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General

Niagara rockstars

The reason we were in Niagara in the first place was because we were helping out with a corporate event during which an activity called “Rockstar for a day” was being held. The idea is to prepare ordinary people to perform in a live rock show. Throughout the day they have band practice, dance lessons, […]

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Travel

Niagara

I just got back from a brief trip to Niagara Falls. It was a business trip with a mission, as I will explain later, so there was no time to go get soaked on the Maid of the Mist boat tour at the base of the falls. We did have a view of the falls […]

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Books and Movies

Star Wars

I went to see Star Wars. I am almost embarassed to admit it but this was my first one ever. I loved it! The creativity takes your breath away! What I enjoyed the best were all the different creatures. There is so much imagination, in their looks as well as their movements! People who have […]

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Books and Movies

The sisterhood of the travelling pants

I was looking for a light funny chick flick. From the trailers and ads I had seen I chose the sisterhood film. I was disappointed but enchanted. It is not light and funny at all, but a very good movie. I cried copiously. In short it tells the stories of four close friends who spend […]

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General

Shredder

I had a crate full of old files that needed to be destroyed. Burning them was not an option as it is too hot here right now to start a fire, besides my fireplace smokes up the house whenever I try to burn anything . The solution? My old faithful shredder. It is one of […]

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General

Fathers day

I want to wish a Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there. To the new fathers who are just discovering the joys and challenges of fatherhood. To the experienced fathers, the grandfathers, the step fathers, the fathers in law. To the men who are separated from their children for any reason but will […]

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Finger puppets

Bolivia is famous for its alpaca wool. It is very soft and warm. If you want to find out more about it check out this site: https://www.alpacadirect.com/info/whyalpaca Maybe because of this wool expertise, there is a kind of toy that is found there (as well as in Peru): the knitted finger puppet. I do not […]

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Food General

Temptation

I finally reached the halfway mark in my weight loss program! 20 pounds off! Everyone around me knows to keep sweets out of my reach. A dear friend did provide me with an emergency kit…in case…which I have yet to open…   Today when I got home from work, I found a pretty box on […]

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Cleaning

There is a small screen inside my refrigerator that indicates temperature and a button to start ice making. Yesterday I noticed something flashing. Upon closer inspection it read: “Vacuum compressor”. Can appliances really tell that my housekeeping leaves a bit to be desired????

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General

Strike three!

Someone asked me how the on line dating is going. I am sorry to report: NOT well! After weeding out the obvious misfits, I still came up with a few loosers. There was the old fart who “likes his women lean”. Sorry but I am not a piece of bacon in a butcher shop window. […]