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.
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That’s the only way to describe About Time, the new movie from writer/director Richard Curtis, who has brought us such classics as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.
Everyone in the film is charming — even the folks who are grouchy (because they are grouchy in that funny, British way).
The homes and flats are charming. The ‘meet cutes?’ Charming. And the time travel conceit is treated with a light hand…not the gloom and doom that you might remember — and star Rachel McAdams had to endure — in The Time Travelers Wife.
Plus, Rachel and Domhnall Gleeson are the cutest couple on the entire planet.
That’s not to say About Time is all English Breakfast tea and crumpets. Curtis definitely has a strong message to share about love and life —
But he’s just so charming about it.
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What do you see here?
Two flowers? Some greenery? A railing and steps?
You obviously haven’t worked at Hallmark.
When I see flowers in pairs, I think “that image would work well for love, engagement, wedding, parents…or even mother and child” (if one bloom is noticeably smaller than the other or is a bud).
The same goes for groups of flowers. Or leaves. Or tree branches.
Even though I left Hallmark over 12 years ago, I still look at scenes in nature and put a card caption on ‘em.
I think I may need a get well card.
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What are you waiting for?
Join the party!
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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!
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When Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of New York and New Jersey last October, my Upper West Side neighborhood didn’t even lose power.
To say we were lucky doesn’t even cover it.
That’s why I am excited to have the opportunity to participate in National Dine Out Day – to eat out at one of the many restaurants that are donating a percentage of today’s sales to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
And the great thing is…you can, too! Restaurant chains across the country — in practically every state — are taking part. Check the list to see if there is a participating location near you, and dine out to make a difference!
If your state didn’t make the list, you can still donate to the cause here.
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I have tennis on the brain this week. Or as Geoff Peterson would say –
I’ve been watching the French Open as much as humanly possibly on this side of the drink.
I bought my tickets to the US Open yesterday — one of the best things about living in New York City — through the American Express advance purchase sale.
(Because membership has its privileges….)
And I am already looking forward to watching Wimbledon over the Fourth of July holidays right here at home.
I hear rumors on Facebook and Twitter that the NBA playoffs are going on somewhere, but seriously — how can people even think about ‘pro’ basketball — when there is so much tennis going on??
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Because Quinn Miller is a genius and deserves to go viral…
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One of the many advantages of a) working from home and b) having HBO is being able to watch Oscar-nominated documentaries during lunch.
Today’s featured selection: The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms.
I’ll admit that I had not heard of this film before I saw it listed on HBO OnDemand. If perchance you haven’t either, I strongly encourage you to invest the short 40 minutes required.
Director Lucy Walker chronicles the tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Survivors share their stories of loss, and work together to rebuild their communities — already making progress a mere month after the storm hit.
And what are the ‘cherry blossoms’ in the title, you ask? I’ll let you watch the film and find out.
It is a vital part of their history and culture, and one reason a tsunami could never break the Japanese people.
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