Archive for July, 2014

Too real?

July 27, 2014 0 Comments

Yes: I have thick skin. No: That does not give anyone a FREE pass to be rude. Yes: I will call out rude behavior. No: That does not mean I am playing victim. After a great girls day at Adventureland over the weekend with my friends and our daughters…I was scrolling through the KWWL FB […]

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Shortest blog. Ever.

July 24, 2014 1 Comment

Email to our station’s general comment section…a portion caught my attention: “And let’s not even talk about the people laughing with disgust at Amanda’s hair!  She looks so ridiculous!” I like it. So I’m going to rock it. My mom always said, “Head up, shoulders back.” But I’m glad my hair can make people laugh. […]

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“Why don’t you update your look?”

July 23, 2014 2 Comments

A college sophomore reached out to me recently. She’s majoring in journalism and she wants to be a news anchor. She wanted to meet to “pick my brain” about the business.  I always love meeting with aspiring journalists…allows me to get “real” with them.  The young woman was quite tenacious and hit me right from […]

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Oh automatic doors…please OPEN!!

July 22, 2014 0 Comments

I hate automatic doors at stores. In fact, I loathe them. Poor doors…it’s not their fault. I have misdirected anger and hostility towards them. I love their convenience, but they turn a quick, 5-minute trip into an hour-long chaotic catastrophe. My son is obsessed with the automatic doors. It appears that he has magical hands. When […]

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I don’t even know how to title this…

July 15, 2014 2 Comments

The signs. “Go home. Nobody wants you in this country.” “This land is not for you.” “You don’t even speak our language!” I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. People…Americans…are actually standing by the border with these signs. Then I saw all of the Facebook posts filling up my newsfeed on my […]

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Why do I respond? To keep my sanity…

July 2, 2014 5 Comments

The hateful posts, emails, tweets…ahh yes. It’s life in the glass fish bowl. I don’t hesitate to vent about it publicly. Sometimes I post about it on Facebook…other times I blog about it. I hear, “Just ignore them,” “You’re giving them more attention by responding,” and “take the high road and turn the other cheek.” […]

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