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My “Happy Everything” letter, 2014

Every year at this time I share what’s going on in my life (and husband Wayne’s and our six children’s) with you, the readers of my newsletter and blog. Here is this year’s update. As always, I love to help

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Comedy writing: What I’ve learned

What I learned in The Writing Program at iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) in Chicago about joke writing for TV.

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I’m going to the royal wedding!

I’ve been invited to a party to watch the royal wedding live at 6 AM Central time and I’m so excited. This has me reminiscing about great weddings I have attended on TV . . . like Tiny Tim’s.

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Read this “for all the right reasons”

Reality TV contestants were inarticulate in describing their relationships on air. So producers fed them the vocabulary to describe their feelings and what is going on for the audience.

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My (guilty) Twitter valentine

I have discovered a Twitter activity I especially enjoy: watching TV while following real-time tweets for the show I’m viewing. It worked great for opening ceremonies for the Olympics.

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Time to write our holiday letter. No procrastinating!

My husband and I love annual holiday letters. We love to receive them, we love to send them.

It may seem that Facebook makes them out of date, but communicating with old friends annually means that we share what is most meaningful to us.

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Chortles from my email, part 4

Another chortle-worthy email in which a wife lowers the price of a product offering without alerting hubby.

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Chortles from my email, part 3

Another chortle-worthy email in which the staff of an unnamed online marketing guru allegedly run a sale and notify the entire list without the boss’s knowledge.

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A tribute to post-its

A cute, short video tribute to post-it notes

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Talking like the in crowd

Trendy words

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