Monthly Archives: January 2010

Friend or unfriend?


flickr Lance McCord


That is the word of the year according to the New Oxford American Dictionary.

For the uninitiated, unfriend is a verb meaning to remove someone as a”‘friend” on a social networking site such as Facebook, etc.

I guess this is the politically correct way of saying you are dumping someone. So, can a couple be unmarried as opposed to divorcing. Why not call it like it is?

If Neil Sedaka recorded his hit “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” now instead of 1962, it would have to be “Unfriending Is Hard to Do” I guess.

Who goes there? Friend or unfriend?

MORE:   A recent post on this blog talked about new words added to the dictionary.  One was frenemy.

Surreal or real

by Jan Tik flickr

Surreal isn’t a word I use very often but I think it may apply to the reason for my lack of blogging for the past few weeks—well, months actually.

 When I used to do more public speaking, we were always told to never apologize. I have read the same thing about being absent from a blog.

 Sooo—I will not apologize but will characterize my absence by saying it was a surreal experience. Without boring everyone with the details, since May 31, I have had a heart attack, stents put in my artery and quadruple heart bypass surgery.  Someone once said a minor heart attack is one that happens to someone else! HA.

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Pizza on my mind


by Oakley Originals flickr

Pizza is on my mind.  Maybe it is because it is on the list of things I can’t have very much of. Maybe that is also why an ad on television for Papa Murphy’s “cowboy pizza” recently got my attention.

 Papa Murphy’s makes a good pizza.  We celebrated New Year’s with one of their pizzas. If my cardio nutritionist reads this, I didn’t eat it all at once. The pizza we had was great but not the cowboy one.

 Cowboys and pizza? Hmmm.  Cowboys and Indians maybe but I doubt that the cowboys were cooking up pizza over the open fire out on the range.  It seems they did like beans if you remember the scene from Blazing Saddles.

 If they did in fact have pizza, they probably didn’t use the same ingredients that Papa Murphy uses.  Their version contains “three cheeses topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives and herb & cheese blend.”

 What would the cowboys have put on theirs?  Maybe some buffalo or some varmint. (What the heck is a varmint? Sounds like a new blog post in the making)

 Time for me to go have a salad.