All about blogging men (link love)

This morning I yelled at Paul in his comments’ section. 😮

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Wordless Monday

I’m out of steam. I have no words. My house looks like it hasn’t been cleaned or tidied since before Christmas. Kids need driving to and fro all week. There’s appointments and shopping and blah. So here you go, this is my picture-filled post from my sort-of vacation/tournament with my daughter in Niagara Falls. 🙂

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One step closer

Today we went to the passport office to renew my and my son’s passports. After, I had a million things to prepare for a tournament this weekend including a potluck which someone organized to take place at the hotel. Basically I was `out running errands most of the day today…🙁

In the middle of the running around, I received several panicky texts from my son. He doesn’t have a lunch. He doesn’t have any money. Can I drop by and give him money for lunch. He’s got school hockey, he’ll be at the rink.


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End of day balancing of books

Typically, when someone speaks of balancing the books, the meaning evokes a statement about finances, or economics. It’s an accounting term.

The other day, a friend used this phrase in a completely different context.

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Growth spurts

Today I took my boy to Costco to get his passport photo done. And mine, too. Both of us are due to renew…

It appears a trip to Switzerland is in the works. My girl child is pestering me to death, and my family in Europe had given us a standing invitation, so now I’m finally figuring out what dates would be suitable.

For that we need current passports, of course, which is why we were at Costco. They have good prices there. 🙂

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Music, spotify and random thoughts

Recently, Bryan Adams gave a concert in a town not far from Toronto. The radio stations have been playing his songs all the time lately, sometimes two an hour.  With that, I traveled down memory lane to my high school days when he was up and coming and very popular (here in Canada).

Cuts like a Knife
Summer of ’69
Run to You
One Night Love Affair

I created a playlist in Spotify so I can listen to him at will (or until I’ve had enough.)  🙂

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Self-image perception

My protagonist in one of my stories is insecure about her image. You know, appearance, attractiveness, stamina, that kind of thing.

I want to explore how she sees herself, as well as how she perceives how others see her. How men see her in particular (or, more correctly, how she thinks men see her).

I’m trying to address all the usual stuff: weight, shape, fitness, sexuality…all of it.

Sounds convoluted, right?

It is. 🙄

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How a millennial describes her generation to a teacher

A Millennial student told a post-secondary professor an interesting comment the other day.

The topic was about the recent mid-term examinations. The exam was basically a multiple-choice test. For each question the prof assigned approximately 90 seconds to provide an answer.

The test was scheduled for one and a half hours.

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