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Yeah, but it just wouldn't be as much fun...without them!

June, 2004 Greetings from Seaside Heights, NJ Yesterday, my mom and I carried on the tradition of celebrating the first days of summer vacation and took the kids to the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ...alone (my husband was at work and my dad wasn't feeling so great) and, yeah, it was a beautiful day, still. I can't help but feel as if the kids and I were, you know, missing something. Besides, my dad and Garth [not his real name] I mean. Oh, we got there in plenty of time to sink a couple of battleships, since Wristband Day ($15.00 per person gets you on rides until 6 p.m.) didn't start until noon and we had, surprisingly enough, very little traffic getting there. Aaaand, since my mother already saved up a wad of dollar bills the size of a small infant, we spent a leisurely hour hanging out in the... Read more →

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Let's All Get Buffed, Beautiful and Bitchin'

The "before" picture - this, my friends, is the face of a woman on the edge - but, wait until you see the "after" shot! Ever get the feeling that, you know, there's this unseen force, hanging out in the universe somewhere, with nothing better to do than rain on some poor schmuck's parade. If the kids & I don't get (or, see) some sun soon, we may ALL just lose our sh*t today; considering a trip to the mall I am THAT desperate! Summer's been very, very slow to start (here in Jersey) rain, rain and more rain, even the ants, that normally bug us around this time of year, have packed up and left town. So, understandably, the kids and I are gettin' a little...um...antsy. If it were not for Twitter, I would have totally lost my sh*t by now. Who wouldn't? With 6 people living in a... Read more →

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Open House Blog Tour - 21st Showing

My husband, Garth [not his real name] and I love attending open houses - especially, if it's a home that we've admired from the sidewalk, or wondered...you know...what the heck is going on in there? Welcome to the Open House Blog Tour where everyone (and anyone) is free to come and leave links (PG-13, please) telling us about your individual blogging events, fundraisers, giveaways, book tours, contests, or if you have a burning blog post and just need a shout out, go for it! I mean, who couldn't use a little linky love? Make sure you leave a link in the Mr. Linky fields below along with a short description of the event. Okay, I'll start: Leave a comment, if you'd like -- trust me, I know how busy you are -- and, don't worry if you forget, it'll be here, every Thursday linked permanently in my archives here and... Read more →

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Now, that IS some serious feminine protection!

Disclaimer: This is not a review. I don't do those, here -- although, I do, do those, over there -- but, you don't even have to click on that link, if you don't want to, since I wasn't approached by anyone,or offered to do a review for Kotex, now, or at anytime during the month, or am I considered an "insider" for Kotex -- although, that would be funny, right? -- so, this blog post is being published for no other reason than, you know, it's been raining for a really long time, the kid was bored, we got a sample in the mail (linking just in case you might want some, I SWEAR!) and it's just some funny stuff we do, sometimes, here at our house and I'm just darned surprised she actually let me film it...I mean, her...d'oh...blogging used to be so much easier, you know? [inhales deeply]... Read more →

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A Kinder, Gentler and Colorful Kind of Immigrant

My 10 year-old son's class celebrated Heritage Day, last week. "This is my Mama and Papa and they escaped Hungary in 1956 and they're gonna talk to you about immigration." I asked my parents if they would be interested in speaking to the children about their experiences. My father did something similar for my middle daughter's girl scout troop on International Day a few years ago. Still. This time, he'd be speaking to a much larger group of kids (2 of the 4th grade classes, combined) so, my mother agreed to tag along, for moral support. "What was the most scariest thing that happened to you?" My father has a colorful way of manipulating the English language and is very rarely known to be at a loss for words. "Vell...you zee...vhut you keeds don't know iz...I mean...eeet iz harrrd forrr me...forrr us..." My father's eyes began to glaze over, as... Read more →

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Open House Blog Tour - 20th Showing

My husband, Garth (not his real name) and I love attending open houses - especially, if it's a home that we've admired, or wondered...you know...what the heck is going on in there? Welcome to the Open House Blog Tour where everyone (and anyone) is free to come and leave links (PG-13, please) telling us about your individual blogging events, fundraisers, giveaways, book tours, contests, or if you have a burning blog post and just need a shout out, go for it! I mean, who couldn't use a little linky love? Make sure you leave a link in the Mr. Linky fields below along with a short description of the event. Okay, I'll start: Leave a comment, if you'd like -- trust me, I know how busy you are -- and, don't worry if you forget, it'll be here, every Thursday linked permanently in my archives here and on my shopping... Read more →

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