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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 36,286

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

I have one word for people who claim regulation inteferes with business and innovation:



What's your earliest memory of voting?

I can recall going with my mother when she voted for Jack Kennedy back in 1960. The voting booth was a little white shed with a wood burning pot bellied stove for heat. I don't know if the shed was left in place or moved to a storage area, or if it had any other function.

My kids all remember the clanking, chunking voting machines. One thought that those were the engines of Democracy!

So wait - it's Ok to talk about how your mother found out that your father had died,

it's Ok to talk about a miscarriage, but releasing your taxes is too personal?!?!

It's trivial, I know, but I think that pin on Ann's jacket would pay for a semester's tuition at

the state U. It looked to me like a huge amethyst, blue topaz and maybe yellow topaz or citrine set in a honking big piece of gold. I don't think she nor Mitt really understand what most people go through these days!

Let's see, you have one $9 an hour job at Staples, and the other one is at.....

Kinda dumb to be mocking environmentalists while folks in Louisiana

are being forced from their homes by floods!

Need some dog advice: WheN Pooka moved n with us, he was a scared little guy.

He didn't make a peep for a day or so, then he barked by accident. He looked around, really surprised that no one was yelling at him.

Fast forward - Pooka is very talkative and likes to bark. Normally, this is not a problem. he is a small dog and we live in a rural area. But last night either the neighbor had a new dog or had the dog chained outside. It started with a couple coyote howls. Then, up until about 3 AM, Pooka would bark, then the other dog would bark, then Pooka would bark.

So, how do I tell a dog to get off the phone and go to sleep?

Warning: if using a drinking game while watching the RNC,

do not take a shot whenever you hear a lie as fatal alcohol levels may result!

Mitt's magic 61% - he wins if he gets 61% of white people -

How many "white" people have relatives who are persons of color? I'm Irish glow-in-the-dark white, but two of my nieces are mixed race. It's important to me that every opportunity open to my children is also open for them. Anyone who says a black man doesn't belong in the White House closes the doors for my nieces as well!

Lest we forget:

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