Category Archives: back in the day

>The joy of nothing

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>If you haven’t seen Office Space…what the hell is wrong with you?  You should probably know that Peter Gibbons is my spirit guide.  Who amongst us can’t relate to his “dream of doing nothing”?  Doing nothing is one of the joys of adulthood.  I work my ass off all week long and you know what I want to do when… Read more »

>Today I feel like an adult

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>One of my cousins is turning 21 today.  When she was born, I was 16 years old.  That year New Kids on the Block was my favorite band, MTV still played music videos and I learned to drive a stick shift.  While my childhood was idyllic, I hated being a kid.  School was a total downer.  The only thing I… Read more »

>Instructional media AKA nap time

>Do you remember watching filmstrips in class? For those who read my blog and are under 35 years old, filmstrips weren’t quite movies.  They showed still images in succession at a very slow rate while a recording narrated.  Someone usually had to turn a knob to make the filmstrip move from picture to picture.  The recording would “boop” when the… Read more »

>What am I not supposed to eat this week?

> Remember when eggs were high in cholesterol and were banned from meal time?  Then everything had to be fat free, which made red meat evil and chicken the protein of the day. Then everything had to be sugar free and Equal became a fixture in our coffee and soda.  In the late 90s, carbs became the enemy and bread… Read more »

>Everyone just calm down.

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>Ok, so I made some jokes on Twitter about buying radiation suits, taking a Silkwood shower and obtaining mutant super powers, but I don’t honestly think the little cloud of radioactivity currently floating in the jet stream would actually do any harm to the people of Sacramento.  Los Angeles might want to shelter in place though…I kid! Not to make… Read more »

>Childhood dreams.

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>I envy people who had childhood dreams.  I never really felt passionate about anything as a child…except maybe to grow up so I didn’t have to go to school anymore. School was pretty boring.  I’m the type of person who wants to move on once she learns something.  Homework was just sheer torture.  It’s the whole, I’m done and moving… Read more »

>It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

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> I cannot resist a box of Caramel DeLites (formerly known as Samoas).  Everyone has their favorite.  Was that a marketing campaign the Girl Scouts used once?  Over the years, my preference for Girl Scout Cookies has evolved.  Of course, I will always enjoy the standard Thin Mints.  At some point, I used to partake in the Peanut Butter Patties… Read more »