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2015 Summer Wonder #28: Incoming!

Even more than all the pretty girls at the beach photos, summer photos of young people–or any people, to be honest–having fun are my favorite summer wonders: jumping off stuff, splashing stuff, throwing stuff–it’s all about the stuff, right?


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2015 Summer Wonders #4: We Go On 3

One, two, three...

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The Inherent Dangers of Elf on the Shelf

December 16, 2013 at 4:46 am

This is one of the weirdest things of which I’ve heard in a long time. It sounds crazy, but maybe it’s better to demand good and respectful all year round instead of having to bear down on that “he sees you when you’re sleeping” BS–and the idea that an inanimate elf springs to life at night and–it’s just too damned Chucky for me.


Everything is Better Wrapped in Bacon

If you’re like me, then the holidays are a time of elaborate decoration, gift-giving and the hidden look of disappointment in your parents’ eyes as they come to terms with another season that you’ve stood by your decision not to have children. Luckily for my parents, my younger sister has two little boys that love Christmas! My parents adore them and my sister and her husband are heavily involved in their lives and forming nostalgic memories for them to look back fondly on.  One of the “traditions” that my sister introduced is the Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition.

For those of you who aren’t in the know as I was not, Elf on the Shelf is a posable elf doll and accompanying book that outlines what this little elf means for the children of the house. The book goes on to tell the children to whom it is…

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What About “The Quick and The Dead?”

The second of two strange cemetery/signage combinations we stumbled upon on vacation this summer. We concluded that this is a Zombie reference, and quickly moved on. Zombies may play slow, but what they lack in speed they more than compensate for with persistence.