Archive for May 2011

On Gratitude and Other Things

365 days.  365 blog entries.  1,095 things to be grateful for.  And this is what I’ve learned ~ 1.  I think, sometimes, I forget to thank the busboy.  But, the waiter, the waitress, the hostess, the coat check person, the cab driver, the bus driver, the doorman, the guy who holds the elevator? I’m a... Read more »

The i is for idiots

Like me.  What I mean to say is ~ Thank you, Steve Jobs for 1/ iMovie ~ which is so idiot proof I became an iMovie fanatic, making a video montage for not only my wedding but my own bridal shower too (… cuckoo …) 2/ iWeb ~ which is so idiot proof that I... Read more »

Notable 2011 Commencement Speakers

Notable 2011 Commencement Speakers
At my college graduation (Lehigh University), the commencement speaker was Tom Kean, the former governor of the great state of New Jersey (woot! woot!) and I have no recollection of a single thing he said. At my law school graduation (Boston College Law School), the commencement speaker was Paul Cellucci, the former governor of Massachusetts... Read more »
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Woman makes perfume out of her own urine

1926 US advertisement for perfume “The Breath of Love” She says she’s “really into recycling.”   Uh.  Yup. Oh and her name is Cherry Tree, by the way. I love this world. I have to be honest though, after reading the whole article, she actually seems like a cool girl.  I wouldn’t accept a gift of... Read more »

I thought it finally happened ...

that on day 360 of Roses, I have nothing, NOTHING, to write about.  What am I grateful for today? I have no idea! The well has finally run dry.  I got nothing. But, then, I turned on the news and, of course, today I am grateful ~1/ for the roof over my head 2/ and... Read more »

Today is National Wine Day

I have no idea who comes up with these designations but I’m not going to argue with them. Here’s to ~1/ red2/ white3/ and too much of a good thing. Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses.  Follow me on Twitter @fernronay. 
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Oprah's last show is tomorrow and ...

I, for one, am grateful ~ 1/ that the Oprah Winfrey Show has always aired at 4PM EST on ABC, which meant I got to watch it everyday after school 2/ and, although those early shows were sometimes salacious, when I say now that I want to be the kind of journalist who is “more... Read more »

Survival of the well manicured on public transportation

Speaking of CTA horror stories, when I lived in NYC, I was on the subway one day with my nose in a book when I went to reach for the handrail and my fingers scraped something soft.  I looked up and realized I had just gently scraped some girl’s face. Her FACE! And she looked... Read more »

Thank you, Zach Galifianakis

Thank you, Zach Galifianakis
Maybe H and I are the last two people on the planet to discover Between Two Ferns but better late than never. I highly recommend these three, in particular. Wear your Depends. 1/ With Tila Tequila and Jennifer Aniston2/ With Steve Carell3/ With Bradley Cooper
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Make a plan. G0d laughs.

What I thought I was going to do today ~ run in the morning, cover the Wine Riot for Chicago3Media, grill up tuna steak and asparagus with H for dinner What actually happened ~ ran in the morning, C3M had to cancel, somehow ended up at Paws with H and fell in love with a... Read more »