Our house has been catless for more than a year now. Though I am not really fond of litter boxes, I do like cats. Generally, I like to play with other people’s cats which means I get to pet them and drive them crazy with laser pointers, but I don’t have to clean out the cat box.
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Every Christmas, creative folks and stores try to outdo each other by offering the most unique and desirable stuff. They’re betting that folks will swarm in like a bunch of locusts and spend millions of dollars on gadgets that probably won’t be used. In looking at some of the new must-have-under-the-tree thingamajigs, I’m hoping that swarm of locust will bypass a few of them, because, frankly, I’m a little disturbed.
Anyone can testify to the fact that I am the furthest thing from a Grinch. The holidays come around and usually I tense with anticipation and excitement. I visit stores just to look at the gorgeous decorations and start window shopping for my friends and family, and usually the sooner these glorious traditions of mine can start, the better.
I do not plan to go Black Friday shopping this year. I do intend to make some Black Friday sales purchases, but the stress and hullabaloo of actually going to a packed store to get great deals just aren’t for me anymore.
When I think of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving is not generally one of them. I am thankful everyday, but Thanksgiving is mainly about food. Thanksgiving is like the appetizer before Christmas. Christmas is when we have the best foods and when family time really comes back to town.
I think with any family, there will always be a difference in taste when it comes to food. It is impossible to please everyone at times, and it only gets worse when you get the entire extended family together for Thanksgiving.
I’m really good at identifying voices without seeing someone’s face. I think everyone has a useless talent they’re really good at and that might just be mine, or at least the useless talent at which I excel the most.
The deadly Friday the 13th attacks in Paris by the Islamic State have raised new concerns about terrorists entering Europe and the United States posing as refugees from Syria’s civil war.
There are all kinds of sayings that folks take to heart. Things like “A penny saved is a penny earned,” and “Don’t put the cart before the horse” are oldies but still used and relative to life in any generation. My favorite ones, though, are those that blend humor with practical wisdom or facts.They even have a special name for them: paraprosdokians — meaning figures of speech where the latter part of the sentence or phrase is unexpected and often funny.
The best photo I ever took was mainly luck.