Archive | June 4, 2015

Stinky Teenager!

My 16 year old son just asked me if he could take a shower before he went to bed. I said he could wait until the morning.

“No Mom, I smell really bad!”  God, I love that child.

This is funny because we always have to remind him to take a shower.  I have caught him on numerous occasions taking fake showers.  You know, peering at himself in the mirror while the water is running for twenty minutes.  I think my baby boy is finally growing up.

Dirty kid 6-4-15

Rejection As The Best Motivation?

While it stinks to get rejected, we usually learn from the experience!

Once Upon Your Prime

crop380w_istock_000012132005xsmallDear Editor,

I received your recent rejection notice and unfortunately it’s just not what I’m looking for at this time. It’s certainly a well-crafted piece and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors, rejecting other aspiring writers. You may try me again in the future with something more upbeat.

Sincerely,

Stephanie D. Lewis

Aha! Rejecting the rejection letters! That’s the smart thing to do. I wish I could say that IS what I do. Instead when my writing gets turned down, it motivates me to try that much harder to get published in that particular venue. I become obsessively relentless. In fact, I seem to stop submitting to all the other places that actually like my stuff, in order to pursue chasing after the one place that clearly wants nothing to do with me. Sounds perfectly healthy, right?

On the off chance that this is typical…

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Tips For Excessive Dry Skin

Great info for dry skin!

The Surgeon's Scrubroom

Probably the most frequent contributors to dry skin are skin irritants, particularly those that can be found around the house. Cleaning products, detergents, air fresheners, and floor and furniture polishes can strip the skin of its protective moisture, leaving it dry and lifeless. To protect your skin from unnecessary exposure, here are tips you can try:

Wear Gloves

Use rubber gloves when washing dishes, doing the laundry or scrubbing the floor. Gloves don’t only protect your skin from harmful chemicals, they also provide a physical barrier between you and dirt, grime, dust and germs.

Apply Moisturizer After a Dip

Swimming pools are treated with chlorine, a chemical that is known to be effective in minimizing microorganisms in the water and removing odors. It is also notorious for causing dry skin, hence the parched, rough texture of your skin after a good swim. To minimize the effects of chlorine, rinse off…

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Can the Duggars just go away???

These people totally amaze me.  For my international fans, there is a TV show here in the US about a woman who has had 19 children.  She’s perpetually pregnant, kind of like a cow.  The show is “19 kids and Counting”.  Well, one of their litter molested four of his siblings when he was a teenager. He is now about 27.  The parents, being the God-fearing assholes that they are never bothered to report the abuse.  Now the statute of limitations has run out, and nothing can be done.

These people have blamed everyone except their own kid.  “Well, he only touched the kids over their clothes”,  And “God has forgiven him.”  Try telling that to the one kid you molested that wasn’t your sibling. I guess that makes it okay. Um, no.  Did I mention these people are incredibly religious, and hypocrites as well.

I so hope their stupid show gets cancelled.