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May 27th 2011 8:44AM This is one of the many ways in which people with the best of intentions end up kids who later become screwed up adults. And, apparently the parents recognize the differences between the sexes, otherwise they wouldn't have been able to pro-create. Seems like conflicting beliefs. Interesting.
Apr 6th 2011 10:12AM My aunt and I just adopted a wonderful, very large, 6 year old white cat who happens to be deaf. We have named him "Beethoven" and in just 2 short weeks he has become a real member of the family, which includes a 3 year old Beardie, a 13 year old beautiful DSH and a 9 year old Bengal cat. We are still going thru a few adjustments, but he fits right in and there have been no issues because of his difference (deafness). All of our pets wear collars and ID tags and Beethoven's tag also says that he is a Deaf Cat, so that if he ever gets separated from us - someone finding him will be aware of his difference.
Dec 6th 2010 8:32AM When I hit puberty and developed (my first bra was NOT a training bra) I also began to gain weight to hide the ever-growing size of my chest. At graduation I weighed 188lbs and eventually during the course of my life ballooned to 260lbs. At 45, I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 135 lbs and had a competely new perspective, in fact, even my chest lost weight. However, now 9 years later and having my weight stabilizing, my chest has grown to a 36GG. I investigated having breast reduction surgery this year, however, apparently my insurance won't cover the cost and I can't afford it on my own. Ihave gone though physical therapy to relieve the pain, but the effects are temporary. My surgeon is wonderful and really wants to do the surgery to better my life and health. The headaches, neckaches and back pain are terrible and I need relief from them. And, I don't want to fall into the trap of, once again, gaining weight to take the emphasis off of my chest because the weight causes many more problems with health. I wish the medical insurance industry recognized this as a much-needed therapy and make it easier to have it done. I feel trapped and extremely disappointed. I just want to look normal.
Jun 30th 2010 2:10PM Maybe with a nice polka dot dress and black pumps it wouldn't have looked like such a forced fashion "statement". As part of an ensemble, the hat would probably not have attracted such questioning attention, but would have looked like, what it is, an accessory. I love hats, though wear them rarely, but they have to go with your outfit to look stylish. BTW, I think the hat is quite attractive on the author.
May 13th 2010 8:31AM Our beautiful grey/white tuxedo cat Max is such a baby. When my aunt and I are out in the backyard with our Bearded Collie, Murphy and the house windows are open, Max sits in the window and says "Hello" to get our attention. You can hear his sweet voice all over the neighborhood. His cat brother (a Bengal) Bradley also talks especially in our back hall where the sound makes his voice sound so loud and intimidating, only making Bradley's alter ego, Bengal Tiger, more pronounced.
May 10th 2010 8:39AM Thank you for this article. I now know what movies NOT to watch.
I ALWAYS ask someone who has seen an animal movie if any of the animals die in the movie - that determines if I will see it or not. I just don't find that entertaining as I have had many pets who have passed away and don't need to see it on screen.
Also, my aunt, who is 70, has always harbored the trauma caused to her by the death of Bambi's mother in the movie (and she saw it when it first came out in theatres).
May 3rd 2010 8:47AM Actually, it was all a dream that Jack had while Kate was in the shower. Sound familiar?
Mar 29th 2010 8:36AM I was surprised that "Up In The Air" was such a popular movie since it seemed to appeal to such a small group of people (apparently the "Four Percenters") of which I am a card (frequent flyer/airline) carrying member for many years.
And yes, that movie was very autobiographical, especially when George Clooney's character talked about being constantly on the move as a form of "running away".
Mar 22nd 2010 8:53AM I have a question about the 2nd seat configuration / design. In the picture of Millie sitting in the second seat there appear to be 2 "holes" in the seat that look like cup holders. I would think that those would be a safety issue in case the dog gets their paw down those holes. What is their purpose and is there a cover for them when not in use?
Millie looks very content, but I would think that in a moving vehicle or when you are parked somewhere and the dog stays in the car that these could be a danger. I know, I know, the dog should be contained in the carrier, but my dog likes their freedom when I stop somewhere. And, NO, I don't leave him in a car without ventilation, he gets plenty of air.
Mar 1st 2010 6:50AM Pittsburgh truly is the City of Champions(Steelers, Penguins, Olympics)!!!!
What a day to cheer on both countries, both with players from our beloved Pittsburgh Penguins !!!
Congratulations Canada and USA on a great series !!
Welcome Home to Pittsburgh Sid - We Love You !!
And Thank You Mario for being such an inspiration to our city and to Sid !!!