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Good bye, Maudie Frickert!

By: palmettobug53, 7:30 PM GMT on March 16, 2013

I've been trying to come up with an idea for a new thread. Sadly, my allergies have got my brain rather fuzzy and unimaginative. It's simply too hard to think right now.

I'm going to take the easy way out and do an olio.

Though the first definition sounds yummy, I'm sticking with 2a, for the time being. Odds and ends and things that have piqued my interest lately.

OLIO

n. pl. olios
1. A heavily spiced stew of meat, vegetables, and chickpeas.
2.
a. A mixture or medley; a hodgepodge.

b. A collection of various artistic or literary works or musical pieces; a miscellany.
3. Vaudeville or musical entertainment presented between the acts of a burlesque or minstrel show.

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[Alteration of Spanish olla, pot; see olla.]

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I found this in last Sunday's paper:

From The Guardian: Ice Age Art

The British Museum: Ice Age Art - Arrival of the Modern Mind

I found reference to these in the latest Readers Digest:

Litter Bugs by British artist, Mark Oliver. Very cool and rather Steampunk-ish.

I stumbled across this, whilst looking for uses for common household products.

Over 100 uses of household items.

Not to forget the common household products:

1001 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda

I read an article about this a week or two ago, in our local paper. I wish them luck! LOL

London Zoo Begins Mapping Moggies Across The Capital

I'm not a big C&W fan, though there are some artists and/or songs I do like. How many of these song titles are real or not, I have no idea, but they are so bad they're funny.

The Best of the Worst Country Song Titles

If you happen to have 4.5 million lying around the house and are wondering what to spend it on, the Big Chill house is up for sale.





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Women's History Month

By: palmettobug53, 1:13 AM GMT on March 04, 2013

In case you didn't know, March is Women's History Month


Last Sunday, I watched the documentary, "Makers," on PBS. It was quite the trip down memory lane: Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, NOW, feminism, ERA, Roe vs Wade, MS magazine.

After watching the film, I started thinking about how much has changed for women since then and how far we still have to go.

You do see more women in politics, sports and as business owners and CEOs but they are still outnumbered by men. Men still tend to make more money for the same job, than women. Domestic violence/abuse has been brought out into the open, as has sexual harassment in the workplace, but both still exist.


You can watch the film at Makers. I'd recommend it. It is fairly long; almost 3 hours, if I recall correctly.

There are numerous other videos to watch, where women relate their stories. Some of them are uplifting, some are heartbreaking but they are all inspirational.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.



Maya Angelou, 'Phenomenal Woman', final verse


What are your stories? Do you think things are better for women? Worse? In what ways? What things are still the same as they were 50 years ago?

NOTE: I know that abortion rights are a touchy subject for many people. You may voice your personal opinion but I will NOT tolerate any inflammatory statements or arguments on the subject.




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