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About Me: North but slightly west Left but slightly center Even but always odd Rock and Roll but never country

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  • Posted 02/20/2014 08:36:41 EST

    I think it's sad and out of touch that Nestle would try to market Hot Pockets to "foodies".  I think it's sad and out of touch that anyone would find a meat recall that affects hundreds of thousands o more »

  • Posted 01/16/2014 10:05:34 EST

    John Ritter.  "He only cried a little".  I haven't seen that episode in years but I still remember it in detail, and that final line gives me shudders....

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    Posted 07/09/2013 03:18:16 EDT

    We just had a new Market Basket open nearby in Bedford, NH.  The Shaws that is just a couple of miles down the road in Goffstown/Pinardville is looking pretty empty these days.  It's not a bad store- more »

  • Posted 06/10/2012 06:52:52 EDT

    Please stop making me afraid of Mr. Rogers. He's not someone I'm comfortable being afraid of. My kids would probably love it, though. more »

  • Posted 11/09/2011 07:20:50 EST

    In my area of NH, the scan-it devices have been around for over a year. I LOVE them, and I see them used very often while I'm shopping, by all sorts of different people (my parent's generation doesn't more »

  • Posted 01/13/2011 04:14:13 EST

    I often refer to myself as "old Ashley". Most of the Ashley's were born c. 1985+, and I'm a 1977 baby, named after my great grandFATHER. Sometimes I wish I'd changed it so people wouldn't associate me more »

  • Posted 11/30/2010 05:37:35 EST

    I advocate tracking the food you eat- calories, fat, fiber, protein, all of it. I'm using an internet-based free program to track my nutritional intake (and it's matching Android app). I've used this more »

  • Comment on: 'The odd couple'

    Posted 10/20/2010 01:21:35 EDT

    I was not looking for a husband at age 18. Quite the contrary. I'm a small-town New England girl, but I loved my new city, I loved going out, and I loved meeting new people. Then, I met someone. He so more »

  • Posted 08/03/2010 11:23:13 EDT

    Sadly, if I were 13 still, I'd be all over this kid a la Joey McIntyre c. 1988 Gag me with a spork. My daughters are 3 and 4 right now. I wonder what they'll have on the cover of their Tiger Beat. Pro more »

  • Forum Post: The Songs You Hate

    Posted 06/30/2010 11:40:52 EDT

    In Response to Re: The Songs You Hate: In Response to Re: The Songs You Hate : Are you the anti-Christ Ashleykate? RIP Bon   AC/DC is everything good old fashioned, hip swaying, arms flaying, lil boys more »

  • Forum Post: The Songs You Hate

    Posted 06/29/2010 01:04:04 EDT

    I finally realized that just because my radio tells me I should like certain bands, I don't have to.  This led to a tossing of all my Pearl Jam (except "Jeremy" and "Black"), a significant pare-down o more »

  • Posted 03/28/2010 09:25:59 EDT

    The differences between the "same" drugs are scary. I take lithium, which is by its nature only available in generic form. Every month I double check the Walgreen's label- is it the right manufacturer more »

  • Posted 03/25/2010 03:56:35 EDT

    My (female) fifth grade teacher saw how easy math seemed to come to me and offered me math lessons in lieu of recess. I bit. By high school my (female) math teacher was awarding me perfect scores on t more »

  • Posted 01/27/2010 05:37:52 EST

    In adults, BMI is often flawed for people with large muscle mass. BMI also can see someone of normal weight and give a false sense of security, since weight alone is not a good indicator of overall he more »

  • Posted 01/26/2010 10:26:31 EST

    Sadly, I share my birthday with Ryan Seacrest, Stephanie Meyer (the Twilight book lady), and Ricky Martin (la vida loca, et. al.). Eh. IHOP is too far anyways. I wonder if the Red Arrow would serve me more »

  • Posted 01/26/2010 02:29:28 EST

    I think it's sad that there are people who think $80 is a good price for a T-shirt. If you have $80 (earned legally and taxes paid on the gross amount), and you want to spend $80 on a T-shirt, that's more »

  • Posted 01/22/2010 08:52:53 EST

    The best way I've found to keep on track in my effort to not be morbidly obese is to keep a spreadsheet of everything I eat and it's nutritional information. I started tracking sodium about a month ag more »

  • Posted 01/13/2010 04:32:08 EST

    Psychiatrists are the used car salesmen of the medical world. These parents should not have drugged their daughter, and I do hope they are punished. The prescribing doctor, though, should have used th more »

  • Posted 01/05/2010 11:15:12 EST

    Sadly, my grandmothers are not helpful on this front at all. My mom's mom worked full time even when her kids were very young (not a normal thing in the 50's and 60's), so she did just enough housewor more »

  • Comment on: 'The perfect gift'

    Posted 12/19/2009 10:07:53 EST

    Beautiful. Only 30.5 more years until I can write my own. more »

  • Posted 11/30/2009 09:52:39 EST

    I always make "ants on a log" with bananas, not celery. These are great tips, though. One thing I've learned is not to ask open-ended questions unless you're ready for whatever answer you could get. " more »

  • Posted 11/24/2009 07:33:49 EST

    While I'd certainly be open to eating just about anything on any holiday (or day, for that matter), I think my life would be lacking if I never ate turkey. A traditional Thanksgiving bird can be wonde more »

  • Posted 11/08/2009 04:55:25 EST

    It's good to know I'm not the only one that hates Elmo less now than before I was a mom. A friend of mine acquired a plethora of music from the early years of the show for me. He burned it to a CD and more »

  • Posted 11/01/2009 06:12:00 EST

    Did the guy from Man vs. Food show up to try to tackle it? more »

  • Posted 10/31/2009 06:16:34 EDT

    I grew up 6 miles away, and I return often. Farmers work so hard. Even with the modern equipment they have access to, being a family farmer takes a unique combination of smarts and physical strength. more »