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“Sixty shots of lidocaine on the wall”

Needle sharp shafts… pierce my skin… and leave their mark… with tiny burning flames…. I tense again and again…. my face a stoic mask…. I am too terrified to speak… afraid that what little bravery I hold… will spill out of these bloody marks…. Snakelike sheaths march up my veins… I taste the burning cautery… […]

The IRS is on the phone….

My husband and I did something really really stupid.  For two smart professionals we are mere infants when it comes to financial savvy.  My husband has a fatalistic view of America’s financial health and feels that a major crash is inevitable.  Based on that premise, he decided to take out some money from his retirement […]

How to SNAG a man….

I admit it.  I have an awful sense of humor.  I decided to create a Top Ten for SNAGging a Man.  If you are easily offended please skip this one!  I shall now go back “into my corner”…. 10. Don’t be a nag 9. Exercise fiendishly, no matter how much you want to drag… 8. Bat […]

The Ultimate in Pet Feeders

For the small price of 249.00 US, the financially well-endowed and discerning cat owner can buy a feeder with  facial recognition software that can determine who is eating and dispense the right amount, or if the cat is a fat hog, no amount, of food into the bowl.  And who wouldn’t want to watch them […]

Probabilities in Evolution

Interesting discussion on the mathematics of the evolutionary process…… Does Evolution Have a . . . Chance? by Mike Riddle on May 30, 2014 One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet we are here—as a result, I believe, of […]

The Lake that turns everything to stone

Wowwie wow wow!  From Gizmodo…… You just don’t believe this link.  Lake Natron in Tanzania is so deadly it turns anything it touches to a stone like substance.  The pictures are amazing…..a must see! http://gizmodo.com/any-animal-that-touches-this-lethal-lake-turns-to-stone-1436606506?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Ode to the Middle Aged Size of my Thighs

There is a body part I do not prize and that is the lumpy size of my thighs! For while getting older makes one wise, it spreads the body to an ever larger size. My thighs always won the humor prize, with varicose veins as fat as French fries. And no matter how many stairsteps […]