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Tracy Madison | A Little Quirk Equals A Lot of Character
Uncategorized / July 1, 2009

I love the word “quirk.” I like how it looks, I like how it sounds, and I even like saying it. Quirk. Quirks. Quirky. See? It’s a fun little word. Just saying it forces your mouth into a pucker, which is sort of quirky on its own, but beyond the oh-so-coolness of the word’s actual phonetics, I also like what the word means. Quirk has several definitions, but the one I’m talking about today comes directly from and it is: “A peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality: mannerism.” Why do I love that so much? It’s simple, actually—because we all have them. And sure, one person’s quirks might be more pronounced than another person’s, but I stand by my pronouncement that every one of us has at least one quirk. And ohhh can they be interesting! For one thing, quirks tell me a lot about a person, just as mine tell a lot about me. And secondly, well some quirks are cute—funny, even—while others are downright weird and possibly even a little scary. I like to call this variance the “quirk quotient.” Curious to know more? Read the rest and comment for a chance to win click here Visit…

Sara Reyes | Escape the Economic Downturn …. Surprising Answers
Saturdays with Sara / April 11, 2009

Hey, guess what? Something you’ll never believe about the economy! Romance book sales are up. Way UP! And I say, DUH!!! Sheesh, where has everyone been? Of course they are! As the uncertainty about jobs and income stays with us so does the need to find escapes and one of the best “bangs for the buck” is a good old-fashioned romance novel. Seriously, you get a couple of hours of entertainment with a guaranteed happy ending for about eight dollars. Of course the romance publishers doing the best are the ones with the less expensive books, but even so, $8 is generally still affordable. It’s even better than buying a tube of lipstick which was supposed to be the other big recession commodity not given up by women. Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy And the other little splurge? Movies. But not the big dramas, the so-called chick flicks, children movies, comedies and as my son calls them, “light-hearted action flicks” are all making box office profits and it’s hard to find a good seat on Fridays and Saturdays. Even worse on half-price Tuesdays! People find it reasonable to go out for a movie,…