Picky Reader 19

Picky Reader’s Latest Reads  Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner.  I think I’ve read every book Lisa Gardner has published.  If you enjoy suspense, read her. Blood by Patricia Traxler and The Distance Between Us by Bart Yates.  They are both well-written and enjoyable reads.  If you like moody, sort…

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Looking Forward

Another Blog-A-Week topic:  (I didn’t save them all, only the ones I found interesting as possible topics.) “What are you looking forward to this year?” The first thing that comes to mind is my daughter’s wedding this fall.  Under her calm exterior I think she’s super-excited.  She’s attended several friends’…

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Picky Reader – 17

Some more books I’ve read recently: Summer Blowout by Claire Cook.  Just a note to myself that I read it. Thirty-something divorced hairdresser interacts with quirky family members while reluctantly allowing Mr. Right to pursue her. Body Language by James W. Hall.  Here is an author I would read again. …

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Olive Garden

“It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday.  The regular crowd shuffles in…”  An evening at the local Olive Garden brings to mind those opening lines of Billy Joel’s Piano Man.  Except in this case, it’s five o’clock on a Sunday.  What I presume to be the regular crowd, is indeed shuffling…

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WHY I BLOG

Courtesty of WordPress’s Post-A-Week campaign, I now have a file full of blog topics.  Sadly, however, my good intentions to post at least once a week have fallen by the wayside since January 1, 2011.  This morning, I have a splitting headache, but bagels and coffee are on the way,…

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Everyday Poetry – 3

Some More Snippets of Everyday Poetry: My Husband The Car  ©2011 by Barbara Meyers  I walk around him and I check him out This isn’t a used car I’m talking about Although I’m sure he’s been driven before He’s on the used lot, traded in once more I had my…

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A Barista Bemoans

A Barista Bemoans 1. “I wanted that iced.”  Usually spoken at the hand-off counter by a customer who doesn’t know the difference between an iced drink and a hot one and didn’t order it iced so we assumed they wanted it hot.  Also usually after you’ve created the perfect hot…

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Picky Reader – 15

God on a Harley by Joan Brady.  This is the second Joan Brady book I’ve read, and maybe ? it’s the first she had published.  It’s a short and simple spiritual fable.  Even if you’re fairly far along on your own spiritual journey, there might be some reminders for you…

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Everyday Poetry – 2

Everyday Poetry –  THIN AGAIN © 2010 by Barbara Meyers  My skirt is too tight, oh what have I done? That party last night I shouldn’t have gone. Or if I went I shouldn’t have eaten. Those dieting rules?  They’ve all been beaten. The waistline I discovered just recently Is…

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Ten Things I’m Sick Of:

1.       ASPCA sad puppy commercials.  2.       Inarticulate political pundits.  3.       Comedians who aren’t funny, they’re just mean-spirited.  (Calling those whose politics are different from yours nasty names isn’t comedy.)  4.       Telemarketers.  Here is a partial list of things I don’t need and won’t buy from you:  storm shutters, insurance, an air…

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