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Went to a nephew's wedding yesterday. It was beautiful. Her colors were navy blue and silver. The table was decorated with a simple strip of navy fabric, edges pressed under, topped with a pressed strip of silver - simple, lovely. There were several small cakes and cupcakes - delicious. But don't try to use navy blue frosting in large amounts - can't tell you how many people ended up with black lips and blue teeth. ;0

and another thing that annoys me:

someone trying to sell a quilt "pattern" that is just squares - randomly arranged squares -

OR someone who is all self-congratulatory about "giving away" the "pattern" for FREE!! (this week only!!!)))
Imagine that!!

veterans don’t deserve help

‎"Members of Congress are eligible for a pension at age 62 if they have completed at least five years of service. "

Members of the Armed Services are not.
"National Guard and Reserve servicemembers who complete a minimum of 20 "qualifying" years of service (creditable retirement years) become eligible for retired pay at age 60."

S.C.’s DeMint tells veterans they don’t deserve job help

The current salary (2011) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174000 per year ...
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38000
S.C.’s DeMint tells veterans they don’t deserve job help

http://msbusiness.com/businessblog/2011/11/11/carter-s-c-’s-demint-tells-veterans-they-don’t-deserve-job-help/

Alaskan Samoans

We were eating at Village Inn in Anchorage. The staff was alerted to clear a large area for a large group of "Samoans." I wouldn't know if they were Samoans, Hawaiians, from Guam, or whatever. It turns out that Anchorage is home for several groups of Pacific islanders (don't know why that seems strange to me).

At any rate, I was amazed at the clothes. They were dressed up - perhaps for church or a wedding,  Now, the beautiful ladies were wearing full-length dresses in large, vibrant prints. But that's not what amazed me. Most of the men - four or five - were wearing what I have since researched to be a tupenu, or lava-lava. At the time, it amazed me that they were wearing 100% Western suit jackets, white shirts, ties - on the top half, and on the bottom, folded and wrapped sarongs of the SAME FABRIC as the suit jacket. It seemed a radical combination of cultures to me. I have tried to find pictures on the Net - but haven't been able to. I don't know if t…

More and more Duggars

A friend posted on facebook about the Duggars - the Arkansas family with 19 children who have just announced they are expecting again. A commenter posted "we should all take example of their ability to stay out of debt "


Angrily, I replied,"They are able to stay out of debt because of the hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to them by television execs." And then added: "that and real estate, - a $200,000 PROFIT from a SINGLE sale."
And:"They use paper plates, have NEVER used cloth diapers, and of course, have NEVER paid for child care."


A good friend sent a  measured and generous reply to my rant about the Duggars. I really don't care who uses paper plates - although I really do hate paper diapers. My daughter works at a daycare, and I certainly see why they have to require disposables for health department reasons.

After thought, I realize that I am truly bothered by the Duggars for two reasons:
The first is that our earth has a limited capaci…