The Commuting Life

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As a commuter on rush-hour buses for many years, I have concluded that although people from all walks of life ride the bus, they fall into four specific categories: [ Read More ]

How Not To Make A Good Impression At Your Karate Class

I didn't make a Good Impression At My Karate Class

June 8th, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, I can’t believe what you let me do at my Karate class today.  It was only my second class, I felt like a fish out of water, and my legs spent much of the class hour burning.  While this might be OK (or not) on a weekday, it was … [ Read More ]

Microwave-Side Chat: Stop Finding Things In The Last Place You Look! [VIDEO]

Looking for a way to stop that annoying habit of ALWAYS finding things in the last place you look? As per usual, The Big Milkshake has answers. [ Read More ]

Getting The Cat To The Vet

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Perhaps my recent escapade of transporting my cat to the veterinarian for a surgical procedure will ring a bell, however faint, in the minds of all cat owners, (if there is such a thing). [ Read More ]

Questions For Triplets

There’s one fact about me that really seems to excite people when they find out about it. I am a triplet. [ Read More ]

Holiday Shopping: Some Rules For The Road

Here we are again! It’s that time of year for credit cards and fruitcakes and bright and shiny lights! No one is excluded and all checkbooks are welcome everywhere! If you are wondering what to buy for whom, read on for a little holiday advice. It won’t help at all, but maybe you will have … [ Read More ]

Ladies First? Indeed! Here’s Why. (Hint: Think Canary)

Ladies First

December 28, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, basic Internet searches and what I have picked up suggest many reasons for the “Ladies First” policy.  “Chivalry” is of course an important one, but it is just one.  [ Read More ]

Fun With Credit Card Companies

Credit Card

March 21, 2015– My beloved and dearest Secret Diary, recently I had a chance to have some fun with two (2) credit card companies, both at the same time!      [ Read More ]

Microwave-Side Chat: Remembering Who You Are [VIDEO]

Let’s face it, we all have those moments when we cannot remember who we are. We look in the mirror and ask, “Who am I?” The Big Milkshake is back again with a helpful tip that will help you to always remember who you are. [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Why Do We Say “BYE BYE” but Not “HELLO HELLO” or “Hey Hey?”

Bye Bye

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will dive into the linguistic minefield posed by ASMs’ extremely extremely erudite question.  ASMs asks: [ Read More ]

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