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Archive for the month “May, 2014”

Leo and Whitey: Best friends till the bitter end


Leo respected and loved Whitey in a way most humans couldn't imagine was possible..

Leo respected and loved Whitey in a way most humans couldn’t imagine was possible.

Every now and then you come across an unusual friendship that challenges natural laws and beliefs.  A love story of sorts that’s as simple and as real as it gets.
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Mad Men: R.I.P. Bert Cooper


Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) goes out in style on Mad Men.

Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) goes out in style on Mad Men.

To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning —  Robert Morse, how do I love the? Let me count the ways.
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Boston Red Sox: From worst to first to worst?


A dejected look on the face of Red Sox pitching ace Jon Lester says it all. —Barry Chin, Boston Globe photo

A dejected look on the face of Red Sox pitching ace Jon Lester says it all. —Barry Chin, Boston Globe photo

Looking at this year’s Boston Red Sox, it’s hard to believe this is the same team that won the World Series last year. As exciting and wild as the beards they sported back then, they are as dull as dishwasher this go ’round. It’s not just that that Sox are losing, they’re losing big.
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Recipe Reveal: Blueberry Shortbread


Blueberry-Cover

We were watching an old episode of Dirty Jobs the other night where host Mike Rowe goes to Maine to pick wild blueberries and make pies with the Pie Moms of Berry Manor Inn.  A really fun show that gave my husband a hankering for something blueberry…. but not pie. Oh, and not cake. The two things I would usually whip up with blueberries. He wanted something “different.”
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Condragulations Bianca Del Rio


Bianca Del Rio is the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, season six.

Bianca Del Rio is the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, season six.

If Don Rickles and Dave Chappelle had a baby, you’d get Bianca Del Rio. Figuratively. Well maybe even literally.
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Ink Master


One of the many cool tattoos created on season 4 of  Ink Master.

One of the many cool tattoos created on season 4 of Ink Master.

I don’t have a tattoo and I don’t ever intend on getting one. I don’t even like the tattoos I’ve seen on most people, usually military ones with an eagle or snake or something. It’s often hard to tell because over time the greenish tattoos become faded or smudgy.
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Hero cat to ‘throw out’ first pitch at baseball game


After her heroics went viral, Tara is now being called the Ninja Cat.

After her heroics went viral, Tara is now being called the Ninja Cat.

Published reports say Tara the cat, made famous in a YouTube video that showed her saving a 4-year-old boy from a dog attack in Bakersfield, California, is going to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local minor league baseball game. Wonder if she’s a southpaw?
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Bad dog, good cat!


Jeremy and Tara, boy's best friend. —ABC News photo

Jeremy and Tara, boy’s best friend. —ABC News photo

The ending could have been much bleaker for a little boy had it not been for a feline heroine named Tara.
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Alec “Wrong Way” Baldwin


Alec Baldwin and his latest arrest.

Alec Baldwin and his latest arrest.

What do actors Alec Baldwin and James Cromwell have in common? Both are members of PETA and both have been arrested.

That’s it.

James Cromwell has a history of standing up for animal rights and trying to save the lives of pigs.

Alec Baldwin has a history of being a pig.
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Who are these bugs and what are they doing?


Hello! A couple of bugs doing... something outside my window.

Hello! A couple of bugs doing… something outside my window.

This is the sight I came across when I opened the curtains to my living room window this morning. My reaction was a lot like William Shatner’s in the Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.”
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