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Just when I thought it was safe to check my emails … there it is!  The dreaded chain letter staring at me from my Inbox.  It arrived early this morning as I sat down with my first cup of coffee for the day.  These types of emails are always unmistakable:  The subject line is a little teaser -- th...
Yesterday, I was stuck in really congested, bumper to bumper traffic.  As I waited for my turn to pass through the intersection, I noticed a power line up ahead that had dozens of birds perched on it.  Not an earthshattering moment -- I've actually seen birds on a wire hundreds of times.  Yet, th...
Like other kids, my niece was almost 9 years old as she approached the final phase of childhood tooth loss.  One evening, after successfully wiggling out a molar, she expressed excitement in anticipation of the tooth fairy’s arrival.  My brother, feeling she was getting old enough to know the tru...
Have you ever performed as part of the halftime entertainment at a real, live professional basketball game before?  Me neither!  However, that's about to change.  Next Sunday, January 29th, I will be participating in the halftime festivities during the Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs game....
What’s the strangest thing someone has said to you after you’ve told them you blog?  Now that I’m a real live blogger (thank you ActiveRain) I tell most EVERYONE I meet that I blog on the ActiveRain site.  For some odd-Dr. Phil-kind-of-reason, I feel compelled to “share the love” with others by e...
I love my GPS!  I can’t live without it.  Except when it gets me lost.  Really lost.  How does that happen?  Every once in awhile, this tiny, compact satellite system unpredictably sends me to some obscure, off-the-beaten-path location.  And usually, it’s absolutely nowhere near where I need to b...
As some of you may already know, I am a Newbie here -- having been a member of ActiveRain for all of 3 months.  Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of posts dealing with a variety of controversial issues.  Some of these blogs address the discovery of scandalous behavior.  Others address complaints ab...
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love sports!  Especially this time of year.  If I'm hanging out with friends on a Sunday, I'm very easy to spot.  That's me over there -- with all the guys, in the den, screaming at the television!  Except, I don't have anyone to cheer for again this weekend. ...
Dear ActiveRain Technical Support: Is there any way you can disable my Edit Button once I've posted my blog?  I can't seem to stop myself from making changes once I've already released my blog into cyberspace.  Thanks ... I could really use your help. Signed, Perfectionist in Dallas Every time I ...
Life is about celebrating the small victories as well as the big ones.  I really get a kick out of seeing the posts of my fellow ActiveRain members when they've reached a significant milestone.  The blogs typically appear when someone has reached 200,000 or 300,000 or 500,000 or 1,000,000 points....

Carie Shapiro

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