Archive for October 2010

A case of sour grapes?

I bought 4lbs of grapes yesterday. They were $2.39/lb.  So, if you’re smarter than a 5th grader, you know that this should have cost me at least $9. But, when I got to the register, I was only charged $2.39.  Hmmm. What would you do? I said something  1/ because I was raised right and... Read more »

This morning at the bagel store...

I was in line behind a mother with her son and daughter, who were probably 5 and 4 years old and, while the mother was ordering, the daughter pushed her older brother with a vengeance – right into a chair and the chair slid back a bit.  He seemed startled.  She seemed proud of herself.... Read more »

Little things...

Today is National Oatmeal Day.  Yes, there’s actually a National Oatmeal Day.  It’s today. And I’m grateful for ~ 1/ hot oatmeal 2/ especially maple & brown sugar flavor 3/ and especially on cold fall days. Mmmm…. Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses. Follow me on Twitter @fernronay.
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Win a $50 Amazon gift card ... just for being grateful

Happy November!  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time for a certain grateful blogger to hold a certain Grateful Giveaway contest? It will work like this ~ In the comments section below on this blog post, write three (3) things you are grateful for.  One entry per person please.  Contest ends Monday, November... Read more »

'Grossed out' by 'fatties' on TV? When Bloggers Attack!

Recently, Maura Kelly, a blogger at Marie Claire, wrote a post about the new TV show Mike & Molly where she said, in part: I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other and To be brutally honest, even in real life,... Read more »

Do you believe Charlie Sheen? VOTE here.

As you may have heard, Charlie Sheen allegedly - trashed his room at the Plaza Hotel, ripping curtains, overturning tables and breaking glass- while there was a lady of the night hiding in the closet- and while his ex-wife Denise Richards and their two daughters were also staying at the Plaza and were only a... Read more »
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About my Grandma LaSala

My grandmother and my mother ~ If she were alive, she’d be 93 today. ~ On October 30, 1938, she was washing windows on the 2nd floor of her parents’ house in Newark, New Jersey when she heard the CBS radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and thought it was real and almost fell... Read more »

Sorry, Folks! But Walley World is closed...

I just got back from Disney World with H’s niece and nephew and family. I went to Disney 6 years ago with my brother’s niece.  And, because I was a lawyer in NYC back then, I had to cut my vacation short.  I only did half of Magic Kingdom… the half that didn’t include Space... Read more »

What did we ever do without...

1/ Cell phones 2/ especially texting. 3/ And wouldn’t it figure that hand sanitizer comes out just as filthy public pay phones become a thing of the past? Of course, dirty bathrooms will always be around, as long as humans are.  So, thank you, Purell.  I’ve practically showered in you. Thank you for reading Stop... Read more »
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Limited Lunch Options in Chicago?

On every street corner in NYC, there’s a place to get a salad – the kind where you pick your lettuce, hand it over, make your selections and then they toss it for you.  There’s Hale & Hearty, Devon & Blakely and even at any bodega.  But, in Chicago, the only place I found that... Read more »