Mark was standing at the door of 3rd period Senior English, where Miss Patrusky couldn’t see him though everyone else could, beckoning to me frantically. I raised my hand for a hall pass to the bathroom.
“We’re going streaking!” Mark whispered.
Thanks to the inspiration of The Budget Mama I have decided to take an oath to not spend outside of a strict budget for the whole month of March. The way a no spend challenge works is you don't spend any money on anything that is a non-essential. You ...more
We got a puppy this past fall. She’s adorable. And a puppy. So we have had a love/hate relationship with her at times. We love how cute, and sweet, and smart she can be. But we have hated the housebreaking, and wild energy, and puppy teething we have ...more
CNBC senior talent producer Lori Ann LaRocco built her success in the TV industry by creating a "trillion-dollar Rolodex"—an unparalleled network of trust with relationship industry leaders who give her the stories first.
In Opportunity Knocking, LaRocco talks about how she created this network and succeeded in a competitive industry using what she calls the Opportunity Pyramid....more
Earlier this month, I spent a Tuesday morning standing in a cemetary in sub-zero temperatures a six-hour drive from my house. Despite my hat, ski jacket and boots, I wasn't able to stand graveside as long as I wanted to, because I'd lost feeling in my feet. By Wednesday afternoon, I was 1,200 miles away from home, shedding my light jacket as I walked out of a southern airport. To date, it was the most bizarre week of my life....more
A lot of people say that having a dog is good preparation for being a parent. Well, I acquired my dependents a different order and I have to say that the reverse is true as well. I don’t like to think of my children as guinea pigs, but they did do an excellent job of breaking me in to become a dog owner.
I’ve never owned a dog before and was never very interested in the idea. But exactly one year ago this week, my life was forever changed when a former colleague of mine posted this on Facebook:
NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Monday, March 17, 2014 Who do you trust more: yourself or others?~~~~~~~~Today’s prompt got me to thinking; ‘Who do I trust?’ ‘Myself’?, ‘Others?’ I used to trust easily. I believed that everyone thought like I thought. Guess what? They don’t. That was a hard lesson for me to learn. It kept banging me upside the head, time after time, until I finally caught on. Not only does everyone not think like me, some are very deceitful, evil, and twisted....more
With MegaCon coming up this weekend time has been ZOOMING by, but I'm happy to report that the Florida garrison of the 501st has enthusiastically agreed to help me auction off the AT-AT rocker for charity! The auction will be held this Saturday at MegaCon, and it's a silent auction, so you can just swing by the 501st's booth anytime that day and write in your bid. Remember, the auction is Saturday only, so don't miss out! ...more
We watched the radar and paid close attention to weather updates all day yesterday. As temperatures dropped, we watched the afternoon rain become the dreaded "wintry mix," and, finally, turn to snow after dark.But it stopped. By 9 p.m. it was no longer precipitating at all.This morning the porch and driveway are ice-covered, which isn't all that wonderful, but at least we won't be struggling with the snow shovel.I think it's safe to put it away for the season.Yesterday was a great day, even with the wintry mix ....more