Don’t Get a Call Blocking App – Do This for Free Instead – It Works Better

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Can you tell that I’m obsessed with foiling the sh*theads who have nothing better to do than harass people around the world with their nonstop scams?

Can you also tell that after investigating Call Blocking apps like Hiya (the absolute WORST for privacy violation) et al, that I would rather throw my phone away than use apps that are worse perpetrators than scammers for abusing your personal information and selling it over and over and over again to–forget highest–how ’bout any bidder?

This solution is absolutely FREE and absolutely PROTECTS YOUR PRIVACY.

I wrote about step one–using your phone’s Do Not Disturb tool here. That takes […]

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By |2019-04-29T21:29:36-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|3 Comments

Faces of My Family

These are the faces of my family. Time zone clocks.

With Easter coming up, I think back to when all of my children lived in one time zone, never mind under one roof. That was many moons ago. They’re scattered to the winds now.

We have to work hard to all wind up in the same place.

When they were younger, we always took a week to get together at the shore with our extended families. It was glorious. We all loved it.

In order to entice them all back together, we’ve decided to reinstate that tradition.

So, for at least one week out of every year, there will only be one clock I have to look at.

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By |2019-04-12T10:30:30-04:00April 18th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

For Humans

For those who live with and love animals as family members, this is a major tell. I don’t need to say another word.
peanut butter jar on counter
For those who don’t live with and love animals as family members, the easiest way to get pills down our dogs’ throats is to coat them with peanut butter. Job done.
Because we’ve been on pill duty for the past month, to avoid confusion over which jar was the dog peanut butter jar vs the human peanut butter jar, we labeled them.

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By |2019-01-08T16:41:42-04:00January 15th, 2019|Just Dogs, Life|0 Comments

I’m a Good Laugh-er

One of the great things about the holidays is, of course, getting to spend time with family. (That is if you like your family, and I like mine.)  It’s always a blast to get to spend time with my younger brother, Eric, and his oldest son, Jason. Two more naturally funny people don’t exist on the planet. They are pee-in-your-pants, fall-on-the-floor-laughing funny.

It’s a real gift—the ability to make people laugh. I wish I had it. But I do serve an important function. In the words of my daughter, “I may not be very funny, but I’m a good laugher.”

So with a Ha ha ha and a Ho ho ho, wishing you and yours […]

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By |2018-11-19T13:02:52-04:00December 24th, 2018|.Cait and Me, Life|0 Comments

What If — Everyone Started the Workday Dancing?

When I spent some time in India, there were many things that were striking. But one that I found most so was when I visited a friend’s office and he asked me to join in on their lunch break. Thinking I was just signing myself up for more curried dal and roti, I said sure. Then riotous dancing broke out and everyone—and I do mean everyone—joined in. The sheer joy of it can’t be translated. But I can tell you, everyone went into their afternoon work with great energy.

Seeing this video reminded me of that. I posit that anyone who owns a company should immediately implement this as a new tradition. I dare you to watch this and not feel […]

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By |2018-11-18T20:31:05-04:00October 28th, 2018|Life, What If|0 Comments

There’s a Word for That

You know how it smells outside after a rainstorm? There’s a word for that.

Dog after rain

Petrichor [pe-trahy-kawr, ker] is the distinct smell of rain in the air. Or, to be more precise, it’s the name of an oil that’s released from the earth into the air before rain begins to fall. Specifically, Webster’s Dictionary defines it as:

  1. a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground.

Who knew?

And why might I be fixated on this scent and therefore with finding this word?

Because the word that I can’t find is for the smell of pet urine that becomes especially strong when the air is damp.

Sorry to set […]

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By |2018-09-03T21:39:24-04:00September 18th, 2018|Life|0 Comments
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