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Halloween Costume Contest440Are you ready to play in this year's Halloween Costume Contest?  Here's how to do it!- Take a photo of yourself IN COSTUME holding the contest event sign.- Upload the pics here or email to contests@superficialgallery.com by midnight, Sunday, November 3.- Sit back and win!We have over $400 worth of prizes announced already this year, including great stuff from Kingston Technology and Uncommon Goods! Annual Halloween Photo and Costume Contest2013-10-31 20:00:00153 

Susan Vollenweider has been shared in 40 public circles

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George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463005
George Clark5,516Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the #circle ! To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addpeople #add #addcircle #socialmedia #dragonseyecircle #VarietyCircle 2014-08-29 06:34:43494191420
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6 #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:07:01499538
Eroto Graphy2,818     *If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle #128*         •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Summer Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents, and if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/114802438985444128484/posts/itMhCJE4o7dCircle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795If you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.2014-06-23 03:27:52500352781
Mikhail Petrovsky63,455Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:27:20435411768
Artur M.35,787A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-22 15:20:15423382357
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443
Mikhail Petrovsky61,618Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-11 03:25:48437361163
Andrew Wisniewski37,207Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-20 09:32:31426462167
Константин Вишневский37,633Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-12 14:38:43469503372
Vladimir Samsonov23,645Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-07 14:41:42475452769
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016435150
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216
Jack C Crawford66,439It's Ladies Night on Google+'s 2nd year anniversary.  Without them, all us dudes would here alone talking about androids and football.I am especially thankful to this growing list (440 and counting) of incredibly wonderful, talented and generous souls.This is a periodically notified circle. If you were notified, you are in this circle. Please let me know if you prefer not to be notified in the future. Thank you!2013-06-29 01:10:5344015627150
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755
Dolidh Young499,458*Happy International Women's Day!* To all those lovely ladies out there!!I thought I'd put together a mega-women's circle to share this #WomensDay  These are women that I've circled that have been active this year or I know personally. <3If you've never heard of international women's day, then pop on over to http://www.internationalwomensday.com to get yourself up to speed on what it is and what's going on. The short of it if that it's an international day of celebrating political, social and economic achievements of women, whether it be in the past, present or future.Today, we remember all those important female women who fought for rights, scientists and successful women... But really it's not just there we can stop.. We can remember all those women that have come before... the important ones that we don't necessarily have any more... Mum's, aunties, sisters, partners and friends.Have a great day everyone! It's a fabulous Friday!2013-03-08 13:33:4141217840
Dave Tozier0Jack C Crawford originally shared this post:550 people .... they can't all fit in one circle, but they are all just as much fun.Hope you enjoy these two circles this evening!2012-11-23 01:53:06500204
Susanne Ramharter22,593Why not follow +Ted Ewen's example: he wants to increase the share of women in his circlesI'm more than happy to help by sharing my circle of "Cool Women" that I follow and enjoy interacting with here on Google+ #fightlikeagirl   #treadlightly   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharingiscaring   #circlecount  2012-10-25 09:49:279916323
Blythe Metz9,883The #stopmonsanto Circle - Make sure you update, share and please join in! #NOGMO   #YESON37   #stopmonsanto  We all have a right to know what we are eating! #eathealthy  BlessingsBlythe2012-08-28 03:13:234835514
Blythe Metz9,649Good day to you all - here is the update of the #stopmonsanto  If you want your food labeled and believe in healthy planet and healthy living feel free to join and share our #stopmonsanto  circle!2012-08-13 18:38:47472114
Blythe Metz9,544A fabulous Circle of plus people all dedicated to  #stopmonsanto  - We all support #GMO labeling! We all care about what we eat and what is happening to our planet!Join us!BlessingsBlythe2012-08-10 17:45:19470826
Jack C Crawford33,668Top 500 Profiles of people who always have something beautiful to say.  (Well, not always ...)  There are two buckets in this circle.  Those who interact with me all the time ... and those who I follow just because I think they are amazing.You can't miss by adding these folks.  Worst case, if any of them misbehave, you can uncircle, ignore, block, report, etc.  Gosh, that sounds really harsh ... I really doubt any of these wonderful people will require such action.Just add them.  Most of them are truly amazing ... ;-)2012-08-06 04:35:125011074477
Blythe Metz9,079502 in the #stopmonsanto  circle! A circle who appreciates organic food! #nogmo  food! People who are fed up with the crimes of Monsanto! 3 weeks old!Add, share and join!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-23 03:16:45498319
Blythe Metz9,073Here is the update of the #stopmonsanto  circle! Please make sure you all click to add our new members! Please feel free to re share! Also please let me know if I missed you and you would like to join!It's a large circle of like minded people who care about our planets health! And the food we eat and feed our children!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-22 19:05:24493324
Blythe Metz9,060Good day to you #stopmonsanto  circle! 484 strong! Let's all share an add!Help us get #GMO  labeled! Help us #stopmonsanto  BlessingsBlythe2012-07-19 18:53:54481048
Blythe Metz9,035The #stopmonsanto circle is 462 strong! A fabulous group of people that believe in GMO labeling and our fed up with the crimes of #Monsanto!Please update, share and let me know if you would like to be added!2012-07-17 17:59:31462514
Blythe Metz8,909Good Morning #stopmonsanto - Hope you all slept well!Today is a Match day! If you have contributed yet please do! $1 is worth $2 -Indiegogo.com/stopmonsanto -Please add share our circleBlessingsBlythe2012-07-15 16:46:20452414
Blythe Metz8,909Update on the #stopmonsanto circle! 447 people that all share belief in an healthy planet and labeling foods properly!Please share update and add!Thank you all for your support!BlessingsBlythe2012-07-15 00:25:30447629
Robyn Miller7,847Ok, I'm too tired to go on. Based on suggestions from this post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101445247481137522686/posts/cpmgysbsKNR I did some quick adds, some quick scans. I call this circle LAUGHRIOT because some are people that offered up people who make them LAUGH, some are the ones they said make them LAUGH and some were just added to cause a RIOT, I think, either because of insanity or boredom :P I admit I played editor for some, and probably missed others in my haste to get this done as it is 10:40pm and I have been awake since 5am and did not get home until after 8. Meanwhile, I give you the LAUGHRIOT circle. See someone in here who is neither? Please let me know ;)Please share this!2012-05-17 02:42:05198121120
Rehan Ahmad11,676Un-Official +Google+ Happiness CircleThis circle is unique because it contains all Priceless Pearls mentioned by the community who are source of happiness for others.G+ Community Recommended People Here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101130656339668533532/posts/bwJJLTPgAreHappiness is Just a Click Awayhave a nice weekend everyone #WeekendCircle #Happiness #BestShareCircle #ShareCircle #Care #Share #RahulRoy2012-04-28 17:56:37100341337
Jessica Wood6,718So yesterday I asked for "Fresh Meat". Just wanted to breath some new life into my stream. Here are the majority of people who were tagged by others as bringing goodness to their own streams and they thought I would enjoy them.Passing along!Lots of people I already knew and just as many I had never heard of before. I have not checked for NSFW or other content...It will take me awhile to get to know everyone!Share, Have fun!Let's meet some new people!2012-04-12 19:57:35307171020
Shiverme Timbers0... Notified if you are in the circle ...Looking for more interesting females to fill your stream with joy?Here is my first big circle of Google Plus Females.Please feel free to reshare this circle and say hello to some of the new people you meet!2012-04-12 13:30:54500271327
Christy Ramsey10,583G+ Awesome Chicks Circle #1Did you know, as of right now, the Google+ user base is only 30% female? I recently posted a thread proposing that I wanted to create a circle of Awesome G+ Chicks. I was DELIGHTED AND AMAZED at the response I got in just 24 hours! In fact, there were too many recommendations to fit into one circle!These two circles are filled with women from all kinds of backgrounds, hobbies, careers, interests, etc. There are artists, photographers, geeks, techies, mothers, wives, writers, entrepreneurs, executives, nurses, cooks, podcasters...anything you can possibly think of! They were all recommended by someone and are all awesome!I've met some great ladies through this experiment and hope to get to know so many of them!2012-02-24 14:44:3229210374132
Billy Wilson30,332Interactive People on G+: Part TwoThe other day I asked people who they thought was the most interactive person they have found on G+ and since then I have gotten around 1,000 responses and more than 1,000 people have been suggested. Since people from many different communities responded I ended up with a sampling of people from across a lot of the G+ world. There was interest in having a circle created of the people nominated in my threads and this is the second circle I have produced. There are still more nominations to go through and this is a testament to the community here on G+! Once I'm done working through more nominations I will have another circle ready to share. You can still nominate people on this thread or on this one: http://goo.gl/gkE1d #CircleShare2012-02-01 21:24:0850114466129
Daniel Ely Rankin7,008This is the most diverse shared circle I know of.All of these people were specifically recommended via someone on this post, 200+ comments and counting. I asked for peoples top 3 favorites and found hundreds of new, interesting, engaging people.https://plus.google.com/u/0/109596373340495798827/posts/FVsP3CL3ohCI highly recommend you read the post, and pick people you like. +Shared Circles on G+ on G+ via +matthew rappaport is a great way to find great people.#sharedCircle #circle #engagers2011-11-26 08:12:55327122925
Christy Ramsey0This is my first Circle Share! YAY!These are all people who are interactive, witty, snarky, techy or talkative and will definitely liven up your stream. There are photographers, humorists, writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and Random-Joes included, so it's a pretty eclectic bunch. But they are all entertaining (at least to me) and are good for interacting and showing appreciation for good quality content.CIRCLE UP!Christy Ramsey shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 14:23:175735611

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2012-08-23 12:30:30 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Can someone explain to me the trend in notifying for public posts? Seems that each day I get more and more notifications that a post was shared with me only to see it's a public post. How are they doing this? I don't want that to happen to mine- I want to make sure I'm not. It's ANNOYING...and I end up blocking the person who, always, only has me circled, never the other way around.

Good Morning. :)

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2014-05-14 15:02:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This video has been on YouTube for more than a month already!  Why has it only been viewed 17,869 times?!?!?

Most plusones: 14

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2013-02-08 22:14:10 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Last Friday was bitterly cold, but I had an invitation to a really special luncheon so I put on my favorite red heels, fluffed up my hair and went out. On the way home I stopped at the grocery store and picked up a couple of bags of chips for a Trivia Night event that my son and I were attending a few hours later. On impulse I also carefully choose two yellow roses.

When I got back in the car, I felt the urge to capture a self-indulgent picture of myself. The dry, cold weather made my hair struggle to hold a curl and caused my eyes to water which smudged my mascara and liner. My lipstick was worn off and I didn't reapply it after the luncheon. I was in a minivan in a grocery store parking lot, but pulled out my phone and aimed it at myself so that I would forever have a picture of the moment that I felt good about how I looked regardless of how it sounds written out: frizzy hair, smeared... more »

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2014-09-07 00:08:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Forgive me, Plussers, for I have neglected you. It's been almost 3 months since my last post, I couldn't verbalize why I avoided you (and  a lot of other things) until very recently. I wrote about it in a column I have in The Kansas City Star and I think I should share it here, too. 

Writing this was easy, editing it was a bitch and filing it with my editor almost made me puke- but I thought it was important to share along with the stories I usually write about which are light, slice of family life type pieces.

I'm doing better, much better than when I wrote this which was a lot better than I had been feeling for the past few months. 

Forgive me, Plussers, for I have neglected you. It's been almost 3 months since my last post, I couldn't verbalize why I avoided you (and  a lot of other things) until very recently. I wrote about it in a column I have in The Kansas City Star and I think I should share it here, too. 

Writing this was easy, editing it was a bitch and filing it with my editor almost made me puke- but I thought it was important to share along with the stories I usually write about which are light, slice of family life type pieces.

I'm doing better, much better than when I wrote this which was a lot better than I had been feeling for the past few months. ___

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2014-06-11 17:01:49 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

For Father's Day: There is a thread that connects the men I love and apparently it's made of fishing line.

For Father's Day: There is a thread that connects the men I love and apparently it's made of fishing line.___

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2014-06-02 00:45:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Whoa. I really love the people who think to organize all this stuff. Alone each post is meaningful, but together it makes such a powerful statement. Thanks +JD Thomas !

Check out the thousands and thousands of photos shared via the ‪#‎YesAllWomen‬ hashtag in chronological order. ___Whoa. I really love the people who think to organize all this stuff. Alone each post is meaningful, but together it makes such a powerful statement. Thanks +JD Thomas !

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2014-05-21 16:16:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm still a year out from waving as my daughter cruises by as part of the senior parade through our small town...but I stood outside and waved as a lot of her friends drove past this year. Their parents were all asking the same rhetorical question,"where did time go?" 

This is what I would tell myself. 

I'm still a year out from waving as my daughter cruises by as part of the senior parade through our small town...but I stood outside and waved as a lot of her friends drove past this year. Their parents were all asking the same rhetorical question,"where did time go?" 

This is what I would tell myself. ___

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2014-05-14 15:02:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What +Sallie Alys Montuori said, how has this only been viewed 17K times?

This video has been on YouTube for more than a month already!  Why has it only been viewed 17,869 times?!?!?___What +Sallie Alys Montuori said, how has this only been viewed 17K times?

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2014-05-07 18:09:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Oh my goodness! She's so close!!

5 people donating $25 apiece gets us to $4500. 20 more to hit $5000.

25 people. $25.

Or 13 people, $50.

This is so reachable now I can barely sit still. ::wriggle::

(I'm strongly considering adding an audio recording of Spaced to the ALL THE THINGS stretch goal >.>)___Oh my goodness! She's so close!!

2014-05-07 15:21:43 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching. I usually view it as a nice day that will never live up to any expectations that I could generate so I don't. I try to roll with whatever happens knowing that I am loved. (The party led by the man who gave me a box of single serve coffee creamers for my birthday this year- in a flavor I really don't like but at least it was better than the year he gave me Clorox Wipes.) (Yes, he did.) (No, it wasn't a joke, he thought it was something I would use.) (Yes, that was the only gift.) (Really, not a joke.)

Anyway- this is my offering for this Mother's Day. I'm the worse judge of my writing but I've been told it's powerful. Whatever that means. I think it means it's good.

Happy Mother's Day to all who mother. 

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching. I usually view it as a nice day that will never live up to any expectations that I could generate so I don't. I try to roll with whatever happens knowing that I am loved. (The party led by the man who gave me a box of single serve coffee creamers for my birthday this year- in a flavor I really don't like but at least it was better than the year he gave me Clorox Wipes.) (Yes, he did.) (No, it wasn't a joke, he thought it was something I would use.) (Yes, that was the only gift.) (Really, not a joke.)

Anyway- this is my offering for this Mother's Day. I'm the worse judge of my writing but I've been told it's powerful. Whatever that means. I think it means it's good.

Happy Mother's Day to all who mother. ___

2014-02-01 14:43:28 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Today is my birthday. I don't say this to garner more greetings (which I adore, not gonna lie- thank you for all the ones that weren't prompted!) but because I think that there are two kinds of people in this world: birthday celebrators and non-birthday celebrators. I fall into the former category, although neither is wrong. It's who we are.

And that's why I think birthdays should be celebrated- because of who we are. One day to be selfish and self-centered and have cake and champagne and acknowledge the years that we have been us. 1:365/366 

So in that vein, I share this. Earlier this year my podcast partner and I were interviewed for a series of biographies for this network. There are five up now, more are coming- if you are really curious I'll share the other titles. Normally I am just a face on g+, and not even a full face at that. But today I post my face and... more »

Today is my birthday. I don't say this to garner more greetings (which I adore, not gonna lie- thank you for all the ones that weren't prompted!) but because I think that there are two kinds of people in this world: birthday celebrators and non-birthday celebrators. I fall into the former category, although neither is wrong. It's who we are.

And that's why I think birthdays should be celebrated- because of who we are. One day to be selfish and self-centered and have cake and champagne and acknowledge the years that we have been us. 1:365/366 

So in that vein, I share this. Earlier this year my podcast partner and I were interviewed for a series of biographies for this network. There are five up now, more are coming- if you are really curious I'll share the other titles. Normally I am just a face on g+, and not even a full face at that. But today I post my face and voice and one of the aspects of my life that makes me me and gets me up in the morning. Dead women. No, wait, that sounds wrong. You know what I mean.

Happy Saturday. Hello February. Happy birthday to my twin brother DJ.___

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2013-10-21 17:18:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Last week, as the story about what happened in Maryville, MO (link to original news article in attached post) broke I was getting ready to travel the 90 minutes from my home to Maryville to watch my teen son play football. I was a wreck.

What I managed to see as lessons after my brain intervened on the outrage.

 You may not live near Maryville, but if you are a parent it hits very close to home.

Last week, as the story about what happened in Maryville, MO (link to original news article in attached post) broke I was getting ready to travel the 90 minutes from my home to Maryville to watch my teen son play football. I was a wreck.

What I managed to see as lessons after my brain intervened on the outrage.

 You may not live near Maryville, but if you are a parent it hits very close to home.___

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2013-09-02 16:25:59 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy Monday! Labor Day here...so that means I'm laboring. Big lunch with the fam, high school football game with the middle son later...laundry and drudgery dotted throughout. But the people around me are content, the weather is (unusually) stunning and I have high hopes for this week.

I hope that your week opens with as much beauty and promise as mine and as this flower.

Which is kind of a corny thing to say but, so be it.

Happy Monday! Labor Day here...so that means I'm laboring. Big lunch with the fam, high school football game with the middle son later...laundry and drudgery dotted throughout. But the people around me are content, the weather is (unusually) stunning and I have high hopes for this week.

I hope that your week opens with as much beauty and promise as mine and as this flower.

Which is kind of a corny thing to say but, so be it.___

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2013-08-20 15:20:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Come on little Dahlia...you can do it! I've been waiting a very long time to see you!


Shut up, yes, I talk to them. It helps. 

Come on little Dahlia...you can do it! I've been waiting a very long time to see you!


Shut up, yes, I talk to them. It helps. ___

2013-08-14 01:01:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I write stuff. Some of the stuff that I write I like more than others. I'm not saying that like I'm "picking a favorite" child...I mean some of it I really do like more than others. This is one of those.

My life motto.

I write stuff. Some of the stuff that I write I like more than others. I'm not saying that like I'm "picking a favorite" child...I mean some of it I really do like more than others. This is one of those.

My life motto.___

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2013-08-09 20:23:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I've been a ninja plusser since late May- pop on, make a quick comment, disappear into the mist. Why late May? That's when my kids summer break began. I have three of varying ages, interests and levels of independence. All three wanted time with me, and visa versa. Because I work from home I could give it to them, and my work took a backseat most days, I'm both happy and afraid to report. Personal satisfaction, profession stalling. But hanging out with an 8 year-old stalking butterflies through the yard, watching Netflix marathons with a 16 year-old, or going to the movies with a 15 year-old took up any of the free time that I had for this wonderful community. 

It was a no-brainer, of course, I would like to think that anyone reading this would have made the same decision. But I know how social media like this works: out of sight, out of, hey, who are you?

So...hi. Myn... more »

I've been a ninja plusser since late May- pop on, make a quick comment, disappear into the mist. Why late May? That's when my kids summer break began. I have three of varying ages, interests and levels of independence. All three wanted time with me, and visa versa. Because I work from home I could give it to them, and my work took a backseat most days, I'm both happy and afraid to report. Personal satisfaction, profession stalling. But hanging out with an 8 year-old stalking butterflies through the yard, watching Netflix marathons with a 16 year-old, or going to the movies with a 15 year-old took up any of the free time that I had for this wonderful community. 

It was a no-brainer, of course, I would like to think that anyone reading this would have made the same decision. But I know how social media like this works: out of sight, out of, hey, who are you?

So...hi. My name is Susan. I like cloudy days, Mike and Ike's, gardening, Doctor Who, a flat stone and a glassy pond, shoes with a 3 inch wedge and a Mary Jane strap, skirts and sneakers, vanilla based ice cream, sand in my hair, and the outside vent smell of the dryer on a cold day. I brake for squirrels, large bodies of water and resale shops with cool stuff outside. I cook better than I bake, can spend a full day reading headstones and have toys in my purse.

I hope that when my kids go back to school, you will forgive my absence from you all and we can reconnect.

Here is a flower. I grew it. See you in a couple weeks.___

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2013-06-16 17:03:21 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This is Father's Day dessert at our table today- banana chocolate cake,chocolate ganache and a dollop of chocolate whipped cream.

Happy Father's Day. May all you Dads and Papas by birth,design or role-filling necessity have a very sweet day.

This is Father's Day dessert at our table today- banana chocolate cake,chocolate ganache and a dollop of chocolate whipped cream.

Happy Father's Day. May all you Dads and Papas by birth,design or role-filling necessity have a very sweet day.___

2013-06-12 12:07:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In my head summer is slow, the pace is relaxing and Nat King Cole sings in the background about soda and pretzels and beer. Reality is far different around my house. 

But I stole and hour.

And the police came.

Then I got it. 

And I'm going to do it again.

I have three kids who all have really packed schedules this summer and I am the designated schlepper. I love spending the time with them, know that I am fortunate to have a flexible schedule to be able to do this, and I know our memories are being made in each mini-van (yes, I am a steryotype) run. But it's crazy. That's why I haven't been around Plusland more.

They go back to school in 64 days. 

In my head summer is slow, the pace is relaxing and Nat King Cole sings in the background about soda and pretzels and beer. Reality is far different around my house. 

But I stole and hour.

And the police came.

Then I got it. 

And I'm going to do it again.

I have three kids who all have really packed schedules this summer and I am the designated schlepper. I love spending the time with them, know that I am fortunate to have a flexible schedule to be able to do this, and I know our memories are being made in each mini-van (yes, I am a steryotype) run. But it's crazy. That's why I haven't been around Plusland more.

They go back to school in 64 days. ___

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2013-06-03 18:29:28 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

On hold with AT&T. Minutes. And the music stopped five mins ago so who knows if I have been diaconnected or not. Why? They strong armed into switching to Uverse from the basic DSL...then neglected to take me off the DSL billing but put me on the Uverse billing. "Let me get you a specialist to take care of that and credit you" someone said nearly an hour ago... +AT&T 

On hold with AT&T. Minutes. And the music stopped five mins ago so who knows if I have been diaconnected or not. Why? They strong armed into switching to Uverse from the basic DSL...then neglected to take me off the DSL billing but put me on the Uverse billing. "Let me get you a specialist to take care of that and credit you" someone said nearly an hour ago... +AT&T ___

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2013-05-21 21:38:41 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Spent the day on a second grade field trip to the zoo. Fun, exhausting and glad I wore my sunscreen. This is the last pic I took. It's my son and a polar bear.

Seeing the world through a kid's eyes may be the most magical part of parenthood.

Hope your Tuesday has a little bit of magic and awe in it!

Spent the day on a second grade field trip to the zoo. Fun, exhausting and glad I wore my sunscreen. This is the last pic I took. It's my son and a polar bear.

Seeing the world through a kid's eyes may be the most magical part of parenthood.

Hope your Tuesday has a little bit of magic and awe in it!___

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2013-05-20 16:35:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Two whines and a WOOT!:

 Whine One: Although my learning curve was short and I've adjusted, the black- bring me back to the top bar disappears when you scroll down the page (outer scroll) and I miss it even though I know the "new" button does the same thing sorta if you have new posts- can't we pick one? I pick the black bar.

Whine Two: The "shared privately" is still deceiving me because I don't think shared with 4000 other people is all that private. 

WOOT!: My husband was reorganized out of a job 3 months ago and started his new one today. And it's better than the last 2 which go back 12 years. Even if I have to iron his work clothes again.

Non sequitur bonus: Here is a picture of my daughter that I texted to my husband from a grad party over the weekend. I wrote,"Guess what we won in a raffle!" (because he isant... more »

Two whines and a WOOT!:

 Whine One: Although my learning curve was short and I've adjusted, the black- bring me back to the top bar disappears when you scroll down the page (outer scroll) and I miss it even though I know the "new" button does the same thing sorta if you have new posts- can't we pick one? I pick the black bar.

Whine Two: The "shared privately" is still deceiving me because I don't think shared with 4000 other people is all that private. 

WOOT!: My husband was reorganized out of a job 3 months ago and started his new one today. And it's better than the last 2 which go back 12 years. Even if I have to iron his work clothes again.

Non sequitur bonus: Here is a picture of my daughter that I texted to my husband from a grad party over the weekend. I wrote,"Guess what we won in a raffle!" (because he is anti-pet) but he thought it was a skunk and freaked out.

 It's the little things that make life worth living, people.
Happy Monday!!___

2013-05-16 01:48:44 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Whaaadaaa....? This is...new. Sigh. I don't always do so good with new.

Whaaadaaa....? This is...new. Sigh. I don't always do so good with new.___

2013-05-15 12:41:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is what's been going on over here. It happens every single year, but it's always a very crazy month. I'm sure at some point in life it will calm down a bit, but take this Saturday for instance: 6... SIX! grad parties to go to, and we had to decline a birthday party invite because we couldn't make it work in the schedule. 

This is what's been going on over here. It happens every single year, but it's always a very crazy month. I'm sure at some point in life it will calm down a bit, but take this Saturday for instance: 6... SIX! grad parties to go to, and we had to decline a birthday party invite because we couldn't make it work in the schedule. ___

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2013-05-12 00:11:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Because if you get the funny shaped french fry, you can play with your food.

Because if you get the funny shaped french fry, you can play with your food.___

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2013-05-03 14:43:39 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Freak late spring cold snap, ice and snow storm is making this poor tulip cry.

#floralfriday  

Freak late spring cold snap, ice and snow storm is making this poor tulip cry.

#floralfriday  ___

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2013-04-16 16:10:22 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I know that I rarely post publicly- but I do when I think that there might be something with a wider appeal than commentary about a cake I baked, or a news article that affected a certain segment of my circles.

There are A LOT of Jane Austen fans in this world. If you are one, or if you wonder what the big deal is or ever wondered what her life was like or ways that her legacy lives on- here is about an hour worth of podcast that will get you learning.

(Also, this is one of my things. And I mess up horribly, yet very humorously, so you might like that part. I'm representing all of us who have, despite a very extensive vocabulary, mispronounced a word they were reading.)

We've posted a new episode. This subject is easily the most requested, so when we put her on our seasonal Guaranteed Content Poll we were pretty sure she would take it.

She did.

By a lot.

Give a listen to a chat about author, Jane Austen. Available on iTunes, Stitcher or directly from our website.___I know that I rarely post publicly- but I do when I think that there might be something with a wider appeal than commentary about a cake I baked, or a news article that affected a certain segment of my circles.

There are A LOT of Jane Austen fans in this world. If you are one, or if you wonder what the big deal is or ever wondered what her life was like or ways that her legacy lives on- here is about an hour worth of podcast that will get you learning.

(Also, this is one of my things. And I mess up horribly, yet very humorously, so you might like that part. I'm representing all of us who have, despite a very extensive vocabulary, mispronounced a word they were reading.)

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2013-03-29 00:32:36 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I live in the middle of the US...Missouri. Typically we are in the upper 60's by now, things are blooming- but today was low 60's and the first time this year I could drive with my window down. It's supposed to get cold again next week, but today? The sun was warm bliss.

I live in the middle of the US...Missouri. Typically we are in the upper 60's by now, things are blooming- but today was low 60's and the first time this year I could drive with my window down. It's supposed to get cold again next week, but today? The sun was warm bliss.___

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2013-03-10 23:02:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Oh yes, I signed it. 

Oh geez, can we please? ___Oh yes, I signed it. 

2013-02-15 16:32:59 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I love this place. First thing this morning the stream was a bit slow-surely everyone was watching asteroid videos.

Then the asteroid webcam videos started rolling past because, COOL! BOOM! SHARE!

And now- the jokes.

Yup, love this place. My people.

I love this place. First thing this morning the stream was a bit slow-surely everyone was watching asteroid videos.

Then the asteroid webcam videos started rolling past because, COOL! BOOM! SHARE!

And now- the jokes.

Yup, love this place. My people.___

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2013-02-08 22:14:10 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I posted this earlier today, but limited it to those in my circles. I'm not much of a public sharer over here.

But then (quite possibly empowered by Dayquil-I'm a wee bit loopy) I felt bold enough to share it publicly. Everyone should feel this at some point, maybe several points, in their lives. When it happens, cherish it. 

Last Friday was bitterly cold, but I had an invitation to a really special luncheon so I put on my favorite red heels, fluffed up my hair and went out. On the way home I stopped at the grocery store and picked up a couple of bags of chips for a Trivia Night event that my son and I were attending a few hours later. On impulse I also carefully choose two yellow roses.

When I got back in the car, I felt the urge to capture a self-indulgent picture of myself. The dry, cold weather made my hair struggle to hold a curl and caused my eyes to water which smudged my mascara and liner. My lipstick was worn off and I didn't reapply it after the luncheon. I was in a minivan in a grocery store parking lot, but pulled out my phone and aimed it at myself so that I would forever have a picture of the moment that I felt good about how I looked regardless of how it sounds written out: frizzy hair, smeared makeup, crinkly eyes.

I felt beautiful.

As I held the phone in front of me, I thought,"Today marks my half century on this earth. How cool is that?" This thought brought a smile up from deep down in my heart.

Click.

I have a lot of people in my life who love me and a lot of them helped me celebrate this life milestone. But sitting  alone in an icy cold minivan with roses from myself, capturing a moment of bliss and reflecting back on half a century of life may have been the highlight of my birthday.

And now I'm sharing it with you.___I posted this earlier today, but limited it to those in my circles. I'm not much of a public sharer over here.

But then (quite possibly empowered by Dayquil-I'm a wee bit loopy) I felt bold enough to share it publicly. Everyone should feel this at some point, maybe several points, in their lives. When it happens, cherish it. 

2013-01-16 16:38:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

If you know anything about me, you should know this: I don't post links to my work via G+ unless I think the point is important. 
 
 I think this one is.

 I've noticed a trend lately. There seems to be a fine line between being funny and being mean. There also seems to be some confusion between being right, and being heard. So many discussions are turning to arguments in an attempt to be right, often in situations where there is no right.

I am trying (accent on "trying" because, as this column shows, I'm a work in progress) to be kinder. 

If you know anything about me, you should know this: I don't post links to my work via G+ unless I think the point is important. 
 
 I think this one is.

 I've noticed a trend lately. There seems to be a fine line between being funny and being mean. There also seems to be some confusion between being right, and being heard. So many discussions are turning to arguments in an attempt to be right, often in situations where there is no right.

I am trying (accent on "trying" because, as this column shows, I'm a work in progress) to be kinder. ___

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2012-12-04 15:09:02 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I know that a lot of you read the column that I wrote about my friend Chris and what his death taught me. This is another sad chapter in that story.

 In the eight months since he was killed in a wrong-way collision- the man who was responsible has yet to be charged. A man is killed and the person who did it is still not held accountable? I wish my friend Nicole and her five kids were that free.

I know that a lot of you read the column that I wrote about my friend Chris and what his death taught me. This is another sad chapter in that story.

 In the eight months since he was killed in a wrong-way collision- the man who was responsible has yet to be charged. A man is killed and the person who did it is still not held accountable? I wish my friend Nicole and her five kids were that free.___

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2012-11-22 00:47:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My house is in a a state of controlled chaos. I'm doing math, trying to  time the different components of the big dinner tomorrow. I have issues with math. I know a lot of you are mathy, and I admire that. I am not.

My older son has begun his pre-Thanksgiving dinner food consumption plan. My younger son is wondering why he can't dive face first into the pies for tomorrow- and I'm having a hard time coming up with reasons he can't. 

From my house to yours, if you are in the US- a most happily chaotically wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Also- if you have been watching anyone post for 30 days of Thankful- so have I. This is what I thought about that (if you are looking for a snarky slam- don't click. The people who participated took it seriously. It was important to them. I admire that, too)

My house is in a a state of controlled chaos. I'm doing math, trying to  time the different components of the big dinner tomorrow. I have issues with math. I know a lot of you are mathy, and I admire that. I am not.

My older son has begun his pre-Thanksgiving dinner food consumption plan. My younger son is wondering why he can't dive face first into the pies for tomorrow- and I'm having a hard time coming up with reasons he can't. 

From my house to yours, if you are in the US- a most happily chaotically wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Also- if you have been watching anyone post for 30 days of Thankful- so have I. This is what I thought about that (if you are looking for a snarky slam- don't click. The people who participated took it seriously. It was important to them. I admire that, too)___

2012-10-10 12:43:10 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Six months ago, the husband of one of my best friends was killed in a head-on, wrong-way collision. It was as sad and horrific and heartbreaking as you would imagine. She is doing well, the kids are doing well...as well as expected for both. You don't just start a new life as soon as the funeral is over. The grieving lasts a very, very long time- maybe forever in some regards. It's a process for her and their kids.

But a life like his, a death like his affects everyone that touches the family in some way. I knew him like I know most of you- through social media. What I knew was accurate, but there was so much more. The personal, painful lessons that have followed included this one for me.

Six months ago, the husband of one of my best friends was killed in a head-on, wrong-way collision. It was as sad and horrific and heartbreaking as you would imagine. She is doing well, the kids are doing well...as well as expected for both. You don't just start a new life as soon as the funeral is over. The grieving lasts a very, very long time- maybe forever in some regards. It's a process for her and their kids.

But a life like his, a death like his affects everyone that touches the family in some way. I knew him like I know most of you- through social media. What I knew was accurate, but there was so much more. The personal, painful lessons that have followed included this one for me.___

2012-10-03 14:02:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Here is the thing: I'm one of those parents who like to dress in costume for Halloween. In my neighborhood it's not common, but I'm not usually alone, either.

And I like to make the costumes. I might lack some technical skills, but armed with some felt, a glue gun, a tube of e6000 and a pair of good scissors I can usually whip up something that makes it through the night.

This is as far as I have gotten on this year's costume, I got sidetracked when my teenage daughter (who will be a punk Tinkerbell) got involved in the plans.

Here is the thing: I'm one of those parents who like to dress in costume for Halloween. In my neighborhood it's not common, but I'm not usually alone, either.

And I like to make the costumes. I might lack some technical skills, but armed with some felt, a glue gun, a tube of e6000 and a pair of good scissors I can usually whip up something that makes it through the night.

This is as far as I have gotten on this year's costume, I got sidetracked when my teenage daughter (who will be a punk Tinkerbell) got involved in the plans.___

2012-10-02 15:38:41 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Spending entirely too much time blocking people these days. I'm not mean and I am far from anti-social but if you try to engage me in a hang-out at 4 AM (my time) you will be blocked. Isn't my little camera red? 

Spending entirely too much time blocking people these days. I'm not mean and I am far from anti-social but if you try to engage me in a hang-out at 4 AM (my time) you will be blocked. Isn't my little camera red? ___

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2012-10-02 15:31:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Sharing the crap out of this- as directed. 

Oh My goodness look at these prizes and stuff.  Share the crap out of this, please.  For reals!

#halloween   #evadia  ___Sharing the crap out of this- as directed. 

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2012-09-17 14:20:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

HA!

Holy crap, she's real!

#funny  ___HA!

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2012-09-04 13:50:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Do you bloom where you are planted, or do you long and only flourish for a certain type of soil? Guest blogging, I was...

Do you bloom where you are planted, or do you long and only flourish for a certain type of soil? Guest blogging, I was...___

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2012-08-23 16:22:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thanks, +Edward Branley for sharing this! It's so easy to miss changes and even easier to miss WHY they were changed. I really appreciate the people on G+ who spot the changes and test them out for us. 

Understanding the Changes to Google Plus Notifications

My comprehensive guide to all of the changes now rolling out to how notification work in Google+. Confusion is rampant on this, so this is my attempt to bring together everything we know from a long night of head scratching and testing by many users.

I rarely ask this, but please share this post, as there is not much good or accurate information out there on the full implications of these changes. Thanks!

#gplusupdates   #googleplusupdate   #notifications  ___Thanks, +Edward Branley for sharing this! It's so easy to miss changes and even easier to miss WHY they were changed. I really appreciate the people on G+ who spot the changes and test them out for us. 

2012-08-23 12:30:30 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Can someone explain to me the trend in notifying for public posts? Seems that each day I get more and more notifications that a post was shared with me only to see it's a public post. How are they doing this? I don't want that to happen to mine- I want to make sure I'm not. It's ANNOYING...and I end up blocking the person who, always, only has me circled, never the other way around.

Good Morning. :)

Can someone explain to me the trend in notifying for public posts? Seems that each day I get more and more notifications that a post was shared with me only to see it's a public post. How are they doing this? I don't want that to happen to mine- I want to make sure I'm not. It's ANNOYING...and I end up blocking the person who, always, only has me circled, never the other way around.

Good Morning. :)___

2012-08-22 15:19:36 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Sooo..I've been on a summer semi-hiatus, but now that I'm back to my regularly scheduled G+ time I see that there are quite a few new circlees. To them I say: Hi! very nice to meet you.

And since I have your attention thus far, I will add: I don't re-circle without interaction, and I block when that interaction is rude. Just how I am. Not here to mate, to date or to (something that ends in ATE and implies naughty behavior. Yeah, that.)  My profile says it all, and I hope to hear a, "Hi, Susan" back.

And now I have to get back to work. sigh.

Sooo..I've been on a summer semi-hiatus, but now that I'm back to my regularly scheduled G+ time I see that there are quite a few new circlees. To them I say: Hi! very nice to meet you.

And since I have your attention thus far, I will add: I don't re-circle without interaction, and I block when that interaction is rude. Just how I am. Not here to mate, to date or to (something that ends in ATE and implies naughty behavior. Yeah, that.)  My profile says it all, and I hope to hear a, "Hi, Susan" back.

And now I have to get back to work. sigh.___

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2012-08-21 20:27:09 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

We all face challenges and it takes the right set of circumstances to overcome them. (And trust me when I say, sharing this photo is a personal challenge.)

We all face challenges and it takes the right set of circumstances to overcome them. (And trust me when I say, sharing this photo is a personal challenge.)___

2012-08-15 15:06:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've not been around the Plusworld much this summer, and I missed it. But the kids standing in front of me (and the work that still needed to be done) trumped playing around here. But summer is ending, and I plan to return to my preciously scheduled life very soon.

This is part of the work that I was able to get done this summer. Loved learning about Julia Child's life. There was a lot to learn, but the one thing that impressed me the most was that she was really starting her life's work after 40. I hope when I'm gone that is something that my kids remember about me, that I lived before 40, but I dove in to my true calling after that.

Anyway, if you click the link, you can hear the podcast, find out some cool stuff about Julia and read about my feeble attempt at cooking her way a couple of weeks ago.  

What a summer we had! One of us traveled to the South for her vacay, the other went East...with our kids home and travel schedules all over the place we slowed down podcast production. We posted two podcasts since June: A chapter by chapter look at the two Alice in Wonderland books, and a chat about Julia Child.

But the kids are heading back to school this week, we are able to amp up our research time and should be back to our normal twice a month schedule very soon. Until then...

Today would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. We have three posts related to her life on our website- the podcast, shownotes and a special feature about cooking Julia's way in 2012. Also google has a really cute illustration honoring her, when you check it out search, "JC100" for LOTS of articles about the life and loves of this woman by food bloggers and other writers. ___I've not been around the Plusworld much this summer, and I missed it. But the kids standing in front of me (and the work that still needed to be done) trumped playing around here. But summer is ending, and I plan to return to my preciously scheduled life very soon.

This is part of the work that I was able to get done this summer. Loved learning about Julia Child's life. There was a lot to learn, but the one thing that impressed me the most was that she was really starting her life's work after 40. I hope when I'm gone that is something that my kids remember about me, that I lived before 40, but I dove in to my true calling after that.

Anyway, if you click the link, you can hear the podcast, find out some cool stuff about Julia and read about my feeble attempt at cooking her way a couple of weeks ago.  

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2012-07-21 13:54:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is a really cute idea, when's the last time you got a postcard from Finland? (For me, never)

Once a month I post about this. My 16yo daughter and I are selling postcards, delivered from Finland with a smile and a hand-written greeting, starting from just $5. Part of the money raised will go towards funding a kiva.org loan.

The designs are also available as blanks, direct in packs of 8, for $7.99. 

>> 50cards.blogspot.com <<

"Star Witch" below is one of my daughter's designs ( +Art By Karu ). Thanks for checking out the site and thank you again to the wonderful people who've helped support us :)___This is a really cute idea, when's the last time you got a postcard from Finland? (For me, never)

2012-07-11 23:00:36 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I'm really not one of those people who can wear white. I attract too many other colors- and I like it that way.

I'm really not one of those people who can wear white. I attract too many other colors- and I like it that way.___

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2012-07-05 21:44:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I live in Kansas City. This year the All-Star game and related merriment takes place here. I'm not much of a fan of the game of baseball, but my men-folk seem to get a lot of pleasure out of it. Watching it, playing it, talking about watching or playing it. My two boys just finished up their own seasons and the season ending tournament had me asking,"what are they learning? What are we learning?"

I live in Kansas City. This year the All-Star game and related merriment takes place here. I'm not much of a fan of the game of baseball, but my men-folk seem to get a lot of pleasure out of it. Watching it, playing it, talking about watching or playing it. My two boys just finished up their own seasons and the season ending tournament had me asking,"what are they learning? What are we learning?"___

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2012-07-04 20:48:40 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

After making a big holiday meal, I hid for a bit, but I hear my people looking for me. If you are celebrating today, Happy 4th! If you aren't...well, I am!

 In a few hours we will drag our porch furniture to the middle of the driveway, a large cooler within reach. Neighbors will be wandering from house to house catching up, amazed that it's been a year since they did this before. The kids will be begging to light off a smoke snake, or a tiny paper car that zips down the sidewalk until it stops in a small colorful explosion.

 After dark the real fireworks, which are legal here- even the aerial ones, will begin. If I described it, you would think I was full of hyperbole. But the truth is, it's a wild, loud, bright, explosion and squeal of delight filled event. Like a town's fireworks display going off on each street in a subdivision. We will go in long before it iso... more »

After making a big holiday meal, I hid for a bit, but I hear my people looking for me. If you are celebrating today, Happy 4th! If you aren't...well, I am!

 In a few hours we will drag our porch furniture to the middle of the driveway, a large cooler within reach. Neighbors will be wandering from house to house catching up, amazed that it's been a year since they did this before. The kids will be begging to light off a smoke snake, or a tiny paper car that zips down the sidewalk until it stops in a small colorful explosion.

 After dark the real fireworks, which are legal here- even the aerial ones, will begin. If I described it, you would think I was full of hyperbole. But the truth is, it's a wild, loud, bright, explosion and squeal of delight filled event. Like a town's fireworks display going off on each street in a subdivision. We will go in long before it is over, and the sound of the fireworks and people will work into our dreams.

 In the morning the street will be full of paper and scorched black at each launch site, several on each street. Some will clean with a broom, some with a leaf blower- but it all gets cleaned shortly after the sun rises.

What we are celebrating probably differs from house to house. A reminder of a long fought, and ended, war at one. A celebration of family and country at another. Just a reason to bring everyone they love together for food, and fun at the next. 

The mess will be cleaned, the scorch marks will fade but the memories of being in a place that is so unreal it's hard for those outside to imagine, will linger.

Enjoy your place this day. Enjoy your people this day. Whatever the reason-enjoy.___

2012-06-15 20:17:11 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I have just realized this about myself. It's deep. Are you ready?

I always comment THEN plus one. Is that backwards?

I have just realized this about myself. It's deep. Are you ready?

I always comment THEN plus one. Is that backwards?___

2012-06-11 00:34:50 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One of the things I do is this podcast, and write up the profiles on our website. It's not everyone's cup of tea, and I totally respect and understand that. Two women talking about historical women from a variety of time periods. But It's not dry, and not lecturey and not all giggly, I suppose the easiest way to describe it is "historically based girl talk."

We just posted an episode about silent film star, Clara Bow. Her life was wild and sexy and chaotic and very, very unique. The characters she portrayed- free-spirited flappers and strong women, often both complimented her real life self, and contrasted with it. 

Anyway, since I seem to have quite a few people who have circled me of late, I thought I would share this part of my work with you.

 Podcast available on iTunes, Stitcher or directly on our website.

One of the things I do is this podcast, and write up the profiles on our website. It's not everyone's cup of tea, and I totally respect and understand that. Two women talking about historical women from a variety of time periods. But It's not dry, and not lecturey and not all giggly, I suppose the easiest way to describe it is "historically based girl talk."

We just posted an episode about silent film star, Clara Bow. Her life was wild and sexy and chaotic and very, very unique. The characters she portrayed- free-spirited flappers and strong women, often both complimented her real life self, and contrasted with it. 

Anyway, since I seem to have quite a few people who have circled me of late, I thought I would share this part of my work with you.

 Podcast available on iTunes, Stitcher or directly on our website.___

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2012-06-09 18:59:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Two, two, two of your favorite things in one! (No cats, though...maybe in her next design) Nice, +Christy Ramsey !

CHECK THIS OUT!

http://www.shirtasaurus.com/zombie-laptop-shirt/

Thanks to you guys, my Zombie Laptop t-shirt design won and is now AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE at +Shirtasaurus's website!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. I am so thrilled and am going to buy one RIGHT NOW!

::HUGE SMILES::___Two, two, two of your favorite things in one! (No cats, though...maybe in her next design) Nice, +Christy Ramsey !

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2012-05-24 20:32:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Just do it, she'll keep the capitals and exclamation points up if you don't.

Holy craps! #GPlusHighFive is trending! You guys ROCK!

If you haven't posted your high-five photo, WHY DO YOU HATE FUN??___Just do it, she'll keep the capitals and exclamation points up if you don't.

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2012-05-24 18:07:45 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#GPlusHighFive Why is this game always played on days when I have no makeup on? And really, giganto hands, right?

#GPlusHighFive Why is this game always played on days when I have no makeup on? And really, giganto hands, right?___

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