Archive for May 2012

2012 Commencement Speakers and their good advice ...

Which, let’s face it, will probably be forgotten. At my college graduation (Lehigh University), the commencement speaker was Tom Kean, the former governor of New Jersey, and I have no recollection of a single thing he said.  Thank you anyway, Gov. Kean! At my law school graduation (Boston College Law School), the commencement speaker was... Read more »

Project Ladybug Bash: Meet Dina Manzo and find out how Atia's Fund began!

How far we travel in life matters far less than those we meet along the way. ~ Mark Twain In Stop and Blog the Roses spirit, today, I am grateful to have met these lovely people ~ 1/ Laura Lutarewych ~ Fellow ChicagoNow blogger & a cancer survivor herself.  See her story here & watch... Read more »

Marriage Advice from a 6 Year Old

Recently, at a bridal shower, my 6 year old niece provided this nugget of wisdom.  It reads:  Please don’t poop your pants. I have no idea where she came up with that (I swear!).  But, today, on H and my 2nd wedding anniversary, I am pleased – and in the spirit of Stop and Blog... Read more »

Best advice my mother ever gave me: GO!

17 year old Me: I don’t think I want to stay in NJ forever.  I think I want to go to college out of state. Mom: GO! 20-something year old Me: My application to Fordham Law School got lost.  F$^%!  I think I’m going to Boston. Mom: GO! 30-something year old Me:  H is being... Read more »

Inside a New Jersey Tanning Salon

While I was home this past weekend, I made a trip to my local tanning salon.  It’s located in the next town over  – that would be Nutley – current hometown of Tanning Mom and original hometown of (Who is the one person in the world who is the polar opposite of Tanning Mom?) Martha Stewart.  (Seriously. ... Read more »

Where were you when you heard bin Laden was dead?

Today, of course, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives ~ ~~~ I was actually asleep when the news broke. So, I had no idea until, for some reason, I suddenly woke up at 2:30AM and, like a nicotine addict would reach for a pack of cigarettes with their eyes barely opened, I reached... Read more »