Archive for December 2013

8 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

January 1, 2014 is an anniversary for me. In January 2004, I made a New Year’s Resolution to work out in the morning before work. And, I’ve stuck to it ever since. At the time, I was a lawyer in NYC and had already been working for 16 months.  I had very little control over... Read more »

Christmas and such

In case you missed it, check out my holiday wish list on The Circular Home here! And, from one born and bred Italian American household, wishing a Merry Provolone and Happy Prosciutto to all! But, most of all, here’s to a healthy 2014! ~~~ Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses.  Follow me on TWITTER... Read more »

Holiday Gifts: Where to draw the line

Flashback: Few decades ago – taking a lunch break at the diner while out on an all day holiday shopping trip with my mom, family friend Anna and Anna’s daughter - Anna, perusing her list of who else she still needs to buy for: Niece, nephew, neighbor … who else?  … oh, Linda. My mom: Who’s... Read more »

7 Surprises of 2013

Not in the news of the world but in the world of Stop and Blog the Roses, which would really just be the life of Fern Ronay, your intrepid blogger here, at your service and for your entertainment. 1/ The success of Ship My Pants.  Let’s just start the list off with the obvious.  When... Read more »

8 Holiday Disaster Stories: Your holidays will never be this bad ... or this ridiculous

There should be a writer in every family because every family is chock full of material.  (Check out a Thanksgiving screenplay by Fern Ronay) Though, no matter how funny/crazy/dysfunctional your family is, I beg of you … put down the Christmas tree. From the archives ~~~ 8 holiday disaster stories ripped from the headlines ~~~... Read more »

Man stages hospital scene to prevent friend's next DUI

Tom Mabe didn’t want his friend, who already has five DUIs, to get another one … or worse. So, the next time the friend passed out drunk, Mabe was ready with a team of actors to stage a hospital scene in 2023. Yes, 2023!  The “doctor” told the man he’d been in a coma for... Read more »

Eggnog: Love it or Hate it, 16 Facts about it

We are a house divided. I say “Yum!”  H says “Yuck.” From the archives ~~~ 16 facts/theories/points of interest about the season’s most creamy and delicious beverage of choice ~ 1/ Believed to have originated in East Anglia, England, it was popular among the aristocracy because the ingredients were fairly expensive back then. “You have... Read more »

Ginger Zee & the Law of Attraction

While we do love Sam Champion at the Ronay house (we loved how much he loved Ship My Pants and thanks for the retweet!) ~ we also love Ginger Zee and are so happy for her on her promotion at GMA! It couldn’t happen to a nicer person. How do I know? No, I don’t know her... Read more »