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You Won’t Believe What I Did This Weekend

You Won’t Believe What I Did This Weekend

Buckle up, friends, do I have a story for you!

It started with a phone call.

Friday night my dad called and asked if I could come over around 8. This was strange, because usually my mom is the one who calls me, though it’s not unheard of for my dad to call. We were just getting ready for our regular game night with our friends, which usually lasts until 10:30. I wouldn’t be able to stop over that evening. He said he needed to talk to me about something, but not over the phone. I said I could stop by the coffee shop where he goes in the mornings. No, he said, could I come by their place at around 10 am instead? I agreed.

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Posted by on August 28, 2018 in Family Life, Life in General, Uncategorized

 

Translation. I don’t think it means what you think it means

So I was just scrolling through Facebook, and saw this comment on a picture my aunt had shared of her dinner:

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Posted by on June 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Sorry Mom, I broke my promise

Sorry Mom, I broke my promise

This year my mom told me all she wanted for Mother’s Day was for me to not get her anything. Because I love my mom, I agreed. She’s in another city today, celebrating Mother’s Day with her own mom, which I think is awesome. Mother’s Day doesn’t have to mean mothers spend every minute with their kids, right? Mother’s Day should be about showing your mom you love her by letting her do what SHE wants for a change instead of what her kids want. That’s why I agreed not to get her anything for Mother’s Day.

But I lied a little bit.
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Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Clearly Google+ Does Not Understand Religion

I have had a Google+ page for a long time, but like many people with Google+ pages, I often forget about it. Today I happened to go there by mistake when I was trying to check my Gmail, and this picture was among the items in my feed: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Have you tried picking it up and putting it away again?

Have you tried picking it up and putting it away again?

Even if you’ve never watched The IT Crowd, you’ve probably heard the “Have you tried turning it off and then on again?” solution to technical problems. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Why don’t you say what you really think?

Why don’t you say what you really think?

A friend and I recently had a conversation about the ubiquity of flowery BS language that is used in business. For example “We built our business on the foundation of individualized personal service for our customers.”  Well, duh. Doesn’t every business want to brag about how much they love their customers? My friend observed if he ever saw a website that said “We hate people but will help you anyway”, he would give them his business just for being honest.
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Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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How to be the biggest geek at the Marathon

How to be the biggest geek at the Marathon

For the last few years, my husband and I have participated in the Fargo Marathon in some form or another. I’ve done the 5k twice and the 10k once, but would never have considered the marathon or even the half marathon – it’s just too far for me. Last year my husband had tried to convince me to do the marathon relay, but I didn’t know if I was up for a race of that distance. The 10k had been really hard on me. However, if I am one thing above all others, I am a geek. So, when we learned that there was a cash prize for the best team costume in the full marathon relay I finally relented. While it is true that I hate running, I do love a good game of dress-up.
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Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Uncategorized