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Happy Thanksgiving America!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

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Our Canadian neighbors celebrated on October 8 but today is Thanksgiving in America. This year I am thankful for my precious family, friends and a mom who buys ham. I hate turkey. No, seriously, I hate the stuff. I am looking forward to pigging out on stuffing, broccoli cheese casserole and a myriad of other dishes. I know I am very fortunate for the food that will be sitting on the table and for the people that will be sitting around it. I don’t really have it easy but I definitely have it good. I am glad that a day is set aside every year to remind me to be grateful for that. (more…)

Fancy Fingernails

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

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t’s easy to express yourself these days. We do it through the music we listen to, the clothes we wear, the tattoos we choose, our blogs and tweets and Facebook posts. And some ladies have added their nails as a fun way to advertise their feelings on a variety of subjects.

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What Do You Relax To?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Normally, I’m a rock n’ roll gal. Or pop. Peppy country music is a favorite too. But I also love classical music. And when I am especially stressed, I love the sound of rain. I love the music of a quiet piano or guitar mixed with it. I love the sound of the ocean mixed with music as well. In other words I find water and quiet music very soothing.

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Punch

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

punch The hardest part of any party menu for me is determining what drinks to serve. Finding a soda that pleases everyone is almost impossible so I often find myself purchasing many, many bottles (and spending a fortune as a result). Serving coffee would seem to be more cost effective but often guests won’t want coffee late in the evening. That’s part of why I love punch; it’s celebratory, decorative and most people enjoy it. (more…)

Food Network

Friday, September 28th, 2012

cupcake wars I have been smugly proud of the fact that I limit my TV viewing. I have certain shows I watch and when I am in the mood for a television fix, they are readily available on the DVR. However, the last few weeks my DVR has been a waste land. Many favorites have not yet started. Their summer substitutes have already ended. Enter Food Network. One evening while sitting on my sofa, clicking through literally a hundred channels looking for something to watch, I stumbled upon Cupcake Wars. On this show, cupcake bakeries compete for an opportunity to cater a high profile event and win $10,000.00 dollars. Let the yummy battle begin! (more…)

Earworm of the Day:Gangnam Style

Monday, September 17th, 2012

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For those of you who don’t know, Gangnam Style by Psy is the Korean hit that is sweeping the globe. The dance is apparently the hottest thing going. So hot even Britney Spears wanted in on the action: (more…)

Earworms: The Kids Film Version

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Long story short, I have kids and have spent many years going to children’s movies (and then watching the DVDs – repeatedly). These are not the kid movies my parents took me to. They are not just smarter and more clever – they have much better music. Or at least, they have music I like to listen to. My latest earworm has been The Travelling Song from the film Madagascar 2. Sung by the extremely talented Will.i.am it has haunted me for the past several days.

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Fall TV

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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My fall TV viewing has already begun. NBC got the excellent Grimm off to an early start back on August 13. Sophomore years always frighten me as they can be quite the letdown (I’m looking at you Falling Skies) but thus far Grimm Season 2 has proven as darkly magical as Season 1. It’s on a brief break until September 28th but this show is on my must record/watch list for the year.

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Summer Time is Pool Time

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

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We swim almost all year long at the indoor pool here in town. Summer adds a whole new dimension to our swimming though. That is when beaches, waterparks and outdoor pools also become viable options for when we want to take a dip.

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Earworm of the Day: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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My youngest son loves to listen to the radio. This has actually been really good for me – without him I might be stuck in the ’80′s, listening to the same music I did back in college. The down side is that I often find myself haunted by the music we just listened to. This is my latest haunt. I’m lucky – the song bears up well under repeated hearings. And the video has some amazing imagery.

What music has been haunting you lately?

- Maggie AAR