Posts in category "entertainment"

Live like a seven-year-old

Live like a seven-year-old
I’ve been in a little bit of a rut lately. Things not exactly going terribly, but everything just seems stale – general malaise really. I teach at a local university and was just informed that my classes were being moved next semester and my commute will now be about an hour. My adventure of writing... Read more »

Do Facebook 'likes' define us?

Do Facebook 'likes' define us?
My kids were sitting at the table while I was doing my daily losing battle of cleaning the kitchen when I heard my 7-year–old exclaim, “YES! I got 9 likes.”  My older daughter leaned over, looked at his iPod touch and simply said, “nice” Uh….. what are you guys talking about? Oh yeah, a few... Read more »

I'm too immature for yoga

I'm too immature for yoga
I recently joined a gym with a friend of mine. And like any great, new adventure, I was fresh, excited and ready to try anything. We went to the first movement class. I’m pretty sure we were time-warped back to the 80s. The headband, leg warmer wearing instructor was slightly overweight and pushing us to cha-cha... Read more »
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Facebook: to friend or not to friend

Facebook: to friend or not to friend
Every once in a while I’ll get a friend request on Facebook from someone I’ve never heard of before. I typically ignore it and move on. However, there are a few “friends” that I have no idea what to do with. They are hanging in limbo and I’m not quite sure what category to place... Read more »

Missing Joan Rivers: 12 of her best one-liners

Missing Joan Rivers: 12 of her best one-liners
So sad to hear that Joan Rivers passed away. She was by far my favorite comedian. Not only did she say it like it was, but she had the best self deprecating humor out there. There really is no other like her – in Joan’s memory, here are some of her best one-liners. Thanks for... Read more »

Coloring book for adults

Have you seen all the coloring books for adults out floating on the internet? I spent the weekend with a group of people I didn’t really know. We had some down time, so I printed up THIS BOOK and broke out some crayons. Talk about an ice breaker. We are officially no longer strangers. In... Read more »
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Who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be?
This summer has provided a number of events that caused me to take a long hard look about where I am and how I want to live my life. I don’t want to waste one more day living life like status quo. It’s time to shake things up and be this type of person: Someone... Read more »

Facebook and Fairytales: A perfect combination

Facebook and Fairytales: A perfect combination
Disney destroyed us all. No matter how many issues the characters had throughout a story, it all ended up with a neat little bow-tied package. Everyone drifted away happily ever after. My kids are starting to get out of the fairytale Disney phase, however now we’re faced with the flawless bow-tied pictures on Facebook. Everyone... Read more »

Dear sourdough bread, I love and miss you so

Dear sourdough bread, I love and miss you so
Shortly after Christmas last year, I started to notice that the excessive celebrations were starting to catch up to me. I was feeling sluggish, and it was much easier to slide into yoga pants than attempt to suck it all in and force myself into jeans. I saw some pictures from a birthday party in... Read more »
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Long Grove Strawberry Festival

Head out to historic Long Grove this weekend!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Head out to Long Grove for their Strawberry Festival! Where: Historic Downtown Long Grove When: Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22 Cost: $5 per person – I’m not a fan of that fee since it use to be free, but the entertainment is free, so I like... Read more »