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Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud
A personal blog about life, humor, parenting, finances, friends, the news.
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5 Random and Quirky Things No One Knows About Me
2008-06-06 06:45:00
Corrina tagged me with two memes (Meme One and Meme Two) which I combined into this one post. I’m running out of random and quirky, but I have a case of it on back order and this is what I have left: I used to suck my thumb and I don?t mean when I was a ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "5 Random and Quirky Things No One Knows About Me", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/5-random -and-quirky-things-no-one-knows-about-me/ " });
More About: Weird , Math , Shaving
What My Clothes Reveal About Me
2008-06-04 07:00:00
Not too many people know this about me, okay no one does, but I have my own clothing code that’s synched with my moods. I can be so quiet that people are forever trying to “read me”, by looking at my face. That’s kind of sad because I have a natural poker face, ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "What My Clothes Reveal About Me", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/what-my- clothes-reveal-about-me/" });
More About: Humor , Clothing
Enjoy Retirement, but Don?t Spend My Inheritance
2008-06-02 06:15:00
EDIT: Due to brain damage, I forget to mention the winner of the personal finance book is Sandy K. Sandy I will put the book in the mail today, thanks for entering! “Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an extremely ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Enjoy Retirement , but Don’t Spend My Inheritance", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/enjoy-re tirement-but-dont-spend-my-inheritance/" });
Budget Cuts
2008-05-31 06:10:00
What I would like to know is who had time to actually make this stuff and take pictures of them…either way I don’t own the copyright, but these pictures crack me up. SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Budget Cuts ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/budget-c uts/" });
More About: Photos
Something Quirky, Something Old, Something Blue
2008-05-28 06:10:00
Jay over at The Depp Effect challenged a few bloggers in her Mind the Bell post to find something weird in our neighborhood that we take completely for granted, but something tourists would gaze at in perplexity. Well just slight of getting the whole community together and taking a ?family? portrait Maplewood is actually a ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Something Quirky, Something Old, Something Blue ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/somethin g-quirky-something-old-something-blue/" });
How to Get Out and Stay Out of Debt Book Giveaway
2008-05-26 07:00:00
I have a few financial books that I will be giving away on any given Monday for FREE! All you have to do is send me an email at vdm17 [at] yahoo dot com with the words, Get Out of Debt in the subject line. One email will be chosen at random and the winner will ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "How to Get Out and Stay Out of Debt Book Giveaway", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/how-to-g et-out-and-stay-out-of-debt-book-giveaway /" });
More About: Money
When Life Hands You Lemons, You Make A Blog Post
2008-05-24 06:05:00
You know what?s so great about blogging? Being able to write about an unpleasant situation, laugh at yourself and blog about it the next day. It?s like I can?t believe this crap is happening to me, but it sure would make a great blog post. You almost want something ridiculous to happen so ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "When Life Hands You Lemons, You Make A Blog Post ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/when-lif e-hands-you-lemons-you-make-a-blog-post/" });
More About: Blogging
I Think I Love My Car
2008-05-22 06:15:00
My envy is showing. It’s dangling, it’s wagging, it’s out! How did the bobblehead get loose? A co-worker showed me a brochure of a car she plans to lease in a few months and after looking at the features cars come with nowadays, my mind started with the what-ifs and my car ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "I Think I Love My Car", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/i-think- i-love-my-car/" });
More About: Kids , Cars
But I Can?t Feel Anything - Does Using Plastic Desensitize the Act of Spend
2008-05-19 06:15:00
Last week I asked my mother to pick up some items from the grocery story for me because it would give me more time to have lunch with her instead of running errands. When I got to her house I realized I didn’t have any cash and said I would pay her later. ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "But I Can’t Feel Anything - Does Using Plastic Desensitize the Act of Spending Money ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/but-i-ca nt-feel-anything-does-using-plastic-desen sitize-the-act-of-spending-money/" });
More of the Ugly
2008-05-15 21:03:00
I submitted my blog to a group of uh people for a review and they do what they say: Ask and you shall receive. I asked and I got. Here are some of the reviewer comments: It is pretty much sunshine and lollipops over there. Problem is, I’m not entirely sure what “over there” is. Is this ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "More of the Ugly ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/more-of- the-ugly/" });
More About: Stuff , The Ugly
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and By the Way
2008-05-15 06:05:00
The Good Good news! I finally upgraded my computer desktop and no I didn?t buy the one I really wanted, the slimline with the wireless LAN on-board, TV tuner to drool over 500g HD. I bought the one my money said I could have, the CPU that runs on hamster wheel power. Dual core? Two hamster ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and By the Way", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/the-good -the-bad-the-ugly-and-by-the-way/" });
More About: Technology , Rants , Stuff
4 Ways to Avoid Arguments About Money
2008-05-12 06:05:00
Whether you are married or single with significant other, discussions about money are bound to come up. Often times, these discussions turn into arguments, sometimes fights and even possibly divorce. Some couples avoid the money topic completely to maintain peace within the relationship, but that won’t work forever. So just how ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "4 Ways to Avoid Arguments About Money ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/4-ways-t o-avoid-arguments-about-money/" });
More About: How-To
Out of Time
2008-05-09 06:59:00
Why do we have all these “time saving gadgets” but we don’t seem to have enough time in a day? I thought when I moved from dial-up to high speed that I would spend less time surfing the web. Wrong! I spent more time surfing the web because I didn’t have to wait ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Out of Time ", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/out-of-t ime/" });
More About: Life , Blogging
What?s In Your Wallet?
2008-05-05 06:30:00
According to this article posted on MSN Money ’s website, it’s quite possible that your wallet may reveal more about your financial situation than you think. They broke it down into these five categories: It’s in There - You have money, but you don’t know how much you have in your wallet. Mainsha Thakor, ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "What’s In Your Wallet ?", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/whats-in -your-wallet/" });
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About WordPress (But Were Afraid to As
2008-05-03 06:02:00
Okay this has got to be my longest post title, I’ll have to continue the rest of it in another post. I’m still learning my way around WordPress so actually this post won’t tell you everything you want to know, just the little bit I do know, by accident. Blog Archive. If you’ve ever paid attention ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About WordPress (But Were Afraid to Ask)", url: "http://valeriemorrison.net/blog/everythi ng-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-wordpr ess-but-were-afraid-to-ask/" });
More About: Wordpress , Blogging
Shameless Blog Promotion
2008-04-30 06:05:00
I guess I do have a lot of time on my hands. Well actually I don’t, but I found time (stayed up late) to make a little movie that shamelessly promotes my blog. If you have 2 minutes (and 53 seconds), I’d like to show it to you. C’mon, click the button. ...
More About: Humor , Promotion , Blog Promotion , Blogging , Blog
Does Money Buy Happiness?
2008-04-28 19:59:00
Does money buy happiness? In my opinion, I think it can buy a measure of happiness because it allows you to have a greater number of choices in life. If you have money, you can choose steak over chicken, if that?s your thing. If you have money, you can choose to work or not work, ...
More About: Money , Happiness
Everything Must Change
2008-04-25 17:20:00
While holding my breath, I’ve been making some changes to my blog over the past few days. I’m comfortable with adding widgets and making minor coding changes, but if it gets too complicated I rather just leave it alone for fear of messing it up. I know Barbara has a test blog where ...
More About: Change , Blogging
Blog: For Sale By Owner
2008-04-23 06:10:00
Would you sell your blog? I?ve never heard of this practice before, but yesterday I came across a post on a blog that I subscribe to from the new owner introducing himself to the former owner?s readers. I wasn?t an active commentator on his blog, but I was a regular reader and for a ...
More About: For Sale , Blogging , Blog , Sale , Owner
Does Giving Make You Richer?
2008-04-21 06:15:00
?A man there was, tho? some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had.? This is a quote from John Bunyan?s The Pilgrim?s Progress. The character Gaius solves the riddle thus: ?He that bestows his Goods upon the Poor Shall have as much again, and ten times more.? Do you think ...
More About: Money , Giving , Make , Richer
I Got the Power!
2008-04-19 12:00:00
No, I’m not a super hero. Unfortunately I can’t fly like Superman, I still have to drive my car to get places. I cannot bust through walls like Kool-Aid man, I have to use the door and I can’t change my clothes faster than Wonder Woman, but 7 out of 10 times, I can change ...
More About: Life , Power , Rants
Sentimental Value
2008-04-18 06:30:00
Is there anything in your home that you absolutely would not get rid of because it has sentimental value? I’m not talking about irreplaceable family heirlooms, but about stuff that can be replaced with a similar item or not at all. Why am I asking? I love to watch Clean House, that’s the show that ...
More About: Family , Stuff , Sentimental
No Money, No Problem
2008-04-14 19:12:00
Often times, I hear people say that they can?t go anywhere because they don?t have any money to do anything. Truth is (according to me) you don?t need a lot of money to have a good time, it helps, but it?s not necessary. Today many people are either on a budget or simply don?t have ...
More About: Money , Problem
Malicious Comment
2008-04-11 07:00:00
What would prompt you to leave a mean comment on someone’s blog? Did they make you mad? Maybe something they wrote upset you and you wanted to set them straight? Okay I get it….I have left some passionate comments on a blog before, but never have I personally attacked the writer or ...
More About: Blogging , Comment
Mindboggling
2008-04-10 16:00:00
Amazing! These pictures give you a different perspective seeing them side by side. I thought they were cool, then I started looking up the plants/stars and I got carried away. Well you learn something new everyday and who knows, these facts could be final Jeopardy answers. Of course, we recently learned that Pluto ...
More About: Photos
Job Security In A Hurting Economy
2008-04-08 01:46:00
What do you do for a living? I work as a secretary in a law firm. I have a great boss I?ve been with for almost 10 years, my half hour commute to work is very peaceful, the pay is competitive and I have no real complaints. There is one thing however I don?t ...
More About: Security , Economy , Money
My So-Called Life
2008-04-06 03:36:00
Before I start rambling, I have to say thanks to my daughter Victoria for filling in for me on Wednesday, thanks sweetie. I see she has some responses to get to and I’m glad you all enjoyed her post. She keeps me laughing. I’m in the process of trying to get myself a little more ...
More About: Life , Rambling
From the Mouths of Babes
2008-04-02 20:43:00
My daughter is doing the guest post for me today, let me know if she does a good job. Hi my name is Victoria, my mom is taking a little break and asked me to type anything that would not get either of us in trouble, so here goes. Guess what I call cleavage? (my mom helped ...
More About: Kids , Babes
Money Monday Tip #20
2008-03-31 06:30:00
I’m going to change things up a bit on Money Monday . Instead of money tips, I’ll blog about a finance related matter. The titles will also change and since I like even numbers, this will be the last post ending in a Tip. Today’s topic: Prenups. What is a prenup? A prenuptial agreement, antenuptial ...
More About: Relationships
My Week In Review
2008-03-29 05:15:00
I’m not complaining, but these last few days have been challenging, so I thought I would share my week in review…. For starters, I’ve been rather cranky this week…at least four people called me on my attitude, two of them being my boss. I felt awful for showing my second head in public and apologized. I ...
More About: Review , Rambling , Week
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