Category Archives: Humor

The Exhausted Smiley Face Emoticon

This has gone on long enough. It’s time to discuss the smiley face — 🙂 Isn’t it adorable? I confess that I just learned how to create it by reading an E-How article.  🙂 I’ll stop now. I know you’re tired … Continue reading

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Christians: Please Stop Talking Like Weird People

So tell me, does this sentence sound normal to you? “In our efforts to live intentionally as an authentic community of believers, we seek out the small-group dynamics of passionate discipleship.” If you answered no, Thank God. If you answered … Continue reading

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Labeling People and Not Labeling Food

We don’t give them much credit for it, but most of the time, the average pre-schooler knows what he or she is talking about. The other day I shared lunch with a random four-year-old and we decided upon deli chicken. … Continue reading

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Dropping the Name of Jesus

Has this ever happened to you? You’re at some religious function (I don’t do these any more, but the memories are strong), and as part of an ice-breaking game, you’re asked, “What three books would you bring with you on … Continue reading

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Customer Service and Too Many Male Kiwi Plants

If you’re looking for a basil plant, or oregano, or even rosemary, you can pretty much announce this on the city sidewalks and someone will shove one of these into your hand, but if you want a tarragon plant, even … Continue reading

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Artisan Cheese and Twinkies

You’ll be happy to know that the batch of cheese I’m working on this morning is turning out much better than what I made on Sunday. I know. I didn’t tell you about Sunday’s failure because I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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A Dead Mouse on the Desk

Despite living the simple life of milking goats and knitting lace and baking bread and participating in all those homey, warm, homesteading goodness activities, I do spend a significant portion of my day on the computer. Which isn’t simple at … Continue reading

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The Common Cold and Common Sense

Well, guess who’s feeling yucky these days. There’s me, for one (and yes, you are right; that is written in a grammatically incorrect fashion, which just goes to show how yucky I’m feeling). And Tired of Being Youngest, who did … Continue reading

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Kitchen Failures — Sometimes They’re Delicious

This weekend, the Son and Heir was indescribably excited about making Gjetost (yay-toast), a Norwegian “cheese” produced by simmering whey for 12 hours until it reduces to a creamy, caramelized concoction. Norwegian children apparently eat it spread it on their … Continue reading

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Market Manipulation, Roasted Chicken, and You

I don’t know about you, but I get vaguely irritated when I realize that I’m being manipulated. And given the marketing climate in which our society operates, this means that if I don’t watch it, I spend two thirds of … Continue reading

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