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A Brief Encounter, With a Doorman, In New York City

I hate fake people ~ Yeah, me too!!! Day 1 into NaBloPoMo...[scratches head, blank stare]...and NOW I remember why I haven't NaBloPoMo-ed since 2011...this blogging every day (even on weekends) thing is hard...YO!!! The really cool thing about NaBloPoMo-ing is that there are daily prompts to help get my blogging juices going, but today's prompt was a little too hard (i.e. made me think more than I really care to) for a Friday. Instead, I'd like to tell you about a brief encounter, with a doorman, in New York City: ----------------------------------------------- Nobody takes much notice of a doorman. That's because, at first glance, this particular one doesn't really look like a doorman at all. In fact, dressed in black from head to toe, he seems a bit sinister and maybe even up to no good. After all, this is New York City and everyone knows you should NEVER trust anyone;... Read more →

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The Afterglow of Giving Back: Helping Us Get Past Hurricane Sandy

It's been a month since Hurricane Sandy made landfall here in New Jersey (I blogged about our experience, once we got power back) and although the news crews and Weather Channel folks have since moved on to other more immediate and pressing matters (sadly, there is bad stuff happening in the world, all the time) reminders of just how cataclysmic this storm really was remain and, well, the devistation isn't going away anytime soon. I realize that some folks may be growing tired or even a little weary of hearing about yet another Sandy story (I'm looking at you, dude on my Facebook stream who insisted that Jersey should just get over it already) trust me, we get it. On the other hand, a large percentage of my husband's customers are small business owners who lost both their homes AND their livelihood, excuse my Jersey when I tell you: he... Read more →

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Color Me 50 Shades of Surprised, In Katie's Green Room!

A week ago (today) my oldest daughter and I traveled into NYC to tape a segment of Katie Couric's new daytime television show (never thought I would say that OUT LOUD...right?...me, either)! We were both super-excited to be able to share in the experience of my being asked to blog during the taping (I'll be the one hiding behind a borrowed laptop) the subject matter, however, left us both feeling emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted. I am not at liberty to share with you what the show was about (not yet, anyways, it's airing next month) I can tell you, however, that the entire audience was made up of mothers and daughters with a pack of tissues strategically hidden under everyone's seat: enough said. Holly and me hanging out in the green room (it really IS green)! The best part, besides the fact that Holly and I got to hang... Read more →

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#Blogust: Leave a Comment, Save a Child, Enough Said.

Today, it's my turn to help: every single comment left on my #blogust post raises $20.00 to help save the life a child in need and a @shotatlife! Please click on the link, come on over to my blog, leave a comment (on my blog post, not Facebook) and help me prove that nice really does matter...YO! Read more →

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Stranded in San Diego and What the Heck is Jamba Juice, Anyways?

I've been on the road for the last 3 days, spending about half that time either in the air, probably flying right over your head or waiting here on the ground, hoping to get back into the air, like, REAL SOON! In fact I'm supposed to be in the air, RIGHT NOW! Headed to Denver, CO. Instead, I'm sitting here, in San Diego, in front of a large bank of windows, next to 2 old-ish gentlemen comparing their medical alert bracelets (where are you, when SaveHer needs you, BusyMom?) and some lazy schlub's empty Jamba Juice cup (dude, really, this is NOT your living room!) while I watch other people take off and head onto their next destination. My luggage, on the other hand, is headed to Denver. Long story, short (you're welcome) the outbound flight was delayed and I would have missed my connection in Denver, anyway. You know,... Read more →

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3/21 #BBRadio Interview With Liz Thompson @ThisFullHouse (Hey, yeah and WOW! That's me!)

I had the EXTREME pleasure of being invited, along with Rita Pacenta (a.k.a. Look It's Megryansmom) and Kat Tierney (a.k.a. Sassy Irish Lassie), to speak with the amazing Beth Rosen on the #BBRadio show -- a SocialRevUp brands blogger show -- that aired LIVE last night...like...NO, you won't have access to a delete button...you BIG dork...GULP! Just in case you missed it, here it is: Listen to internet radio with SocialRevUp on Blog Talk Radio Frankly, I was a little nervous. Okay, I was >this< close to wigging out. Honestly, this is not an every day sort of thing for me, you know, exposing myself on an internet radio show (figuratively speaking, of course)! So, after I got home from softball practice with my youngest, my husband sent me to my room with a glass of wine and two telephone handsets, you know, just in case: SCORE!!! So, yeah, it's... Read more →

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Random Acts of Zhu for the Holidays: New Jersey & Zhu, Happy Together!

It's been a crazy, busy year -- even Santa doubts my being able to finish EVERYTHING on MY to do list in time for eggnog o'clock -- then, my youngest daughter (she's 9) asked if she could practice her writing skills and wrote a wonderful post about Christmas. It made me realize just how GROWN UP she's getting and, sadly, Kris Kringle won't be needing my services, for much longer, after all. [pout] Good thing Hope and I got the chance to play Santa, this week! I am very proud to be one of bloggers chosen to participate in Cepia LLC's Random Acts of Zhu holiday giving program. Each of us were given 104 Zhu Zhu Pets to donate to the charity of our choice, with no compensation OR strings attached. Why? Hope and I were THRILLED with the prospect of being able to help families in need and perhaps... Read more →

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