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Schadenfreude in My Facebook Feed

Schadenfreude: pleasure derived from the misfortune of another, or, just maybe, from the fortune he never wanted Although he was my mortal enemy and chief bully during my formative years, my brother Steve and I reached a détente when I reached my … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About the Museum of Sex

“Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world.”        — The Museum of Sex Bribery … Continue reading

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Fun with Photo Captions

Oh, those poor souls who are immortalized on the Internet, myself included (I’m number 5). Here are some of my favorite caption attempts over at Leigh vs. Laundry, and I’ve even won a couple of times. Click on the links to … Continue reading

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Sleepers: 10 more movies you’ve never seen, but should

Link to first list: 10 movies you’ve never seen, but should Some of these movies are sleepers; some are beloved ones that you may have forgotten. Here are 10 more movies you’ve never seen, but should: one all-time favorite movie … Continue reading

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Three lies: Can you spot them?

{UPDATE–Three Lies, The Sequel: Straight Outta Cowpton} I throw this challenge out to you: Identify the three lies below, and share your guess in the comments. (I posted something like this on Facebook a few years ago, but it has … Continue reading

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A noob gets pwned: Giving World of Warcraft a try at my children’s insistence

A noob* gets pwned*    (*see glossary) My two sons and husband were amazed I could even die so early and thought I should get an achieve* just for doing so at level 1. I couldn’t help it. I was totally … Continue reading

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It took me only 13 days to stop complaining for a week

#38. 101 things in 1001 days: Don’t complain about anything for a week. I survived the computer lab fiasco that is detailed in my cartoon above without complaining, only to be done in by ice cream, so I started over. … Continue reading

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Internet Exile, Part One

I am swearing off the Internet for a week. No Facebook, no email, no Huffington Post. I waste a lot of time mindlessly surfing the web, and I want to break the habit. I predict this will be a very … Continue reading

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Join a Classics Book Club

The Internet is consuming more and more of my time. When we leave the house for anything, my boys groan when I have to “just check Facebook,” and it inevitably becomes a delay. So while reading classics isn’t really new … Continue reading

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