Monday, January 03, 2011

Defensive Singing

I hope everyone enjoyed 1-1-11. It's back to school for us here in North America! (And work, for that matter.)

Let's begin 2011 on a safe note. Consumer Reports has a safety blog that lists many items that have recently been recalled by their makers for one reason or another, including Lipitor and Rolaids.


While attending college, I worked evenings at a retail store. On slow nights my co-worker, Susan, would often sing along with the radio while we filed paperwork or restocked the merchandise.

One night the manager decided to leave early and as he was walking out I expressed my concern to him about our safety -- us two women working alone at night.

"Oh, you'll be fine," he said with a wave of his hand. "If you see anyone who looks suspicious, just warn him that Susan knows karaoke."

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WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: Happy New Year! January is International Creativity Month, and National Skating Month. It is also, as you can well imagine, Diet Resolution Week, and possibly in a related way, it's Women's Self-Empowerment Week. And just to balance things out, today is National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day. Recipes here. Thursday is Epiphany, and Friday is "I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore" Day.


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