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Someone commented on my post about the overuse of the F word in everyday conversation. He asked, What makes a word a bad word? Well. For instance, What makes the word grass mean grass? It's the definition of the word.... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at respublica
If you plan on going out to eat this weekend, maybe you won't want to read this, but maybe you should. The Food Network did a survey of chefs from across the country asking them what they know about restaurant... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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The Golden Ratio 4 couple, they have 5 Golden Retrievers, recently bought a second home in the Florida Keys and this week added a new mailbox which is so darn cute. A Manatee! Or Mailatee! If you haven't paid attention... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
I don't know about you, but I'm really weary of seeing the F word popping up in every conceivable conversation and online commentary. It's used when people are angry, when they're happy, sad, or bored. It's used in very benign... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
In the last 36 hours 6 mattresses and one ladder have fallen on local roads. 6 mattresses! Seriously, what is going on with people driving around with mattresses these days, February hardly seems like the time of year for moving... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
I came across a news story on how cleaning out your closet can help manage your look. Now, managing my look is not why I'd clean out my closet. I believe the headline to the story is a misprint and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
In 12 hours we've had two mattresses hit local highways. One on the Illinois side on 270 near Granite city and another on route 30 and Watson Road. Mattresses 14 Ladders 13 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Every computer or laptop we've ever owned in the modern windows era has had the words, "about blank" pop up in a browser window at some point. There was a time when this bothered me, most of the time I've... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This made me laugh hard this morning. A Twitter thread posted by a woman who was flying Air France from Paris to Los Angeles, a long flight. She was seated across the aisle from a man who boarded the plane... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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A fun alternative to political tweets. A New York Post writer, Yashar Ali, tweeted yesterday, "As a couple you should own as a minimum: 10 bath sheets, 10 bath towels, 10 hand towels, 20 wash cloths." He was answering this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
I just don't get it. So near and yet so far.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Winter will not leave at respublica
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Another round of snow yesterday afternoon, more accidents on the highways. Here's what bugs me. MoDOT needs to go over to IDOT and learn how to clear roads in a timely and worthwhile manner. The lecture a MoDOT official gave... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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For a few weeks our local Schnucks has had a display of giant bears in their seasonal aisle. This has struck me funny each time I'm in the store and see these huge cuddly stuffed bears. One week they were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at respublica
All morning, even last night, local weather reporters and MoDOT officials were blasting out a forecast of snow for today. There were even dire pieces of advice to "please stay off the roads" today. You'd have thought we are in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at respublica
This may be a first, mattresses overtook ladders while falling onto local highways. On 70 at Union a mattress this morning and yesterday afternoon on 55 at Meramec. Mattresses 12 Ladders 11 Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at respublica
This seems like a small thing, but its begun to bother me that bars of hand soap develop cracks along the entire length very quickly. The soap is still usable but it just looks terrible. We keep a dish with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at respublica
There seem to be more and more car jackings in the St. Louis Metro, including the Metro East. Last night a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital was held up at gunpoint as she left her shift at 8 o'clock. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at respublica
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ended their 2 night contest last night with a Wire Haired Terrier winning Best in Show. I stopped watching after the Sporting Group finished showing with a Cocker Spaniel winning and moving on to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at respublica
I get a kick out of the annual Madison Square Garden Westminster dog show, watching the handlers is fun and the dogs and commentary are humorous. But in recent years I've become a bit cynical about the group and overall... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at respublica
The St. Louis Cardinals will open up their site at 10 this morning to allow fans to buy 5 dollar tickets to this coming season's games. The sale will go for 12 hours and are for Monday to Thursday games.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at respublica
It's not a good idea to think you can just go out to dinner on Valentine's Day without calling ahead for reservations. Truthfully, you should have made them by now, that evening is huge for eating out and every place... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at respublica
The end of last week saw several mattresses fall onto the highways, one spot had 2. Then during yesterday's afternoon rush hour, a ladder fell on 55 near Reavis Barracks. So, Mattresses 10 Ladders 11 Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at respublica
I'm glad to hear I'm not alone, Rand.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2019 on Pastry beer at respublica
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Connie, we always send him a Christmas bonus. He deserves it. Plus he always double wraps our papers which we love because they make great poop scooper bags.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2019 on An icy morning memory at respublica
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