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Lisa Madras

Lisa Madras
  • Madras.jpg Lisa Madras: Strike up the band — and the garbage fries — I’m now marching to a different beat

    I have to tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with county fairs. I'll drive pretty far to get to one. That's love. But it kills me to have to remortgage the house to pay for it. That, obviously, is hate.

    August 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • by-the-way-who-are-you1.jpg Lisa Madras: Do you understand you?

    What do you understand today about your life that you did not understand a year ago? A coworker and I had a conversation this morning about "true callings."  It sounds like sort of a wishy washy thing, especially since so many of us would say our true calling is winning the Powerball and spending the rest of our lives on a tropical island surrounded by luxury and beautiful people.

    August 12, 2013 2 Photos

  • Madras.jpg Lisa Madras: What's priceless to you?
    What would your ‘priceless’ Mastercard-style commercial be? There answer to this question can change from day to day or even minute to minute.  The important thing is that you have an answer at any given time.  For me, somedays, my kids would be the star of this commercial.  Other days, it would be something about strength or perseverance.

    August 5, 2013 2 Photos

  • quote-wall-art_8661-0.png Lisa Madras: I don’t like you, pain, but you complete me

    Is this contributing to my completeness? I read this question somewhere a few years ago, and I can't help but marvel at what an astoundingly deep question it is. In fact, I think that if you asked yourself no other questions over the course of your life, this one would be enough.

    July 29, 2013 2 Photos

  • tumblr_lxwh8qhuob1qzfyg1o4_1280.jpg Lisa Madras: Don't starve your kids of life lessons from ‘Hunger Games’

    If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose? I know I'm probably going to catch a lot of flack for my response on this one, but my answer would be "The Hunger Games" trilogy.

    July 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • sharknado.jpg Lisa Madras: Yep, I’m a sucker for a good ‘Sharknado’

    How much value do you place on a good laugh? It seems like the world is divided into three basic types of people: those who rarely or never laugh, those who take a laugh when it happens to come along, and those who live for a good laugh.

    July 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • party2.jpg Lisa Madras: Here’s a bedtime story with a hoppy ending

    What do you think about when you lie awake in bed? I have a really hard time falling asleep at night. I've have this problem since I was fairly young, and remember constructing vivid stories in my head as I'd wait for sleep to come.

    July 8, 2013 2 Photos

  • abandon.jpg Lisa Madras: Sometimes, giving up is your best option
    Is there ever a time when giving up on someone makes sense? I know a ton of people right now who are struggling to not give up.  We all want to hold on to what we have... it's human nature.  And normally that's a good thing.  But what happens when your determination keeps you holding on to something that simply isn't good for you?

    July 1, 2013 2 Photos

  • goddess.jpg Lisa Madras: As our ‘sun’ sets, we glow even brighter

    What’s the best part of growing older? I've spent a great deal of time lately complaining about turning 40 — in this blog and in my daily life. I'm supposing that my friends are getting to the point where they'd like to crack me upside the head and tell me to "shut up already!"

    June 24, 2013 2 Photos

  • Nirvana.jpg Lisa Madras: It wasn’t Nirvana, but it certainly was better

    When you look into the past, what do you miss the most? For a bunch of my co-workers, who are still floating around on cloud nine from last week's concert, the answer would probably be New Kids on the Block.

    June 17, 2013 2 Photos

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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