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I asked ChatGPT to write a 350 word story about tripping up the stairs. It's actually pretty impressive, even if there is a lot of filler. I also asked AI to generate the image used in this post. Amusing. One dreary evening, as the rain tapped on the windowpane like a rhythmic lullaby, Sarah found herself hurrying up the staircase of her old Victorian home.



Every time I have to interact with technology I feel my age. I'm 57 and I grew up with technology. I was the one who could set the clock on the VCR and the microwave. I was the first of any of my peers to get online and learn HTML. I love the newest technology and I'm not afraid to learn it, but I hate


Life Isn’t Fair

My mom was fond of saying "life isn't fair" every time I bitched about doing something for her that she should have been doing herself. I'd grumble because I felt sorry for myself because I had to do things like help my mom get dressed each morning, or bathe her before school three times a week, or make her Manhattans each evening if my dad

Life Isn’t Fair2023-09-27T14:54:47-05:00

My Barbie Movie Review

First off - THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS BARBIE MOVIE REVIEW!!! If you haven't see the Barbie movie yet, please stop reading my Barbie movie review and find something else to do. You will enjoy Barbie so much more if you go in to the movie cold, or at least as cold can be. Don't read reviews, don't watch stupid TikTok rants about it.

My Barbie Movie Review2023-08-10T12:58:42-05:00

Fix the Damn Potholes!!

The snow has been gone for a few weeks. Okay, it's been gone for a few weeks if you don't count the few inches we got last weekend after we had three days of near 90°F weather. Typical Minnesota spring, the sky is not falling, don't panic. I've seen it snow here in May. The weather is weird here, which is why we have such

Fix the Damn Potholes!!2023-04-20T14:04:33-05:00

Let’s Do A Little Catching Up, Shall We?

Last time I wrote I was complaining because I couldn't write 1700 words a day. I'd decided to participate in the NaBloPoMo that takes place in November, but found it a challenge to write 1700 words per day. It was my intention to write everyday, even if I didn't hit the 1700 word mark. I made it a whole 4 days. I love blogging, I love

Let’s Do A Little Catching Up, Shall We?2023-03-06T21:50:54-06:00

I Can’t Write 1700 Words a Day

I don't know what I was thinking when I pledged to write 1700 words every day during November. I was coming off my Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and really thought I could do it. I can't. I can't write 1700 words a day. I've got too many other things going on that need to be addressed NOW, that by the time I get to writing

I Can’t Write 1700 Words a Day2022-11-10T09:53:50-06:00

What’s the End Game?

There was no Red Wave, let alone a Red Tsunami. Maybe a red trickle, but it's still too early to count. Looks like the Republicans will have a slight majority in the house, the senate is still up for grabs. I was expecting a Red Wave. Mostly because everyone I know is so sick and tired of the crime that is everywhere these days. I

What’s the End Game?2022-11-10T19:24:40-06:00

Two Birds, One Toyota Rav4

This last week I killed not one, but two birds with my brand new Rav4. Ok, it's not actually brand new, I bought it last year, but it didn't have any dings in it yet so I still considered it brand new. Not even a shopping cart (trolley for you Brits) ding! That all changed when I was driving south on highway 61 leaving Grand

Two Birds, One Toyota Rav42022-11-02T20:14:26-05:00

1700 Words – Day 1

I've tried this before, and I'm pretty sure I petered out after a week or less, but I'm going to try again to write every day for the month of November. It is of course, Nanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month. I'm not trying to write a novel, I just want to get back into the habit of writing regularly. It's been months since I

1700 Words – Day 12022-11-01T16:19:57-05:00

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Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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