Whenever I’m writing, I try to temper my use of the exclamation point. It’s very hard for me because I love the exclamation point!! It shows enthusiasm!! It’s really me waving my arms trying to get your attention!! I’m saying this is important!! Oh exclamation point, how I love thee!! Even when you have mean… Continue reading Exclamation Point, How I Love Thee
I hope to never text again. I tried it briefly and it didn’t stick. My fingers are too fat. Genetically, I’m much better with an old-fashioned dial, corded telephone. The free app I downloaded to text with on my iPod touch even dropped me. It told me I didn’t text enough so I could no… Continue reading Please Don’t Make Me Text
Seated on an airplane next to my daughter several years ago, we found a show on the television to entertain us while in-flight. It was, “The Biggest Loser” TV show. We’re not big TV watchers at our house and my daughter asked me what it was about. Not having actually watched the show before, but… Continue reading The Biggest Stay The Same
I love saving money or finding a treasure at one of my usual “haunts” but getting something for free is the best. Below is a list of “free” tools that I use for this site. Add these to your “blogging” toolbox and you won’t be sorry. They’re all free and very useful. And, as I… Continue reading Free Tools For Your Blog or Website
“The Family Plan” marketing strategy for cell phone users is impressive. Cell phone companies make it sound like each person in your entire family must have a cell phone. My kids would probably be thrilled if we (their not-smart-in-the-least-bit-parents) bought into this marketing-mayhem, but we just can’t. This question has yet to be answered: Do… Continue reading Do Kids Really Need Cell Phones?
We had to attend attend a funeral recently. Funerals are sad, but they are also a celebration of life. Funeral etiquette is something that no one talks about and you don’t really learn about it until someone close to you dies. This past week got me thinking about how no one really talks about funeral… Continue reading Funeral Etiquette
While you can follow me on Twitter (@GoGingham), you should know that 140 characters is tough for me. I have a lot to say (just ask the people who live with me!) on many topics. Does the phrase "high word count" mean anything to you? Those 140 characters that Twitter gives you include spaces, too.… Continue reading Follow Go Gingham on Twitter
Years ago I developed a bad habit. I found myself using the word "like" a lot. As far as bad habits go, it is not the worst (I could be a chain-smoking-heroin-addicted-internet-gambler which would be infinitely more interesting in terms of bad habits). When I heard myself speak, I knew it wasn't good form or… Continue reading The “Like” Jar – Avoid Using the Word Like