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Oooh, Thor: The Dark World will be out on Blu-ray February 25! Can't wait to own this one. (Mostly to see Loki again.)
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This is good, since we never managed to see it yet!
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It was a week ago that the Columbus City Schools kept my kids on a school bus for three hours with no notification, and no way to find out what happened or where they were.

Here's part two of the story, after we started asking questions and demanding solutions.

http://www.amommystory.com/2013/10/update-school-transportation-debacle.html
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Borrowing the quote shared by +Mike Chambers : "They paved paradise and put in a parking lot..."

Or in this case, a cheap set of apartment buildings directly behind our house, where a beautiful woods and grasslands used to be.

Legal or not, Village Communities deserves nothing but ruin for using sneaky legal tactics and paying off Columbus City Council to get what they want when all of the surrounding communities were against it and existing homes and apartments in the area sit vacant.
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There is a housing glut in this country. We should be tearing down houses and apartment buildings, not building more.
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My husband's gift to me from Comic-Con. (Doctor Who fans will understand why I love it.)
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How....cutely horrifying.
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I never intended to write a post about my PTA experience and being yelled at by the Columbus mayor on Tuesday night.

But then weird truth-twisting started happening regarding the vote to not endorse the school levy, and it was clear I needed to share the details.
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Fight the good fight, Christina.  Years from now, parents that never heard of you will be happy that the bus service is running well and on time.
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This is what happened while I was in Atlanta at a conference on Friday. I've never been so frightened in my life.
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Thankfully, everything worked okay and the reason was mundane, but you still have every right to be angry with the school district.  Lack of funds may limit the drivers, but the act of sending a text message, e-mail or robocall is pennies worth of time.  And since this involves people's children, it makes the information invaluable.
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Heard on the radio this morning that researchers are concerned with people spending so much time on social media sites, saying social media can be as addictive as drugs and alcohol.

I wonder: if you spent the same amount of time hanging out with friends in person vs online, would they still tell you that you have an addiction?
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The problem for some lies in the lack of physical contact. Sitting around the Castle living room and watching TV with a large group is considered a healthy social environment. The various research is finding that as people become more engaged in virtual socializing, they are leaving home less, engaging less in physical contact, which can lead to alienation and loneliness, despite having 3000 people to talk to everyday.

There are some personality types that should avoid social media, because they will take too far.

I am of the personality type that I cannot play online strategy games. I get caught up too easily in online Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Go. I learned my lesson and now I to say no.
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I wash plastic wear. Until they break, they work great for the boys.
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I have over 300 channels on cable. And the only thing worth watching at the moment is Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Which I could be watching without commercials on Netflix. It's no wonder everyone is canceling their cable.
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Cable's last best hope is live sports. By its nature, sports are best watched live. Everything else, though, is moving to on-demand.
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Wait...I forgot to eat dinner tonight. Damn it, I've become one of those people I always said I hated.
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