kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Numb Feeling - 04/09/12 10:47 PM
Oxymoron Diaries | Numb Feeling. I've had this one in draft mode for awhile now, simply because I was too ticked at myself to write it. Ticked at myself because the oxymoron "numb feeling" I'm talking about is inspired by my own thumb. Yes, my thumb.
Okay, so here's the story ... I was making a vat full of spaghetti sauce about a month ago. When making a VAT of anything, you need BIG cans of ingredients. On this particular day, that would mean a can of tomato puree the size of a footstool. Kinda hard to get one of those … (1 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Fragile Strength - 04/09/12 06:44 AM
Oxymoron Diaries | Fragile Strength. This oxymoron phrase has been rolling around in my skull for a few weeks now, but today seems to be the day that it pops on out and enters the real world. I heard this in a song recently, don't remember which one right now, but it reminded me of something I've had written on a piece of paper laying on my desk for years - "I'm strong on the surface, but not all the way through." Truthfully, I think that phrase came from song lyrics, too.
It may seem impossible to be fragile and strong … (1 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Click Start to Shut Down - 03/27/12 11:21 PM
Oxymoron Diaries | Click Start to Shut Down. Yes, I am having computer issues. And yes, if I click start and shut down it usually fixes the problem. A lot of times people forget this quick, easy little fix. In fact, when my sonny-in-law was in Czech doing missionary work after high school, his team had a technology guy. But the rule was "Don't call the Tech Guy unless you have already clicked start to shut down."
The pain about it comes in with the preparation to shut down. You can't just click start and go for it. Well, you can, … (2 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Clean House - 03/25/12 08:48 AM
I admit it. My house is a mess. In fact, my house is such a mess that the minute you walk in the door, the phrase "Clean House" turns into an oxymoron.
A Domestic Goddess, I am not. Even on a good day my home is not spotless. The only time it really bothers me is when my mother is coming over. But I have a plan for that - I simply tell her the grandkids spent the week with us. Yeah, I blame it on the grandkids.

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Pink Slime - 03/19/12 11:43 PM
Oxymoron Diaries | Pink Slime. Okay, again, I realize you are probably scratching your heads. But again, just think about it. When the word "slime" pops into your head, do you usually picture it PINK? I don't. More like infectious green, or yellow-ish or brown. Or that dark purple that bruises turn into. Get the picture? Definitely not PINK!
I'm sort of ticked off about the whole thing actually, so I am not even going into the details of this secret addition, aka intrusion, to our diets. The rant might go on for days.
Okay, okay, you made me do it. It's … (8 comments)

kindle: The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake - 03/19/12 03:15 AM
Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake | Chapter Synopsis. I've had quite a bit of interst in the book recently, so thought I'd give you chapter teasers.    prologue half dead | I had long before thankfully come to grips with her slightly askew and under-appreciated view of my attempt at mental masturbation - a way of preserving my sanity without going blind. chapter one extinct life | I liked my life before she came.  
chapter two random logic | I woke on my stomach at 5:45 the next morning; face in my pillow, drool alongside, with no desire to move anytime soon, … (1 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Good Morning - 03/17/12 11:49 PM
Oxymoron Diaries | Good Morning. At first glance you may be scratching your head, but think about it for a minute. Not every morning is good, right? In fact THIS morning at MY house is at the very best borderline. Don't get me wrong, I'm a "my cup is half full" kinda gal. If you've read any of my blog posts you know that's true. I take lemons and make lemonade on a routine basis. But sometimes ... like this morning ... if I'd said "Good Morning" to a certain person sleeping on the couch, I might have lost a limb. … (4 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Delicious Buffet - 03/17/12 12:53 AM
Oxymoron Diaries | Delicious Buffet. Another back-from-Vegas entry into The Oxymoron Diaries.
Buffets always sound good in theory. But face it, after a long day do you really want to stand in line to pay for your food, stand in line to get a table, stand in line to grab a chicken leg, stand in line for a diet coke, and then stand in line for dessert ... all while hanging on to your meal ticket, your purse, your jacket, and your kids simultaneously?
Throw the location in there and a Vegas Buffet is anywhere from 25 to 50 bucks. Serious … (8 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Homeless Households - 03/14/12 01:22 AM
Piggy backing on yesterday's Oxymoron Diaries | Short Sale, today I've added Oxymoron Diaries|Homeless Households. This was brought to my attention when doing a search on twitter for #oxymoron. The tweet had a link to a BBC Mobile article on Housing in England. Here's the link to the article.
I really hate to do back-to-back posts on such un-funny things as short sales and homelessness, but inspiration comes from all sorts of places and sometimes God throws it right in your face so you'll pay attention.
Not that I need a push to think about the housing crisis, as nearly … (2 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Short Sale - 03/13/12 08:03 AM
Oxymoron Diaries | Short Sale. I've been involved in the real estate business in some way, shape or form for nearly a decade. I am also a writer whose current project is The Oxymoron Diaries|Twelve Ounce Poundcake. I got to thinking about real estate and oxymorons and immediately came up with the term Short Sale as an oxymoron.
Why? That's easy. How many realtors have had to explain to a buyer that the term Short Sale was not slang for "it will take a very short time to get to closing?" Right. All of you. In fact, the opposite is true, … (35 comments)

kindle: Oxymoron Diaries | Comfortable Stilettos - 03/13/12 06:38 AM
Oxymoron Diaries | Comfortable Stilettos. I'm just back from a meeting in Las Vegas and boy, oh boy, was it ripe with oxymorons. First on my list is Comfortable Stilettos. Hard as a tried, my feet were a hurtin' from the git go.
I needed to wear heels for my meetings so I had no choice. And my new blue suit was a bit conservative and the length on the skirt was about an inch too long. The only thing I could do to change that quickly was to up my heel height, right? Yeah, right. Ouch.
Believe me when I say … (2 comments)

kindle: Did you know you can download a Kindle FREE to your PC, laptop, iPad, or smartphone? - 03/09/12 06:43 AM
Did you know you can download a Kindle FREE to your PC, laptop, iPad, or smartphone? No? Well, you can! Go ahead and do it now so you can read The Oxymoron Diaries "Twelve Ounce Poundcake", a full length novel. Only $2.99 the entire month of March! Click here to get the FREE download or app. … (1 comments)

kindle: The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake | Didi O'Neil | Excerpt - 03/05/12 01:04 AM
The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake | Didi O'Neil | Excerpt from Chapter Nine | Big Sip. (Used with permission of the author.)
     “I didn’t hire you to think straight. I hired you for your slightly askew perspectives. And I have the utmost faith in you. So do Fritz and Alfredo. They’ve given me carte blanche to offer you anything you want. They’re even talking syndication.” She held up a folder of paperwork. “You can’t pass up this opportunity.”      I sat silently, my thoughts racing. “I’ll have to think about this,” I finally said.      “Go ahead, think … (2 comments)

kindle: Book Review | The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake - 03/02/12 11:52 AM
Book Review | The Oxymoron Diaries | Twelve Ounce Poundcake.
Recent reviews:
From N.B.N. - "If sarcasm and an acid-tongue top your list of fiction prerequisites, then look no further. What I thought would be solely a work of fiction for the kinder and gentler sex turned into one laugh after another, with more than ample cringes thrown in for good measure for this macho man. Ms. O'Neil's use of oxymora as inspiration is brilliant and highly entertaining. In between the humor is pain and sadness, but never far behind is another humorous jab in the funny bone. "
From Doris … (0 comments)

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