Archive for October, 2008

Dear Ms. Michaels

Dear Ms. Michaels, I recently viewed your workout DVD, Jillian Michaels: The 30 Day Shred. I wanted to share a few thoughts with you as a seasoned exerciser. You may not recognize my name from the fitness guru crowd you run with, but I suspect you will find my opinions and ideas useful, what with […]

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Wedding Tricks and Treats

In honor of Halloween, a fellow blogger posted several examples of Halloween “tricks” common at weddings. Check out the post here. Editor’s Note: Tricks, pranks, and other things you may think funny will not be appreciated at a certain wedding in May 2009.

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Nature Fights Back

First, deer strolled across our yard and driveway like they owned the place. Then, a crazy bird divebombed my bedroom window while I was innocently watching TV, and managed to reduce my lifespan by a good four years. And last night, weird howling and yipping kept me up way past my bedtime. Nature – I […]

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Bring Your Best Ms. Michaels

Yea!!!!! My copy of 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels (that evil dictator from The Biggest Loser) arrived last night (see link for a video preview). I heard about this workout via several bridal blogs, with brides swearing it got them in shape for their wedding. Now before all of you who know me personally […]

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Scrappy Goodness

If you haven’t noticed, I’m becoming increasingly obsessed with paper crafts (scrapbooks, greeting cards, etc.). The evidence lies in my suggested reading blogs, where I recently added a separate craftiness category to fuel my addiction. In that vein, here are my latest card creations. I know most of my readers are not scrappers, but a […]

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Pie. Was. Made.

I am starting the official countdown to my first Thanksgiving as the hostess. T-minus 29 days until my and NavyGuy’s families arrive in our zipcode and expect to celebrate a treasured holiday. It’s funny how these kinds of things always sound like such a good idea when you’re just talking about them… Before Turkey day, […]

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Halloween Costume Suggestions

Oh you poor saps who have to dress up for Halloween at work or school this Friday. I do feel bad for you, enough so in fact that I will help out those of you who have slacked and neglected to plan your perfect costume until the last minute. Below are my humble suggestions for […]

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers… for the slogan for a local chimney sweep company: “Don’t Make an ASH of Yourself… Call XYZ Chimney Sweepers!” Cheers… to Bravo TV Network for airing a day long marathon of The West Wing. Bartlett for President! Jeers… to NBC for ever canceling that gem of a show. Cheers… to my new hair stylist […]

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Fright Fest Films

Even if you’re not dressing up in a costume or going to a party this year, you can still celebrate Halloween — with a good old fashioned film festival, chock full of fantastically scary flicks! I love watching scary movies, despite the fact that I usually end up then sleeping with the lights on in […]

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Reader Questions Answered

Well, because of low turnout (seriously – I hope you people show more initiative when it comes time to vote for President!), I’m going to answer all of the questions submitted. Q. From a stressed educator: “Could you come and finish my p/t conferences tonight so I can go to dance? And pack? And vacuum? […]

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