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    Hardwood Flooring with Little Black Dots

    Ok guys and gals. This has been driving me crazy for the last six months. I have a “type” of hardwood flooring in my living room and kitchen and I have noticed there are little black spots that show up on the cracks of the boards. It is not like the boards are coming apart, it just seems like a type of bacteria or goo is building up. My assumption is it is because there is water in those areas, but I am not certain. I am debating calling my local hardwood flooring store to see if this is something I should be overly concerned with. There are times it looks…

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    Has Netflix Taken Over Your TV?

    Just last week, I finally finished up When They See Us. It is fantastic. I didn’t realize that Oprah did a follow up question and answer show, like she used to do, titled When They See Us Now. If you haven’t watched it, check it out now. There is another great movie she did with Harry I. Martin, Jr. titled The Butler that is worth the watch as well. What is crazy is Netflix just hasn’t figured out movies quite yet. They have some absolutely amazing TV shows and documentaries but the movies are lacking. That being said, in our household, Netflix is on most of the time. In fact,…

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    Stranger Things Coming Out Soon!

    Most of you already know that I am a huge fan of Netflix and streaming services in general. If you have Hulu, watch The Act yesterday. Sooo good. Anyway, Stranger Things season 3 will be coming out in just two days and the Internet is abuzz. The latest news is there will be a “New Coke” plot line in the season. I am not sure how I feel about this. We all love the 1980s and can remember New Coke, but do we really need a plot line related to this event? One of my good friends is an orthodontist in Raleigh, NC and he explains that many of the patients…

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    Lee Daniels’ The Butler Movie

    A lot of my friends have told me that I need to watch the movie Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Oprah Winfrey is in it and it won lots of awards when it came out. I am not certain how I overlooked the movie as I know most of my friends are huge Oprah fans. We don’t want her to run for president or anything, but she has been an important part of our lives over the years. Anyone that grew up in the 1990s knows how important the Oprah talk show was. In fact, she changed talk shows for the better. I also have learned that Harry I. Martin, Jr was…

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    The Body by Stephen King is the Movie Stand By Me

    I recently started reading Different Seasons by Stephen King. Most people know of this book because it starts with Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption which is the basis for the movie Shawshank Redemption. What most do not know is that all four novellas or shot stories in Different Seasons will be major motion pictures after 2020. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil and The Body have all been movies. The Breathing Method will be a movie in 2020. So, while reading The Body I started to realize much of the story is similar to Stand By Me. Note that I watched Stand By Me when I was about 10…

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    You on Netflix

    A friend of mine has been talking about You on Netflix for the past week so I decided to do a little bit of research. Instead of jumping in and watching the series on Netflix I decided to listen to the audio book first. I must say, it is fascinating from the aspect of the guy being such a stalker. I know the guy on the Netflix show is supposed to be cute and charming but the guy in the audio book is simply creepy. There are a number of different scenarios when he is a downright stalker. He watches her have sex with her hookup buddy. He goes to…

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    Does Reading Stephen King Give You Nightmares?

    I love reading. So much so that I read a number of different genres. My favorites tend to be mystery, true crime, science fiction/fantasy and romance. One of my favorite authors is definitely Stephen King. The King is a master story teller and he publishes page turner after page turner. Unfortunately, some of his books have given me nightmares. The one that comes to mind is Doctor Sleep. I have nightmares for weeks after reading Doctor Sleep. So, I was wondering, do you find that you have nightmares after reading Stephen King right before you go to bed? I am currently reading Bag of Bones, which is really good, and…

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    Contacting a Pest Control Company Over Christmas

    Over the Christmas holiday I am having some issues with roaches and termites. I know it has nothing to do with my live Christmas tree but it is worrying me. I also know that contacting many companies this time of year is not the polite thing to do. I did some research on an Apex pest control company and found a few options. I am a little bit scared to actually call because I feel bad about them coming out and looking at my issue the week of Christmas. So, does anyone know if there is a proper way to get service companies such as a pest control company to address…

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    Reading The Woman in Cabin 10

    For months, The Woman in Cabin 10 has been sitting on my bookshelf. I loved Gone Girl, liked The Girl on the Train and generally entire this type of book. That said, my assumption was the book was about a cabin in the woods and not a cabin on a cruise ship. After reading the first 100 pages, I must say that I am completely enthralled. There are so many storylines that could potentially play out for the main character. If you like “murder mysteries” with a female as the main character, I think you will really enjoy The Woman in Cabin 10. That said, I still have a long…

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    Are The Stepford Wives Really Robots

    I just finished ready The Stepford Wives and I have to say that it is very thought provoking. I will go ahead and say there will be spoilers in this post so if you haven’t finished the book or watched any of the movies, stop reading now. So, we know that Joanna is very worried about the other wives in Stepford. So much so that she is willing to leave her husband and kids behind to move away before she gets turned into a “Stepford Wife” or what she thinks is a robot. She has seen, time and again, one of the wives in the town completely change their outlook…