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Last December my husband surprised me by telling me I was getting a puppy for Christmas!  He knew I would want to choose it so he told me on December 22nd.  We went to several pounds before I found my furry four legged friend.  I knew I wanted a chow mix and called ahead to ensure that each pound had some.  After scouring the pounds […]

Dog Tails: 3 puppies, 3 families


Posted on June 4, 2013 by

Charleston Dog Show 2013

Last Saturday my husband, John, and I went to the Charleston Dog Show.  I had been looking forward to this event for months. We took our six month old puppy Hudson along to compete in the puppy contest.  We had been working very hard on his  “loose-leash” training and this was going to be the ultimate test of his skills.  I’d love to say that […]

Dog tails: Charleston Dog Show 2013


Posted on May 1, 2013 by

Hudson after enjoying his shower with Mommy.

Once upon a time there was a chow-mix puppy named Marley and he loved water. So when his Mommy took showers he would stick his head in and drink water and let all the nice hot steam out of Mommy’s shower. One day Mommy invited Marley in. Marley got soaking wet and never bothered Mommy in the shower again. 12 years later a chow-mix puppy […]

The tail of the unwelcome shower-puppy


Posted on March 2, 2013 by


Over the past two years I have incurred a lot of medical bills, so I am low on cash a lot of the time. The mental burden of feeling helpless in the face of those bills made me constantly concerned about our finances. I found that curbing my spending, and only purchasing “essentials” made me feel less anxious about those bills, because I am doing […]

Low on cash? Cut and Slash (your spending)!!!


Posted on December 7, 2012 by

My husband and I were bored recently and decided to explore our home town, Charleston. The Angel Oak on Johns Island: John and I were looking for something to get us out of the house that didn’t require a lot of commitment (time or money wise).  The Angel Oak is about fifteen minutes from downtown Charleston and entry is free.  It is a huuuuuge oak […]

Stuff to do in Charleston


Posted on October 23, 2012 by

Ah the plight of the entitled. Those lovely people who believe they should get something for nothing either because they just need it, so the world must cough it up and give it to them no matter what the cost is to other people OR because they think they deserve it because of who they or their parents are.  The truth is, nobody owes you […]

You aren’t entitled to #$%*, so pay the piper


Posted on October 2, 2012 by

My mother and grandmother have rented an apartment in London for a month and a half… and I am going to visit for three weeks!  My mother was kind enough to use her frequent flyer miles to fly me over.  Free vacation!!  My husband John and my friend Erica are also coming over, and their visits will overlap a couple of days which is awesome.  […]

London 2012: the planning phase


Posted on September 5, 2012 by

F*^%!!!!! So much spam!!!


Posted on August 31, 2012 by

Just a quick note to say that I have been receiving an inordinate amount of spam comments.  It is getting out of control.  I have installed some spam blockers and I hope they work.  I don’t want to force people to register as users in order to comment, but it is getting to that point.  I am getting over 60 spam comments a day, I have started marking comments as “spam” in bulk so I may have accidentally put real comments in my spam folder.  Unfortunately there are too many spam comments to moderate for me to filter out the non-spam by hand.

I apologize if anyone left a comment and I deleted it because of this issue!

Best life tip:  Don’t throw the computer across the room when faced with technical difficulties :/

Full width NBCfail

There has been a lot of discussion about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, and I agree that it has been pretty bad.  Just go to Twitter and search “#NBCfail” and you’ll get an eyefull of complaints.  With tonight’s closing ceremony however, NBC’s coverage went from bad to horrible, and I couldn’t help but jump on board the bitchfest-bandwagon. The delay NBC’s coverage of the Olympic […]

Rant: 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony #NBCfail


Posted on August 12, 2012 by