81 Comments

  1. Beatrice A Berman
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    That was a lot!! Thanks! 🙂

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  2. Lauren W.
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    No joke, I want to go on this road trip with you.

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  3. Jacquie
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    My hubby has gone off frozen moo boob juice, enjoy your road trip x

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  4. Sherry
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    Take me! I love wordy stuff, giant useless pretty things—and philosophy! Great post. 🙂

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  5. Tammy
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    Words! My former hair stylist told me that when she was little her older brothers told her that if she didn’t stop talking so much, she was going to run out of words before she even grew up! And then she would have to live the rest of her life without being able to talk! She totally believed them and carried around that fear of using up her words, only using them when absolutely necessary (sorta like the “sponge worthy episode of Seinfeld”), until her parents became concerned that something was seriously wrong with her! So they asked her about it, and I am sure she carefully selected the minimum amount of words to tell on her brothers! Still cracks me up to this day!

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    • Claudia Phillips
      September 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am

      Hilarious!

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  6. Claudia Phillips
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:29 am

    I love your dad who I just met by reading your post. And I love your rant about EVIL STATINS. I watched my father deteriorate while taking them. Muscle aches and pains which eventually rendered him unable to walk. But he said, “why do you think you know more than my doctor?” When he finally knew that I know more than his doctor it was too late. And I also must say that I live in Atlanta and I don’t know why you have a thing because Atlanta is awesome. So will you be here?

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  7. Maaike
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am

    There always seem to a good number of “dinning” tables for sale on my local Craigslist….

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    • Diana awesome Craig
      September 17, 2017 @ 11:27 am

      Ha ha. There’s tons up dinning tables where u live, too. Mostly solid wood.

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  8. Celina
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:32 am

    I am married to a philosopher & the texts he sends me are things like “do you want me to pick anything at the supermarket on the way home” and “look at this cool place I am right now.”

    Have a great time on your trip, and I look forward to your collection of Craigslist Words at some point.

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  9. Katherine Howley
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:33 am

    Woman, you are killing me! Can’t we talk about your kitchen again? Or Halloween decorations? Or how an actual road trip actually went?

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    • Sandra
      September 13, 2017 @ 11:53 am

      Casting a vote for the people who are here for the writing about theoretical roadtrips.

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    • Juli
      September 13, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

      I’m with Katherine.

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    • Brenda
      September 13, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

      VEB is the only one who gets a vote. Her blog. Her words. She basically invites us over for dinner every so often. No need to tell her you hated the pie.

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      • Darling Lily
        September 13, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

        Yes. Her blog,she gets to choose what she writes about. If you don’t care for non-decorating stuff, perhaps check back later?

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      • sharon
        September 13, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

        RIGHT on…BRENDA!!!!!!

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      • Ellie Pounds
        September 18, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

        I’m here to read. If I wanted to dictate, I’d write my own damn blog. Hint!
        I love your ramblings – it’s relatable on so many levels.
        Many thanks!

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    • Cheryl
      September 14, 2017 @ 8:43 am

      I agree with Brenda. But can I also agree with Katherine?

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    • Lauren W.
      September 15, 2017 @ 9:42 am

      Usually I love reading the comments but this makes me sad! This is a post about her father. It’s full of love and very personal. If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but leaving unkind comments is strange and tactless, especially if you like her as a blogger? you are not going to love every thing from everyone right?

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  10. Lora Hart
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:33 am

    Rotton iron! Why would you want that? 😉

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    • Lyn
      September 13, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

      Sorry Lora but I think you’ve missed the point – it’s funny because the ad should have read ‘wrought iron wrap around railings’ – nothing to do with rotten iron.

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    • cheapdiva
      September 15, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

      Oh, I firmly believe Lora got it!!

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  11. Lucy
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:35 am

    These are my fav posts where I have no idea what is coming next and wouldn’t guess correctly in a million years.

    COME TO ATLANTA

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  12. Lora Hart
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:37 am

    So – evidently I can’t spell. Don’t judge me. Or add me to your Craigslist list. Rotten. ok? R O T T EEEEEE N.

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  13. Cece
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:43 am

    Shoot! I will be at the Columbus cl fest and was hoping to see you there. Maybe next year.

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  14. Lana
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:48 am

    Never thought I’d see Kierkegaard mentioned in a blog about GFT’s! Would love to know more about your father. Is he a college professor?

    Also, does your concern for animal life square with concern for unborn human life? I always ask vegans this question because it interests me.

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    • Darling Lily
      September 13, 2017 @ 1:41 pm

      I am also really curious about this! We’re all adults here ( at least I think o!) and should be able to handle the answer.

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    • Jayne Z
      September 13, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

      Curious how your concerns for unborn human life square with the death penalt; cutting food subsidies for poor kids; cost of higher education out of the reach of poor and middle class children; elimination of environmental protections which has a major impact on children; and equal pay for equal pay which means women may not be able to provide for their children adequately. I’m concerned about unborn children, but more concerned that once they are born our society seems to throw them away!

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      • Claudia
        September 13, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

        I’m with you Jayne Z. Those are some very important concerns.

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    • judy
      September 15, 2017 @ 12:12 pm

      Can I just interject one small opinion about unborn life. As a three year old kid picked up by a wonderful Police officer and a Social Worker and given a hot dog and a cold Coke cause I and my 4 siblings had been left alone for days without food or drink(had another brother but evidently he starved to death not long after he went from unborn to born.) Unwanted kids are for the most part-unwanted and thus they are “parented” by the poorly paid,frustrated,exhausted workers who inflict lots of nasty on the wretched charges they are stuck with. Foster parents? All I can say is RUN-HIDE!
      Are there wonderful caretakers and cracker jack Foster Parents. Must be. But I never encountered a Kid who had the good fortune to encounter same. Unwanted kids have problems and they are not all cute smart and easy to raise. Visit an ancient graveyard of old and note the birth control of the past. Disease and accident took most of the many children before they got their second teeth. The greatest mercy you could give me is to not only let my “mother” abort me but to encourage it. My little soul might have found a life not filled with terror,absence of love or kindness or how to be…….only taught by Mommies and Daddies who have achieved that skill themselves.

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      • Sweetpeamornings
        September 15, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

        Judy I’m sorry for your pain. It’s so sad that everyone can’t look into their babies’ eyes and see all the hope that they come into this world with. And the trust. And that they don’t then do everything in their power to love and nurture this little life. You were vastly ripped off, but I hope you know how important you are in this world. I am, for the very reasons you spell out, pro-choice.

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      • Amy
        September 21, 2017 @ 11:05 pm

        Judy,
        Beautifully written and deeply emotive. Thank you for your honesty and I hope you now have a life surrounded by love. <3

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    • Briana
      September 15, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

      I’m a vegan, also pro choice. The reasons I choose not to participate in animal based agriculture, simply do not intersect with any reasons to stop human women from choosing what to do with their own uteri.

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      • Elizabeth
        September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

        I find vegans to have a logical, science-based reasoning for their lifestyle. I can apply the same logical, science-based reasoning for being pro-life.

        I, too, Lana wonder how one arrives the conclusions that being vegan and pro-life are mutually exclusive; they seems inextricably linked. Briana, I’d love to hear more about your take on this.

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  15. Jennifer Schultz
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:52 am

    Remind me to tell your dad about the “exploding rat population” described in a PBS documentary…

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  16. Susan Zajonc
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:55 am

    Whoa…I watched it…and I am already a vegan…now I’m going to throw up. Thank you for your honesty.

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  17. Charlotte
    September 13, 2017 @ 11:59 am

    Great post (once again!)! The picture of the old Buick and Airstream is so inviting; I love road trips and misspelled words! Are you going to Atlanta with your father on a road trip there? Also-my doctor just put me on a statin med a few weeks ago. I’d gone off it about a year ago because I’d read they weren’t good for a person. Now I’m scared again. I need to do some research; thanks for mentioning it. Take care and looking forward to your next post.

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  18. Cherie Kalel
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

    Oh, WOW, I am sitting on my daughter’s front porch less than ONE MILE from the OH Fairgrounds, RIGHT NOW, LOL!!! Normally I would be at home in Georgia, about 90 miles from Atlanta, but decided to come see my children and grandson in OH to avoid having the power outages from Irma this week.

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  19. AppleHillCottage
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:23 pm

    Hey. There are other people who find rot iron rap around porch railings hilarious too! ❤️

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  20. Stephanie Chipley
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    Don’t tease . . . are you coming to Atlanta? That would be so awesome

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  21. Heather Monson
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    First time caller, long time listener.
    I’m in Ohio and was hoping to catch a glimpse of you and your signature bubblegum pearls. I’m disappointed but enjoyed your post – as always. One of the hardest things about losing my dad was the realization I couldn’t make any new memories with him. Take that road trip and make some memories together.

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  22. Kelly W
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    Where do I start? You crack me up! You and your dad sound like a perfect trip to anywhere! Yes, the word thing… how about an ‘anteek meer’? Ya someone posted that?! I bought it! My ‘rot iron railing’ find (??) is a wonderful wall piece now despite the spelling! AND I am sure that pharmaceutical companies are hand-in-hand with the devil! I say that laughing BUT really drugs to ‘fix’ you, drugs to fix the symptoms of the drugs prescribed and so on!!! Can’t even wrap my brain around it! And STATINS…😩

    As I said! Where to start?!

    I look forward to your adventures in Craig’s List finds, ‘anteeking’ and your obvious sense of fun! Have a great trip with your dad! Just a little jealous!

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  23. Linda
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

    I agree with your father, in his text.

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  24. pigtowndesign
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    Does your dad want to come to my lecture tonight with a debate on the ethics of big pharma? i know time’s tight, but he’d love it. haha.

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  25. Maria Barnes
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    I heard one of the statin manufacturers promoting putting children as young as 5 years old on a Statin, if they had a family history of hypercholesterolemia with cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke). The drugs had NEVER BEEN TESTED in children, but hey, what’s the big deal?

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  26. Ellen
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

    Enjoy Dad while you have him❤️🚎

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  27. Darling Lily
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

    I am full with you on the dairy, statins, circus. We will have to agree to disagree about climate change and hot humid weather! I adore Fall and Winter; Summer is something to be endured.

    I am somewhere between you and your Daddy on theology and music ( Not a huge Verdi fan, would like the Ring better with no singing)

    I am a TOTAL road trip fanatic, though. Merely reading this makes me want to go gas up the truck….

    What have you got against my beloved hometown?! Especially since you love hot, humid weather!

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  28. Lynette
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    On a recent road trip through Texas (not far outside of Houston) we saw a sign that said HAY FUR SAIL. That is my favorite one to date. I really wanted to stop and check out a ‘fur sail’. Sounds luxurious.

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  29. Angie
    September 13, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

    You should reconsider Atlanta! It’s warmer down here.

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  30. Jayne Z
    September 13, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

    Great post Victoria. Although I enjoy bright, shiny things, kittens, kitchen design, etc., I also enjoy that you aren’t afraid to tackle tough subjects!

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  31. Lesley
    September 13, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    I can almost forgive the CL posters with “anteek” and “rod iron” as well as bad 70s impersonators tagged as “mid-century modern” as being in a rush, trying too hard, or being distracted by binge-watching “Breaking Bad.” What I have a huge problem with are public posters such as this one, where I stopped to pick up some groceries : “Parking for Whole Foods costumers only.” I felt bad I had left my Wonder Woman boots at home. Or this one: “Misspellers of the world, UNTIE” which was oh-so-tempting in simple white lettering on a black t-shirt at an outdoor mall kiosk.

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    • Pam
      September 15, 2017 @ 7:42 am

      Lesley, are you sure the saying wasn’t “Dyslexics of the world Untie”

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  32. Liz
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

    When my friend was looking for a new dining room set, she said there were hardly any listed for sale
    on Craigslist…so I suggest she look for a “dinning room set” and there were more “dinning room sets” on Craigslist than “dining room sets” !!!

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    • Elise
      September 21, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

      This explains a lot about America.

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  33. Sandy B
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    Send me that list, stat! Reading rot iron or rod iron KILLS me.

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  34. Charlotte
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

    There is no way that we as humans can control our weather. We can’t do one thing to change the weather. Climate change, global warming all a myth totally made up. One day the whole world will see this. I totally agree with you about the statins. Love your blog.

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    • Carisa
      September 13, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

      Charlotte, please get some education. Open up your mind and heart and realize there are SEVEN BILLION of us and counting. Wrap your head around that number. Why is it always warmer in the city than in the suburbs? Why is a parking lot hotter than a field? And I’m open enough to admit you might be right, but we are not living a healthy or sustainable existence with the way we farm, the way we destroy the land, the way we poison ourselves and everything around us, our disposable culture- remember when we used to fix things instead of throwing them out and buying a new one? Whether climate change is real or not, everyone would benefit from cleaner, kinder living.

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      • Antonella
        September 14, 2017 @ 8:43 am

        Carisa,
        “Everyone would benefit from cleaner, kinder living”
        AMEN!

        Why is it s difficult to grasp?! :-/

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    • judy
      September 15, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

      You are so extreme in your denial of human effect on Climate that I suspect it might be sarchasm .
      If not spend some time on utube watching the Glaciers move and melt and fall into the Sea in Chunks the size of a smallish State. Climate on our Planet is a very complex system but it is a system just like our Bodies and just like our Body we can choose to care for it,just as we care for our body with diet,exercise and avoiding the poisons of drugs,too much alcohol and especially Stress. And modern Life can be very stressful. We have become so used to living becoming ever more easy from remote controls to groceries delivered to the ability to find,compare and have shipped to our door the latest in must haves. I wish climate deniers would think of what they are leaving to their descendants. Better to err on the side of caution and take measures to slow the warming of the planet than to arrogantly accept the claims of a small minority who claim we have no affect on Climate.

      Without the Polar ice caps the Planet very definitely will change and the melt is evaporating oceans of additional water into our atmosphere. That water is now feeding ever more destructive storms and increased rain. the more water up the more water down. How easy to switch from filthy oil to Wind,Sunshine and the power of the eternal ocean waves. How futile to stay with a finite,filthy energy source.

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  35. jennifer
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    Boy, I just realized how dumb I am…….and that the Airstream cooler is really cool………………

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  36. S Roche
    September 13, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    LOL…I’m with Jennifer…

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  37. Laura Lee Murphy-Treanor
    September 13, 2017 @ 4:21 pm

    Make sure to tell him about “elegancy”!!

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  38. Sam
    September 13, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

    Love Me A Good Road Trip! Take Snacks! Thanks for the laughs. I would love your Dad, and would love to give him back too 😝

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  39. Kathie in Canada
    September 13, 2017 @ 5:36 pm

    haha…i love rot iron rap around humour too 🙂 always tickles MY funny bone! 🙂

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  40. Patricia Barnes Hollers
    September 13, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

    Elizabeth you are so off the charts, and I love you for it.

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