Ink Spots: Of Obnoxious Quizzes and Such, Molly MacDonald, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Feb 19

Ink Spots: Of Obnoxious Quizzes and Such

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There was a quiz on Facebook awhile ago designed, I think, to make me feel bad. And old. It listed 19 things from years past and quiz-takers were to check the ones they remembered. Things like home delivery of milk in glass bottles, tiny wax coke-shaped bottles with colored water in them, phone numbers with […]

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Jan 29

Ink Spots: Of Smoke Signals and Such

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My internet crashed again, this time taking the phones down with it. Or maybe the phone line crashed, taking the internet down with it. I’m thinking of resorting to communication by smoke signals.   It took seven hours for everything to be fixed. During that time, I was able to use my new cell phone, […]

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Ink Spots: Happy New Year!, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Jan 02

Ink Spots: Happy New Year!

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I wrote this in June for the anniversary issue that was to come out then – slight delay, it finally came out last week. Happy New Year, all! I started as a reporter at the Algona Upper Des Moines just a few years ago. OK, it was in 1984, if you want to be technical. […]

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Ink Spots: Of Expiration Dates and Other Trivia, Scott MacDonald, @scottmacnotes
Dec 19

Ink Spots: Of Expiration Dates and Other Trivia

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I wonder who looks at expiration dates on food and over-the-counter meds other than my children. Bing and I seem to have reared five super-cautious (a nice way of saying paranoid), compulsive label-readers. Who Reads Expiration Dates Anyway? Food Case in point: Last year, Meg asked what she would need to make turkey gravy at […]

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