Driving around doing my errands the last week has made me realize just how much theindustry has changed. I’ve lived in this town almost my entire life and used to know what was going on in the community.
There’s hardly any local news coverage of your local-yocal towns. All the ink is devoted to international and national news.
The Hubster refuses do give up the daily print newspaper. To me, the only thing it’s good for is wrapping the garbage in, or cleaning up kitty puke. Because of my cubicle job, I read at least 20 newspapers online ~ start with the , , Providence Journal, Burlington Press, and work my way across the country to the Chicago Times, Denver Post and finally get to the Los Angeles Times. So much for the Fourth Estate. ( is one of my favorite authors.)
What I really want to know is what’s going on in Vote Yes! Vote No! Vote No, Vote Yes! Crap, vote about what?. Signs are sprouting like spring dandelions on front lawns saying
We used to have a town weekly that came out, and the gal who wrote about town affairs had been writing for years. She was like the Page 6 Editor of the. Want to know what was going on? She’d know. She knew everything.
So I had to do some investigative work of my own, and try to research the online archives of the state’s oldest surviving newspaper. I had to go waaay back to find a little something that shed some light on what those signs mean. And who pays any attention to those political signs anyway? Waste of time, IMHO.
Forget about going to the official town websites either if you want to find out what’s going on. Many in our state have been taken down because of some crazy ruling about town council minutes, and the town fathers are worried about (gasp!, horrors ~ “liability.”
Anyway, some laid-off, displaced newspaper people are trying to resurrect what’s left of the small, daily local-coverage papers. So much for that. I wish them luck.
On another note….
I just placed an order for some of ‘s renowned Yankee Candles through a friend at the office. Her husband is running a fundraiser for Relay For Life. (not a paid promo here) has a great fundraising book, and I am so looking forward to scents that remind me of (when I used to go) on vacations…. I ordered Beach Walk, Sun & Sand, Dune Grass and Island Spa. Along with jar candles I ordered the Car Jar air fresheners.
You see, I believe in the effects of smell, scents and sensory emotions. I might not be able to get away to my favorite places this year because of the economy, but I can travel back in time through those scents and smells to some of my favorite beaches and care-free times when I was younger, and when my kids were babies.
I can’t wait until my candle order comes in.
In the meantime, if you’re a foodie looking for some new recipes and kitchen tips, check out my new recipe blog ~ Moomettesgram’s Favorite Recipes. You wont’ find any rantings in there, just lots of things to tempt the tummy, and of course, arouse those sensory perceptions!
And there you have it, Hot-Flashing at it’s Finest.
I have a couple of great Giveaways ending tonite on my blog you might want to check out!
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