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Fashion Police — Part 1

May 2, 2012

For those of you who don’t know, the fashion police are a fictitious group or fashion-conscious specialists whose only purpose is to assure that people aren’t walking along like Barbie dolls that one’s Little Brother dressed — and if they are, they correct them. While normally I can’t stand the shows on TV telling us what to or not to wear, I do believe someone should be able to call a foul when one is made.

‘Tis the season for baseball & bathrooms

April 27, 2012

‘Tis the season when the scent of fresh-cut grass fills your nose, when the sounds of cracking bats and smacking mitts meld with exclamatory “Woo-hoos!” and “Yeahs!”
Its the time when we fill our bellies with overcooked hot dogs and pretzels with underheated cheese. It’s baseball season. As a daughter of — and later a wife of — Cubbies fans I am well used to disappointment and schooled in calmly watching “my” team lose. I still “root, root, root” for my “home team” regardless.

The ‘sign’ shows lack of common sense by Angel Perkins

April 20, 2012

It was recently voiced by someone I consider a friend that she had a pet peeve about people leaving out their sale signs. I shared that it was also a pet peeve of mine and that while it is merely one of nearly a hundred, it is at the top of my list.
Someone replied that it was a sign of common sense, something that apparently, very few people are born with. I agreed. To begin with, the world is cluttered with enough signs as it is.
As a driver with ADHD, my mind is constantly a swarm of influences. There is the speedometer that I am trying to keep steady and under the posted limit.

Going wild literally ... what in the world? by Angel Perkins

April 13, 2012

We’ve all heard or asked the question, “What in the world possesses them?” My grandmother says “what in Heaven’s name?” Today’s reference of shock is a little more vulgar with the abbreviated version being a design created from the act of texting which then becomes WTF?

All ‘Good things’... by Angel Perkins

April 6, 2012

There is a saying that goes: “Every good thing must come to an end.” That adage may be a truism but reassuringly, it is not always the case. For example, chocolate is good, and while it may come to an end — when the ice cream or candy bar has been consumed — there usually is a never-ending supply merely a store or vending machine away. Love is good, and while someone you love may leave in one way or another, almost in every situation, there is always someone (or something, as in the case of a pet) else to love awaiting your affections.

Pants on the Ground part 2 by Angel Perkins

March 30, 2012

“Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground.”

I’ve noticed that sagging pants on young men are often at different levels.
What does it mean if the jeans are just under your cheeks or just slightly above them? To further confuse me, I’ve seen them wearing the waistlines at their mid thigh — WITH A BELT around them.

Pants on the ground part 1 by Angel Perkins

March 24, 2012

For those of you who aren’t American Idol fans, an “older” gentleman named Larry Platt came on the show, knowing full well he wasn’t going to be selected to compete — but showing off his stuff just the same, singing a goofy rap song he made up and titled “Pants on the ground.”
The nonsensical song addressed the sagging pants fad that for whatever reason, has yet to fade.

The List by Angel Perkins

March 18, 2012

A long time ago, before I was diagnosed with ADHD, I realized that writing things down was the best way to remember them ... as long as you could remember to bring the list with you when you needed it.
Years later, a psychologist explained to me that by checking things off a list, I was giving myself affirmation — a feeling of accomplishment — and that everyone could put their things into a better perspective by seeing them listed in black and white. For me though, whether or not it’s a good idea isn’t a factor.

Technical Difficulties by Angel Perkins

March 6, 2012

For those that don’t know me well, let me begin by stating the fact that I am by far no rocket scientist.

Product preview a family Review by Angel Perkins

February 29, 2012

Recently the Advance News and The Bremen Enquirer (on Thursdays), and the Pilot News (Mondays on page 4) began a feature titled “New to You Product Preview.” Each week the column offers a handful of opinions from five women that actually tried out the products focused on, that perhaps others are wary of purchasing or haven’t yet heard of.

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