November 09, 2005

Take One in the Morning

This is one of the reasons I love reading Melissa. She cracks me up!

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November 06, 2005


I have forgotten how I found Suburban Bliss, but I did and I love her style.

From there, I found Kelly. I just love her photography. This is the latest; it's her favorite new one, and mine, too.

© Kelly McCord

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Happy Birthday, Erm, Belated Birthday

Stacy :D

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October 30, 2005

Blame Laid for De-Plumed Plame, er, huh?

Baldilocks summarizes in perfectly understood words the whole debacle.

She mentions Mr. Goldstein, whose source, the Dolphin in the Peacoat, I find enigmatically interesting.

Oh, and Ace is quoted, too.

So, this reveals that I haven't, indeed, been reading The Aeneid, but you know what? I can't stand The Aeneid anyway. It's nothing but plagiarism with a slightly varied theme. Booooorrrrring!

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August 28, 2005

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo

Rosalind Russell


You scored 14% grit, 42% wit, 33% flair, and 19% class!

You are one wise-cracking lady, always quick with a clever remark and easily able to keep up with the quips and puns that come along with the nutty situations you find yourself in. You're usually able to talk your way out of any jam, and even if you can't, you at least make it more interesting with your biting wit. You can match the smartest guy around line for line, and you've got an open mind that allows you to get what you want, even if you don't recognize it at first. Your leading men include Cary Grant and Clark Gable, men who can keep up with you.

Grabbed from the indomitable Margi :D

The Classic Dames Test

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July 05, 2005

Laugh In

Oh. My. Natalie makes me laugh. So. Hard.

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June 19, 2005

A Pea in the Pod

Oh, Margi! I am thrilled for you :D

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April 08, 2005

Happy Day

Some how, in the consumption of musical rehearsals, I missed Alisha's Blogiversary. Please go give her a nice comment of bloggity goodness (as Ith would say).

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March 29, 2005

Ad Me

Recently, I stumbled upon a new blog advertisement system, The New Jane, just for chicks. I joined and am having the most fun with it. Genia Stevens (she maintains the Blogs by Women blog) came up with it, and although she is my antithesis (a liberal le$bian) she and I have a mutual admiration for one anothers writing.

Anyway, all blogging women are encouraged to check it out. It is a non-partisan, all-inclusive female blogging ad network, so you may see things with which you don't agree, or that you personally find offensive. My theory: if you don't like the sound of it, don't click the link.

If you join, send a kickback my way and tell them that Rae from A Likely Story sent you. It will come back to you in more hits and an increased readership.

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February 10, 2005

Blow Out the Candles

Please go play the glad game with Pollyanna and wish her a Happy Birthday.

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January 12, 2005


Jo and her husband had a healthy baby yesterday. Congratulations. We love you guys.

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January 08, 2005

January 01, 2005

Talk at the Barber Shop

La Shawn, one of my favorite Ladies of the 'Sphere, has a question for you.

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Soup anyone?

Pam says really nice things. Thank you, Pam. :D :D

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It's Her Blogiversary

Happy Blogiversary to TulipGirl :)

And for being nominated for a BoB Award, too.

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December 17, 2004


Her site is called Topic Drift, & does she ever:

"It is important to remember that there is nothing new under the sun. However, when the sun finally expands into a red giant or implodes into a flaming pink dwarf, we will witness new things, & I for one will welcome the changes. I'm not saying that we need to take action to hasten the demise of our sun; I am merely noting that earth is oppressively tedious. Everywhere I go, I see the same blue Ford Explorer. And the same 36 righteous pigeons. I'm tired of it."
The daft Mrs. W-P also offers crackpot novel advice on getting rid of fleas

PS Does anybody know the code so I can take that picture of Kathie Lee Gifford off Rae's masthead?

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December 13, 2004

Todos los Dias

Announcing the newest Lady of the 'Sphere: Cindy, of Quotidian Light. Welcome her thoughtful blog with a comment, or two.

Note: You will need occasionally need a dictionary to read her. She is one smart cookie.

Updated: Thanks, Eduardo, for setting me straight :)

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December 12, 2004

A Grown-Up Chrismas List

Joan needs to write a book. She could outsell that Dr. Laura. Needing gift ideas?

Caution: This list might not make it through your filter, but it will make you laugh.

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November 24, 2004

El Fin

Many in the 'sphere have been concerned for Kris. I commented for her on the last post. She is alive and well, but has decided to leave the 'sphere for awhile. Should she again decide to take up blogging, I will let people know her new link information by posting it here. She thanks everyone for their thoughtful concern and sends her best wishes.

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November 19, 2004


My good friend, Amy, formerly of Jo's Jaunts, has a new abode: Momma of Three. Now, we all recall starting our blog and the thrill of a received comment. So be nice and say something kind and friendly :D

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November 03, 2004

What are you giving her?


This is the day (repeat)
That Kris was birthed (repeat)
I will rejoice (repeat)
And be glad in it (repeat).

'Cause this is the day that Kris was birthed.
I will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day (repeat)
That Kris was birthed.

Happy Birthday to The Best Friend. Now you go tell her.

Many happy returns of the day :D

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October 27, 2004

Chapel of Love

A big, hearty, hopeful congratulations to Emily and Mr. Emily :D

(A lovely picture of the happy and gorgeous couple in the sidebar).

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September 30, 2004

A Shot


Now, we all know that my visits with Kris must be chronicled not only with words, but in photographs, as well. So here is the requiste shot: my beautiful friend and I on our way out the door (nice 80's hair on moi, eh?)

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September 24, 2004

In the Bedroom

Scene from Kris' house:

Kris is at her computer. I, being the later-sleeping friend of us both, am just awakening to the sound of the clicking keys. We quietly talk; discussing blog posts; a movie we watched; etc. The smell of coffee pulls me from the bed- and let me tell you, she has created the most comfortable bed in which I have ever slept. I am inspired. (I have decided it must be three things: feather bed [which I don't have but aspire to], down comforter [check], and the most perfect pillows ever designed [now on order]). After retriving my coffee, and thus awakening a bit more, I begin to think of reasons to spur her separation from the monitor. You see, two women, two blogs, one computer doesn't work. I am not alone in my endeavors, however. I noticed the other day, after I had spent what was deemed enough time on the computer, I received a flow of polite requests that I couldn't refuse my friend. After completing the tasks, I came back to find my friend now comfortably situated in the seat I had been warming. We fell into hysterics at the unspoken recognition of our motives in sending one another on various household errands to gain access to the 'sphere.

Examples of our antics:

Kris: "Rae, would you mind getting some toilet paper for Micah while I finish making the bed [the computer is in the bedroom and my leaving the bedroom to provide appropriate sanitary conditions for Micah would require my leaving the computer]?"
Rae: "Kris, [from the kitchen thus requiring her need to move away in order to hear me] could you come in here and find the creamer for me?" [As she is digging through the fridge, I slip around the corner and head for the bedroom.]

Kris: "[An attempt to blame her need for organization and scheduling] Why don't you shower and get ready for the day while I blog?"
Rae: "[An attempt to neglect and avoid any kind of schedule] Why don't you go make the coffee and I'll blog?"

Suffice it to say, that between the two of us goal-oriented women, we make both errands and blogging happen; with a bit laughter and respect added.

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Rae at 12:21 PM | Comments (10) | Ladies of the 'Sphere
» Writing To Understand links with: The one computer tango

September 21, 2004

Goodnight Moon

I am quite tired.....but being tired from being with one of the two people on this earth who know me best makes it completely worth it.

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August 25, 2004


Joan at Seven Inches of Sense always cracks me up. While I confess to both laughing and blushing when reading some of her posts, her transparency draws me like a moth to the flame.

I was educated in Oklahoma public schools the first 10 years of my education (let the jokes begin) and had a wonderful college Geography professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia (he favored a literary approach along with maps- right up my personality alley), yet I still can't tell you if my home state is considered part of the south or the southwest or the midwest. Regardless, Joan's Southern Woman prescription is just what I was taught and am teaching my daughters. This isn't for Womens Studies majors (unless said major applies a bit of gloss to her lips and mascara to her lash and runs a brush through her hair), so all you uber feminists can save your unhappy male-bashing comments for support, er, discussion groups.

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Rae at 11:33 AM | Comments (14) | Ladies of the 'Sphere
» The LLama Butchers links with: Ten Rules for Southern Belles

July 22, 2004

Another Wonderful Woman

Kadi Prescott (Patrick's beautiful sister-in-law) has her own blog, Overworked, Underpaid Uterus. She is the mother of five children (all under five, right?). Her title should be enough to let you know that she approaches all those hungry mouths, sweet Prescott cheeks (they have the cheeks, right?), and endearing little souls with a touch of sanity retaining humor.

You are officially inducted, Lady Kadi :)

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June 13, 2004

Up and Coming

Checking my sitemeter is one of the first things I do each morning after getting on-line. So, I guess it's true, I am slightly addicted to "hits and page views." While I am pleasantly surprised by high numbers (they typically only occur with a controversial post that is found by a search engine or a dissident link), I am more content with the faithfulness of the few. So, I am averaging around 58 hits a day.

I am always curious as to how I am found. It isn't always discernable from the meter, so, I boldly but politely visit the site, look around, leave a comment about a specific post and then ask how in the 'sphere they found this tiny site on the web.

Today, I am going to list a few new blogs that I have added. I have yet to make it to the show, but I enjoy a small readership and receive a steady flow of comments. I recall the days when nary a comment was found; for months. So, in the name of not forgetting those days, I am going to give a bit of publicity to a few bloggers that I have recently added to my list of daily reads.

Writing to Understand Kris is one of my closest friends and knows me far better than most. She has a talent and love for thinking through to the logical conclusions in almost every situation.

Dissident Frenchman I just found him today, but so enjoyed reading his site, that I linked him immediately.

Letters from New York Michele has endured many venemous attacks for changing her political position. She is a deep soul with a beautiful hand for her writing.

Write...or Die Trying ZaphodBeeblebrox-this, too, is one of my personal friends who took a leave of absence from blogging for awhile, but recently returned. I truly believe we will one day see him published ("Never, never, never, never give up!").

My Thoughts... Exactly David R. Darrow. I don't even recall how I found David (do you David?) but I immediately liked his writing. David is an artist who also takes time to transfer his artistry into blogging.

Truth Be Told Jerry is a frequent commentor over at La Shawn's. He recently moved into the blogdom kingdom and is a powerfully persuasive writer.

Jeremy Gilby I think Jeremy found his way here through Nathan and I'm glad he did. He is a true Jack of All Trades (he knows a lot about a lot) with a touch of sincerity (and sarcasm).

Please take a minute and visit these bloggers; leave a comment; become a regular. You will enjoy your reading and perhaps, learn something new.

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Rae at 11:41 AM | Comments (11) | Knights of the Table | Ladies of the 'Sphere
» drowning at 2 feet sea level links with: A Blogx Tale

June 11, 2004

For what or whom do you blog?

I always enjoy reading La Shawn. She is a strong and knowledgable writer, but she allows a bit of herself into her posts, too, and that is what makes me visit her so frequently.

She wants to know why you blog and read web logs? Go give her an answer.

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Michelle Malkin

I just love new finds. This is a Lady of the 'Sphere. Most definitely.

Thanks, Z. Oh, and welcome back :)

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