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hedgehog's Journal
hedgehog's Journal
December 31, 2015

I know to expect some ads when i go to a newspaper article

or even routine click-bait, but it's getting out of hand. Some articles are impossible to read because the print keeps jumping around to accommodate a new ad popping up at the top of the screen. Others try to load so many video ads that it locks up my machine!

December 25, 2015

My Christmas Roses (hellebourus) are blooming-

in Upstate NY!

December 21, 2015

Ya know that Christmas snow globe you have? You shouldn't

ought to store it in a plastic bin with other decorations out in the shed during record breaking cold temperatures.

On the plus side, it was a small bin and my husband is determined to scrape the mold off the ceramic figurines!

December 18, 2015

The downside of tracking packages -

I love placing an order and watching it travel across the US from depot to depot to doorstep. But I sent a package to my son who lives in a townhouse complex with a central rack of letter boxes. Somehow, the shipping company translated the letter box number as a Post office box number. Right now the package is in limbo crossing from one end of the town post office building to the other and back. So close, and yet so far!

December 18, 2015

I just fell in love with the Iowa caucus -

after 40 years of "what's a caucus?" and "why do they get to go first?" I finally get it. The Iowa caucus measures how determined people are to get out and vote for their candidate. Polls scare me because it's easy to say yes or no over the phone, but if 5% doesn't bother to show up the Tuesday after 1st Monday in November, we're in trouble.

December 16, 2015

Gingerbread houses - why?

The gingerbread house in Hansel and Gretel is designed to trap unwary children, so how did it become a Christmas icon? Is this really a German thing brought to America, or is it descended from a how-to article in a women's magazine c 1923?

December 16, 2015

I don't think I have ever been this worried about the Presidential election

Remember when we were all afraid it's be Bush V Clinton? Ah, for the Good Old Days! The Republicans look closer and closer to nominating someone totally incompetent and wildly irresponsible take your pick - Trump, Cruz or Rubio. I've heard that many at the bottom are dropping out of voting, leaving angry white men (and women) to tip the balance.

December 10, 2015

Trump is OK because they called Reagan a fascist too?!?!

I vaguely recall Reagan being called a Fascist because of how he handled student demonstrators on state campuses. I don't recall it being a common label. Yet someone on Diane Rehm this morning was defending Trump with that meme.

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Hometown: Oswego County, New York
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About hedgehog

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

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