Monthly Archives: January 2008

Random Bits

  Several items to note in the world of recent events:   We have a new Banette lady.  Yup, our lady boulangereuse (?) – bread maker – that we’d known since we got here has retired.  She had told in … Continue reading

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But We Don’t Even Have a Horse

  So a couple of weeks ago I went and stopped in at the vet’s place.  Our female cat, Sweet Pea, has some hairball issues and I wanted to see if the vet had something with which to treat her.   … Continue reading

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God Speed Jack

  Yesterday, M’s dad, John (Jack) Donaldson, died.  At the time of his passing, he was with Betty, his wife of more than 50 years, and all seven of their children.   Jack was truly a Southern Gentleman, who made … Continue reading

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Happy Bloggin’ Birthday!

  Today marks the first anniversary of this blog.  Out of all the blogs out there on the net, this is one of ’em.  Thanks to you, our readers, we have had (according to the counters at MSN) nearly 3,200 … Continue reading

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But honey, I did it for YOU

  Check out the tagline in the ad below and all you husbands can give this gift and say, "I was thinking of you."  

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Hypocrisy in Marketing

  Today, January 6, is – we think – the Epiphany, or Little Christmas.  This is holiday marking the arrival of the Three Wise Men into Bethlehem to see the Baby Jesus (anyone else think of Ricky Bobby and "Talladega Nights"?). … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2007

  Spent New Year’s Eve this year in Spain.  Faithful readers will perhaps recall that we spent the prior New Year’s Eve in Florence, Italy.  Who knows?  Maybe next year we’ll actually spend NYE in France.   After nothing but … Continue reading

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