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Debra Legg
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When is a 16-year-old stadium cup more than just a hunk of aging plastic? When it's a reminder of great friends coming through in tough times that you can pass along to your kids.
Due to a dog who eats everything and kids who leave drinkware scattered through out the neighborhood, I dragged my collection of stadium cups out of the cabinet
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I'm wondering why I even need the postal service. I haven't mailed anything since my husband came back from deployment. All my bills are electronic, so are my payments and 99 percent of the mail I get goes straight to the garbage can. I can see trying to save it for the sake of rural residents who don't have the Net access that I do, but I'm not in favor of throwing a ton of money at the problem. Try the "heroic" measures being suggested - ending Saturday delivery, letting them delivery for FedEx and UPS, letting them deliver alcohol - and see where that gets us. If that doesn't work, find a way to survive without.
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LOL, I love my Starbucks rewards card. It's about the only thing that comes in the mail worth getting excited over -- the rest are bills. Perhaps letter writing should be the new hobby. Does it count if I type them and print?
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I wish they'd asked what percentage of the phone's use is to actually make calls. I've had my Droid since Friday, and the only call I've made was to try to figure out where the phone was.
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Mine actually rang around lunch time today, so I'm up to two calls in 96 hours. I've lost track of how many hours of Angry Birds have been logged, though.
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I have to confess. I'm one of THOSE moms who rarely uses ice packs. I do freeze things such as cheese the night before, though.
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I don't often do this, but I'm sending this across all my social media today to try to help a former co-worker and an all-around fantastic person. Help Kelly Jones join the MLB FanCave by watching her video. If you're a baseball fan, it's pretty entertaining and captures her love for and all-around knowledge of the game. Please share!
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How to not convince me to share your post, on any social media platform: Hint in the post that I should share it because you're trying to get it to "go viral". Yes, I saw this this morning on one platform, and it was from someone who gets paid to do social media.

Here's a hint for the person: Whether I share something depends on if I think my friends will find it interesting, amusing or moving. I'll also share if it would inform or help them save money - which this morning's post would have, but I was so turned off by the ham-fisted approach that I didn't share it.
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The real loser in Amazon's Kindle announcement today is not iPad or Nook but Scholastic. Here's why:

My kids love my Kindle like they love chocolate. They read more and longer on the Kindle. They've been begging for one of their own, but no way was I going to shell out $300 to get them each one. But now Amazon comes along with a $79 Kindle - $99 for a touch, which they would really love because they covet my Droid phone. Suddenly, this is affordable for Christmas.

So how does this hurt Scholastic? Well, if our reading budget is going to eBooks for the Kindle rather than to paper books, that's going to leave Scholastic out in the cold. It was no more than a few weeks ago that Scholastic signed an eBook deal with a company that does not support Kindle! Oopsy. Scholastic's deal with SourceBooks better be lucrative enough to make up for lost Kindle readers or else the company just really put a hurt on itself.
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Way cool that the boys are excited and into reading like this! 'hugs'
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This wouldn't work for me! I read to escape the noise.
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There goes the neighborhood. If there be games, there better be a way to block them.
Google takes on Facebook with games on its social network, Google+, including popular ones like Angry Birds and Zynga Poker.
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You don't have to block them if you're not playing. :)
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Interesting. Nearly half of the people polled believe that food allergy fears are overblown but more than half (59 percent) support bans on foods such as peanuts in public places such as airplanes and lunchrooms. Also note that the percentages of food allergic people are spread pretty well among the various income brackets - so much for the allegation that "aflueneza" is a cause of food allergies.

The link looks funny in G+, but it goes to a PDF of the NPR/Reuters poll.
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Writer, editor, Web content producer
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  • Freelance writer, editor, Web content producer, present
  • McClatchy
  • Fayetteville Publishing
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For Irwin, California
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West Virginia - Kentucky - North Carolina
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Writer, mom, geek, political junky, recovering journalist, NASCAR and baseball fan
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Hillbilly by birth, Californian by choice, Debra Legg is a freelance writer, editor and Web content specialist. A graduate of West Virginia University, she’s won awards for reporting and column writing in West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Her sons — 8-year-old Big Guy and 6-year-old Boots — provide plenty of fodder for 9 to 5 to 9, formerly a nationally syndicated column through McClatchy Tribune Media Services.
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  • West Virginia University
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