I was gifted The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers last year for my birthday. After watching the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and crying like a baby no less than three times during it, I knew I needed to read this biography of a man who I saw on TV … More Book Report: The Good Neighbor
When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!
For several years now, Lance and I have wanted to do a pizza tour in NYC. There were two factors which kept us hesitant: First, we weren’t sure we wanted to do such a ‘touristy’ thing. Tours are for people in places they don’t go to often. A city you frequent multiple times over the … More A Self-Made Pizza Tour of NYC
I’ve told myself I was done blogging. But, gosh darn it, I’ve missed it. I’ve thought on and off about other ways to keep such a perfect chronicle of my life happenings and among the options included were: keeping a Word document (too easy to forget about/get lost with countless other files), a diary (my brain … More Radio Gaga
Today I’m going to share with you the most annoying, then uplifting, then confusing conversation of last week. While waiting for the doctor at my six-month allergist check-up, the nurse came in to do the preliminary screening. She started asking all the questions which frustrate me. Not only do the answers never change, more often … More Hiding in the Mid 20’s
1. Mac Mart In case you’ve been living a life of seclusion in a shack you built on your own a la Ted Kaczynski style* and this blog is your only source of connection with the real world**, I’ll give you the biggest news of this past week: the Eagles won the Super Bowl. *See … More Four for Friday!
Naturally, I’m stretched across worlds of several different kinds of books all at once. However, I do stick to one rule: one fiction book at a time. 1. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett My brother gave me two of Pratchett’s books for my birthday this year. I’ve heard so much about his writing legacy, I … More What I’m Currently Reading
Today’s Four for Friday is brought to you by three things I love: shoes, the Bible, and coffee.* *Not necessarily in that order. 1. Shoes I’ve become obsessed with this classic shoe style which has recently gained a modern twist. I did a little research on this slip-on shoe and found that in the 16th-19th … More Four for Friday!
I was gifted the role of cruise planner for our family cruise. Which meant I micromanaged every little detail in order to ensure everything went as smoothly as it possibly could. And while it may seem like I’m exaggerating, I promise you, I am not. There were emails. There were handouts. There were meetings. Because I … More The Saran Wrap Game, Real Jersey Style
There was no question about bringing Jon* along on our family cruise. *In case you are new here, read this for reference. However, we began to learn only two days into our trip this choice, which had been natural for us, was one others have debated for years. As soon as the first hint of … More Mr. Jonathan, Celebrity Cruiser