Why spoil a good thing?

As I write, Jason, is happily absorbed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in the series.  We’ve eagerly anticipated it just as we anticipated every one since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  The tradition has been that he reads it first then I read it.  As much as he  wants to discuss the story with me, he waits until I’m done. 
I wish others would be as considerate.  Jason had to sign off of instant messenger earlier today when a "well-meaning" friend started telling him the ending even though Jason said he was half-way through the book.  I don’t understand that.  What satisfaction do some people get in taking away the joy of finding out for oneself what eventually happens to Harry, Ron, Hermoine and even Voldemort?
When The Sixth Sense came out, I was very much looking forward to watching it.  That is until Opie and Anthony, who were local radio DJ’s at the time, thought it would be hilarious to have their interns drive by the lines of people waiting outside the theaters to see the movie and shout out that Bruce Willis’ character was dead all along.  I still thought it was a great movie when I eventually saw it on DVD (or was it VHS?  I forget) but I was robbed of the element of surprise when the twist was revealed.
So please don’t think me rude if I tune you out should you want to tell me how Harry Potter ends.  I want to enjoy a good thing.
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My New Project

I’ve decided to step up as the organizer of a Meet Up group after the founding organizer stepped down.  I figure it will be a great way to meet people and make friends.  If anyone is curious to find out what Meet Up groups are and what this particular group is about, please feel free to click below:
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My horoscope for today

About a year ago, I signed up to get my daily horoscope by email just for shits and giggles.  Sometimes it’s very general or misses the mark completely… then there are times when the message really applies to what’s going on at that particular moment.  Today was one of those times:
Dear Emily,
Here is your horoscope
for Wednesday, June 13:

Chemistry is funny. Sometimes it can strike twice, and other times you can have one great meeting and then — nothing. Just remind yourself that if it can happen a few times, it can happen a lot more. Keep on trucking!

Yep… pretty much what I was thinking.  Onward and upward!
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“It’s not you, it’s me”

Yeah that pretty much sums things up.  It wasn’t me.  I know I didn’t get my signals crossed or read into things that weren’t there. 
When a man says things like "wait till you meet my sister and her boyfriend" and "I feel like you’re the kind of woman who will have my back", offers to lend you a favorite book, wants to see you on a Friday night instead of Sunday because "the sooner, the better" or suggests hanging with his friends, it’s a fairly good bet that he likes you and the chemistry that was apparent from the first time you met.    
Still, things went from an awesome date and some very sweet kisses and hugs one night to "I don’t think I should see you again…I can’t explain it… it’s not you it’s me" the next afternoon.  How the hell does that happen?  I’m sitting here kind of dazed and confused… it really makes no sense.
I will NEVER understand men. 
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The 6th Sense of Ex-boyfriends

I’m convinced that men have a sixth sense.  They seem to know when other men are in the vicinity of their ex-girlfriends.  Why else are old boyfriends suddenly coming out of the woodwork?  After several weeks of dates with a few nice men, and finding one I have a great connection with (but not dating exclusively), this week brought a couple of surprises and it’s only Tuesday. 
Yesterday, I received a phone call from the first guy I ever dated from online… he’s working in the area and could I meet him for lunch?  He’s as handsome as ever with those devastating blue eyes and smile but is such a damned player, I won’t ever be able to trust him again.  We caught up on each other’s lives and he asked if he could see me again.  Hmmm, I wonder if there’s an ulterior motive.  Still, I don’t see the harm in it since I’ve become resistant to his well-practiced charms.
Then this afternoon, I got a call at work from the sax player I went on a few dates with last year.  Nice guy but between his job, the classes he teaches and the gigs he plays, he hardly has time to call when he says he will, let alone date anyone regularly.  We did keep in touch after we stopped dating but I hadn’t heard from him in a well over a month.  He said today that he missed talking to me and wanted to know what I was doing… oh and perhaps we could meet for coffee sometime this week?   
I figure any day now, I’ll get a call from B wanting to hang out after work.  Why do men do this?  Can anyone explain this phenomenom?
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Sleep with the angels, Abuelita

  God finally called you home.   
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Reclaiming Christmas

I’m determined to be politically incorrect this year.  While airports and municipal buildings are taking down trees and Nativity scenes over fear of lawsuits and everywhere you go, all you see are signs saying "Happy Holidays" and "Seasons Greetings", I’m reclaiming Christmas. 
After all, what is Christmas but the observation of the birth of Jesus Christ?  (Although some experts believe that his birthday really falls sometime in the spring but I won’t go there.)  I don’t see anyone making a fuss over Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday or Abraham Lincoln’s or George Washington’s.  OK, while the presidents’ birthdays got lumped into one long weekend and no one has yet wished me "Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day", I think you get my meaning.
What’s the big deal over saying "Merry Christmas"?  Whether you believe Jesus is the Son of God, a prophet or just a nice Jewish guy who met an untimely end, you can’t deny the impact he made.  What’s wrong with celebrating the birth of a man who preached about love, peace and forgiveness and asked people to treat each other the way they’d want to be treated?  I can’t think of a better time when we all could use some love and peace and forgiveness.  If people actually treated each other with kindness and caring instead of inconsideration and disrespect, this world would be a much better place to live in.  We’d have a whole lot less broken hearts and broken lives.
Say "Happy Holidays" if you will.  As for me, I’m going to honor the birth of a poor carpenter who just wanted us all to get along.  Merry Christmas!!!!  I wish you all peace, love and happiness.
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