Top Ten YouTube Videos

So I am going to blame this blog on my good friend Erin who sent me my latest “happy spot”. Those of you who know me, know that I have certain videos that I pull up on particularly bad days to make me think of something else. Kind of like Peter Pan and the Happy Spot when I need to relearn how to fly. Most will associate my happy spot with Amp’d Mobile Busted. The happy spot sent by Erin is number []

My Day

My day today started with my accidentally picking up the air freshener instead of the hairspray.  Currently, my hair is fresh and smells like a tropical breeze.  I thought to myself, is this going to be indicative of the rest of the day?  Surely not. I boarded the train late.  I hopped onto the Flatbush Avenue train thinking that it was too damned cold to wait the eight minutes for the Penn Station Express.  After all, I would only have to hop []

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. []

TV: 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 []

Music: 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 []