What have I created?

Matt came home late tonight and while h missed a delicious home cooked dinner by none other than myself, he saved room for fresh strawberries for dessert. I had been watching HGTV when Matt came home and at 10pm, House Hunters came on. Typically, Matt comes home and immediately start channel surfing trying to find something better than Cupcake Wars, Toddlers & Tiara or some other trashy show that I am inevitably watching. But tonight, it was a different story.

Matt was immediately captivated at the massive square footage that 350,000 dollars can get you in Texas. His amazement soon turned into jealously displayed in the form of a temptertantrum. However, the bowl of strawberries that I placed in his lap soon distracted him.

As I was loading the dishes into the dishwasher, I started to ask Matt about his day…

“Matt, how was your day? Why did you have to work late”

“It was… ummm… give me a second. This is like the crucial part…”

Needless to say, the couple that was house hunting for the last 25 minutes was about to make their decision and Matt needed to hear this one – without distractions (and by distractions I mean me!) He normally only reserves this level of concentration for True Blood and Game of Thrones.

Maybe watching tv together isn’t a good idea.

Girls

Does everyone else there agree with me that the new HBO show, Girls is 100% awesome? I honestly can’t get enough of this show.From the fact that it is set in New York City to the incredibly accurate portrayal of the early 20-something year old female – I love every angle of this show.

It is like a realistic  version of Sex and the City. The girls don’t wear manolo blahniks – not because they aren’t fashionable but because they are in their early 20s and can’t afford a pair of shoes that cost over 500 dollars (I am still trying to figure out how Carrie could afford so many pairs on her writer’s salary). And they don’t live in enormous apartments like Rachel and Monica on Friends, but in small apartments in Brooklyn.

I salut you Leah Dunham. It is like you have tapped into the voice in my head and made it into an incredible tv series. Let’s grab a drink and talk about some of the ideas I have for season 2.

Endorsed by the Little Things

Whenever Oprah touches something it turns to gold. If your book makes it into her “book club” you are an instant best seller.

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If Oprah features your product during her “favorite things” holiday episode, it is be flying off the shelves the next day.

And if Oprah thinks you are talented -soon you will be performing in Madison Square Garden with a super star.

And eventually on Glee.

Unfortunately, an endorsement here doesn’t come with such incredible outcomes. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth something.

 Already, I have endorsed quite a few pro ducts and services on this blog:

Stitch Fix – a personal shopping service that is both fun and convenient

Pinterest – the most inspiring site on the web, hands down

Container Store – the best place to buy orgnaization supplies

Erin Condren – the best place to buy labels for your organizational supplies

Etsy – essentially, an online craft fair

Well today I have another thing to add to the list: SOAP.com

Living in New York City isn’t always as glamorous as it appears on Sex and the City. It is expensive. It is dirty. It is loud. And doing simple things like going grocery shopping or running errands is hard.

Very few people have cars. The closest Wal-Mart is over 10 miles away in New Jersey. And at the local Duane Reade, a 6 pack of toilet paper costs $12.99. And because I could only carry a few things at a time, my trips to the pharmacy for paper towels, Cascade, Tide and shampoo were frequent: 4-5 times  week. And then I discovered SOAP.com and my life changed.

With over 25,000 products under one virtual roof, they do the dirty work for you. From personal products like shampoo and makeup to household necessities they’ve got you covered. And they have great prices too! So instead of paying 12.99 for 6 rolls of toilet paper, I am now only paying $6.99! And here’s the best part: they deliver everything to your door within 2 business days for free! 

Now some people might not see the value of this service. Let me tell you – these people don’t live in New York City. And if they do, they are one of the lucky few who have access to a car.

So if driving to your local Wal-Mart or Target isn’t an option, I strongly encourage you to place an order at SOAP.com – You won’t regret it!

Now if only they could figure out a way to actually clean your apartment for you…

Manic Monday

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Six o’clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin’ Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream
But I can’t be late
‘Cause then I guess I just won’t get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made

It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my funday
My I don’t have to runday
It’s just another manic Monday

My commentary on the Bangles’ hit, Manic Monday:

1. My alarm doesn’t go off until 7:30am. I am so lucky!

2. I have never dreamed about kissing Valentino. I would love to know who has…

3. I make my bed every day (unless Matt is still in it when I leave and in that case, he makes it).

4. I love Sunday because there is so much good tv on: Game of Thrones, Mad Men and the new HBO show, Girls. As Matt said last night, “it is unfair that all of the good tv is on the same night.”  Thank goodness for DVR.

5. Yesterday was my “runday” (13.1 miles in Central Park as a matter of fact!) It wasn’t pretty, but I made it!

 6. Today has definitely been a manic Monday. Crazy meetings at work, 78 degree outside (but I am inside) and allergy sneezing all day long!

It’s just another manic Monday…

How’s your Monday going?

Shame on You Katie Couric

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All this week Katie Couric is making her return to morning news, only this time she is appearing as the co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America. After hosting NBC’s Today Show for 15 years,  this is certainly a controversial move.

As a loyal Today Show viewer, I find this move almost as disgraceful as when Johnny Damon signed with the Yankees.

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Katie, you know I love you – I am just not sure how you can cheat on Matt Lauer like this? And honestly… with this guy?

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The only thing worse that Katie’s blatant dis-loyalty to the Today Show is the Today Show’s response.

 

Really? ABC makes the first move with Couric and you respond with Palin? Even Matt thinks this idea is ridiculous.

Maybe it is time for me to switch my morning show allegiance.

An Interview with Big Bird

As I have written about many times before, I grew up in a cable free household. And not only was it cable free, but because of the poor antenna reception we received living out in the woods of New Hampshire, we only received four channels on our tv: NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS. This meant that I didn’t get Punky Brewster, the Smurfs, Gummy Bears or Duck Tails. As a result, both my sister and I spent nearly all of our television watching time with the characters of PBS. I can say without hesitation that the most influential television show, movie, music or theatrical performance in my life has been Sesame Street.

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This show and its characters exposed me to early reading and counting skills, songs and games as well as the ONLY bit of spanish I have carried with me into my adult life. It was also crucial in learning how to tell time – instead of saying that a car ride would take “an hour” which meant nothing to my 5-year-old self, my parents would say “one hour which is one Sesame Street.”

I’ve taken my love of the show into my adult life by learning as much as possible about the show, its creators, actors and supporters. I’ve read nearly ever book written on this group of incredible people, visited the Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, and seen Being Elmo – an incredible documentary about Kevin Clash’s journey to Sesame Street. Two years ago Matt surprised me by taking me to see Sesame Street Live – and while we were certainly the ONLY adults there without a child, making us look a little creepy, it was one of the most amazing things he has ever done.

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a few things on my bucket list… near the very top of that list is visit the set of Sesame Street.

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational foundation behind Sesame Street is one of the only blogs that I subscribe to (and I work in communications for a non-profit!) and I came across this post today. While I was sad that I didn’t realize the first day of Spring had already come and gone, I was happy to read this incredible article. I hope that all of you who also grew up watching Sesame Street enjoy it as much as I did.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BIRD!

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