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The Holiday Season Begins

The Holiday Season Begins

By on Nov 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m listening to “Santa Baby” at our local tire store. “Jingle Bell Rock” just finished playing. I’ve been here for half an hour, long enough to start tiring of the relentless holiday music. It’s November 17. How am I going to feel by December? I don’t really think I’m a Scrooge. I love the winter holidays: the...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

By on Nov 16, 2012 in Blather | 2 comments

Welcome to the new home of SoCal Mom! I did not plan to put up a new site today. But a funny thing happened when I fired up my email this morning: I saw my annual renewal notice from Network Solutions and balked. I’ve had this domain with NS since — well, almost since they were the only registrar in town. There are less expensive ones I could use...

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A Good Week

A Good Week

By on Nov 9, 2012 in Blather | 0 comments

I took the Obama-Biden magnet off my car on Wednesday morning. The election was over, I was happy, and there was no need to show my support via vehicle advertising any longer. Besides, there are a lot of Republicans in my neighborhood and I have no desire to rub their face in the election’s results. I know how I felt during the Bush Administration, whenever I...

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Six More Days

Six More Days

By on Oct 31, 2012 in MOMocrats | 0 comments

By this time next week, I’ll either be exulting — or depressed. Either way, the election will be over. Every Wednesday, I get to talk politics with some of my favorite people, and we record the conversations for posterity. Today, we talked about Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, FEMA, and Mitt Romney’s botched disaster relief rally yesterday. We had 38...

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Clocking In

Clocking In

By on Oct 29, 2012 in Blather | 0 comments

Have you noticed how many clocks and devices with clocks you’ve got in your house? Just in my kitchen there are digital clocks on the oven, microwave, coffeemaker… and an analog wall clock way up high above my sink. And we won’t even talk about the digital clock in my car, which needs to be reset by a few minutes every few months. This is OK if...

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