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Craving Adventure?

I was on Facebook this morning, which is actually quite rare for me now-a-days, and I saw a good friend’s status update. It simply read, “Craving adventure.” In my life, I have been the kind of person who would make this a permanent tattoo if given the choice. My whole life seems to be a…
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How to Pick Up Chicks

Whew!!  What a marathon of writing! I have been diligently working on my book, “The Neverending Story of Eternal Suckage” and feel that I am getting incredibly close to the final product.  So far, I have been able to get my heroine across the bottom of the ocean, into a secret city, and almost to…
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Hard Math

What I realized, sadly, is that you will keep coming to my blog whether or not I update it. What is even sadder is that you are still just coming to look at my hot cheerleader pictures and goggle over my ranch dressing photos.  The internet is a strange bedfellow, let me tell you. In…
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How Not to Write a Book in 7 Easy-to-Screw-Up Steps

So, there you are. You have a brilliant idea that is just chewing its way out of your skull and you have decided to sit down and finally write it. Great for you! Fortunately, there is a billion dollar industry that is just dying to tell you how to accomplish your goal of being a…
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Fields of Dangerous Flowers

It isn’t fair to you to pretend that I’m not crazy.  Yes, many of you think I’m talking about the dancing in thrift stores and jumping up and down during board games.  No.  I am not talking about this.  I am talking about the debilitating disease of insanity that lurks around every dark corner of…
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Summer Readings

I’m getting a little homesick for school.  I know that sounds totally crazy, but it is true.  My teacher friends are out there somewhere, making lesson plans and figuring out how to make their students do exactly what they want them to.  Meanwhile, back in SAH mom land, I am trying to decide how to…
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Pictures of Hot Cheerleaders!!

Made you look. I always wanted to be a hot cheerleader.  When I was 4, (this is an age we keep returning to, I know) I remember seeing all those cute little fluffy-headed cheerleaders with their fluffy-headed pom-poms and realizing that I really wanted to do that for a living.  As in, “What do you…
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Sunday Struggles

I don’t usually write on Sundays.  It is my day off, you know?  It’s the day that I set aside to worship God in the best way I know how:  watching Disney movies and eating ice cream. Today is different, though.  Some of you know this, but I recently had a birthday.  Yes, now I…
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The 7 Weirdest Things People Do in Their Cars

You. Yeah, I’m talking to you right now. Don’t pretend that I didn’t just see that happen. Just because we are at a stop light and you are in a 1932 ford 3 window coupe car doesn’t mean that we are in separate worlds. I am not a figment of your imagination. I really just…
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Confession: I Joined a Ghost Gang.

When I was 4 years old, I came to a revolutionary conclusion: Ghosts are dumb. My family lived in the epitome of 1974 trailer luxury in a little town called Cottage Grove. I’m pretty sure we even had brown shag carpeting, an industry standard at the time. I was pretty young, and my little brother…
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5 Things You Want to Do When You Get Home From Your Mission, But SHOULDN’T!!

Yesterday, my beautiful sister Hillary came home from her mission in Brazil.  Since I wrote her a small book before she left entitled, “How to Be a Missionary,” I thought I would write her a book about being a returned missionary as a welcome home present. There are a lot of things that I talk…
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Roller Coaster Perspective

I love rollercoasters. I love the crazy thrill that you get as you are getting pulled up to the top, that chuck-chuck-chuck as it slowly rises above the skyline. There is always a moment of dizzy excitement for me, and I’m pretty sure I always have a moment where I think, “This was a bad…
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