elected officials about my stance on legislation impacting animals. I’m not going to attend. I know! I know! If I wasn’t going to go, why did I make such a big stink about how I was … Continue reading

Happy National Love Your Pet Day? WTF?

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! I know, right? Like we need a day to remind us to love our companion animals? Well apparently SOMEONE thought you weren’t showing enough love to your pets, because Love Your Pet Day was set aside to, “remind pet owners to set aside time each day to appreciate and celebrate … Continue reading

It’s OK- My Dog is Friendly!

I hate those words. They always seem to come from a dog owner that means well, but doesn’t think past their own nose. Sure, your dog is cute, and happy, and obeys ALL of your commands, right? No. Your dog never comes when you call him or her away from me. But it’s OK, because … Continue reading

Give Some Love to Your Dog

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and nothing tells your dog you love him or her like spending lots of money at the pet store. In case you didn’t pick up on that, I’m being facetious. Let’s be real, here. Your dog could care less that it’s Valentine’s Day. So, no, I’m not going to publish any … Continue reading

Gosh, Everyone Knows You Shouldn’t Tell a Lie!

I’m a big fan of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.  The #KeepIt100 segment, where panelists are asked a question and told to Keep it 100 (tell the truth), can be quite enlightening. We humans say we value truth, but that’s not really the case, is it? Who gets the promotion? The hard … Continue reading

Dreams and Kings and Other Things

I have lived my entire life in the South. I was not quite a year old when the March on Selma took place. I’ve seen Klansmen in their robes riding in the backs of trucks, waving their flags, in broad daylight. I remember a time when white people threw around the N-word without first looking around … Continue reading

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

I hate the Domestic Violence cases. I never know what I’m walking into. Sometimes a neighbor hears a couple in the midst of a heated argument and calls us out of concern. Good for them. Better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes a report is made in bad faith by a former boyfriend or girlfriend … Continue reading

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