Alexa! How Old Are You?

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I never wanted an Alexa or a Siri, they come with our phones and with Amazon Fire TV, yet they have be shunned by us to live in silence, waiting forever to hear our voice allowing them to come to live, doomed to wait for whatever short-lived life they -and we- might have.

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An Old Wiener Dog

The On-Line Buzzletter: Update: Our 16 Year Old Dachshund is Drinking Water  Obsessively

Last week I met an older lady and her senior Wiener dog. She had brought the dog with her, “He doesn’t like waiting in the car,” she informed me and I told her it was fine with me. Our dogs were sleeping somewhere in the house.

“What’s his name,” I asked her and started padding the dog.

“Martini.”

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A Happy Marriage Against All Odds!

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Marriage advise! Haven’t I read them all and guess what? It’s a miracle my husband and I are still happily married because the way it seems we did everything wrong a couple can do wrong.

What did we have in common when we met? Nothing at first glance, we didn’t even speak the same language. He didn’t understand German or the Austrian dialect I spoke, and my English was almost non-existing. We came from different continents and different backgrounds. We didn’t have the same traditions -not even the food we cooked and ate was the same. We could have not been more different, yet, somehow we complete each other in a way that cannot easily be explained.

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The Water Run

I got a new app on my phone. A WATER-DRINK-REMINDER, which has as the name states, the sole purpose to remind me to drink more water throughout the day, because I have the tendency to forget the world around me when I work. Including coffee and tea, my Drinking Goal is 128 Oz of water a day =1 Gallon. I have a physical job and sweating during the summer months seems to be a part of my day. Also, I work out and exercise.

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Should We Write About Everything?

Yesterday I had an unexpected reaction to a blog post. An older man, in his 60′ or 70’s had written a post about Bras. It’s wasn’t a funny post. He wasn’t sharing his lifelong KNOW-HOW on how to open a bra with one hand, or a story about all the bras he might have had the pleasure of meeting in his lifetime.

No, it was a dry post about how to correctly measure a bra, how to wear it and some other guidelines for women, who might be new in the ‘bra’ business and/or are on the lookout for some guidance ala Oprah.

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