May 16th, 2013
My husband was telling me about the dad that was shopping for Lego stickers for his son. Apparently, he noticed that one of the stickers showed a construction worker waving and saying “Hey Babe!”
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I said. “They put that on a toy set for kids?”
“He said it promoted stereotypes and sexual harassment,” my husband reported.
“The company apologized to him,” he said.
“That’s all?” I asked. “You’d think they’d at least send him a free Lego set to make up for it as a gesture of goodwill.”
“What set would they send?” my daughter asked. “The strip club construction set?”… ...more...
May 9th, 2013
I’ve been seeing the term “Paleo eating” lately, and I assume this is the newest form of the Caveman Diet that was introduced back in the 1970s: Paleo as in Paleolithic era, which ended ten thousand years ago. So we’re not talking about some brand new concept here. In fact, it’s a really old idea – like about ten thousand years old. Except that, ten thousand years ago, I doubt it was a ‘concept’ or even a ‘diet.’ I expect it was whatever you could forage, capture, or otherwise find to put on the Paleolithic dining table, such as it was.
Think veggies, fruits, nuts, meat and fish. Berries. Berries are good… ...more...
May 2nd, 2013
I’m so excited. I got my first jury summons in 19 years. I remember exactly when I got the last one because I was 9 months pregnant with my fifth child and the court decided they didn’t want to take a chance with me going into labor in the jury lounge, so I was excused.
I was disappointed because all I was doing was sitting around waiting to have the baby, and I thought a good trial would at least distract me from my swollen ankles and aching back.
Now I’m excited to serve on a jury because I write murder mysteries. I think that a writer should only write what she knows about, so I figure it could all… ...more...