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  Both my children learned a valuable lesson at a young age, at least I thought it was. As a woman in the business world, it was as important to me in a first impression as making sure your suit was pressed and shirt was clean. Approach a new person with your hand extended, a smile on your face, look them straight in the eyes and shake firmly – not too long, don’t linger. Don’t squeeze, just make the strength of your presence known. That is the lesson. Both of my now y...
1 day ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Unfortunately, I was unable to watch the Inauguration ceremony live last Wednesday due to my participation in an on going trial (my experience in trying a case virtually is definitely fodder for another blog). When I finally arrived home late Wednesday evening, I could only watch recaps or read about the festivities.   The festivities and politics aside, I want to discuss the fashion. I noticed that on Tuesday night, Jill Biden wore all purple. On Wednesday, Vice President ...
New State of Our Union (a musical playlist)   Inspired by the change in our nation's leadership, I had tweeted on Inauguration Day (1/20/21), links to "What A Day" by Poco (It starts, "It's a good mornin' and I'm feelin' fine. Smile. I never thought I could be this way. I wanna play. Oh what a day!”) and Al Kooper's Brand New Day (“Last night I had a dream that the world was changing by leaps and bounds. It started up in the bigger cities and spread to the smaller towns.). S...
3 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Get paid $47/hour for tasting candy! (yes...for real)   Candy Funhouse, based in Mississauga, Ontario, is looking for full-time and part-time "candyologists" to serve as taste testers for the company's confections.   BTW you won't have to go to Canada because the positions are remote. And, they are paying $47 an hour to sample and review some of the company's 3,000 candy and chocolate treats.   "Candidates should have enthusiasm and eagerness to try confectionary products," t...
4 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
When did takeout food morph into takeaway? To me just because we are suffering a pandemic it’s still takeout.  Is that what they call Old School? Am I not With It! Don’t we still just pull up and take It out of the store? Then there’s the question as to what It is. To me it’s food that we eat when I bring it home.  Then there’s the question as to where and what’s the best take out (or takeaway)? ...
5 days ago 7 comments Categories: Movies Tags:
The drive from Long Island was a long one. Route 17 to Wurtsboro and then Route 209 to Ellenville. A few County roads later and we found our way to Four Seasons Lodge. Every summer there was at least one visit to my parents at the Four Seasons Lodge. When we arrived, my father was at the ready for our tennis match. It was their bungalow colony in the Catskills. Their summer retreat.It was a special place. It was founded by survivors of the Holocaust. To my mind, a reflection ...
6 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
One of my very first, favorite and fabulous woman was Ms. Dolly Herself! An amazing down-to-earth, country star singer, who is a beautiful, smart and a talented female icon. WWDD? I know....not the first woman you’d think of when naming a personal favorite. I’ve enjoy how she embraced her independence and strength from a place of gorgeous beauty and kind southern demeanor. One of my first favorite movies was 9 to 5. Dolly made her debut as an administrative assistant, then ...
7 days ago 3 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Everyone was home last weekend. It was one of those special times. As my family has been known to do, we spent a whole evening watching home movies.   I can’t really explain why, but this time I was completely taken by the evolution of our hair, each and every one of us. The movies went back to literally to the day Jaclyn was born and beyond. Let’s just say we looked different. It was very 90’s.   Over the years I had puffy hair, straight hair, combination puffy and strai...
8 days ago 6 comments Categories: Movies Tags:
I watched “Avengers: Endgame” for about the fifth time this past weekend. My husband was watching the football game on Saturday afternoon and I went into another room to watch something else. Before I knew it, I was putting on Disney Plus and clicking on “Endgame.”   “Endgame” is one of those movies I can watch over and over again, along with movies such as “Infinity Wars,” “Avatar,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and any “Star Trek” movie. I guess my love of science fiction i...
A year ago I found myself blogging about how “my” baseball team messed up things, some not its fault, some self-induced with the selection of a new manager. Perhaps fitting under the prior never ready for prime time owners. Things changed this off-season, perhaps not soon enough, but certainly in satisfying ways for most, if not all, fans of my team which (obvious to most readers) plays at Citifield.   This year some signings – a well-regarded catcher and a talented relief pi...
10 days ago 30 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
How long would you wait in a Doctor's waiting room before leaving? Keep in mind that the apppointment is not an emergency, just a standard follow up...   I found out mine is 70 minutes. Watching people sign in after me, get seen before me and leave while I was waiting is infuriating.   After 1 hour and 10 minutes,  I told the receptionist I was leaving and I'll call to make another appointment. Wouldn't you know that they called me 5 minutes later to see if I was still in the...
11 days ago 38 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I have made up a game which I play on Facebook.  I post interesting, but obscure, photographs of celebrities or sports figures and my Facebook friends guess as to identity.  If and when a person guesses correctly, I award a colorful Bingo! It’s participatory fun! Last week I posted a mid 20th century photograph of Norman Rockwell painting Marilyn Monroe and was shocked when it was banned by Facebook, as being against their “community standards.” The disputed picture is pos...
12 days ago 10 comments Categories: City Blogs Tags:
When the 21 Club announced that it was yet another casualty of Covid-19, I thought about that special lunch in August of 2018 when Flo and I - with several other Gotham members - enjoyed the rare experience of eating in the restaurant’s once secret underground dining room.During the years of Prohibition, the “privileged” of New York could still partake with their meals in the safety of the 21 Club’s special dining room.We met by the bar and were taken through the kitchen and ...
13 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
How are you defining success in 2021? My story begins in December of 2020. Picture a make-shift she-shed with all the beautiful trimmings. Mirrored desk, with large double monitors, complete with a fancy media light to give proper, Hollywood lighting to those Zoom and WebEx calls.This money manager has been holding many family fortunes in place, like a ballast in the throws of a horrific storm, tossed in the economic cesspool of a pandemic and political quagmire. With decis...
14 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  My blog today is short. Mostly because I am trying to keep it within the rules and to keep my sentiment from sounding political. But I just can’t write about anything else. I am so very worried about our country. At the same time, however, I am choosing to be hopeful. When my kids were young, we used to say that being angry was a choice. Of course, not right in the emotional moment – but right afterwards. I would ask them – “how does it feel to be angry”? And they wou...
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