Don’t those birds know it’s 5 a.m.?

by meanlouise May 15, 2013 true life 2013

Crowley, the catbird king of my hell and his or her friend, Mr. Crazybird, have been joined by an entire flock of friends. These lunatic birds apparently have nothing better to do than have raucous conversations at 5:00. In the morning. Did you know there are two of those every day? Only one of them […]

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finals + fighting koalas (and never the two shall meet)

by meanlouise April 25, 2013 academia

If you have a final research project proposal to write and you’ve been editing some drafts of blog posts about it that are helping you organize your thoughts and remember how the project developed, that doesn’t count as procrastination! Watching a video of koala bears fighting, however, does qualify as procrastination. Just so we’re clear. […]

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Hop Hop Hop?

by meanlouise March 22, 2013 true life 2013

Having rheumatoid arthritis and other painful conditions means a lot of time slogging through physical therapy. On fairly quiet afternoon recently, there were only four of us at the gym. Me, an octogenarian couple we’ll call Lewis and Bethany, and a guy we’ll call The Marine. Because, as you’ll learn if you keep reading, he’s […]

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We were walking along in companionable silence when he suddenly turned to me and exclaimed, “Did you know there are people who only poop once a week?”

by meanlouise February 27, 2011 true life 2011

This is why Husband is not allowed to watch Oprah.

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"I made them myself…in prison."

by meanlouise May 6, 2009 florida files

I have so-called affinity license plates. I’m pretty sure the only place you can get valid license plates is through the DMV. I mention this because over the last few months several people have asked me where I got my license plates. The best answer I’ve come up with so far is, “I made them […]

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JunglePete claims he has no additional information about this incident

by meanlouise February 11, 2009 florida files

A 51-year-old man was arrested after he was found making out with blowup sex dolls in a grocery store parking lot.

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I’m not sure what this says about the human spirit, but it must say something

by meanlouise February 9, 2009 food and drink

Last year we had a close call with a McDonald’s iced coffee while on a road trip. It was undrinkable, and that turned out to be okay. Recently, while checking out coffeerama, Husband ran across a link to a review which can be summed up with the words explosive diarrhea. And that reviewer referenced many […]

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Possibly the greatest ad campaign since Microsoft Bob!!!

by meanlouise January 26, 2009 humor

I have the ability to apply a mental filter that enables me to not only tune out, but deny the actual existence, of certain things – Grateful Dead songs and Microsoft commercials being the most critical. Consequently, I missed a profoundly inane Microsoft video promoting a product called Songsmith until I saw a post about […]

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from the "this is what it feels like to go crazy" files

by meanlouise January 16, 2009 true life 2013

The next time you stare down a conveyor belt of slow-moving, hot, sugary glazed donuts at your local Krispy Kreme you just might be supporting President-elect Barack Obama’s radical support for abortion on demand – including his sweeping promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act as soon as he steps in the Oval Office, […]

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I have a new hero

by meanlouise January 14, 2009 true life 2009

I was at the gym unsuccessfully ignoring two women beside me on stationary bikes. One was leafing through the Washington Post Health section, reading the stories about the “pathetic losers with big medical bill” aloud to the other, along with other bits of snide commentary. Then, she read this part of a reader-submitted column which […]

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