I was supposed to fly home to Kentucky tomorrow for a family reunion, but my family here in New York City — my dog — got sick.
So I’ll be celebrating the holiday at home while he recuperates.
But we’ll be thinking about everyone back in the Bluegrass State!
Posted in Dogs, Family, Holiday, Life, Travel
Tagged Bluegrass State, Dogs, family, family reunion, holidays, Humor, Kentucky, life, New York City, Travel, video
Hope you’ve had a fun St. Patrick’s Day…
We’ve been Dublin over with laughter!
Did I really just say that?
(Yes, I O’Reilly did.)
Posted in Blogs, Dogs, Green, Holiday, Humor, Life, St Patrick's Day
Tagged blogs, Dogs, Dublin, green, holidays, Humor, jokes, life, O'Reilly, puns, St. Patrick's Day
Did you know the Internet was international? Seems obvious, right?
Apparently not to some.
Today several UK-based celebs have been wishing their mums Happy Mother’s Day.
Dan Stevens, who played the recently deceased Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey. Chris O’Dowd of Bridesmaid and Girls fame. But they were quickly corrected by pushy, ethnocentric Americans that “Mother’s Day is still a couple of months away.”
I was at once embarrassed and entertained.
Cable television and the Internet may make programming and actors from other countries available to us here in America, but it doesn’t mean we’re necessarily going learn anything.
Well…at least we’re predictable.
Posted in Commentary, Family, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Relationships
Tagged Bridesmaids, cable television, Chris O'Dowd, Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey, England, enthocentric, family, Girls tv show, holidays, Humor, Internet, Matthew Crawley, mother's day, mothering day, mothers, mums, mums the word, Relationships, Twitter, UK
Exhibit A: 2013 Sock Monkey Calendar
Purchased December 30, 2012. Brand new. Twelve month-themed sock monkey images contained within imaginative and in excellent condition.
Fun year ahead — check.
Exhibit B: Rory with Sock Monkey
Given to Rory on Christmas Eve 2012. Brand new. Ball on Santa hat chewed off within moments of gifting.
Hat destroyed — check.
Relationship with sock monkey secured — double check.
Posted in Animals, Christmas, Dogs, Family, Holiday, Humor, Life, Relationships, Toys
Tagged 2013, animals, checking it twice, Christmas, Christmas Eve, Dogs, family, gifting, holidays, Humor, life, Relationships, santa, Santa hat, sock monkey, sock monkey calendar, toys
Christmas is over.
Time to leave your comfy food coma and re-engage your brain. Here’s a test to see how you are doing –
What is the person/place/thing pictured at left?
Place your guesses in the comments section. The first correct response will receive the satisfaction of being 1) right and 2) first.
Posted in Commentary, Design, Entertainment, Holiday
Tagged Christmas, commentary, comments, design, food coma, guess, holidays, Humor, life
As I sit and watch Christmas Vacation for the second time this holiday season, one name is foremost in my mind…
I had forgotten — or did I ever realize? — that Johnny Galecki, Leonard on The Big Bang Theory, portrays Clark Griswold’s son Russ in the holiday cult classic. He was only 13 when Vacation was made in 1989.
24 years ago? Really??
Posted in Celebrities, Christmas, Commentary, Holiday, Humor, Life, Movies, Television, TV
Tagged bazinga, celebrities, Christmas, Christmas Vacation movie, Clark Griswold, cult classic, entertainment, holidays, Humor, Johnny Galecki, Leonard, life, Movies, Rusty, The Big Bang Theory, TV
I finally put up my Christmas decorations today.
Just made it under the wire.
I’m not usually this tardy. But a slew of business travel in December left me only two days to prep the apartment for the holidays.
My Christmas decor is much like my day-to-day — contemporary, with graphic patterns and solid colors. But there are a couple of pieces from my childhood that still make the cut.
One is a vintage tabletop sleigh complete with Santa, elf, reindeer and — best of all — a sack of toys with real toys inside. They are teeny tiny things, probably saved from Cracker Jack prizes (back when they were actually cool) and party favors.
We always loved knowing that there was real loot in that tiny bag. But we weren’t surprised…
Santa — even the tabletop variety — always comes through.
Posted in Children, Christmas, Design, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged business travel, children, Christmas, Christmas decorations, contemporary decor, Cracker Jack prizes, elf, holidays, loot, make the cut, party favors, reindeer, Santa's sack, Santa's sleigh, tabletop, toys, vintage
It’s the weekend before Christmas…
And someone is playing with the photo editor on their phone.
It’s just a tiny tree on the dresser in my bedroom. But with a few minor adjustments, I have created an icy winter wonderland.
(But my toes are still toasty warm!)
Posted in Christmas, Holiday, Humor, Photography
Tagged cell phone, Christmas, Christmas tree, holidays, Humor, ice, photo editor, photography, winter wonderland
Emma, I have seen your future, and you are a success!
Let me explain.
My brother recently posted this picture of his granddaughter Emma sporting reindeer antlers at her school’s Christmas concert. Her holiday headgear and mischievous smile reveal a lot — a fun-loving, entertaining youngest child.
No, I’m not talking about me (although as the baby of the family, I have been known to grab the spotlight from time to time). I mean Emma’s actual doppelganger.
I’ve met her.
This is Stacey.
She’s an MBA candidate at the Boston University School of Management. And when I showed her Emma’s photo, she was quick to agree that the two were kindred spirits.
Emma, you are in excellent company.
Posted in Children, College, dreams, Education, Family, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged baby of the family, back to the future, children, Christmas concert, college, doppelganger, education, good company, grab the spotlight, holiday headgear, holidays, Humor, kindred spirits, life, reindeer antlers, relationship, youngest child
It’s Tuesday — time to tout one of my favorite flicks!
The 2000 comedy, Keeping the Faith, was featured on AMC this very afternoon while I was working from home.
(Really. I was.)
Ben Stiller and Edward Norton star as a rabbi and a priest. Jenna Elfman is the woman they both fall in love with.
The city of New York provides the backdrop for both their childhood story — the three were good friends — and their reunion as adults (where all hell breaks loose).
I love seeing Edward Norton in a lighter role like this, and Ben Stiller in a comedy that isn’t quite so over the top.
It’s the perfect feel-good film for the holidays. Trust me –
I feel better already.
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Religion
Tagged AMC, Ben Stiller, celebrities, childhood, comedy, Edward Norton, entertainment, films, holidays, Humor, Jenna Elfman, Keeping the Faith movie, love triangle, Movies, New York City, priest, Rabbit, reunion