Life is Change: The New Revised Edition

Posted October 29, 2014 By LifeIsChange
Life Is Change

Six years ago yesterday, I began writing the lifeischange.wordpress.com blog. In some ways, it’s hard to believe six whole years have passed since then, yet in other ways, when I look at how much my Life has in fact Changed since then, I can’t believe it isn’t more like 16 years.

Wow.

Almost a year and a half ago, I stopped posting and eventually made … Read full post

     

I Channeled Mrs. Puff

Posted February 21, 2010 By LifeIsChange

This is sort of another old-entry rerun, from back when I had my old online diary.  I can’t seem to find the text anymore, but I remember what I wrote.  It’s mainly the images that make the post, anyway.

This was the banner ad I ran, linking to the entry:

It went something like this.

As a child, I followed Sister around and did pretty … Read full post

     

“How Can You Say This Differently?”

Posted April 26, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Update 10/30/14: This is a condensed version of one of my favorite old posts:

 

I’m reading Eats, Shoots, & Leaves, and I was talking with Sister about it.  Although the book is specifically about punctuation, we got to talking about grammar and sentence structure as well, and wondering why there are so many people close to our ages who went to school in … Read full post

     

How To Write A Good Ad

Posted April 25, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Update 10/30/14: Bringing back some old posts. . .

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This person does not suck at Craigslist.  This is an example of how to write a good ad:

Big couch with fold out.  I say it’s ugly, but my husband disagrees.  I’ve seen his ex-wife, so I know he has questionable taste.

I am awesome though…. 

How awesome you say? 

I’m so awesome, I’m

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Sister Does It Again

Posted April 18, 2009 By LifeIsChange

After the Pop Tarts conversation, Sister managed to crack me up again during an installment of our ongoing game of combining words to make new ones.

She is in the bridal business and routinely rents tuxedos to people.  She commented that the tux company they deal with no longer rents pocket squares, but that they do sell them.

“I guess too many guys were … Read full post

     

Pop Tarts?

Posted April 17, 2009 By LifeIsChange

This evening, my sister and I were on the phone (we talk every evening).  She was scanning the local news headlines and commented on a story.

“This says a teenager stabbed her boyfriend over a box of Pop Tarts,” she said.

“Oh, geez,” I said.

I listened, expecting her to say something else, like how awful it was that this girl thought it was ok … Read full post

     

Guess What I Saw. Sir.

Posted April 14, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Update 10/30/14: Bringing back some of the old posts:

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I went to the dermatologist this morning about a cyst on my neck (antibiotics, hoping it will resolve itself – works for me), and while I was sitting in the waiting room, filling out the forms on the clipboard, I glanced at the coffee table, and guess what I saw.  The Colon Issue!

I … Read full post

     

Reading Things Wrong

Posted April 8, 2009 By LifeIsChange
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Update 10/30/2014: Another favorite old post:

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I have this weird tendency to read things wrong.  A lot.  Sometimes I even start trying to “make sense” of whatever nonsense thing I thought I read in the fractions-of-seconds before I realize I read it wrong.

So today, I went to the grocery store to pick up something for lunch. (Deli Department’s  Savory Tarrgaon Chicken Breast Salad, … Read full post

     

Earworms?

Posted March 18, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Update 10/30/14: Another favorite old post:

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So there is a name for it!  It sounds gross, but “earworm” is evidently the name of this “thing” I have where I get songs stuck in my head.

This blog post explains earworms this way:

Earworms are quite a bit like obsessional thoughts. Like obsessions, the melodies tend to pop into your mind unannounced, take your

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An Acronym Correction: “BOGOHO”

Posted March 18, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Update 10/30/14: This is one of my favorite old posts. Now that I understand my OCD and my literal nature, it makes sense to me that this would be one of my pet peeves . . .

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Every time I see one of these Payless Shoes “Buy One Get One Half Off” commercials, I sigh in frustration.

BOGO means “Buy One, Get One”.  Not … Read full post