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I Have Been Interested in Politics Since I Was Eight Years Old

Believe it or not, I was having long, sometimes heated conversations with my parents about things like the Vietnam War before I even made it into double digits. I keep up on issues, I read, I listen, I watch and I always always vote. I write to my representatives. It’s been a rocky road some […]

The Absurdities Just Keep on Coming

I saw this book at Barnes & Noble last night. I think this is the first book I’ve seen that actively targeted the tween eating disordered market. Perhaps they can bundle it with a nice volume on cutting from the how-to section. THIS, on the other hand is superfun from Slate.com. It’s an interactive map […]

How To Be An Awesome Blogger.

Blog.   Seriously. I haven’t posted since July 22. Two weeks. No excuses. I have surely had time to write at least something brief. Although, to be fair, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo AND readingĀ  Hemingway‘s face off. I spend entirely too much time reading (Problogger) planning (The Blog Herald) strategizing (Copyblogger) …about blogging […]

Oooh Something Shiny Highlight of the Summer: Warped Tour at Darien Lake 2012

These are some of the bands I was looking forward to seeing at Warped Darien Lake 2012: Streetlight Manifesto Yellowcard We the Kings Funeral Party Unfortunately, you never know at what time or on which stage your favorites are performing on until you get there an pay $2.00 for a single printed sheet with stages, […]

Hair Chalking at the Shiny Household

My daughter thought it would be fun to give hair chalking a go, so we stopped at Michael’s to pick up some chalk pastels. We found this kit for $4.99 that had plenty of vibrant colors: We also used this: And this: (Don’t worry, it wipes right off) We also used latex gloves and wore […]

I’m Completely Over MYOB

* I wrote this several days ago and put it aside, because it’s not the same irreverent tone of the rest of this blog, but I feel like it must be said and after a recent incident that forced me to put my money where my mouth is, I felt that the time was right […]

Did You Ever Notice How Much the Scion xB Looks Like

Ironman? How Cool would it be to get an Ironman paint job? Tony Stark would be proud.