Archive for August 2013

10 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

The Return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ I welcome anything pumpkin flavored or scented for that matter. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin candles, pumpkin lotion, pumpkin body wash, pumpkin soap, pumpkin air freshener, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich...that's, that's about it.
I’ve always found Labor Day weekend depressing.  It always seemed to mark the official end of being sunkissed and drunkissed. …uh, well, ok, definitely the end of sunkissed. Anyway, if you’re like me and prone to the autumn blues, don’t fret.  Here are 10 very good reasons to look forward to fall. And, in the... Read more »

#WeddingWednesday: Miss Havisham works at the Chicago Post Office

Text exchange between B (stands for bride) and me (a married lady of three years) ~ Me: Have you heard from everyone re the shower and bachelorette party? B: No!  A few invitations were sent back by the post office for some reason.  So now I don’t know if the non-responders either didn’t get the... Read more »

Miley Cyrus: My Facebook feed reacts but the best reaction of all ...

I go to bed at 9PM so I can wake up at 6AM to run like the nerd I am. So, I missed the VMAs and was wondering in my bleary eyed state this morning what Miley Cyrus could possibly have done last night to prompt some of these Facebook posts: What happened to Myley... Read more »

Keep Calm and ... Be Kind

Check out what happened to my friend Alison in L.A. last night. Her words straight from Facebook: I’m a bit overwhelmed at the kindness of a few strangers tonight. Sorry in advance this might get a little long, but I have to share this story. I decided to treat myself to a nice dinner tonight at... Read more »

To Do Today: Something nice in honor of my cousin

On this day in 2005, my 21 year old cousin died and no one really knows why. A brief hospital stay for that kind of infection should NOT end that way.  It is still incomprehensible. Her name was Jamie and she was really pretty and really smart - the valedictorian of her class - and a lot... Read more »

Getting older: The final telltale sign for me

My new doctor should have been the wake up call.  (I have a new doctor after this fiasco). She walked into the room.  Tall, blond, pretty face and … younger than me? I went home and told H “I like her. I feel really comfortable with her.  But, it’s weird. I think she’s younger than... Read more »

In the news this week: What are your thoughts?

This week, in the news and/or my news feed ~ Camp Gyno At first, my mouth dropped. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate gutsy ads. Still, I thought: ”I know we’re talking about the lady parts here but This.Takes.BALLS.” Now, I’ve watched it somewhere between twenty and a thousand times and can’t stop laughing. Downloading ‘Queen Bee’ as we speak.   Speaking of... Read more »

Real Housewives of New Jersey: A Cafface Experience

“It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong.” -Yvon Choinard This past weekend, one of my best friends from high school, Gigi, and I made our way to New Jersey from Baltimore and Chicago, respectively, to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby girl to our other dear friend, Mel.  With our gifts carefully wrapped in stork-adorned paper and each... Read more »

Boobs and Cheesecake: Things I learned from blogging

1. People like lists.  They like them numbered.  They like them funny.  They like them on the short side. Pictures help too.  (Check out some lists of blogging the roses past and present here.) 2. When shit happens, don’t get mad. Blog about it.  Every annoyance, funny story, outrageous story, irritating memory becomes a bloggable moment.... Read more »