Monthly Archives: December 2010

It’s that time of year!

Happy Festivus! I have no list of grievances with you this year!

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Death-to-America White Wine and Mushroom Chicken

A couple of months ago, I commented on how some teabaggers were upset that Campbell’s Canada had Halal-certified some of their soups. To combat this silliness, I posted two recipes using Campbell’s Soup, and now here’s a third, which I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Heavier-than-Air Flight Day!

On this day, December 17, in 1903, the Wright brothers (Orville and Wilbur) made the first successful flight in a vehicle that was not being lifted by balloons. Nobody thought it would catch on. I mean, balloons filled with hydrogen … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 5: Cash-for-Keys

Whether you believe in Robot Santa, the Chanukah Zombie, or Kwanzaa-bot, one thing’s for sure, he came through for me this year. As far as I can tell, when “Bartholomew” (still not his real name) called the bank to as … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Rudolph couldn’t make it, but here’s another animated Christmas favorite come to life!

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 4: One Month to Move

Yesterday, December 14, I finally got the knock on my door I’d been dreading/expecting. I met Bartholomew (not his real name,)┬áthe realtor who will be handling my… er… the bank’s condo from now on. Bartholomew was hired by the bank … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 3: Waiting for the Realtor or Someone Like Him

My condo was auctioned off and bought by the bank on November 29. Here it is December 9 and I haven’t heard a thing from anyone. I wouldn’t even know the bank had bought it back if I hadn’t called … Continue reading

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My Dad in WW2

Here it is Pearl Harbor Day. I was Googling around at random for WW2 stuff when I decided to try my Dad’s name. I found this picture: That’s my Dad, Ensign Lyle L. Laws, Skipper of the LCT-1321, with his … Continue reading

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