Rory and I were walking around the neighborhood yesterday, seeing if anything had changed while we were in Montauk, when I sneezed three times.
A friend was walking by and witnessed the sneeze.
“Are you sick?”
“No, I just sneezed. I always sneeze three times.”
“Sounded like a sick sneeze to me.”
“Oh, I doubt it.”
Well, this morning my throat is scratchy and tight. My head is achey.
That man has mad skillz.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Dogs, friends, Health, Humor, life, New York City, sneeze, walking
People are being very thankful today on Facebook, which is nice.
One of my friends gave a shout out to high school teachers, and I couldn’t agree more!
I attended public school, and even during my high school years, my teachers easily spent half of their time disciplining students. Corporal punishment was still enforced back in my day, so lots of students were sent to the principal to get ‘licks.’
But some of the more creative teachers took a different route.
My personal favorite?
I had an English teacher who would stick a kid who was misbehaving behind the bookcase and make them stand there for the rest of the class.
Yep. This actually happened.
One kid — who shall remain nameless — stuck his arms and legs through the shelves and turned the bookshelves over on the rest of the classroom.
Come to think of it — that was the last time I saw her use that method.
Posted in Children, Education, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bookcase, children, corporal punishment, discipline, education, English teacher, Facebook, friends, high school, Holiday, Humor, Internet, licks, life, memories, misbehave, principal, public school, students, teachers, Thanksgiving
I’ve seen this acronym on the Internet from time to time:
I had a pretty good idea what it was all about from the context, but Google just provided its literal meaning: “Not For Showing Wife.”
That’s just wrong.
And it’s being thrown around all the time in conversation — casually, with a wink and a smile.
Shame on all of us.
Posted in Commentary, Family, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Love, Relationships, Writing
Tagged acronym, casual conversation, commentary, context, family, friends, Google, Humor, Internet, life, literal, love, NFSW, Not for Showing Wife, OK, Relationships, wink, words, writing
Kids today have it SO GOOD.
Case in point: Charlotte, the daughter of my friends Amy and Chris.
Charlotte requested an Angry Birds-themed cake for her birthday. Did Amy pick up the phone, call a bakery and order the aforementioned birdie birthday baked good?
She made the entire cast of fierce, feathered friends in fondant. All by HERSELF.
Charlotte is one lucky little girl.
And Amy is rockin’ creative!
Posted in Animals, Children, Cooking, Design, Foods, Friends, Games, Humor, Life
Tagged Angry Birds, animals, baked good, bakery, birthday cake, birthdays, children, cooking, creative, design, feathered friends, fondant, Foods, friends, games, Humor, kids, life, shoot the moon
Once a card person, always a card person.
That’s why I love this whimsical line of greeting cards from Julie Ann Art on Etsy.
From big emotions plainly spoken…
…to a card I’d love to receive from my dog:
So simple, yes? And so spot on!
Posted in Commentary, Dogs, Friends, Humor, Life, Relationships, Shopping, Writing
Tagged a way with words, commentary, Dogs, Etsy, friends, greeting cards, Humor, Internet, Julie Ann Art, life, love, Relationships, writing
So I was talking to a friend of mine today on IM about his lunch.
He: “I have a scoop of pulled pork on the side.”
Me: “In a cone?”
(Ice cream cone, of course…)
He: “That would be tasty.”
Me: “With sprinkles.”
He: “Bacon sprinkles.”
Me: “Yeah…like twice cooked pork!”
Greats minds combine! But afterwards, I found my mind returning to the idea of…
Candy sprinkles on ice cream.
I need to get me some of that.
Posted in Food, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Relationships, Writing
Tagged bacon, bacon sprinkles, chain mail, food, friends, Humor, ice cream cone, IM, Internet, life, lunch, pulled pork, Relationships, sprinkles, twiced cooked pork, writing
Because Quinn Miller is a genius and deserves to go viral…
Posted in Advertising, Design, Entertainment, Family, Friends, Humor, Life, Love, Movies, Photography, Relationships, Weddings
Tagged advertising, design, dinosaurs, dream wedding, entertainment, family, friends, Humor, life, love, Movies, photography, Quinn Miller Photography, Relationships, wedding party, weddings
New Yorkers are a the nicest people. I see proof of it all the time.
Take today, for instance.
I had taken a cab to the vet to pick up my dog. The driver gave me my change, which included several singles, near the open door.
The wind instantly picked up the bills and scattered them in the street. Did the rude, me-me-me New Yorkers of TV and movies jump upon them and run for it?
Not a chance.
Instead, three people stepped on the loose bills and stood waiting for me to retrieve them. We all shared a laugh as I collected my change and thanked them for their help.
Nice folks. Yep, we’ve got lots of ‘em here in NYC.
Posted in Commentary, Friends, Humor, Life, Relationships, Travel
Tagged Big Apple, big hearts, cab, commentary, community, dollar bills, friends, good samaritan, Humor, life, Manhattan, money, New York City, New Yorkers, nicest people, NYC, Relationships, taxi driver, Travel
In NYC today, it was summer.
Toes were out. Flips were flopped.
I mention this because so many of my friends in the Midwest are covered in snow.
Not rubbing it in, mind you –
just giving you some hope!
Posted in Fashion, Friends, Humor, Life, Photography, Weather
Tagged flip flops, friends, Humor, life, photos, snow, summer, weather
A good friend of mine always celebrates ‘Turtle Tuesday’ on Facebook.
(He posts photos and everything.)
Today I decided to take a tour of the Interwebs…to see for myself if it’s truly ‘all about turtles’ on Tuesday.
This little guy — and a few of his older and wiser friends — informed me it’s really…
And I am certainly not going to argue with that.
I’ll let you know if David changes his mind.
Posted in Animals, Blogs, Commentary, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged animals, au contraire, blogs, commentary, Facebook, Facebook posts, friends, Humor, Internet, interwebs, it's a jungle out there, life, Tiger Tuesday, tigers, Turtle Tuesday, turtles