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Adventures with Siri

July 31, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith I just traded in my trusty, archaic Blackberry. I’d had her for over four years. I’d gotten used to her idiosyncrasies.  Her lovely, qwerty keyboard worked perfectly with the corners of my fake nails, but her ineptness at accessing the Web in our small town infuriated me.  Her face was tough […]

Life and Other Matters – Pennies from Heaven: July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012 by  
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Sherri is still on her Baltic Cruise and we wonder if she has met any new…um… friends! Pam and Renie spend some time pondering everything dealing with pennies (except pitching them)  — cashing them in, using them for flooring materials, wishing on them, and movies with the cent in the title. Pennies, like so many other […]

When Little Brothers are Clueless

July 24, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith Sometimes little brothers are just clueless. My younger brother, Rick, seems to be up-to-date about the latest music, television shows, and movies. Thanks to his wife and teen-aged son, he can banter about most celebrities. But what happened to him recently has me questioning if he really knows as much about […]

Life and Other Matters – 19 Words You Should Know: July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012 by  
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19 Words you should know… and USE! Renie admits to being a paper-belly and Pam ‘fesses up to having dysania. But don’t fear – these aren’t life-threatening diseases, just odd and seldom-used words the girls just learned! Sherri’s still gone, so Pam and Renie learn new words to stump her with when she returns from […]

Life and Other Matters – Games of the XXX Olympiad: July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 by  
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From the Garden to the Kitchen: Celebrity Chef Anna Olson guests It’s almost time for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, this year being held in London, England. And the girls, at least a couple of ‘em, are excited! Which events will they watch for the actual sport and which ones […]

Itty Bitty Houses

July 16, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith Tooling around on the Internet this evening, I found some articles about living spaces. None of them seemed to have any common ground at first glance, yet, really, when I got right down to the nitty-gritty of them, they all spoke directly to ME. The first was a study published in […]

First World Problems

July 3, 2012 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith The latest book about stress that caught my eye as I walked through the bookstore yesterday made me laugh out loud. It was one about stress and new wealth. Really? The nouveau riche have stress? It seems that coming into more money than a person is used to is stressful. Very […]

Life and Other Matters – from the Garden to the Kitchen, with special guest Chef Anna Olson: July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012 by  
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From the Garden to the Kitchen: Celebrity Chef Anna Olson guests Sherri, Sherri, quite contrary, how does YOUR garden grow? Renie gives us a lesson about nursery rhymes and their bawdy past before the discussion turns to gardening.  We go from the garden to the pantry, and find that Sherri is a wee bit of […]