30 Second Story….Boardwalk Connection

What a thrill it was when my idol, pro boxer, Jack Humphrey pretended to spar with me that day on the boardwalk.  Uncle Pete held me back while smoking his cigar and egged me on as he warned Humphrey to look out for my right.   What Uncle Pete should have been watching was Humphrey’s right hook which breezed past my jaw and hit my favorite uncle right in the kisser.



The images used in 30 Second Stories are photographs I have found at flea markets and do not represent anyone that I am related to.

P.S.  I must admit that I might have a crush on Uncle Pete.

30 Second Story…..Venice is for the birds, not lovebirds.

Venice was supposed to be a place of romance, where May and Bess had planned to meet some nice Italian men.  So far, the ladies were very attractive to the local Venetian pigeon community but this isn’t what they were hoping for.  Now, if they could just figure out what kind of bread crumbs they could get that would have Enzo and Giovanni eating out of their hands too.

The photographs used in 30 Second Stories are images that I have collected from flea markets and do not represent anyone that I am related to.


Waking up pretty again.

Once upon a time, I wrote a different blog under another name.  While writing my Beauty PSA (Public Service Announcement) post yesterday on how to get frizz free hair, I recalled a couple of posts I wrote with some very important beauty tips.  Today, I would like to share one with you that I think you’ll find helpful.

Waking up pretty

Wear a very beautiful necklace to bed.

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, your eyes will be drawn away from the bags under your eyes and toward the necklace of splendor.  While I don’t have any data to support my next claim, I’m willing to bet that your significant other will not notice your puffy eye bags either. Let’s test my theory….

See, you don’t even notice my bags.


My Aha Moments….Coupon Conspiracy Theory

I read somewhere today that being right brained, I figure most stuff out with aha moments.  I am not sure what the technical term would be for an aha moment, you’ll have to check with a left brain thinker.  Anyway, this article confirmed what I’ve always known about myself – I shouldn’t really ever try to figure anything out methodically, I should just let it pop into my head.  And that is exactly how I came up with my coupon conspiracy theory.

I went out to get the mail this morning.


This is what I thought when I opened the mail box and found a fantastic coupon for the Finish Line, sneaker store.  Just what I didn’t need….a coupon.  I had just purchased one of my boys a pair of $50 running shoes 4 days ago and now that I don’t need a coupon, I get one.  This happens ALL the time and I am beginning to think it’s some sort of conspiracy.

I imagine that the Gap, Lens Crafters, Friendly’s and Hallmark each have an alert system in place letting them know that I have just purchased jeans, glasses, an ice cream cone and a greeting card.  Buzzers go off, lights blink around my name on the screen a robotic voice calls out ” sucker coupon alert!”   Immediately a heart stoppingly great coupon is sent out either via email or regular mail.  Once I receive it, I’ll be crushed that I’ve missed out on using the coupon on my last purchase, but then remember those other jeans, glasses, flavors of ice cream and greeting cards that I liked and head back to the store.

I may have a problem and the Gap, Lens Crafters, Friendly’s and Hallmark know it and are using it against me.

Am I the only one?  Or do you suddenly have beautiful and valuable coupons arriving to your home within days of your latest purchase?  They are conspiring to suck you back in.

I’ll see you at Hallmark!