Archive for September 2013

Thank you to the people of Asheville, NC

Welcome, friends! Below you will find the Narcissistic Blogger – Facebook Likes scale, researched and developed by the team at Stop and Blog the Roses.  (By team, I mean all one of us.  That would be me, Ferny. Hi!) Zero Facebook ‘Likes’ on a blog post = No one likes me.  The least I can... Read more »

A bar mitzvah, a teal prom dress & a catering hall: Do you believe in destiny?

On this day, thirty years ago, my husband celebrated his bar mitzvah at the one and only Richfield Regency in Verona, New Jersey. Supposedly, there was a band, a conga line and a blonde lead singer who led the conga line with her ‘nice tushy.’ [When an Italian marries a nice Jewish boy, you learn... Read more »

5 Reasons to Go to Your High School Reunion

In 2007, people kept saying to me “Why aren’t you on Facebook?” and I kept saying “I don’t get it. I’m already in touch with everyone I want to be in touch with. What’s the point? … I have email.  … and oh, I’m on LinkedIn!” to which those same people would shake their heads... Read more »
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Today is World Gratitude Day

In the spirit of Stop and Blog the Roses, today, I am grateful for ~ 1/ The big things (health is wealth, yes it is) 2/ the little things, too 3/ and you.  Thank you for reading this blog. I hope everyone who sees this has their blessings multiplied over and over. And over again!

Mothers Say the Darndest Things

Let’s say you’re out at a restaurant in your hometown for your future sister in law’s bachelorette dinner and your mother is there along with your future sister in law’s mother and all of your brother’s friends’ wives and this conversation happens between the two mothers across the table in a loud restaurant ~ Future... Read more »

9/11: To Do Today: Tell my loved ones that I love them

I grew up twenty minutes from NYC and visited the World Trade Center as a child in the 1980s.  This is the brochure from that visit. I think about a lot of things on 9/11 – where I was that morning; the fact that I used to work right there in lower Manhattan; of all... Read more »
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DirecTV + PS3 + Sunday Ticket = Fight for your right to Football

The facts: I am a Dallas Cowboys fan (How did that happen?  Read this – Unlikely Football Fans: A Pair of Nuns and Me) I live in Chicago. Because I live in Chicago, not every Cowboy game is on television. Because it is 2013, I have should have options. Option 1: Can I buy DirecTV’s Sunday... Read more »

Asheville, NC: The Greatest Show on Earth

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up.  We should have known within fifteen minutes of arriving, when my sister in law asked for directions, we were in for a show. A young, shaggy haired man appeared to be the person in charge of several tables of jewelry for sale on a street corner and, one would... Read more »