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Poor Service: The Turning Point

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Food, Gripes

I think I need to spend six months working as a waitress. Maybe then I would get over poor customer service at restaurants or maybe it would just irk me to no end even more. I would like to think I am a good customer. I am patient, friendly, and I always leave a minimum […]

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LOST is Back…but do I care?

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes

I have been enthralled with LOST since the very first broadcast. I could not wait for the next episode and I planned my week around being able to watch LOST on Wednesday nights. Then the repeats started and keep repeating over and over and over. The bizarre story-lines, the intriguing relationships, and crazy characters kept […]

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Etsy: When does common sense tell you no?

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Gripes

I was on’s site today. I enjoy reading the articles, blog entries and getting ideas for future projects. I came across this entry for a cute and colorful felt mobile on Etsy is a craft-fair on computer steroids. There are currently 19177 items under the category knitting. You can purchase each of these […]

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The best NJ bumper sticker ever!

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gifts/Products, Gripes, Humor, Interesting, New Jersey

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Pa. Sperm Donor Wins Challenge To Court-Ordered Child Support

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes, Interesting, Politics

  “HARRISBURG, Pa. — A woman who promised a sperm donor he would not have to pay child support cannot renege on the deal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. The 3-2 decision overturns lower court rulings under which Joel L. McKiernan had been paying up to $1,500 a month to support twin boys born in […]

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New Jersey and Eminent Domain….What a Crock.

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Gripes, New Jersey

My understanding of eminent domain has been that the local or federal government could appropriate your property for public use such as roads, public buildings or hospitals in exchange for just compensation to the owner. Hospitals and roads are typically projects that are created for the greater good. In 2005 the Supreme Court made a decision in […]

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Sharon Jasper and the New Orleans Housing Debacle

December 24th, 2007 · No Comments · Gripes

  I am sure most of you read about or saw video clips concerning the recent New Orleans Council vote to allow the federal government to demolish 5100 existing public housing units. The plan is to replace these units with mixed income developments that would have only 3,343 public housing units. Public housing is a sensative […]

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Grocery Stores in New Jersey

December 23rd, 2007 · No Comments · Gripes, New Jersey

I hate going to the grocery store in New Jersey. I miss my HEB/Central Market from Texas, my Harris Teeter from Georgia, and my Ukrops from Virginia. We have Whole Foods, or Whole Paycheck as my husband calls it. I like organic, healthy products, but not when it triples my grocery bill for the month.  We […]

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