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Bucket List

A few of my girlfriends and I had a slumber party “A girls’ night in” if you will. I know it’s kind of childish, but I had a blast. We decided to rent the movie “The Bucket List.” If you haven’t seen it, it’s about two older men who end up rooming together in a cancer ward and both find out their illness is terminal. So together they come up with a bucket list – a list of things that they want to do before they kick the bucket. They then set out on an adventure to experience as many of them as they can! This movie got me thinking about a list I wrote when I was 10 years old about things that I wanted to do before I turned 30. I wondered if I still had it. This is why my mom is so awesome; she has kept almost everything I have done in my educational career. She came through for me again. Looking at the list, I was able to cross some things off, such as learning how to drive a car, graduate from college, ride in a helicopter and airplane, be a lifeguard and a swimming […]
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What Do You Want To Be…

I can’t think of anyone I’ve ever met who doesn’t have a story to tell about what they wanted to be when they grew up. How did you answer the question? Maybe you wanted to be an fireman, or how about a pilot, or maybe a teacher. The answer I gave the first time I was asked this question was “I want to be Wonder Woman.” Definitely not a typical answer to the above question. OK, first I should explain I was three years old and it was the early ’80s. The whole Wonder Woman mania started shortly after I got my first pair of Underroos (under shirt and underwear set) as a gift. Threw the eyes of a three-year-old Wonder Woman was the coolest thing to be. Who wouldn’t want to be her? She had a coolest outfit with bright colors and a American eagle across the chest. Along with the stars of the American flag shorts. People take notice when you wear an outfit like that. It wasn’t just the outfit that was appealing to me but her cool accessories. Wonder Woman had a lasso of truth. The lasso of truth was unbreakable and forced people to tell […]
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Bridal Shower

Every woman has been to a bridal shower they suffered through; the mystery spice game, or how about the game you have to try to remember how much stuff is on a tray that was passed around. My list normally just has the word tray written down. I always gave up half way through playing the game. So when it came down to planning my sister Amanda’s bridal shower I already had an idea of what games we would have. The spice game and the tray memory game didn’t make the cut. Many showers I have gone to don’t play any games. That’s fine, but Amanda has always enjoyed the ones that did. So her shower was going to be one with games. Now I just needed to figure out what games she would like. One day I called her out of the blue and asked her what were some of her favorite bridal shower games. She didn’t even miss a beat and said the Bridal Gown Designer Game. Basically you divide the party into groups of three to four people and put them in separate areas. Supply each of the teams with a package of tissue paper and tape. […]
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Bridesmaidzilla

The image of a bridezilla is one that anyone in a wedding party doesn’t want to deal with. You know the type; the bride-to-be who alienates family, friends and anyone who might step in their path in search of the the perfect wedding. Have you ever heard about a rare creature called the bridesmaidzilla? It could be a sister, cousin or a girlfriend. I needed to find out more about this creature. This is why I love this day and age of the Internet. All I had to do is hop on my computer and type in bridesmaidzilla, and within seconds 786 Web sites pop up for me to look at. In my research I read horror story after horror story. I think the worst one was where the bride told the wedding party that she didn’t care what kind of dress they got it just had to be in the navy blue she was having throughout the wedding. The wedding party was fine with the rule. The day of the wedding the maid of honor came to the church wearing a silk, slip nightgown to the wedding and flip flops She told the bride she wasn’t going to spend […]
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The Birds

Some people hate spiders, others can’t stand rats. I for one do not like mice, rats and centipedes, but I really can’t stand birds. Just last month at work we had a bird in the office. He came from the basement. Later on we found out he came in from an old vent pipe that isn’t used anymore. It was a robin and it was flying all over. As soon as I figured out what it was I brought my legs up to my chest and sat very still in my chair. I reached for a pencil that was on my desk and held it out like a sword, eraser end toward the bird. Now looking back, what was I going to do, erase the bird? In my mind I was protecting myself from the robin. Eventually, my co-workers got the bird out of the office. The rest of the day, the hair on the back of my neck was standing up. This isn’t the first time a bird and I have met. When I was about 8 years old a bird fell in our swimming pool and I rescued it. I pick it up and placed it in a […]
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