Monthly Archives: August 2011

Spare the rod and don’t be a child abuser

Maybe I’m just old-fashioned but I prefer cheeky children to those who have been abused into submission. Crazy, huh? Yes indeed, I would rather have children who talked back and argued with me than beat them with a switch. ::shudders:: … Continue reading

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The pathetic life of an ambivert

Before you get too alarmed by the headline, let me explain that an ambivert (according to Merriam-Webster) is “a person having the characteristics of both extrovert and introvert.” Which confuses some people…at least those who aren’t ambiverts. For an ambivert, … Continue reading

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The dog tired days of summer

Why do they call it the dog days anyway? Huh. In my case, I’m definitely dog tired. Dog tired of heat and humidity, dog tired of whiny children (wait, that’s all the time), and dog tired of not getting enough … Continue reading

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Stomach flu isn’t fun and isn’t flu

I’ve been a bit scarce around these parts, what with getting behind on work, seeing my cousin get married, and getting the stomach flu. Guess which was the most fun? Actually, my whole family got the stomach flu in various … Continue reading

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