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Over Easy …one more thing


…one more thing.

On this day after the holiday, the Diner is open for business! The coffee and tea are freshly brewed, and there are eggs “Over Easy” or cooked to your order, sides of bacon and sausage, homemade blueberry muffins, and fresh squeezed OJ. Grab a chair, and let’s chat! Here are a few interesting conversation starters, but do feel free to bring up that “…one more thing” on your mind.

A Texas man has been arrested for the second time in three months for having sex…with the same horse! WTF??

Castillo, 43, has repeatedly gone after the same mare, prompting her owner to set up a security camera in the corral where she is kept, said Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.

“We have a hell of a surveillance tape,” Trevino said. “It is not going to go to, ‘America’s Funniest Videos,’ that is for sure.”

Meanwhile, Helen Mees, a former NYU professor, has been stalking Citigroup’s chief economist.

Helen Mees had been in a relationship with Citigroup’s Willem Buiter, but when things soured, the Dutch economist and one-time NYU professor began sending him a barrage of messages through emails, which ranged from racy, to X-rated, to demented. Mees was arrested on Monday night.

From BBC News, we learn that a mother whose infant was taken from her has won a settlement after she failed a hospital drug test because she had eaten a poppy-seed bagel.

Elizabeth Mort never imagined that the last thing she ate before giving birth to her daughter – a poppy seed bagel – would lead to the loss of her newborn, but that is exactly what happened after the Jameson Health System failed to account for the possibility that her positive urine drug screen was due to her ingestion of poppy seeds,” the lawsuit said.

Take a quiz! Are you smart enough to pass the US citizenship exam? I saw a post on Facebook from someone wishing the US a “happy 2013th birthday.” Nobody I know, so I can’t be sure it was real, but…

A Feminist Army storms Texas!

In the struggle for equality, it’s not always about the wins. As we’ve now learned from Texas feminists, losing well—gloriously, even—can be almost as important.

Did the fireworks keep you up last night? The firecrackers started mid afternoon in my neighborhood and just about made me crazy(er) by evening! What did you all do on the holiday, and was it fun? Good eats? Family picnic? Do tell…

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I retired from the University of Notre Dame in the Office of Information Technology in 2010. I'm divorced, with two grown children and 8 grandchildren. I'm a lifelong liberal and a "nonbeliever."