Category: Musings

After-School Special: Are you addicted to social media?

Remember those after-school specials? You know, the ones that aired at 4 p.m., before the days of Direct TV, the Internet and over-scheduled kids (when we were actually home after school)? Well, YourTango has brought back the After-School Special, tackling the issue of social media addiction, a subject that,...

Post-conference overwhelm (wrapped in simile)

This was me this past weekend at the amazing I_Blog Conference at the Historic Hotel Pattee in Perry Iowa. Yes, I was a sponge, absorbing everything I could—ideas, information, names, URLs, (and food and beer). It was incredible. But since returning home, instead of a sponge, I feel more...

Why does Halloween have to be scary?

What I like about Halloween: Candy Pumpkins Candy It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Candy What I hate about Halloween: Anything scary It’s official. The last of my boys has gone over to “the dark side.” Looking through websites at possible costumes, Boy #3 became entirely angry with me...

Delicious Autumn…

Sometimes I remember that I once studied literature . . . “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” — George Eliot Tweet...

Thyroid Cancer — It’s (Not) All “Good”

Even though I have a list of posts I need to write a mile long, I went ahead and let this one cut in line because of its timeliness and importance. I don’t think the others will mind! September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are, you know of...

I want to be Liked . . .

On Facebook, that is. Boogers & Burps now has a fan page. I’m going to try to use Facebook more for sharing fun things I find, as well as Thriftilicious tips and links. Come be my friend! Last night I posted links to some stores that are having major...

My Class Reunion Priorities

So, my 20-year 5-year class reunion is in a week and a half. Funny how my priorities change. A year ago I thought, “I should lose 15 pounds before the reunion.” And what have I done to accomplish that? Does eating an entire bag of mini Reese’s Pieces (the...

Thanks a lot, National Pork Board…

Yesterday I was cruising through my email in-box when I ran across a newsletter from one of my favorite retail websites: ThinkGeek. Here’s what I read… The story caught my eye because a) it’s ridiculous, and b) the National Pork Board is in my city, Des Moines, Iowa. Is...