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Jul.10.2008
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Note: I'm about to go off on a political tangent. Gentle Readers, if you don't what to read one of my political tangents, go ahead and re-read my thoughts on money, Nancy Drew and Ryan's Hope. Also remember I'm hot and my house doesn't have air conditioning. Don't say you weren't warned! Dear...
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Jul.10.2008
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  I've been thinking about money. This makes me crabby. I even thought about not writing today because of my money crabbiness. Now logic wise this does not make sense, because I have money in my account right now, and I'll be paid tomorrow. I have enough to go to Safeway and buy vitamin waters and...
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Jul.09.2008
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              When I think of summer, I think of long hot days, writing more because I always write more during the summer, sticky thighs, popsicles, and sitting in an air-conditioned movie theater. I think of peaches, catching up on my soaps, and I think of books.             Like many people, I...
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Jul.08.2008
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  I always knew I was going to be a writer. It was just one of those things I was sure of: I was a girl, I had blue eyes, and I was a writer. I started to be published on a regular basis about nine years ago, but they were for e-zines that didn't pay.                         Around that time, I...
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Jul.07.2008
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For those of you joining me from the Tips page, I welcome you to the Grammarphobe Lessons! I'm Jennifer Gibbons, and I am a recovering grammarphobe. I started this series of grammar lessons to teach myself grammar again because I hate grammar with a passion. Considering I'm a writer, I know this...
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Jul.07.2008
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It was thirty-three years ago today that a new show debuted on ABC. The first shot showed a young woman walking down the street in New York City. She wore a bright green shirt and a jeans skirt. She wore a button that said RYAN FOR COUNCILMAN. She had long brown hair and looked like a Gibson Girl...
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Jul.06.2008
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              The past week there was a court order by Viacom (owner of CBS, Nick at Nite, TVLand, MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Spike, BET, Noggin, The N, gee no monopoly here) has ordered that they want YouTube viewers histories in what they watch. Of course the privacy advocates are having baby...
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Jul.05.2008
In Memory of Brooke Bennett   Grateful For my brother   In the village, when the news broke Of the sixth grade girls, ambushed In the woods on heir way to school Raped, tortured, the one surviving Staggering naked onto the tracks so bloody The trainmen thought the head to toe red Was a...
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Jul.04.2008
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                          I just finished Jessica Barksdale Inclan's blog about what we should celebrate on July 4. Lately my life has taken twists and turns, some good, some setbacks. It's made me think that I want to change things-take some classes, find another job, which isn't easy to do in...
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Jul.03.2008
Erika Lutz has issued a challenge of a one word meme. I'm always up for a challenge, so here we go:     Where is your cell phone? couch Your significant other? none Your hair? short Your mother? home  Your father? healed Your favorite time of day? Dawn Your dream last night? odd...
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Jul.03.2008
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  Well I've done it again. Somehow I've gotten many books from the library and as the old T-Shirt says, So Many Books, So Little Time.  It's embarrassing, let me tell you. The books are on my bedstand, saying "Hello,Jennifer! When are you going to read us? We need to be read, Jennifer!...
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Jul.02.2008
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I just finished a book called Skinny Bitch. Don’t ask me what possessed me to read it; suddenly it became popular because Posh Spice was spotted reading it. Curious, I reserved it at the library and got it last week. Most of it made sense; give up diet sodas, candy, meat, etc. Then the authors kept...
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Jul.01.2008
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When I was seventeen or eighteen, Dana Carvey started to do an imitation of a man named John McLaughlin. Like all of Carvey's imitations, it bordered on exaggerated genius. He would yell "Issue One!" Before any of the panelists could respond, he would yell "Wrong!" Then he would...
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Jun.30.2008
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            It's week three of the Grammarphobe lessons! I can feel the excitement, the bated breath, what the heck are we talking about today, Miss Jennifer? Well girls and boys, it's prepositional phrases!            Yes, prep phrases! Good old prep phrases. Preppie Phrases, they probably wear...
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Jun.30.2008
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It's June 30th, and when it's June 30th, I think of Richard Brautigan. He had a poetry book called June 30th, June 30th, so it's natural I think of him today. I also think of how his influence helped me in my life.             When I was a baby, my dad found two framed Richard Brautigan pieces and...
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