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Lisa R. Petty
I’m a three-cat crazy writer who also happens to have two dogs, which means I spend a lot of time talking to animals. They haven’t started talking back, but they do blog on Petty Thoughts.

I started writing when I was 7, when I would jot down alternate plot lines for the Saturday morning cartoons. Misfit Academy is my first published novel. I am currently writing The Lizard King Club, a novel that explores what would happen if certain members of the 27 club reincarnated. I also like to blog, eat my husband’s delicious cooking, embarrass my teen son and spend way too much time on Facebook and Twitter.

Entries by Lisa R. Petty

Snarky Facebook Friend Island

(7) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 1:03 AM

Last month, Huffington Post published my 10 Tiresome Facebook Friends blog and it ended up being really popular. I was stunned and thrilled all at once. There were 135,000 likes, and 22,300 shares, along with 729 comments. Before I read any of the comments, I braced myself because...

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Killer Asbestos

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 3:10 PM

When most people hear the word asbestos, they think of lead paint, yellow Formica counter tops, Happy Days lunch boxes, and children riding bikes without helmets. Asbestos is thought to be a thing that died years ago. Most folks live their lives without ever worrying about asbestos exposure and the...

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Die 10 nervigsten Freunde, die man bei Facebook haben kann

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Vor Kurzem habe ich angekündigt, dass ich damit aufhören werde, mich selbst zu zensieren. Ja, liebe Leser, ich HABE mich zurückgehalten. Ich weiß, das ist beängstigend. Es erschreckt mich auch, aber ich muss ehrlicher in meinen Texten werden. Ich bin eigentlich schon ziemlich ehrlich, wenn ich rede. Ich habe die...

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Not THIS time, Breast Cancer

(18) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 3:55 PM

I have been having mammograms since I was 30, and I am just a LITTLE BIT older than that now. OK, I will be 43 in two weeks. My mom had breast cancer in her 40's, and a cousin on my mom's side had it in her 30's. So, it's...

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Prettier Than John Stamos

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 6:33 PM

Even though I spent over $300 to buy two front row tickets to the Beach Boys concert at the state fair, I still roll my eyes at the Beach Boys' music. I'm a head banger from the '80s. I don't want to hear a bunch of geriatric men harmonize over...

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Reject the Ice Bucket Challenge

(16) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 3:44 PM

Unless you live under a rock without Wifi (I think even rocks have Wifi now), you have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge. It has it's own official hashtag and everything. Just in case you haven't heard of it, I will give you the CliffsNotes version.

This is how...

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10 categorie di amici su Facebook insopportabili

(7) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 6:57 AM

Di recente, ho annunciato che avrei smesso di auto-censurarmi. Sì, lettori, mi sono trattenuta. So che può fare paura, spaventa anche me, ma ho davvero bisogno di essere finalmente franca quando scrivo. Ero già piuttosto schietta nel parlare, ho visto le facce delle persone contorcersi quando dicevo qualcosa...

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9 People of Costco

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 5:49 PM

I hate Walmart. Even just seeing the People of Walmart site makes me want to stick cat claws in my eyes and bathe in Benedryl cream. The place just smells of tornado flattened trailer parks and untreated STD's. So, when I need to save a buck or five, I go...

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'My Husband Pounds His Meat in the Kitchen'

(3) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 4:56 PM

Yes, I actually said that to someone, out loud, in public, without shame. My husband and I were standing by the meat case in Scott's, chatting with his boss's wife about chicken breasts. She mentioned that she prefers to buy the chicken strips since she has small children and chicken...

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Ces 10 horribles amis Facebook que tout le monde a

(3) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 4:36 PM

J'ai récemment annoncé que j'allais arrêter de me censurer. Car oui, chers lecteurs, je me suis imposé des limites. Je me dois d'être plus honnête dans mon écriture. Ainsi, dans cette optique, voici quelques clichés sur les amis Facebook, que l'on trouve dans le répertoire de TOUS les utilisateurs du...

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10 Tiresome Facebook Friends

(729) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Recently, I announced that I am going to stop filtering myself. Yes, readers, I HAVE been holding back. I know this is frightening. It frightens me, too, but I do need to be more honest in my writing. I've already been pretty honest when speaking. I have seen people's faces...

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