Posts in category "Life & Style"

What's your Serenity Now?

I live blocks from the beach. And, I’ve been to the beach a total of – let me calculate this – 3x.  Yes, three times in three years.  I’m no math whiz but that equals … not a lot. Since starting this blog two years ago, I’ve been trying to live by a mantra that... Read more »

Today is National Martini Day

I just learned this! June 19th is now my new high holy day. In the spirit of Stop and Blog the Roses, today I am grateful for the many ways I can have it my way ~ and I’m not talking about burgers ~ - apple - pear - mango - lychee - pomegranate -... Read more »

Look, Dad! No room for a beverage cart!

Happy Father’s Day to all the padres near and far! And, especially to my dad! Of course, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives ~ My father has a thing about small planes. Example #1 My mother:  This couple that [so and so] knows never traveled together as a family.  The mother would fly... Read more »
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Wedding Season: 14 Breakable Wedding Traditions

Tradition: Getting Married in a Church by a Priest.  
Alternative: Getting married on a beach, on a mountain or on a cliff and having a friend or family member get ordained and do the honors.
‘Tis the season! Wedding Season! And it’s also #WeddingWednesday on Twitter! In celebration thereof, I give you this entry from the Archives … ~~~ If you’re getting married next spring or summer, you’re probably in the thick of wedding planning right now, which means you’re probably in the thick of feeling both excited and overwhelmed.... Read more »

Yesterday, I lost my sunglasses ...

And they were Fendi and they were beautiful and I loved them very much. Ironically, I was at Filene’s Basement bargain hunting when I lost them.  I retraced my steps from the dressing room and back but no luck.  I checked with customer service.  Nothing.  As the lady said, “No one’s going to turn those... Read more »

This morning, at the gym...

There was a young lady wearing a full face of makeup.  In the 7AM circuit training class.  Where you sweat.  A LOT. And, we’re not just talking lip balm and mascara.  She had on blush, lipstick, eyeliner,  eyeshadow and I’m pretty sure she primed with foundation or at least a tinted moisturizer. Today, I am... Read more »
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5 Ways to Cope with Halloween

if you drink every time someone gets slashed to bits or screams or hears a strange noise, by the end you'll be handing out candy, kissing the townspeople and wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!
I never understood people who hate Halloween.  They’re the same grumpy people who hate weddings and New Year’s Eve.  CHEER UP!! But, to be fair, I suppose there are some onerous things about the holiday and I guess the best way to deal with it is to fake it.  Isn’t that what Halloween is all... Read more »

Overheard at the nail salon

Manicurist (with accent): How long you been with your boyfriend? Girl next to me: Three and a half years. Manicurist: When you get married? Girl (after sighing): That’s a great question. Today, I’m grateful ~1/ That I never worried whether H would marry me. 2/ That it doesn’t bother me when, now that I’m married,... Read more »

Dinner with friends last night and did you know...

1. There are no kids named Randy in the UK.  Makes perfect sense but I never actually thought about it.2. Models eat baby food for portion control and nutrition.  How gross … and demented.3. A green card is not actually green.  You have no idea how disappointed I was to learn this.  I was hoping/assuming... Read more »
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Little things...

Gotta love the Randolph Street Market Festival and 1/ hot apple cider 2/ old Polaroid cameras that only cost $35 and look cool on your window sill and 3/ decorating, in general. We’re finally making our home feel homey… Follow me and my yearlong project, Stop and Blog the Roses, on Twitter @fernronay.