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It was like any typical Friday morning I turned on my computer and clicked on my e-mail. As I waited for it to work its magic. I took a sip from my caramel moco latte. It was taking longer than normal, so I thought, “Boy I got a lot of spam e-mails. But when it was finished, I had 33 e-mails and all of them had in the subject: “A question” or “A comment about your column.” What did I do to bring this on? It’s truly amazing how some columns get no e-mails, but then others almost max out my e-mail. And many times, it’s just someone wanting to ask me a question. I have never been afraid of feedback good or bad. Feedback helps you improve or give you a different point of view that you might not have thought about. If I can take the feedback that my college professors dished out I can take almost anything. Most of the feedback that I get is very positive. Yes, there have been a few negative ones, too. I thought I would share some of the questions that I have been asked over the years, along with my answers. […]
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“Wii” Have A New Obsession

Some people have obsession with shoes or maybe they play too much golf. I admit it – I have one for designer handbags, but my new obsession surpassed my handbag one. It’s nothing illegal mind you. It’s playing the Nintendo Wii. It started about two months ago. Jason’s parents gave us a Wii and the Wii Sports Resort game for our birthdays. His parents bought themselves a system last Christmas and Jason got bit by the Wii bug after playing just one game. Most of my family have been owners for awhile. I have wanted one since the first time I played one too. Jason and I talked about buying one as our birthday gift to each other. Now. we didn’t have too. “Score! We got a Wii.” I pooled most of my birthday money that I received to purchase another controller, nunchuck, controller charger, two more games and a Wii Fit Plus. We are officially Wii-tricked out. One of the funniest things is to see Jason’s mom and dad competing against each other when they play the Wii. They are super-competitive. It also includes some really funny trash talk. They had me laughing so hard last Christmas that my […]
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Pulling The Wool Over My Eyes

Can you keep a secret? I know that everybody in my family can, including Jason. What kind of secret, you ask? A surprise birthday party for yours truly. So, you are probably wondering how they all pulled this off. I know I was thinking the same thing. I love my family, but some people just can’t keep a secret to save there lives. If you ever want to know what everybody is getting you for Christmas, just ask my sister, Amanda. She will give you a detail list of who’s getting you what. So, how did they pull the wool over my eyes? Simple. They lured me with food. That’s right. Amanda, “the master mind of operation Surprise,” called me in March to see if Jason and I would be able to attend a “small family get together.” I told her we would and did she need me to bring anything. She said, “No I got everything under control.” And if you know Amanda, she takes party planning very serious. I told her if she changed her mind to just let me know. So, after I gave her the all-clear signal, she deployed Operation Surprise with everything see had; Phone […]
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The Couple’s Guide To “Chick Flicks”

Snuggling up on the sofa with your sweetie to watch a movie is one of life’s simple pleasures, but often World War III starts. Finding a movie that you both can stand to watch can be harder than finding world peace. Your man’s in the mood for adventures or sci-fi and you are leaning towards a romantic comedy otherwise know as the “chick flick.” But what I found out might shock you: men pretend to hate them, but enjoy watching some of them. Jason and I have a few that we both don’t mind watching together. While You Were Sleeping (1995) The main character’s name is Lucy Moderatz, a lonely subway worker in Chicago. She becomes smitten with a handsome stranger. When she saves his life after he’s been mugged and fallen into a coma, his family mistakes her for his fiancee. Starring Sandra Bullock, Peter Gallagher, Bill Pullman, Peter Boyle. Why I like it: t’s funny, smart and surprisingly well-written. It’s one of the movies that I watch that helps me get into the Christmas season, but really it’s OK to watch anytime. The family in the movie reminds me of my family. I also love that it takes […]
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It’s 2010 Where’s My Jet Pack?

The newness of 2010 is starting to wear off. Its “new car” smell has disappeared. When I look at the numbers “2010,” I think, really? It really can’t be 2010. But the calendar proves me wrong. When I was a child, I thought 2010 was so far away, that I would be old and gray for some reason. Many movies, books and television shows helped feed all of our fantasies of the future. There’s just one thing that I would like to know. Where’s my jet pack? I realize that we have come a long way in the area of technology. I just thought it would be much faster. I truly thought that we all would be living like the Jetsons by now. Surely we would all have robot maids like Sweet Rosie. I would love to have a Rosie in my life. Correction – I need a Rosie in my life. The closest thing we have to the Jetson’s Rosie is a clunky round disc that pretends to clean floors that eventually runs out of batteries under the coffee table. Sure, we have the gadget-filled iPhone and computers are certainly better that they were a decade ago. The invention […]
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