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    First state of the union

    With everyone speculating on who our next president will be and the primaries coming up, I thought it would be a good time to mention that on this date in 1790, George Washington gave the first State of the Union. I wonder what that was like? I wonder if it is written down anywhere so that we...
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    "insert celcebrity name here" is dead

    I am getting so tired of the rumor mill that surrounds celebrities especially the urban legends that will spring up on the internet saying they have died. Recently Jon Bon Jovi was reported dead but he is obviously not. In the past Jackie Chan, Will Ferrell, and Justin Bieber have all been...
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    Bad message

    I was reading through a kids book called The Story of Christmas and I really think it has a horrible message. After giving the generally accepted story of Jesus' birth it said that the wise men brought Jesus gifts because they loved him and that we give presents to show our love. I think it...
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    Holiday hurt

    I thought I might make it through the holiday season with no injuries but alas it was not meant to be. I was making peanut brittle today and the candy thermometer fell out and hit my hand. That would be fine except there was 300 degree liquid sugar on it. Ouch!
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    Cookie factory

    This week I feel like a Keebler elf. I have made over 500 cookies, peanut brittle, fudge and cake pops. I still have a pie to bake and I am just going crazy. I am so tired. Have you done any holiday baking?
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    Changing the words

    I was listening to the radio on my way to work this morning and it was talking about a local school district Christmas program where they changed the words to Deck the Halls from "now we don our gay apparel" to "now we don our bright apparel" because the kids couldn't keep from giggling over the...
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    Holistic healing

    Does anybody have a "cure" handed down over the generations that you swear by for getting rid of common ailments like a cold or the flu?
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    Did you shop?

    I was just wondering how many of you actually braved the crazy stampedes and shopped on Black Friday. Did you make it out unscathed? Did you score any great deals?
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    Holiday traditions

    With the advent of the holiday season upon us I thought I would ask what is your favorite holiday tradition? I love picking out our tree and putting it up with all the trimmings.
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    Yesterday marked the beginning of rifle deer season in my neck of the woods and I just wondered how many people here hunt? Do you know of any urban legends or myths linked to hunting? The only one I have heard is that if you eat the heart of the animal it becomes a part of you.
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    Great new show

    I came across this great new show called Once Upon A Time. The premise is that an evil queen sent all the fairy tale creatures from Snow White to Rumpelstiltskin to the real world and they don't remember who they are. One woman must save them all.
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    Buying furniture

    We started a search for a new sofa last week. I never thought it would be so difficult to find one that we both liked and were happy with. We finally found one but now we have to find accessories that match.
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    Halloween marathon

    I watched a marathon of the Halloween movies last night and I forgot just how silly most scary movies are. They are so predictable sometimes. I mean the killer can never be killed-he always comes back and instead of running for the nearest exit, people run up the stairs.
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    Favorite period?

    The world has gone through a lot of transition from it's inception and has had many historical periods from era of the dinosaurs to the Industrial Revolution and so many more. What is your favorite time period and why? I think mine is the Renaissance. It was such a romantic period with lots of...
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    What happened?

    I recently read this book called "Sarah's Diary" and purportedly it is the true story of a girl named Sarah Brown. The diary was evidently found amidst the carnage of a multiple homicide but Sarah wasn't among the dead. There are apparently videos of her on Youtube. Many say that it is all a...
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    Favorite halloween legends

    Urban legends revolving around Halloween are abundant but which one is your favorite? Is it the poisoned candy, the sharp objects in your candy or something more sinister?
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    Songs that get stuck

    Every time I hear the song Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO it ends up being stuck in my head for days. I guess it's a good thing that I like it.What songs get stuck in your head?
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    X factor

    Did anyone watch this show? I did and I thought it was a blend of American Idol and America's Got Talent. I actually thought it was much better than American Idol and I love that they had a live audience for the auditions.
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    Alternate realities

    I find the concept of alternate realities intriguing. Who wouldn't? The fact that one person can exist across multiple dimensions and "realities" and each is a different but equally real version. What do you think of this theory?
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    Sports superstitions

    Do you play sports? I don't personally but I know there are a ton of superstitions that athletes have, like not changing socks through playoffs. What was the weirdest superstition you followed or heard of from sports?