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Halloween Costume Contest317Are 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 20:00:00153G+

Susan Vollenweider has been shared in 36 public circles

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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 10:07:01499538CC G+
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 03:27:52500352781CC G+
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 02:27:20435411768CC G+
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 15:20:15423382357CC G+
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 23:40:32300442443CC G+
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 03:25:48437361163CC G+
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 09:32:31426462167CC G+
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 14:38:43469503372CC G+
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 14:41:42475452969CC G+
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815CC G+
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 23:24:0450016435149CC G+
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 01:14:35451608CC G+
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 04:31:334456216CC G+
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 22:47:5043927622CC G+
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 03:30:36501572755CC G+
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 13:33:4141217840CC G+
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 01:53:06500204CC G+
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 09:49:279916323CC G+
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 03:13:234835514CC G+
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 18:38:47472114CC G+
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 17:45:19470826CC G+
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 04:35:125011074477CC G+
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 03:16:45498319CC G+
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 19:05:24493334CC G+
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 18:53:54481048CC G+
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 17:59:31462514CC G+
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 16:46:20452714CC G+
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 00:25:30447629CC G+
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 02:42:05198121120CC G+
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 17:56:37100341337CC G+
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 19:57:35307171020CC G+
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 13:30:54500271327CC G+
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 14:44:3229210374132CC G+
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 21:24:0850114466129CC G+
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 08:12:55327133426CC G+
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 14:23:175735611CC G+

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

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. :)

Most reshares: 1

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

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)

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

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)

Check out the thousands and thousands of photos shared via the ‪#‎YesAllWomen‬ hashtag in chronological order. 

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

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, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

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

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

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 >.>)

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

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)

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 »

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 »

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 »

2013-05-16 01:48:44 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

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)

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)

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)

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


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

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.

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

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)

Oh geez, can we please? 

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

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)

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 »

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

#halloween   #evadia  

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

Holy crap, she's real!


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

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)

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  

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

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)

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)

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)

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. 

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

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 :)

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

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)

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)

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 »

2012-06-15 20:17:11 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

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)

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)



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!


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

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

If you haven't posted your high-five photo, WHY DO YOU HATE FUN??

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

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

2012-05-16 12:57:38 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I listed it in my profile and readily admit- I'm not all that techie. And this extends to my phone. Make calls, send texts and snap a picture- it's all I need. (And this ashtray. And this paddlegame.) So when I had a conversation with my 13 yr-old about apps well, it was enlightening.

Games excluded, do you have a favorite app?


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