When I got on the subway this morning, I overhead a woman introduce herself to a man standing close by. Apparently they has begun chatting on the platform.
She had already met her quota: speak to at least one stranger every day.
She probably didn’t know she was supposed to. But studies show that if you do, both you and the stranger will feel better.
Shhhhhhhiiiiiitttttt….we Southerners have known that all along.
Posted in communication, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, New York City, Relationships, transportation, Travel
Tagged communication, conversation, friends, Health, Humor, life, New York City, Relationships, stranger, subway, transportation, Travel
Dear Chasing Life ,
I think we should take a break.
You know what you did. And it’s going to take a while for me to be able to be in the same room with you.
Just go. We’ll talk later.
Posted in Entertainment, Health, Life, Love, Relationships, Television
Tagged ABC Family, Chasing Life, death, feelers, Health, life, love, Relationships, Taking a break, Television
That’s tired, tired, tired.
As in I fell out of my chair earlier. Asleep. And I was on a train, so people noticed.
That might qualify as 105 percent.
Posted in Fashion, Health, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged all dressed up, Fashion, Health, Humor, life, sleep, t-shirt, tired, train, Travel
My boyfriend shared this pic of a billboard he spied during a recent road trip in Florida:
It’s simple, to the point and, I would argue, has a lot of bang for the buck since the text has a dual meaning.
Meat is the result of the death of an animal, and eating meat could lead to your poor health and eventual death.
Does either meaning speak to you?
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Health, Humor, Photography
Tagged advertising, animal rights, animals, bang for the buck, billboard, dual meaning, eating meat, Florida, Health, Humor, meat, meat kills, PETA, photography, road kill, vegan
My bucolic beach vacation received a jolt yesterday when I got up close and personal with a stingray.
I was walking in kneedeep water, so I didn’t see my attacker coming. But once I felt the stab, I did get a hand on him to pull him away.
It bled a bit, but hurt a lot. For three or four hours, it was pretty darn intense. Then it calmed down.
And so did I.
For future reference, should you be so unlucky, don’t pee on the wound. And don’t rush to the doctor (although painkillers will be tempting).
Just make sure no barb remains, soak it in hot water, apply antibiotic ointment and leave it uncovered to heal. Elevating it seems to help, too.
And be grateful for friends and family who quickly gather round to help.
Posted in Animals, Family, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, Travel, Vacation
Tagged animals, antibiotics, attack, beach, family, Florida, friends, Health, Humor, life, ocean, painkillers, stingray, Travel, vacation
This was a crappy day.
I woke up to a vomiting dog. He’s feeling much better now, but it took a $400 vet visit to do the job.
My to-do list was repeatedly stymied by frustrating people and annoying road blocks.
And my evening dog walk, usually my stress reducer, was washed out — literally — by a cloud burst that left me and Rory sopping wet.
Yep, crappy was the word of the day. So this video really spoke to me.
…and puts a smile on my face! Great way to put this day to bed and start fresh tomorrow.
Posted in Business, Dogs, Health, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking, Weather, Youtube
Tagged babies, Business, children, cloud burst, crappy, crappy day, dog walk, Dogs, Health, Humor, life, poop faces, Relationships, road blocks, stress, to-do list, veterinarian, video, walking, weather, word of the day, Youtube
I have never followed an intense exercise routine.
I am a big believer in ‘all things in moderation’ — in both food and physical activity.
But I have recently been inspired to follow a new upper-body strength routine that I think could catch on around the globe:
Donald Trump Pinata Challenge
1. Buy pinata in likeness of annoyingly-ignorant businessman and Republican presidential candidate.
2. Get really big stick.
3. Beat the crap out of that thang, honing upper body strength while reducing frustrations with Trump and flawed political process.
4. Repeat 2-3 times each week.
Note: if you put candy in pinata per tradition, this could reduce positive outcomes of routine.
Posted in Business, Celebrities, Comedy, Exercise, Health, Humor, Life, Politics
Tagged Business, candy, celebrities, comedy, Donald Trump, exercise, Health, Humor, life, pinata, politics, upper body strength, workout