Top Of My Head

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Month: April 2014

Eggs and Moms

I’m staring in the fridge and we have six eggs.  The sell by date (or is it use by date?) is April 17th.  I’m wondering, can I hard boil these eggs and everything will be okay?  Or, do I have to toss them, because they’re pass their time. (Hmm, like my eggs).  Anyway, I think if I could call Mom, she would know, but I can’t call Mom.  And, that makes me wonder if Moms are given some sort of gift regarding food.  My mom knew how long you could leave chicken in the freezer or how long to cook a ham steak per side.  She knew how to steam veggies perfectly or, she knew how to tell me how to steam veggies.

My mom would tell me how long to boil rice or keep leftovers.  How to reuse almost anything.  And, now, that link to knowledge is completely gone and I wonder, why didn’t I write any of this down?

I went into the bedroom to get dressed, missing Mom like crazy.  She had all the answers, even when I didn’t want to listen.  She knew what to do.   Do Moms get some sort of book to memorize so they can answer these kinds of questions for their kids?

Then, I remember, my wife is a Mom, maybe, she knows.  And, I ask her and she doesn’t have a clue.

Now, I’m wondering if this magically knowledge just occurred in women of my mother’s generation and the rest of us are out of luck.

And, I’m still wondering about those eggs…

Best Comment Moderator

Ugh! I receive more spam comments than anything else. I moderate them all by hand. Somedays, it seems to take forever and I’m sure I’m missing some good ones. If you have a blog, what do you do about spam? And, what login system should I use?

Watch “Amazing Danny and Nana!” on YouTube

My grandson and I clowning around at the Harry Houdini exhibit in Appleton.

Amazing Danny and Nana!: http://youtu.be/nChEQGQz7J8

Republicans Sue the IRS

Below is the email I received from the Republicans this morning. I love the part where they refer to the IRS as Obama’s IRS. Who do they think they’re fooling? Oh, right, their ill-informed followers.

There isn’t an IRS scandal. They were doing their jobs. Apparently, the Republican National Committee doesn’t like the IRS to do its job.

Now, they want to waste our tax dollars to find nothing.

Oh, and it’s President Obama, Reince.

(Someone thought it would be funny to sign me up for Republican emails. I reply back and tell them how wrong they are, but I think I’ve found a better outlet. I’ll post them here.)

Julie,

We are suing the IRS.

Obama’s IRS targeted, harassed and discriminated against tea party and conservative groups because of their values and beliefs.

This is an outrage and an unprecedented abuse of power. Principled conservatives should not be the victims of an administration that allows the IRS to go after its perceived political enemies.

Obama’s bureaucrats tried to silence our voices and deny us our constitutional rights—but we won’t let them. That’s why we’ve been fighting to expose the truth.

We just filed a lawsuit against the IRS, demanding they turn over the documents we legally requested.

Over 226 days ago, we filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the IRS to uncover the truth, but they are illegally stonewalling our legal requests for information.

We’ve had enough of the Obama administration’s denials, delays and deceptions. And we won’t stop fighting until we get to the bottom of this unprecedented targeting scandal.

But to ensure our voice is heard, we need you to speak up. Join us, and thousands of conservatives, in the fight to hold them accountable.

We will not stand for this abuse and we will fight until we get the truth.

Add your name in support of our lawsuit against the IRS.

Thanks,

Reince

Reading Challenge: Current Books

This is the list of books I’m currently reading in case you want to read along:

  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter – On the list
  • Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – On the list
  • Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant by Dyan Cannon – On the list
  • Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot – On the list
  • The Biography by Jerry Hopkins
  • The Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick
  • The Mental Floss History of the United States by Erik Sass, Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur – On the list
  • Careless Love by Peter Guralnick

And, books I’ve finished since the challenge began:

  • Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs
  • Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern – On the list
  • Dummy of a Ghost by Sue Ann Jaffarian

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