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Product Giveaway: Norton Laptop Locks

When I was at BlogHer last month in San Francisco, I picked up some internet security products from Norton to give away, which I did earlier this week. I also picked up three Norton laptop locks. I was just going to get two, to give away, because I didn’t know that I could use one […]

This week’s time sucker

This site is absolutely brilliant. I bow down to the kind of mind it took to think this up. Guess the Dictator/Sit-Com Character The first one I tried was Mallory Keaton from Family Ties. After six or seven seemingly general questions, it asked me “Does your father work in public television?” Wow. Next I tried […]

And the Norton winners are…

We had four winners for the Norton internet security contest: Alisa and Carolyn (Windows) and Amybeth and Dale (Mac). Congratulations, and enjoy your new-found security! Thanks to everyone who entered, and look for a new contest on Thursday morning.  The new one will also have to do with computer security, this time specifically for laptops. […]

Hallmark Supports Gay Marriage, and I Support Hallmark

OK, maybe saying that Hallmark supports gay marriage is going a bit too far. They exist to make a profit, not to make the world a better place through greeting cards. They’ve probably been hurting lately. I can’t think of the last time I sent an actual greeting card bought in a store. I send […]


This is what’s been floating around in my head for the past week. I need to clear it out to make room for more. *** There’s been a commercial running for weeks on comedy central from some show and it has a line that makes me laugh every single time (it’s from Dane Cook): In […]

I’m easily amused, and not easily offended

I’m in the middle of writing a post for the NYC Moms Blog (I’m Amy O.) about the controversy surrounding Tropic Thunder. The general theme of the post is that context and meaning matter more than the words and terms used. And it got me thinking about all of the scenes on TV that have […]

Thith thuckth!

It’s been three days and I still sound like Cindy Brady after getting punched in the mouth. To recap, on Wednesday morning I bit the side of my tongue so hard that it swelled right up and I’ve been re-biting it ever since. It’s not just biting. Basically every time I move my mouth at […]

Yes, you’re adorable, but you can’t come in!

So I’m sitting on the couch, on my laptop (natch), when I heard something weird from the corner of the room near the window. I ignored it for a few minutes, thinking that there was a bird on the windowsill or something. But then I noticed that next to the air conditioner, the towels we […]

Hitting the ground with my feet tripping

Have you ever gotten back from a vacation revved up and ready to go? There’s nothing like taking a few days away from the normal routine to gear me up for improving it. So even though I went to bed at 2 in the morning after driving back from Buffalo Tuesday with the kids, I […]

Product Giveaway: Norton 360 & Norton Antivirus

When I was at BlogHer last month in San Francisco, Norton had a booth set up to check the security on laptops. I didn’t end up having time to take them up on that, which is sad for me, because I missed out on something free. But it probably didn’t matter much, because I’ve had […]