Monday, November 30, 2009


Some Thanksgiving table shots from Thursday. It was so pretty, I wouldn't eat. Seriously, kind of. I was hoping that my step-mother would offer me all of the napkin holders wrapped up inside the black and green place mats as a party favor. I am emailing her this now...

Quote Of The Day

Aly: "I know that deep down in your soul..."

Alex: "Aly, I don't have a soul. That spiritual crap will not work on me. Never has."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This is the tree house I grew up in. Literally. I am a tree person. The people that owned my childhood house before us made the saddest little wood concoction in this tree that I treasured as the greatest hang out ever at one point. In the spaciously designed 4x3 area, I would get four of five us sitting on the floorboards not smoking found cigarette butts. I always thought I skipped past my childhood, sped through it, galloping towards adulthood. But when I was sitting in that "tree house" for hours with four other girls, I was experiencing my own kind of childhood. The leaves here got me thinking about Thanksgiving tomorrow...

Quote Of The Day

Me: “I had edamame.”

Alex: “Don’t talk about my momma like that.”

Me: "I said edamame. Not excessive amounts of cheese!"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Are You There, G-d?
It's me, Marley.

Quote Of The Day

Carrie: "Hey, is ER over yet?”

Me: “It’s never over in my soul.”

Carrie: “Do not share that with humans."

Monday, November 23, 2009


Because when laying in this bed, checking your face out in the mirror should be your number one concern.

Quote Of The Day

A.H.: "How are my two favorite people? Not that you guys would know, since you're not one of them."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Anderson Hearts Jewel

And so I love Anderson Cooper! I've always been a Jewel freak, but people think I am so enamored with her personal story because I have been so enamored with her music. And I can definitely announce that I can and do separate the two. Anderson Cooper has Jewel share some of her life HERE.

For more on her noble cause of providing everyone with clean drinking water, all information can be found HERE.

And for the most interesting read, check out how Jewel makes a lifetime's worth of struggle and success fit into a succinct synopsis. Full story HERE.

At spring break all kids had to leave the campus. But I couldn’t afford to get to Alaska, so I decided to learn 4 chords on the guitar (my dad had always played guitar, not me) and get on a train in Detroit to busk my way across the country. I made up lyrics about what I saw traveling. It took several days to sing my way across the country- earning my ticket money one street corner at a time when the train stopped.


J.L.L. squared.
There's something about younger siblings....

Quote Of The Day

Alex: “In 60 years, you will be really, really old."

Julia: “No, I don’t want to live that old. I refuse to live past 77, or else I’m gonna kill myself.”

OXO Spokesperson Contest

So, there's this OXO contest going on right now, through December 3rd, 2009, and anyone interested in winning a number of prizes, as well as the chance to be a chosen spokesperson for OXO videos online. My mom actually made the above video with no direction, this was her first shot and when I told her she had to speak for 30 to 90 seconds, she was disappointed to have to keep the "Glove Chatter" so short.

Click HERE to enter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nubs' True Story

There's nothing like some "heartwarming" to get me in the mood for Thanksgiving festivities.


You can think dogs are oblivious to cameras all you want. But Mojo knows...

Quote Of The Day

Julia: "Ropa Vieja. What did she say that meant? Old clothes?"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This is why I don't go out. 3 hours out equals four hours of cleaning. And ten years off my life.

Quote Of The Day

Me: “Cougartown is good, too.”

Jordan: “What’s that? Motorboat? Moofin Town?”

Monday, November 16, 2009


As you get older, you supposedly start noticing more growths, aches and pains. Marley's no exception. In the top photo, you can see a yorkie's face jutting out from the side of her neck. In the bottom photo, almost a full yorkie is growing from her rear. The vet bills are really adding up.

Quote Of The Day

Maury: “Since I had that fire in my kitchen, I haven’t been able to properly install my new range hood. I am thinking it might be because the directions have only one picture and it’s of a guy smiling next to an already installed hood.”

Me: “Interesting theory.”

Thursday, November 12, 2009


"Strike A Pose"
The thing that is really disturbing me right about now is that I haven't the slightest clue where this picture is from, when or where it was taken... nothing. I don't know those sheets, or that doorway. Getting old is great!

Quote Of The Day

Alex: “Yeah, I’m not a good person and I don’t pride myself on being a good person, so it's okay.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The South Pacific, or New York?

Quote Of The Day

Julia: “I realize more and more that I am becoming a cougar ‘cuz of multiple things, ‘cuz you know Hollywood just keeps getting younger and younger.”

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


"Don't judge me!"

Quote Of The Day

A: "Sometimes there's no getting through that rock you call a head. Iron man? Meet iron woman! From the neck up!"

Friday, November 6, 2009

People of Walmart

It's everywhere- this reasonable recent phenomenon- The People Of Walmart. Having visited West Virginia, where the entire town was based around the mecca of all shopping needs, the local Walmart. That is not to say I liken where I was in West Virginia to what is shown on this website. It's just that I can see the possibilities, if you will... Here are some great shots to get you hooked:

When Fashion Meets Finance

My stepbrother Danny made it into the New York Times. I can't wait for him to make it in again. I can see the headlines now: "Generous lottery winner splits his earnings with everyone in his family, giving the largest proceeds to his stepsister and other worth charity's." More realistically, for anyone that knows him, he got in for being at a "Fashion Meets Finance" party. No shocker there!

(He's the one with the green glasses.)


Yet another feral cat! But I fell in love with her while waiting in my car, because she kept tapping the water on the ground making what looked like a tiny fence ripple. I only caught a still shot.

Quote Of The Day

Julia: "Sometimes, when I bowl, my hair gets caught in my armpit."

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I'm seeing... pink.

Quote Of The Day

Jordan: "They backed out of a Yankee/Red Sox game? What kind of a fascist world do I live in?"

*Obviously this is a previous quote, since last night the Yankees won the 2009 World Series Championship. May I just say that Phillies fans were disappointing? So negative and nasty. And also, New York is your Daddy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tupac's Alive- Again, or Still?

A long time ago, a comedian wrote this sentiment for a show or their own performance, but the thought was basically something like, "I have proof Tupac's not dead, because he comes out with a new album every year." Same thing with Biggie. I remember when my world was rocked with their deaths. I felt cheated and immensely saddened. But the whole grieving process never took place. Even now, over thirteen years later, there are new Tupac specials on TV. How could I miss someone who has never gone away?

Here's the info. if anyone's interested:

Every Wednesday on Fuse is a Hip Hop Invasion!

The brightest stars in the Hip Hop universe, from Jay-Z to Lil' Wayne, are taking over Concerts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Interviews on Fuse. It's a full-scale Hip Hop Invasion every Wednesday starting at 7pm/6c!

TONIGHT (Nov. 4th) tune-in to Fuse for specials on LIL' WAYNE, 50 CENT, THE GAME, TUPAC, NELLY and more:


-Videos at 8:30pm/7c
-“Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake” Documentary at 9pm/8c

I know I won't be missing the Yankee game for this, but I think I may just be visiting on commercials, for my 1996 self.


There's something about this picture, the desire to kill in the eyes of this miniature murderer that I really enjoy.

Quote Of The Day

After finding out someone really intelligent, like myself, used oil by the pool:

Alex: “You don’t ever use oil in the sun! You know what you use oil for? Cooking. But you know that now, since that's exactly what you did."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Continuing on with the theme of my Sunday nights... This was taken prior to all of the sunlight fleeing the skies in the middle of my afternoon.

Quote Of The Day

L: "My computer's freezing."

H: (Leans over and touches the computer) "No, it isn't."

Monday, November 2, 2009


Some of my Sunday night volunteer "co-workers." Sharing is caring.

Quote Of The Day

A.L.: "You have a 401k?"

A.H.: "Yeah. It's called marry a younger woman and take all of her damn money."