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Why complain about something that’s good?

For all the times I hear someone (and occasionally ‘someone’ is me) wishing we weren’t so connected to the internet there are far more times when I appreciate it and what it does for me. I am able to keep in more frequent touch with loved ones, like my cousin Erin in Canada, who is celebrating her birthday today. (Happy Birthday, Erin!) We keep in touch more often but we speak in person even less than we did before. International calls are expensive and it’s easier to converse on facebook sometimes. I feel guilty about using social media and the internet to keep in touch but then again, I am keeping in touch.

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Those Were The Days

Someone just posted the following reminder on facebook: “Live every day as if it were your last – enjoy every moment because you never know when the ride will end.”

I’ve heard it before and I’ll hear it again but today it came at a good time for me.

Maybe they should call it Internet Rage

If our politicians won’t be role models to us, let’s be role models to them. If someone doesn’t agree with your point of view, that’s okay. Agree to disagree. It doesn’t make the other person a dangerous right wing/left wing nutjob. I promise. Let all the hot button topics stop being hot buttons – the Iraq war, abortion, gay marriage, vaccinations – the list goes on and on – and let the person who holds each point of view be a fellow human with their own point of view.

And if you think that’s a stupid idea then just go ahead and unfriend me, jerk.

Big Red Conversation Starter

I recently bought myself this big shiny bright red bag.

People think it’s a purse. A giant purse. The kind of purse that devours today’s giant purses in one big bite. And because of its sheer size and red-redness people can’t help but comment on it.