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Glennia
San Francisco Bay Area
I'm a married, working mom of a 13 year old boy who has been around the world and loved something about every part of it.
Interests: travel, reading, photography, politics, reality television, food
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My mom has always been my lucky charm. One of my favorite websites, MomsRising, is hosting a blog carnival for Mother's Day. The topic is "What My Mother Taught Me." First Lady Michelle Obama, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and other illuminaries... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at The Silent "I"
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This week's episode of The Bachelor comes with the ABC publicity department's wet dream: Controversy. Prior to the show, El Bachelor was caught on tape making some non-sensical anti-gay statements to a blogger. When asked if he thought there should... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at The Silent "I"
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This week's episode of "The Bachelor" was chock full of the kind of drama (read: audience manipulation) that we've come to expect over the years: gratuitous nudity, drunken meltdowns, father issues, and a neon rave. Essentially, it had all the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at The Silent "I"
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Last night was the first episode of Season 147 or so of The Bachelor, in which we were re-introduced to Juan Pablo Galavis, a fun-loving, soccer-playing, Spanish-speaking, single dad. Juan Pablo was born in upstate New York, spent his formative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at The Silent "I"
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Dec 23, 2013
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My husband and I went to see The Fifth Estate on our weekly date night this week (Alternate Title: Julian Assange is a Big Weirdo). We had to choose between that and watching the Red Sox play the Cardinals in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at The Silent "I"
Damn you, MetroDad! You've made me cry at work. Again. What a rare and special friend you had. What a rare and special friend Andy had in you. Love to all of you.
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I went to see the new Riddick movie this weekend with my husband and son. I'm either the worst mom in the world or the best, depending on who you talk to. The theatre was filled with teenage boys, their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at The Silent "I"
Thanks, Donna! It's nice to know that one person reads my blog. It makes it all worthwhile!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2013 on Movie Review: Jobs at The Silent "I"
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"Jobs" is the movie that would result if you said "Siri, find me random anecdotes that Steve Jobs was an asshole" into your iPhone. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at The Silent "I"
Liz, you are welcome anytime! Just give me a week to clear out the guest room.
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Beach at Laguna Niguel, California My husband is fond of telling people that sixteen years ago, he dragged me to California "kicking and screaming". I don't remember kicking anyone, but I was pretty vocal about the fact that California was... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at The Silent "I"
Anne, Buffy lived in Sunnydale. As far as we know, Sunnyvale is not the opening to the Hellmouth. Like I said, AS FAR AS WE KNOW!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2013 on Garage Catharsis 101 at The Silent "I"
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Thanks! I appreciate the help.
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Thanks, Renee! Good luck with your show. Go, Team 3!
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Not a scene from Hoarders, but my actual garage. Last fall, I attended a wonderful weekend retreat in Palm Springs called Camp Mighty. The purpose of Camp Mighty was for the participants to focus on what they hope to accomplish... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at The Silent "I"
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Jelani Remy, as Simba in The Lion King My family had the opportunity to see the latest incarnation of The Lion King at San Francisco's beautiful Orpheum Theater recently, courtesy of SHN. My son and I had seen the show... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at The Silent "I"
Click here to view this photo book larger I used to scrapbook. A LOT. I still have a closet full of scissors, paper, punches, and stickers to prove it. When I started blogging, I stopped scrapbooking, mainly because I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at The Silent "I"
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Country Inns & Suites Hotel Room Last week, I took an overnight business trip to Nashville, Tennessee for a meeting. It's not the most glamorous or exciting way to travel, especially when you're in and out in one night. My... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at The Silent "I"
Did you know that Toyota is in the middle of giving away 100 cars to worthy non-profit organizations across the country? Through August 21, Toyota will be giving away cars to non-profits in a Facebook voting contest. If you're on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at The Silent "I"
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Last weekend, I had the chance to test drive a new Prius v for the weekend, thanks to the fine folks at Toyota. I had my pick of their new cars to try out, but I opted for the Prius... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at The Silent "I"
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Internationally acclaimed circus-style show Cavalia by Normand Latourelle, one of the creators of Cirque de Soleil, arrived in San Jose, California last week amid a flurry of manes and tails and hooves, and local press. Cavalia combines beautiful trained horses,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at The Silent "I"
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Bloggers Demonstrate the Toyota Jump During my trip to TWIN Camp, one of the trip highlights was a visit to the Toyota USA Automobile Museum in Torrance, California. Driving through a business district in Torrance, it would be easy to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at The Silent "I"
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Welcome, Fadra! Thanks for stopping by. After reading this, Frank explained to me that it wasn't the car he loved so much as the things the car allowed him to do and the memories associated with it. I still think it was the car.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2012 on M-m-m-my Corolla: A Love Story at The Silent "I"
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I think Frank's car had close to 400k miles on it when Bob got rid of it. I'll have to check with him to find out!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2012 on M-m-m-my Corolla: A Love Story at The Silent "I"
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