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Male vs. Female Bodily Functions: Who’s Got it Worse?

No beatin’ around the thesis bush (no pun intended) today: With every passing rotten development that befalls the human body, from adolescence to death, females suffer in extreme disproportion to men. For me, it started with the mental anguish caused by the onset of puberty, when seemingly overnight, people had a problem with my 70’s era tube top. I didn’t get it, but I did get odd glances and suddenly there was whispering about whether it was appropriate. I was around 12 at the time, so I … [Read More...]

A Cautionary Tale from the Corporate Shenanigans File

Our DirectTV went out recently, showing a "775" error on the screen, with some troubleshooting steps. I followed the steps on the screen. No worky. That evening, my husband called "customer service" and “Roy” told him the 775 error is an equipment problem with the connection to the DirectTV console (cord, plug, etc.). My husband told him that we had both tried the steps, but they didn’t work. So, Roy offered to send out a service tech...for $99. "Wait. We pay (insert offensively large monthly … [Read More...]

Nest Evacuation, 1 of 4: Spring Training Report

Here we are, nearing the end of the second semester of the first year of the first of our four children’s evacuation from the nest. I didn’t write about the halfway point, in January, because I didn’t feel like wallowing. And to be honest, I didn’t really wallow. He was home for an extra week, bringing the total to five, which was both great and not so. When his dad took him back, through a snow storm I wasn’t willing to tackle, he was anxious to go, and I was anxious for him to get back and … [Read More...]

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