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In the south, at least, the hottest summer ever lasted all the way until October 15, and then suddenly it went directly into a winter weather pattern. There is daily rain and cold in the current 10-day forecast. Never mind that I’ve been waiting to go walking on scenic hiking trails on cool autumn days. The biggest problem now is that the dog does not like to walk on wet sidewalks, much less in wet grass. Good thing I trained him to use those puppy training pads, for when he won’t relieve himself outside. The following are more good ideas for what to do with your dog on rainy days.
ompletely unprepared for all that being a mom entailed, there was one thing I knew for certain in the early days: Much about parenting is disgustingly gross and, literally, full of crap. As sort of a civic duty, I will delve into difficult memories of those baby years and reveal five of the many gross things about parenting.
No season causes me to have as much confusion and nausea as fall. After a suffocatingly hot summer, it seems only natural that I would cheer when the air stops burning my lungs. But with the cool air comes other things, things that sicken me and cause me to want to put a clothespin on my nose and walk around with a blindfold. Join me, fellow autumn haters, in rehearsing why fall is the worst.
Alcohol is one of those things that must be used in moderation. Otherwise, terrific benefits turn into dangerous liabilities. When life is hard and at countless other times, an alcoholic beverage is a splendid pick-me-up. However, restraint is imperative. It helps to know the good, the bad, and the ugly of drinking alcohol.
Anything can happen when you go out and have the courage to live your life—scuba diving, for instance, could lead to a shark encounter. Emotionally, it helps a lot if we have a security blanket of sorts, whether we are a toddler or a full-fledged adult.
It’s football season and, again, tailgating is all the rage. Gone are the days when the thing was to gather around a screen at home and eat football-shaped snacks on the couch during the big games. Now the thing to do is invest thousands and thousands of dollars in tailgating. But tailgating sucks, and here are six reasons why.