Ponderance

Just a quick thought… In looking at my stats there are two things to note: 1. My blog “There is only room for one bawl baby in the family.” has the highest number of hits. The blog contains my thoughts on the movie, ‘The Outsiders’. I find it interesting that, with as many tags as I have, that is the highest hit blog of mine. It makes me want to run a test of some sort. What sort, I do not know. []

M…i…c…k…e…y M…o…u…s…e!

Today Mickey turned 80! And in honor of his birthday, I will now post my Top Ten Favorite Disney Movies: 1. Song of the South. For those of you younger than me, this movie was amazing back in the day. Released in 1946, this feature allowed animation and “real life characters” to coexist on the same screen. That was a full 42 years before the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This classic gave us such great songs as “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da”. The tagline []

It doesn’t WANT to stay in…

This morning on my commute (yes, another commute story) I had to endure 47 minutes of conversation between four rude Young Republicans who talked loudly the entire train ride.  Three quarters of that conversation involved pizza.  The best place to get it, the best toppings, the best crust and the occasional story involving pizza (‘…there was this one time when we were eating that kind of pizza that the waitress slipped…’).  The other quarter of the conversation involved Keanu Reeves.  Is he []

…with the fishes

My daughter, son and parents put together a great birthday outing for me. I was able to dive with the sharks at Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead, NY. Amanda put a lot of thought and work into it, she knew that this is something that has been on my bucket list for years. I could not have asked for a better day. Not only did I get lowered into a tank of sharks where I was mere inches from these massive []

Top Ten Albums To Have If Marooned

My good friend, John posed the question, ‘If you were marooned on a desert island what (x) albums would you want to have with you?’. I agree with him that it is a question that is irksome given the number of albums there are out there in music-land. However, I will give it a shot (in no particular order). 1. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles. The numbers are low for albums for which I can sing along to every []

My 40th Bday Week

Last week was a crazy week.  I had friends up in New York from my hometown.  I had a coworker in our NYC office that I do not get to see that often.  And I had my job.  So between the three I was up late, had a few drinks and wore myself out.  This was evident by my laying in the recliner yesterday around 4PM and not getting up until my daughter forced me to bed at 11PM (I sometimes wonder []

Nebraska fears rush to drop off kids before haven law change.

Because of the wording in a Safe Haven law, Nebraska has seen an influx of desperate parents who feel they have no other option but to drop their children in a safe location and to give up their care to the state of Nebraska.  When first you hear of these things you would think that this is for infants.  However, Nebraska hospitals have seen children as old as 17 being left by distraught parents.  In one instance, a widower dropped off all []

The End Of My Thirties

So today is the last day of my 30’s. I find that very interesting. Going into tomorrow, I will begin the next decade of my life, having closed the door on the previous four. 40…humpf. I do not see what all the fuss is about. I am not one of those women who lie about their age or who are depressed that their life has slipped away from them. What is the use? I wear my age with pride.  It took a []

Top Ten Drinks

Warning: This blog may contain some foul or offensive language.  It DOES contain a lot of info on alcohol. I am killing time waiting for my coworkers to wrap up their day so we can head to The Ginger Man where we will partake of drinks in celebration of my landing smack dab on the BIG FOUR-OH!  (Blog on that to follow).  So, I thought that whilst I wait, a blog might help pass the time.  So, here it is, my top []

Just a Ponderance

I have two blogs in the works. One is about my voting, my daughter’s voting for the first time and my son’s refusal to vote. The second is about my trip to the Irish Famine Memorial in downtown NYC. However, I wanted to take this moment for something else… I have friends up to NYC from back home. They come once or twice a year, we do all kinds of touristy crap. Some stuff I like, some I do begrudgingly (as I []