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The dead donkey in the car next to us

So the kids and I were driving back home from the library and we stopped at a light.  Next to us a small truck pulled up — one of those little old work trucks that looks like this – I glanced over at it because I love those little trucks and that’s when I noticed… … a dead donkey in the bed of the truck. It was one of the strangest sights I have ever seen.  It was lying on…

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A pig rescue…

A pig rescue…

I have an amazing story of an animal rights activist that is personal to me in a strange way.  When I was a writer on The Drew Carey Show, there was a man that utterly terrified me.  He was another writer on the show and his name was Sam Simon.  He was insanely well accomplished — legendary in the comedy writing business.  For example, he was one of the creators of The Simpsons.  I can’t say that the two of…

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The fairy is out of the bag

I’ll say this right up front — I love fairies, elves, gnomes, sprites, leprechauns and all magical woodland creatures.  I’m not like one of those weird adults you see walking around with fairy wings and a wand (maybe that’s just where I live), but I feel like these beings totally exist.  Sure, maybe they don’t look or act exactly like we think they do, but they are out there.  If you’ve ever been to an old growth forrest, there’s something…

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What I’m wearing these days…

I haven’t mentioned anything about fashion forever so I thought I’d talk a little bit about how I’m feeling after “My Year of Fabulous” ended almost a whole year ago (I can’t really believe it.)  I still feel a million times better about myself than before I started my fashion quest.  I still feel like a totally different person (when it comes to fashion).  I also still feel like trying out a bunch of styles to see what worked for…

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Swedish Organized Part Two — August’s room

Before a few days ago, August didn’t have a room or a bed.  He had a dresser and his toys in a room with Emerson’s things and our closet.  At night, he slept with us in a pile, kind of like a commune in the ’60s, but without the drugs.  So finding a space that August could call his own in our small house was our biggest challenge and it took the most effort. In the end, we realized we…

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Soy — The confusion bean

If there is one product that seems to confuse me the most it’s soy.  Is it good for me?  Is it bad for me?  Does it prevent cancer or cause cancer?  When we were living in Maine and Buck was a baby, I remember a neighbor coming over to our house very alarmed because he just saw on the news that soy could make you have a small penis.  (What channel he was watching, I’ll never know).  I know people…

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Ten ways to make your kids laugh

These things aren’t necessarily funny — like, I would’t try them at a stand up club on open mic night — but when I do them my kids think they are downright hilarious.  So I thought I’d share and if you have something that makes your kids laugh, you can tell me and I can add it to my act.  (It’s getting a little stale these days.) 10.  Be the first to announce how disgusting your own cooking is.  If…

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The time I threw away all my husband’s clothes…

You know those things that annoy you about your spouse?  Things that they almost seem to do on purpose to annoy you?  Well, there are two things that I (apparently) do that really annoy my husband — He claims I never put lids properly back onto anything and that I throw his things away when he’s not around.  The first one I’ll admit to, although I’ve been trying for years to correct this problem.  There have been many times in…

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