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Thursday, November 14, 2013

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    1825 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    As always, you make me laugh with your take on the simplest life experiences. emoticon

    It makes me sad to read that you are hating your job. You used to have such a good relation shop with your boss, and you worked so hard to get that Master's degree. I hope things will improve for you to get you back to a feeling of satisfaction.

    I am soooo gullible, and have fallen prey to these kinds of things too many times. Not to say that I don't care and want to donate to charity, but I feel violated by all of the times I am accosted in a day be total strangers asking me if I want to donate to this charity or that - in and out of the supermarket, on the telephone, in my email . . . you get my drift. I've been burned enough that I go out of my way to avoid these types of encounters.

    I do believe that everyone should have a chance at a good life in this world, and I'm so sorry you had to experience hunger and neglect in your childhood.

    I do put items in that collective shopping cart almost every trip, I donated an entire household of furniture and items to charity, and do my best to "pay it forward", and my conscious feels better for it. We're all softies at heart . . .

    2573 days ago
    Scotta happens! Just hope there is no loose live wires around when your probing or jabbing around with a fork, its metal, and you can get a very snappy electrcal shock if your not careful. Make sure you don't confuse with a vibtator. Lol Susana
    2576 days ago
    P.S. Loved your website...Love your sense of humor and also wanted to give you a big hug....Take care emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2597 days ago
    I HAVE MISSED YOU, and YOUR WRITING!! emoticon
    2649 days ago
    emoticon I can't wait for your book to be published!
    2649 days ago
    Great blog as usual.

    So sorry your job is sucking the joy out of you. I laughed, cried, shook my head in agreement and sucked my teeth. Wow. Thank goodness for the internet so you could google the cult before being sucked in. emoticon

    Disclaimer: I used to be one of those stroller pushers. emoticon emoticon
    2670 days ago
    Great blog. We had a dryer with a home made handle, too. emoticon
    2674 days ago
    How did I miss this? Funny/sad/moving . . . all of that. And: somehow I hadn't realized that you've really been feeling unhappy about your job. After all that work to get the grad degree. Yuck.

    Happiness? Even the contentment thing is pretty elusive.

    Thanks for the candy cane . . . small pleasures. Yeah.

    2689 days ago
    1. I hate stroller people, too. Very much. Especially 3 wheelers. They all should be banned from buses and don't ask me to help carry them up a deck of stairs. 6 people shouldn't have to give up their seat for 1 stroller. emoticon emoticon

    2. Lay off the skorts! They're an ingenious invention! No one can see up my skorts when I'm helping a 3 wheeled stroller person up 3 flights of stairs from centre earth in the metro.

    3. Ya, eventually the puke will get eaten. (Stroller people watch your tow!) emoticon
    2701 days ago
    It has been a while since I have been able to read blogs, but when I do get a chance I always have to stop by yours! Have you ever thought of writing a book?
    2702 days ago
    Awesome blog!! always enjoy reading your blog. So cool to see you sweet side for the the poor and hungry. But don't go joining any cults. Maybe volunteer at a soup kitchen or something lol.

    2706 days ago
    Love it!
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    2709 days ago
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    I sympathize with the job that turned into the job from hell. Keep the faith, friend!
    2710 days ago
    hahaha I love it! I've missed your blogs! Always a great laugh. I hope you are doing well.
    2710 days ago
    Thanks Teeny. You always know how to
    make me laugh. Great blog again. emoticon
    2711 days ago
  • LINDA!
    As always, a great blog. I love the way you write. I can relate to much of what you said about the crappy organization. I have fallen prey to many because I also smile, say "hi" and probably look like a total chump. But when I started getting around weirdo religious cults (remember the Moonies) I decided maybe I should stop being nice and walking on.

    Thanks for such a great read.
    2711 days ago
    "I hauled ass back into the supermarket, filled up a cart with non-perishable food and wheeled it out to her."

    See? I guessed that about you. Good for you. Just remember it is solidarity, not charity.

    Have a nice weekend, empathetic squirrel.
    2712 days ago
  • DALID414
    Ugh! I hate that I was too busy at work to read this (felt like 18 hours!).
    Too busy to even eat lunch properly!
    I thank my mind for not letting me remember my hungry days. Feeding a kid with a gallon of milk a week, no wonder I'm lactose intolerant!
    2712 days ago
    Miss my cats (Seti & Billy Bob - now in the big cat house in the ?sky?)
    Guess I'm a hard xxx sell. I have my ways of feeding the hungry and none of it's accomplished through unwanted solicitation. Grow an extra row of veggies, local soup/food - well, you know.
    Much too serious tonight, even after your always looked for blog. Sorry love, sense of humour just stepped out for a minute or so.

    Love you as always dear one.
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    2712 days ago
    I'm still waiting for "The Jiggly Bits" to come out in print. Wouldn't you like to be richer and more famous?
    I could tell you about the time I was so hungry, I ate an abandoned Cheese Doodle out of a sandbox. If we wanted lunch in the summer, we had to pick dandelion leave for a salad.
    2712 days ago
    Love your blogs!! emoticon (sorry I am sick so don't feel like writing much)nothing serious, just a cold for the 2nd time in 2 weeks.
    2712 days ago
    Pap smear in the parking lot...priceless!
    I remember roaches in food items as a kid too. Beyond disappointing...
    Victory in the end for us both!
    2712 days ago
    I'm glad you made it out and to the other side. I work with kids with special needs and all of them are in similar situations. I want so much for them to realize where they can go with an education. With the parents they have I wonder how many have a chance.
    2712 days ago
    Too Funny Girl!
    2712 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    One of the reasons I have food issues at this age of my life is because Mother used food (withheld) as a punishment. I was a very bad girl, apparently, because I seldom had 2 meals a day let alone three.

    Speaking of forks, my dad had to teach me how to use one when I went to live with him at age 13!

    Oh, the stories we could tell if/when we ever meet (after the heartfelt hug, of course!)
    2712 days ago
    I made the mistake of reading this at work...
    2712 days ago
    OMG . . . I've been prey to such things too. I find it hard to turn my back on hunger, too. But our supermarket has a cart for you to buy and donate non-perishables. So . . . no Grocery Store Lady, but the idea is the same . . . feeding the hungry.

    As always your descriptives of your lil cat cracks me up! Too funny.

    HUGS and thanks for giving me a huge smile.

    I just do want to say, though, I wish for you much happiness after al you went through as a child. NO child should have to go thru that, but then I'm preaching to the choir on that one for sure!

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  • _LINDA
    Great blog! PS, next time someone asks you for something, tell them you will have to check with your parole officer first ;)
    Rock on!
    2712 days ago
    2712 days ago
    Delightful, as always. Thanks for doing something good for others - even if it does mean you'll now be stalked by a bunch of crazy people wanting you to "volunteer' for their cause. emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • BOB5148
    2713 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    2713 days ago
    Love your blogs- but your dryer had a door handle? I am confused.
    2713 days ago
    Your awesome Teeny!!
    2713 days ago
    Fun to have you back! Love your perspective as always. Smiling because I jury rig things around here and keep using them until there's absolutely no life left in them! Xena is busy hunting leaves, and delivers them to my chair with a roar now that flying, crawling bug hunting is past. Have to praise her efforts, as I'm picking up oak leaves, I know they are "gifts". The trick is to pick them up before I step on them and need the vacuum. Have to love them! emoticon
    2713 days ago
  • KARENE10
    This blog is awesome! You crack me up. It is SO funny and yet so true. I do exit out of a different door to escape the money grubbers. I often give to charity, but I hate going to a store,fast food restaurant etc. where I feel that I HAVE to donate. I love that you gave her a basket of non perishables. That was really sweet. I also have been buying lottery tickets lately,it seems like the ONLY way we can stop going to work. Have a great day!
    2713 days ago
    emoticon Loved it!Tried to leave a comment but I forgot my wordpress password :-(

    In a nutshell..........thanks for making me pee in my panties!!!
    emoticon post!!!
    2713 days ago
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