Siri is Not Southern

Who’s My Favorite Today!

Who's My Favorite Today?

The other day I was using Siri on my phone to find some information.  I was quite pleased with her prompt and accurate finds, so I felt the need to thank her.  I said, “muchos gracias Siri.”  But what Siri heard was “muchos grassy us.”  Oh my Southern accent!  Siri is seriously not a Southern girl!  We may break up soon.  No.  Not really.

Sorry Siri, but you are the least favorite today.

Daily tally:

Avery +8/-3, Brooke +9/-2, Kate +12/-5, Siri 0/-1

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Today’s Featured Reblog is…The Tiniest Achievements!

Today’s featured reblog is Tiniest Achievements!

The Tiniest Achievements

Ever heard the classic conversation starter ‘If you had a fire, what would you save?’ Imagine if your legitimate answer was ‘well I did have a fire – and I lost it.’ That’s right; you had a fire and now you’re also a mood killer. You’re probably not feeling so good about yourself right now huh?

The Great Bedroom Fire of 2012, as it is fondly remembered today five years on (queue a fire emoji followed by several coloured hearts, you know the drill) wasn’t the biggest of fires in the grand scheme of things. It flamed across the curtains, cracking the window in the process, burnt through a suitcase packed with clothes and a couple of boxes and along the wardrobe. The rest of my small student room was smoke damaged had to be redecorated and carpeted but the remaining objects and furniture were mostly salvageable. I had spent the first term of my…

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Gail’s Baked Pumpkin/Butternut

The Recipe Hunter!!

The Recipe Hunter

TRH Gail's Baked Pumpkin Butternut

Dinner was just simple roast chicken with roast pumpkin, steamed cauliflower, courgettes and roast potatoes. Enjoy

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 3/25/17

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Mark Twain – “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Let me ask you a question:

Can one truly have an open mind without traveling the world?  

 

Quirky Quotes 22.03.2017

Life Experiment Blog!

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“Never make eye contact with a stranger when you’re having a churro.”

-Rucy Ban, All My Life

*Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Just Saying 24.03

Blog of a Mad Black Woman!

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Sometimes, you just have to close your eyes, count to ten, take a deep breath, remind yourself that you wouldn’t look good in prison stripes, and just smile at the dumbass and walk away.

@rebelcircus

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 3/24/17

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It doesn’t seem that enough people appreciate what they have; or they don’t take the time to show appreciation.

Let me ask you a question:

What are some things you should show appreciation for that you usually take for granted?  

 

Let Me Ask You A Question – 3/23/17

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Everyone is raised differently by their parents, yet the vast majority of us still believe in similar core values.

Let me ask you a question:

What do you think are the most important values to instill in a child?  

 

Let Me Ask You A Question – 3/22/17

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I have had people tell me that they enjoy listening to me tell stories and that I am a quality speaker.  I don’t see it and usually tear apart my speaking engagements with criticisms.

Let me ask you a question:

Is there something you do well for which people give you praise, but you don’t give yourself enough credit?  

 

Let Life Be Messy

This is Peace From Panic!

Peace from Panic

This past weekend was rainy and cozy. My 23-year-old daughter Mackenzie visited home, which made it even better. Homemade brownies, hot chocolate, magazines, some wine, and loads of laughter.

It poured on Friday. Saturday morning was sunny, so Mackenzie and I wanted to go for a walk. We decided to take a route on the streets, versus a hike in the mountains, since it’d be muddy. I assured Mackenzie it was fine to wear her new (expensive) tennis shoes, as we’d stay in the neighborhoods.

We headed into the mountain area, and were planning to be on the wide, paved road. “But Mom, the trail looks fine. It’s dry, come on, let’s go that way!” So we went. It was fine for about half a mile, until we came to some puddles and sloshy mud. A few more steps, and the whole path was gooey. We trudged through the high wild grass on the sides of the trail, hoping it wasn’t marshland.

The mountains surrounding us were a vibrant green and wildflowers started to…

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