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Better to laugh than to cry; crying only adds insult to injury by giving you a stuffy nose.
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On a really good writing day, I claim (tongue-in-cheek, of course) to be channeling the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, Erma Bombeck, and O. Henry. On a really bad writing day, I'll make the excuse of having poured every last ounce of my creative ability and energy into childbirth, and points to my two amazing kids to prove it. Regardless of whether it's a good day or a bad day, I am eternally grateful for the love and support of my husband - a patient man who has stood by my side for over a quarter of a century.



I work for HP. (I'll let you guess whether I work with computers or cast spells.)


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Very good points. Your readers will thank you for following them!
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I can honestly say I cannot recall ever leading off with, "Do you know what your problem is?" I'll either just blurt out what needs fixed, or - in the case of subjective differences of opinion - "I have a couple of suggestions..." Take 'em or leave 'em. Even when people ask for help, they often don't want it. I don't do empty validation or sugar-coating, either, because I can't LIE credibly. If I can find something positive to say, I say it. I mean it. You can take it to the bank. Of course, it's still only my opinion. So you can toss it in the trash if you prefer. 

Ideally, if you can lead off with and conclude with something genuinely positive, that's the best kind of critique. But as one Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster I know once said, "Be grateful for criticism. Someone took minutes out of their precious life to try to help YOU improve. People don't waste the finite time they have in this life to help people they don't care about." That said, if you're just griping at or about someone, everyone around you will see you for the grumpy, disagreeable twit that you are... ;) Karma will bite hard.
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+Holly Jahangiri Good point. When I sent out samples of my new book to some folks to look at, just to see if what I wrote made sense, not to tear apart the way I used my language if they understood what I was saying (you know, when people state "I wouldn't have said it that way...), I made sure to tell everyone that just because they made a suggestion didn't mean I'd take it.

Course, maybe that's why no one sent anything back when I asked for it. :-)
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Thanks to all who helped to put A New Leaf for Lyle in the Top 10! http://www.amazon.com/Holly-Jahangiri/e/B002BMEYUC
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Looks tasty!
Potato Yogurt Kabobs (Aloo Dahi ke Kabab) EasycookinwithMolly, Welcome to my fusion kitchen where east meets west. Here you can find fusion of recipes,spices,tips, reviews,photos and much more
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Thanks Holly - Glad you stopped by my blog and liked the recipe :)
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You're assuming everyone fails at their resolutions and never changes the list?
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The resolution is not where change is made ;-)
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Thank you for demonstrating how to "twiddle your thumbs." (I feel old. But yes, there are people who have no idea - not just the young'ens, but folks in other countries who don't have these little cultural idiosyncracies!)
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Maybe, +Mitch Mitchell - though it occurs to me just now that today's kids "twiddle their thumbs" on their cell phone keyboards. Similar concept. ;) Staves off boredom.
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I really love this.
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buenas noches amiga
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You always make me laugh at the most bizarre things. I love your answers.
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We do not do "Open" either.  Cremations started with my dad, who died of "c".  
And the FEW, are very few...
AND, YES, AGREED:  That said, funerals are for the living! Whatever floats their boats - I'll be dead and past caring, really.
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Well, I was so excited about my post I accidentally saved it over my about me page. How? No clue. I think my autofill forms plug-in is trying to autofill my blog post slugs. I didn't notice till after I posted, so it went out everywhere that way. Lovely. And THAT is why there's a link to that post at the top of my About Me page. 

You have better excuses for it than I do, too. ;)
I was truly upset when I went to bed last night. I couldn't find my lost blog any where.  It seemed to have been deleted from the server itself.  What should have been a great day turned to crap pretty quick. Mr. ...
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I don't know whether to love or hate the integrated comment systems. I think I kind of hate them.
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Thanks for keeping me company on my afternoon walk! (No thanks for tempting me with that treat - isn't it bad enough that I have to resist Nutella??)

BTW, Mitch, they mean a measuring tablespoon. I recently learned that my flatware "tablespoon" only holds about a teaspoon - in measuring teaspoons. I suggest you invest in a seat of measuring spoons and cups, and a small food scale. I really like the OXO digital scale I have with the pull out display. It measures in grams or ounces, up to about 11 lbs. Use it and train your brain to recognize portion sizes - you'll be pleasantly surprised, in some cases, and horrified in others. But you'll soon be better able to gauge it by eyeballing it when you have to - and you won't have to guess when you're home (or in your hotel suite). 
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That part is true; I've been amazed at the calories in some small stuff.  And for things like fried rice... just not fair! :-)
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ANY time a group of people feel lumped together, stereotyped, judged as a group, discriminated against, and/or threatened, some of them will lash out. I think that's what's happening with the feminists vs. non-feminists, and much depends on how you understand the definition of "feminism." At its most angry and militant, it comes off as "anti-male." Naturally, that hurts all men and those who love them. But those who understand "feminism" as wanting all human beings to have a level playing field, and to not be discriminated against due to their gender, who understand that men, too, can be "feminists" without losing their manhood, see the whole issue differently. I can't understand any man who truly loves any woman NOT being a feminist, himself. But that tells you how I define it. 

We see this with religion, too - most have both good and bad sides. If all we see is the bad, or we see that the bad is part of the doctrine of that religion, it's hard not to be biased against it and those who practice it. We should all be careful what groups we choose to associate with, and groups should be careful who they allow to associate WITH them, lest they all be judged accordingly. I think it's much fairer, when choice is involved. We don't choose to be male or female, but we do choose, to some extent, our ideology, our religion, our political affiliation, our clubs.  
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Thank you, +Jas Praba.
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