Monthly Archives: August 2008

What’s in a name? Whatever you put there

I had a friend in high school whose last name was Pilz. He used to say he was going to name his future kids Aspirin, Vitamin C, Horse.. A friend who is a reporter once did a story about the … Continue reading

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Out of place people or, maybe, not so much

It cracks me up when I see people who look SO out of their element. It just reminds me of something I sometimes forget — that people are often nowhere near the same inside as they are outside. I had … Continue reading

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Grammar police arrested

OK, I have been known to remove an errant apostrophe from a white board (like the one outside a hair salon advertising “walk-in’s welcome”). I’ve even told people their signs were wrong, but I would never go as far as … Continue reading

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Feeling a little unfunky

Tonight I went to a cardio funk aerobics class at the YMCA. It was taught by a woman who has natural funkiness and prefers hip-hop music. Let’s just say I was better at this class in the late ’80s when … Continue reading

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AM radio

In the South, AM channels go like this: Christian, Christian, Sports, Sports, Christian, Talk, Christian, Sports, Christian Sports… Well, you get the idea. There’s even a Christian car guy! My personal favorite, though, is the Triangle Trader. People call in … Continue reading

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Country music concerts in the South

Country concerts are a whole different thing down here! We saw Brad Paisley four times in the Bay Area. The crowds were pretty mellow. People listened and sang along. We saw him a couple of weeks ago in Raleigh with … Continue reading

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