Archive for November 2011

Rejection: Teach your kids to deal with it

Rejection: Teach your kids to deal with it
As a former victim of bullying, I have had my fair share of rejection. It’s a part of life that some people learn earlier than later yet at some point everyone has to deal with it. Teaching your children how to handle it is a whole different story. As a parent every time my kids... Read more »

Black Friday: Top ten reasons to avoid it from now on

Black Friday: Top ten reasons to avoid it from now on
After this year’s Black Friday extravaganza of earlier than ever store openings, “biggest sales ever” and the myriad of other crazy offers I decided to compile a “Letterman” list of my top ten reasons that perhaps we should reconsider it’s value. 10) Pepper Spray. Seems instead of using it for protections against rapists, muggers and... Read more »

Tradition and friendship, now that's something to give thanks for

Tradition and friendship, now that's something to give thanks for
Tradition. The passing down of customs and beliefs from generation to generation. Tradition is felt in many homes this week as we prepare for Thanksgiving and venture into the holiday season. Families will reunite, students flocking home from college. We will cook, we will eat too much. We will enter our tryptophan comas. And we... Read more »
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Feliz Navidad. Spread the joy. Dance.

Feliz Navidad. Spread the joy. Dance.
I have an insane idea. Well, I’ve had many in life but I believe that this one may take the cake. First, I’d like you to play the video. Then read while you listen. Puts you in a pretty good mood, doesn’t it? Despite the collective groans I’ve been hearing about Christmas music starting too... Read more »

Bad news blitz. Anyone have any good news for a change??

Bad news blitz. Anyone have any good news for a change??
My husband reads the paper everyday like it’s his job. I’ve always admired that about him. That and the fact that he can watch TV, constantly flipping the channels while reading. He has often said to me that it would be good for me to read up on current affairs and see what’s going on... Read more »

Christmas Gift giving: Boys, don't blow it

Christmas Gift giving: Boys, don't blow it
It’s getting near Christmas and lots of ladies are wondering what their significant other is going to get them. They are wondering ALOT. Of course it depends on what type of relationship you are in and how long you have been together but they want to receive something that is not going to make them... Read more »
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Ponzi's and pyramids, how scamming never stops

Ponzi's and pyramids, how scamming never stops
No Gordon Gekko, greed is not good. As a matter of fact it’s the furthest thing from good. I just finished reading “The End of Normal”, written by Stephanie Madoff, the widow of Bernie Madoff’s son Mark.  Mark commit suicide on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest. Bernie Madoff defined greed and if you have... Read more »

Botox and Bagels

Botox and Bagels
I always look forward to the weekends. It’s the only time I don’t worry about being glued to my desk, worrying about what sales calls I will be able to find for the following week. Business has been a challenge and as a result, there are these huge deep wrinkles between my eyebrows. Or I... Read more »

I Pulled a Kardashian

I Pulled a Kardashian
There are not too many people in my current life that are aware I was married once before. For those people that didn’t know: surprise! I was young, stupid and should have known better. And I am ashamed to admit, I pulled a Kardashian. Last week I wrote about Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage and... Read more »
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Check please...or not

Check please...or not
A couple of weeks ago I was having dinner with a newer girlfriend who I had not dined with before. She chose the spot; I just went along. I should preface this whole story by noting that I am pretty much of a cheap ass when it comes to dining out. Not because I don’t... Read more »