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2357 days ago 10 comments Categories: Games Tags:
Every time I go on my Facebook page there’s a new notification waiting for me; will I give a life to a friend or relative playing Candy Crush? There is also usually a notification that a friend has surpassed a certain level in the game.   My kids and friends all talk about the game. They offer to give one another lives and anything else they may need. Numerous times they have asked me to play too. And while I love their spirit of cooperation and desire to get me i...
2358 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Bob has been one of my best friends since we met during our first year of college in 1972.  When I moved to Chicago after we graduated, where he is from, we became even closer.  We married within a year of each other, took vacations together, moved to the same suburb, and our first borns are less than a year apart. Then in 1982 I moved back to New York.   We have stayed in touch regularly over the years but visited each other mostly for family mitzvahs or funerals. I am in D...
2359 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Recently I've acquired a job working for Verizon Wireless/Cellular Sales. "Oh you work for Verizon?!" Everybody asks: yes and no. Verizon has a direct and indirect job market: the direct refers to all of Verizon's corporate stores, whereas the indirect refers to all of the authorized premium retailers. Cellular Sales is currently the top premium retailer for Verizon.   This job I've acquired takes my large technical background and the skills I've acquired and merges them wi...
2360 days ago 17 comments Categories: Food Blogs Tags:
I took last Friday off and went to lunch with Joanne. Rather than going to our regular haunts we tried to be creative and she suggested that we have lunch on the top floor of Lord & Taylor in Manhasset on the "miracle mile".   As we entered the store my mind flashed back some 60 years to the time that my mother brought me there to buy my treasured Hopalong Cassidy suit, complete with chaps and Sixshooter.   When we got to the restaurant the receptionist guided us to a...
2361 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
It's August 1st! The summer and the year seem to be flying by. There was something special about blogging on the first day of the month (and not-so-special about blogging on the last day of the month) but that was when we had the old website and blogs were "up" for the month. With the new website, today's blog is on view on the homepage and that's it. (You can scroll through the blogs with the arrows in the blog box.) I like the new website. I like it more and more as I...
2363 days ago 6 comments Categories: Games Tags:
Alex Rodriguez was always disliked, even often called 'Lightning Rod' for not being able to avoid trouble.  But the level of hatred is reaching nuclear proportions...and it's just getting started.   Let me assure everyone that I am neither defending A-Rod, nor producing any confusion as to his guilt or need for punishment,  This is simply a mocking of how baseball is trying to tap into our piling-on society to attempt to slickly cleanse itself of its sins. A-Rod is not a gr...
2363 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Summer is off to a great start in my house. My daughter is in the middle of a project with a non-profit that is turning out to be a fantastic experience on so many levels. My son just finished the travel camp half of his summer and has now started the sports half. Baseball camp started today and he has already won an award for some play in the outfield. I have distinct memories of my summers growing up in Brooklyn. Carefree and fun. My dad was a school principal and so he...
2364 days ago 12 comments Categories: Food Blogs Tags:
They have always intrigued me. Yet, as a Jewish woman from Long Island they always seemed, to me, to be so wrong. Pickles belong in a plate next to the cole slaw at the Kosher deli or in a container in which they arrived at my house fresh from the barrel. Pickles do not belong anywhere near breadcrumbs or a fryer.   But there they were on the menu last week at the Texas bar-b-que restaurant my husband and I decided to stop in at while in Binghamton. And not only were th...
2365 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
We decided to go to the driving range to hit a bucket or two.  It was hot, in the mid 90's and we were the only ones there, except for the guy driving around in circles in the little cart that picks up all of the hundreds of balls.  Eve probably hasn't hit a golf ball in at least two years.  So after half the bucket was empty, I felt very secure when I offered her $100 if she hit the little cart that was now a little bit off to the right center of us.  She aimed, steadied her...
2366 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
We, the United States Government, have promised not to kill or even torture Eric Snowden. That's comforting to a man who is holed up in the Russian airport. I'm not sure but I don't think that the Russian airport is a five star accommodation. For Russia's part, they say they will not extradite...and never will.   I was not suprised when Snowden made these "revelations" about the NSA snooping on Americans, Foreign Governments and anybody on the planet. Isn't every government d...
2367 days ago 15 comments Categories: Health Tags:
Inasmuch as wall units were invented in 1945, I am older than air conditioning as we first knew it.  We got our first wall unit in the 50s. Prior to then, on hot summer days we took midday cold showers, ran through the lawn sprinkler, sat in a kiddie pool, rode our bikes as fast as we could while still wet, went to the beach (without suntan lotion – sunscreen wasn't even invented), read a book under a shady tree, opened the freezer, went down into the basement, drank lots of ...
2368 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
With all of the attention on the other side of the Pond over the birth of George Alexander Louis, aka His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, the new heir to the British throne, I wonder what it would be like to live in a monarchy. My speculation only extends to consideration of a parliamentary monarchy -- where the monarch serves as a figure-head with traditional and historical functions (after all, we can’t ignore the War of Independence). Royalty above politics. I...
2369 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
It feels like the concept of contrition is truly a thing of the past.  Ryan Braun and Anthony Weiner are both being blasted not just for their transgressions, but for the disingenous manner in which they handled their controversies. After testing positive for steroids last year, Braun challenged the system and eventually won, I believe even going as far as getting a lab technician fired.  He then held his own little press conference gloating and crowing about his image a...
2371 days ago 9 comments Categories: Baby Blogs Tags:
You may, or may not, know that I am a confessed Royal Watcher. My obsession with the royal family started with Princess Diana. I just really liked her. That obsession has grown to include royal weddings, the Queen at the Olympics last year, and now the icing on the cake – the birth of the Royal Baby. Now, I can’t help but wonder what name will be given to the tiniest heir to the throne. I really like Alex. Prince Alex has a nice ring to it.   ...
2371 days ago 12 comments Categories: Entertainment Blogs Tags:
Rolling Stone magazine was, itself, in the news last week for using a picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover.   In this magazine cover image released by Wenner Media, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the Aug. 1, 2013 issue of "Rolling Stone." The photo, a self image taken by Tsarnaev showed him childlike. Even though it was taken by Tsarnaev, the photograph was instantly compared to similar cov...
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