Happy National Cat Day

Did you know that today is national cat day?

And did you know that for one day only, Uber (the car service app) is letting you request a kitten on-demand. That’s right – for a donation of $30 to the ASPCA, you can get a kitten delivered to your office for 15 minutes of snuggle time!

As soon as I heard about this, I immediately logged into Uber to request my kitten. Sadly, this promotion seems to have spread like wildfire and there are no kittens available.

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There is nothing worse than the offer of kitten snuggles and then not being able to take advantage of it. Here are a few of my favorite cat videos as a consolation prize.

Cats and Dolphins

Just a cat dressed as a shark riding a Roomba, while a baby, also dressed as a shark looks on.

Kitten hugging his teddy-bear

How to Get to Sesame Street


A couple weeks ago, I did something I almost never do. I went to an exhibition… alone. Matt’s sister told me about an amazing exhibit that The New York Public Library was putting on all about Sesame Street. We both share a deep love for this show, its characters and the incredible amount of good that it has done for so many young kids and parents. So I knew this was definitely up my alley.

So after work, I made my way up to Lincoln Center and was immediately transported back to my childhood. The exhibit is full of interesting stories about the show, the performers and the incredible thought that goes into producing it. And of course, there were many muppets on display, including all of the big names: Elmo, Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Snuffy, Super Grover, Zoe, The Count, and Hoots the Owl. I walked around in awe, staring at the characters of my youth, amazed with how large the muppets were in person and how they looked just as they should.

After taking in the exhibit for a little, I made my way to the auditorium for a two hour program entitled “Making Learning a Funny Affair”. The panel featured an impressive line up of Sesame Street’s top individuals including the Executive Producer, a writer and the Senior Vice President of Global Educational Content. However, the two who stole the show were the two muppet performers.


As they walked on stage, one with Grover the other with Murray, the entire audience was transported back to age 5. I literally couldn’t stop myself from smiling and I even teared up a bit (let’s blame the baby for that display of emotions).

For the next 2 hours, SNL performer and Sesame Street die-hard fan, Bobby Moynihan moderated an interesting, and funny, discussion about the creative genius that is Sesame Street. After 60 minutes or so, Bert even made an appearance and engaged with a muppet that a young fan brought. It was amazing to see the spirit of Jim Henson live on through the performers and their willingness to support a young dreamer.

It was a truly great night – something that only the city of New York could deliver. The exhibit runs through January 31st so I definitely suggest you make a trip over at some point.

Friday Afternoon Round Up

Happy Friday!

This weekend, Matt and I are just laying low. We are officially beginning the waiting game… between 3 and 4 weeks left. I’m hoping to finish our Christmas cards this weekend (pause to give you time to be impressed), and put some finishing touches on the baby’s “nook” — we don’t have an official nursery as of yet, but don’t worry, it is cute and I will be posting pictures soon. Other than that, I don’t think we have a lot planned. Sorry Matt – welcome to your new life.

Here are some of my favorite links from the week:

Loving this Between Two Ferns episode.

This is truly amazing
*warning – contains profanities

Brady, a dog and Uggs. Need I say more?

I hope my kid is this smart.

Super cute vest for fall.

Friday Afternoon Round Up

This weekend, Matt and I will be FINALLY heading to Ikea to buy a dresser for the baby. This will give us a little sanity as the baby’s things are just sprawled all over the guest room right now. Saturday night we will be glued to our tv as Notre Dame (#5) takes on Florida State (#2).  Oh, and did I mentioned Matt’s favorite person in the whole wide word, Kinsella, is visiting this weekend? So that probably means no trip to Ikea and I will be back to being the third wheel… What about you? Up to anything fun?

Here are my favorite links from the week:

I hope Matt makes this for me on Sunday ;)

Why don’t all of my closets look like this?

I don’t need more giraffes in my life, but if I did, this is pretty cute.

Do you think the baby will appreciate if I line their drawers? I do :)

Such a cute idea for a rustic wedding/rehearsal dinner.

Not going to lie, I am super excited for this movie to come out.