‘J’ournalism, Jones and Jenkins
Apr11

‘J’ournalism, Jones and Jenkins

Lisa – one on of our earlyadventures on Rainy Lake. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was 8. I still have the book that led to this awareness of a future career. It’s a college writing textbook that my mom brought home, salvaged from the trash at her college dorm housekeeping job. My little girl scrawl is still visible in the book, as I started to do the lessons on the pages. Later, my mom caught me writing in the book...

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Yes woman
Jan27

Yes woman

Last night, after doing the dishes, straightening the living room, scrubbing the floors with a toothbrush and replastering the ceiling (ok, I lied: I never straightened up the living room), I sat down for some laundry-folding time in front of the TV. HBO has been running “Yes Man” this month and it was just the light humor I needed. When I first saw a preview for this movie when it came out in 2008, I was taken aback: did...

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Singing da blues

I had a meltdown today over issues entirely out of my control, which is generally the source of all good meltdowns. The best part was Andy’s mom is here visiting and she is on day two of the most vile stomach virus known to humankind (at least this winter). I’m not sure what it officially is called, but it’s worse than H1N1 because you continue to live through it. It’s not swine flu. I call it the feline flu....

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R.I.P. Motorola CE0168

Motorola CE0168 Avon, Ind. – Motorola CE0168, age 3, of Avon was declared dead Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in the AT&T Hospital at U.S. 267 and 100N, following 24-hours on life support. He was born in late 2004 in a Motorola manufacturing plant, probably in Schaumburg, Ill., and was adopted by Rosie in early 2005. He served as a faithful cell phone throughout numerous family trauma and tragedy, including Rosie’s...

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The REAL Breast Cancer Barbie is for sale!
Feb10

The REAL Breast Cancer Barbie is for sale!

Remember the Breast Cancer Barbie debacle of 2006? Remember my awesome acquaintance Linnea who created her very own Breast Cancer Barbie to honor REAL breast cancer survivors and not just the ones who strike up marketing deals with Mattel? Well, now you can own this legendary piece of history! The one and only REAL Breast Cancer Barbie is for sale on EBay! Linnea would like to attend the Young Survivor’s Conference in...

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Winter

My sister, Rebecca, sent this to me today. Cracked me up! “Found this beautiful winter poem and thought it might be a comfort to you, especially with the weather we’ve had lately! It was inspirational to me, and it’s very well written. Enjoy!” WINTERa poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyreSHIT!! It’s Cold! The End

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