Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

You should not confuse your career with your life.

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

Never lick a steak knife.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

You never truly understand something until you can explain it to your grandmother

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Housewives Sing for their Supper

The Real Housewives series has turned into an auto-tuned music boot camp.
See the musical slayings, I mean singles below.

First there was this...

Kim- Real Housewives of Atlanta
"Don't be Tardy for the Party"

Then there was this...

"Former" Countess Luann - Real Housewives of NY
"Money Can't Buy You Class"

Not to be outdone by this..
Gretchen- Real Housewives of Orange County
"Nothing Without You"

And just when it couldn't get any worse....

Danielle- Real Housewives of New Jersey
"Real Close"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tesh Wednesday - Top 10 Passwords

Here are the Top 10 most used passwords...

#1 Most common is “password”.

#2 “1-2-3”.

#3 Chicago. Or any other city name. If it’s your home town or the city you live in, it’s too common.

#4 “Let Me In”.

#5 1-2-3-4-5

#6 Qwerty. What’s that? Look down at your keyboard. It’s the first six letters on the top row.

#7 Charlie – or whatever your name is.

#8 on the list: Raiders, Steelers, Red Sox, Dodgers, Maple Leafs, or Oilers. Basically, don’t use the name of your favorite sports team.

#9 your birth date

#10 your kids’ names

If any of these apply to you... Change your password. Better safe than sorry.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Happy Father's Day Dad.
You're still the coolest.

Friday, June 18, 2010

But Daddy, I want a Goose to lay Golden Eggs

Okay, so I am not as bad as Veruca Salt...
(Michael might disagree)
but there are some things that I am pining after.

I think this MK watch is pretty fab.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Instructions for life!

Who said that the only thing unfair about Life is that it came with no instruction booklet? It's not true! And here to prove it are your INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

  1. Give people more than they expect, and do it cheerfully.
  2. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

  3. When you say, "I love you" mean it.

  4. When you say, "I'm sorry" look the person in the eye.

  5. Never laugh at any one's dreams.

  6. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

  7. In disagreements, fight fairly.

  8. Don't judge people by their relatives.

  9. Talk slow but think quick.

  10. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

  11. Call your mom.

  12. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

  13. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

  14. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

  15. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

  16. Marry a man you love to talk to. As you get older, his conversational skills will be as important as any other.

  17. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

  18. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

  19. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you get to enjoy it a second time.

  20. Trust in God but lock your car.

  21. Read between the lines.

  22. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

  23. Pray — there's immeasurable power in it.

  24. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

  25. Once a Year, go someplace you've never been before.

  26. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.

  27. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

  28. Learn the rules then break some.

  29. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

  30. Remember that your character is your destiny.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tesh Tuesday - Improve your Google (easy search tips)

Do you Google? You may have mastered a few basic tricks, like searching for a local restaurant, or looking up the closest Wal*Mart, but most people use only about 3% of the search engine’s available tools. So, here’s a lesson in Google Search Tricks 101, courtesy of the tech website

  • First, wanna know what time it is in, say, Paris, or Lima, Peru? In the search box, simply type “what time is it” and the name of the city.
  • Next, wanna know if Uncle Mike’s flight is arriving on time? Just type the name of the airline and the flight number, and you’ll get the departure and estimated arrival times.
  • Would you like to track a package? In the search box, simply type in the tracking number and press ENTER. Whether it’s a package that was shipped via FedEx, UPS or the Post Office, Google will cough up the tracking information.
  • Another great Google trick: It converts everything! If you want the number of teaspoons in a cup, the number of seconds in 2 hours, or how many Euros you’ll get for $50, just type it in and bingo, there it is!
  • Want information on a product? Type ALL of the numbers beneath any barcode – whether it’s on a book, a box of crackers, or a bottle of hairspray - and Google will provide links so you can research the product, or buy it.
  • To narrow your search results, you can subtract items from the list. For example, if you’re looking for candy that’s not chocolate and not for Easter, type in candy (space) (minus-sign) chocolate (space)(minus-sign) Easter and the search engine will overlook anything that refers to “chocolate” or “Easter.”
  • Finally, if you’re looking for pictures or drawings, click on “Images” in the upper left corner of the Google search page. Then type the word “people” or “sunsets” or “puppies” in the search box. Instead of websites, you’ll get pictures.
Now you can fully harness the power of Google!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dear Anonymous Commenter...

Someone (anonymously) commented on my blog yesterday in response to my Favorite Food Friday post. Here is the comment they left.

What you are suggesting is - more or less - junk food. Not the healthiest choices, processed food, with chemicals in it. Sorry. I do not intend to sound that harsh - I just would never eat this stuff and I am amazed that you seem to be so enthusiastic.

Well... I would just like to remind Mr. or Ms. Anonymous that if you don't have something nice to say, DON'T say anything at all.

I did not ask if a Skinny Cow, Diet Coke, Subway Chicken Salad Sandwich, Vanilla Ice Cream Cone or Graeter's Chocolate Chip Ice Cream was healthy. I don't care if they are healthy. I don't care if they are processed or soaked in chemicals. I like them and they make me happy.

This is not an issue of Women's Health Magazine. It is a blog. My blog. I don't smoke, use drugs, bungee jump or do anything remotely dangerous. If I would like to have a double scoop of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream to celebrate a really big moment in my life (like I did last week) I think I'll be okay.

If you don't think my food preferences don't eat them and if you would like to criticize my food preferences don't bother.

And if you are bold enough to critique my personal food choices at least leave your name...

Now, I don't mean to be so harsh but when you criticize my blog I will take it personal. You may have meant no harm by your comments- but this might remind you to think before you type.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Favorite Food Friday- Summer Edition

Treats that make summer even sweeter.

McDonald's $1 Sweet Tea
Diet Cokes

McDonald's Vanilla Cones

Subway's Orchard Chicken Salad

Skinny Cows

Graeter's double scoop of Chocolate Chip

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

If you must choose between two evils,
pick the one you've never tried before.

Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

It doesn't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

Every path has some puddles.

Most of the stuff people worry about never happens.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tesh Tuesday - What is your pet telling you?

You don't need to be Dr. Doolittle or the Dog Whisperer to understand the animals. Here's how to quickly decipher what your pet is trying to tell you from the website "". For instance.

  • Does a wagging tail mean your dog is happy? It depends on the wag. If it's low and swinging, yes, that's a sign of happiness and excitement. If it's high and stiff, that's actually a warning sign that you should back off. And what about cats? When a cat's tail is straight in the air, that means, I'm happy to see you.
  • Yawning. Dogs and cats both yawn for different reasons. A cat will yawn for the same reason you and I do. Because they're relaxed and content. But research shows that a yawning dog is actually stressed out. If you're petting a dog and he starts to yawn, stop. You're annoying him.
  • Okay, let's talk about ears now. Flat ears are a dog's way of saying either, "I'm scared" or "I'm sorry". Like if your dog digs up the garden and you catch him and tell him no, his ears will likely lie flat. For a cat, flat ears mean "I'm ready to rumble!" A cat folds its ears back so they don't get scratched in a fight.

  • More animal behavior translated: What does it mean when Rover rolls over? Your dog is saying, "You're the boss". It's a submissive move and you should feel free to rub his belly. In fact, if you're picking out a puppy, roll it over on its back. If it struggles, it might have dominance issues. If it submits, you've got a family friendly pet. Now, cats. A cat that exposes it's stomach doesn't want a tummy rub unless you don't mind having your wrist bitten.

  • And the final signal from animals, hair standing on end. For both cats and dogs it means, "I'm feeling threatened". It's an urgent signal to back off.
Want to know more? Check out the website "".

Monday, June 7, 2010

Don't worry.....


is the


we worried about


(don't worry - bee happy)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tesh Tuesday- Lose it!

According to Dr. Oz the obesity epidemic has reached biblical proportions, so he's come up with his own commandments for losing weight.

  • First commandment: Thou Shalt Not Wear Stretchy-Pants. Dr. Oz says, when you can't zip your jeans, that's one of the first signs you've gained too much weight. However, if you're wearing elastic waist sweat pants, you'll never know when your pants are getting too tight - so it'll take you longer to figure out you've put on weight.

  • Thou Shalt Not Keep Fat Clothes in Your Closet. If you keep the fat clothes, it gives you a Plan B in case you gain back all the weight you lost. So deep-six the fat pants and force yourself to maintain your weight or pay the price by having to buy a whole new wardrobe.

  • Thou Shalt Not Eat Meat That Walks on Four Legs More Than Once a Week. That meat will be higher in saturated fat than the meat that comes from two-legged or no-legged animals. To be specific, beef and pork have far more saturated fat than chicken, turkey or fish. Research says people who eat too much red meat have higher cancer rates and are 50 percent more likely to die of heart disease.

  • Thou Shalt Not Graze! The calories you consume standing with the refrigerator door open DO count. Plan your meals or you’ll end up making impulsive food choices instead of smart ones.

  • Thou Shalt Not Eat After 7:30 p.m. Late night snacks are usually high in calories and consumed in front of the T.V., which leads to mindless eating. Stop the snacking and you could cut out 120 calories a day. That's equal to about 12 pounds of weight loss per year!

  • Thou Shalt Not Carry Small Bills. Why? The vending machine. No one's going to break a 20 just to buy some junk food.

  • Thou Shalt Not Pile Food More Than One Inch High or Within Two Inches of the Plate Edge. It's all about portion control. No matter how much is on your plate, you’ll eat 95% of it. So put less on your plate to eat less.