Friday, February 25, 2011

Dance-Y Friday

I've been toe tapping and steering wheel thumping to this one all week.

One of my clients gave me a $50 gift card to iTunes as a "thank you" for bringing them to a Miami Heat vs Celtics game a few weeks back. I am currently a music downloading machine, however, I'm having a hard time spending the entire $50.

Any download recommendations?

PS - I've already downloaded every Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Usher song out there.....

Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

When Life Gives You Snow.....

Play In It!!!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wishful Thinking

* Stop spending the last few hours prior to bedtime staring at the boob tube. Read a book instead.

* Don't put a load of laundry into the washing machine unless you plan on putting that load into the dryer immediately after it's done washing it. Fold those clothes and put them away immediately after they come out of the dryer.

* Go grocery shopping when you actually have the time to grocery shop. Don't mindlessly fling items into the cart. Determine what you need, determine what you don't have, determine what you'll eat in a weeks time. Only buy those things.

* Throw on some Enya and relax with the dog. No really. Shut. Off. The. Television.

* Call a friend. Say hello. Catch up. Reminisce. Reminisce until your cheeks hurt from laughter.

* Enjoy some ice cream. Slowly. And deliciously. Can also be done whilst listening to Enya.

* Make dinner. Set the table. Light some candles. Sit down to eat dinner. Have a glass of wine. Discuss your day with your significant other. If you don't have a significant other, think about your day. Think about the possibilities of tomorrow. Smile.

* Realize that you are enough. Realize you have enough. Realize everything is just fine the way it is.

* Go to bed at a reasonable hour. Seriously - SHUT THE TELEVISION OFF.

* Dream

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I attended a work related Breast Cancer seminar last night.

The keynote speaker was a prominent Radiologist from the Boston area.

She told a story of a patient that froze 8 fertilized embryos prior to undergoing her treatment for breast cancer. This particular patient tested positive for the breast cancer gene. Approximately two years post treatment, this particular patient got the ok to implant the embryos. Prior to implantation, the patient was able to have the embryos tested for the breast cancer gene. The testing revealed that 4 out of 8 embryos tested positive for the gene. The patient then opted to only implant the 4 that did NOT test positive for the gene which resulted in one baby boy being born that did not carry this gene.

The breast cancer gene does not automatically mean that someone will develop breast cancer, however, the chance is very high - about 80%. In addition to that fact, not all woman that have the gene will get breast cancer and not all women that develop cancer will succumb to the awful disease.

As I sat in the audience, I began to ponder. I thought to myself, "Is it ethically sound to 'cherry pick' when it comes to reproduction? Would I make the same choices as this patient to only implant embryos that did not carry the gene? Do the embryos that carried the breast cancer gene deserve to not be implanted because they MIGHT lead to a POTENTIALLY fatal disease MAYBE? Is it ethical to play God by picking and choosing what traits and genes are desirable? Choosing what traits and genes are undesirable?"

Where do we draw the line?


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dance-Y Wednesday

If you happened to be at a red light today and noticed a white woman in a silver GMC Acadia singing and jamming all by herself, this is what she was listening to:

I heart Hump Day :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Miss Manners? Not So Much.

This past Christmas I received this book from my mother:

I think she might be trying to tell me something.



I have not had the opportunity to actually sit down and read this book from cover to cover as it's a really large book. I did, however, flip to the wedding section today as I'm preparing to send out my save the dates for our upcoming September nuptials.

Now, I like to consider myself someone that is poised and classy. Someone that says "please," and "thank you." Someone that makes eye contact when being introduced and doesn't shake hands like a wet noodle.

I thought I was down with the art of etiquette.

No comments from the peanut gallery. Ahem.

I discovered that I'm not up to code, if you will, on my etiquette.

How many of you were under the impression that you had up to a year to send someone a wedding gift?

Come many??

According to page 671 of Emily Post's Etiquette 17th Edition:

"Traditionally, gifts may be sent as soon as the wedding invitation arrives, and some may come earlier if people know for certain that they'll be invited. Most guests send gifts before the wedding, but gifts may arrive afterward, particularly if the wedding is held on short notice. It is pure myth that guests have up to a year after a wedding to send gifts. Gifts should be delivered as close to the wedding date as possible, but circumstances such as an invitee's illness may cause a delay, and couples shouldn't question a late arrival."

Page 709 reads:

"Don't I have up to a year after the wedding to send a gift? No. This is another myth. Gifts should be sent before the wedding or as soon after the wedding date as possible."

Can you believe this? I can't tell you how many times I've heard friend's say, "Thank goodness I have a year to send a gift - I'm broke." I've personally never waited the year. I'd rather get the money giving out of the way right off the bat. I did however like that I at least had the option to wait if I wanted.

I can only imagine what other etiquette mishaps I've been making....

Monday, February 7, 2011


Over the weekend, my sister and Brian informed me that I'm hard to deal with when I don't get my way.

They told me that I'm inflexible. They told me that I have the inability to go with the flow.

After much thought and deliberation, I have to say that I concur. If Miss Piggy can get away with it then so can I.

Happy Monday :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Randomness

* I feel really, really, REALLY guilty that I have no idea why exactly the people in Egypt are protesting. I know it has something to do with their leader....or something....but I'm not sure of the specifics. Actually, I don't even have the general gist of why they are protesting. I feel like a really bad American.

* I hate people that don't have 4-wheel drive and attempt to drive in the middle of a snowstorm. Yes, I know-drive a Prius save the environment-but COME ON!!! Back in the day (way back in the day) I drove a Dodge Neon - A very hot little compact car that didn't do so well in the snow. In the winter I would fill my trunk with cinder blocks because, HELLO, I live in New England and it snows in New England and I never ONCE got stuck in the snow with my little "I think I can, I think I can," black Dodge Neon.

* One glass of wine + not eating lunch = me being slightly tipsy as I write this post.......

* Simon licks his genitals. A lot. It really bugs me. I don't think it's the actual licking of the genitalia that bothers me but the sound of the licking of the genitalia that irks the heck out of me - it's a slurping kind of muffled licking sound (muffled because his face is between his legs) as he laps across each testicle and *dry heave* licks and licks and licks until I scream "SIMON STOP." Sometimes he looks up as if to say, "if you could lick your genitals, you would," and other times he just keeps on licking away. At that point I'm forced to leave the room.....

* Yesterday was my birthday. I was hoping all of my readers (known and lurking) would be nice enough to drop me a little love....because I'm getting old you know.....

More wine please.......