Archive for December 2012

7 Reasons Not to Drink and Drive (as if you need more than one)

‘Tis the season for giving and receiving and, my favorite part, overeating and imbibing … which reminds me of this entry from the Archives ~ always worth a repub ~ Happy New Year! ~~~~~~~ 1. You like your face.  I actually overheard someone once say “I don’t drink and drive because I like my face.”  I... Read more »

New Year's Resolutions: What's yours? Here's mine.

Slow down. Stop talking. Appreciate every little thing around you. And, the big things, too. Easier said than done, of course, but I always say I’m a work in progress … HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My prayers for Newtown

Birthdates ending in 06. There have been so many jarring sights and sounds from this tragedy – for me, that was one of the worst – seeing those birthdates of 2006. I’ve said before that you should never remember the day someone was born AND the day they die.  It is completely unnatural.  Think about... Read more »
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I Broke Up with My Doctor

I have high blood pressure. Apparently, it’s hereditary but I still had to get an ultrasound to make sure the arteries around my kidneys weren’t constricted. I learned that last part from the internet because the conversation with my doctor went like this: Dr. BadBedside (if ever there was an appropriate pseudonym): I’m going to... Read more »

Holiday Gifts: A Tradition to Nix?

I say yes. What I mean is just Say NO to Holiday Gifts And just say YES to only buying for the kiddies. Let me explain. Several years ago, and for several years in a row, I exchanged gifts with my mother, my father, my brother, my sister in law, my sister in law’s sister,... Read more »

It pays not to sweat the small stuff ... literally, with a free Starbucks

Me to barista: Grande Skinny Hazelnut Latte Barista: That’ll be $4.49. Me (to myself): Almost $5? That’s insane! I’m a Dunkin Donuts girl ($2.20) but I was in the mood for something hazelnut. It reminds me of my niece. She loves nutella. And it’s cold out and DD is far whereas there’s a Starbucks on... Read more »
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I Sweat the Small Stuff

Some people think because I write Stop and Blog the Roses that I must be really good at keeping things in perspective. Uh, nope. I sweat the small stuff. Big time. But, it’s blogging the roses that helps me, after a ‘crisis,’ to see things from a different perspective, to be able to pull something... Read more »

I hate Cirque du Soleil: A review of 'Superior Donuts'

I hate Cirque du Soleil. There, I said it. I couldn’t admit it for a long time.  I thought something was wrong with me.  Everyone else RAVES.  And, while I would never say their gravity defying abilities aren’t impressive, I’m always bored after 20 minutes. I’ve tried to give it a shot.  Three shots, actually. ... Read more »