A Most Spectacular Academy Award Season…

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The 2015 Academy Award race is the best I can remember in recent years. Each year, my family and I have a tradition of trying to get to as many of the Academy Award nominated films as possible in the eight weeks leading up to the Oscars. This year, I was able to see every Academy Award nominated film in all of the major categories and my mind was BLOWN!

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Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder or “The kryptonite that was summer all but destroyed our heroine…”

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Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder – by Barbara Ellen, The Observer – Originally Published October 30, 2005

Now that autumn is here, and summer is gone, some of us are getting our super-powers back. Continue reading

…The Cause of Happiness

The greatest fortune cookie fortune I’ve ever opened…and the greatest goal to strive for in life.

 

 

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Hide your gold – the girl is crafty like ice is cold!

She’s crafty – she’s gets around
She’s crafty – she’s always down
She’s crafty – she’s got a gripe
She’s crafty – and she’s just my type
She’s crafty

Crafty ˈkraftē/

Old English cræftig ‘strong, powerful,’ later ‘skillful’

1:  skillful, clever

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Each Day…Every Day…

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Thanks, Danielle LaPorte

OFC’s Word of the Day – Tchotchke

Tchotchke (/ˈtʃɒtʃkə/ choch-ka)
– a small bauble or miscellaneous item. Depending on context, the term has a connotation of worthlessness or disposability as well as tackiness and has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere.

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Bloody Fantastic

Bloody Fantastic!

These macabre beauties need their own post!

The “Serial Killer” cupcake were designed and made at the Magnolia Bakery. Continue reading

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OFC’s Adage of the Day – Hanlon’s Razor

Having shaken my head in disbelief many a time over other’s bubbles of idiocy, I often assume that Hanlon’s razor must apply. Very few are sly enough to manage true malice and manipulation, and instead fall into the “dumb as a sack of hammers” category. And for those…we have Hanlon.

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”

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Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – “Seize the Day, trusting as little as possible in the future” – Horace

I feel now, as I think I’ve always felt…you need to live for THIS day and for THIS moment. Don’t only fill your life with plans that are months and years and decades away. Travel NOW. Go to that movie on a weeknight.

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