Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday in NYC

I'm always happy when the weekend finally rolls around, but today I'm especially excited because in just a few hours I'll be in NYC! I'm meeting up with my two closest friends at Heartland Brewery for dinner and drinks. (I already have my eye on their Indian River Light Ale. Mmm!) The three of us have been friends since high school but with our busy (and very different) schedules it's unfortunately been a long time since just the three of us have gotten together. I can't wait for our long overdue girls night out!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Happy New Year everyone! Well it's that time of year again when people crowd the gyms trying to follow through on their resolution to lose weight. I would be happy to see new faces in January if I knew they would still be there in December but the reality is most people disappear after a few weeks. They sign up, waste their money and disrupt the routines of those who work out all year.

I arrived at the gym last night at my normal time to find an unusually packed parking lot. Once I was inside, I pushed my way through the crowd at the front desk to swipe my card. I moved on to the sign up sheets to reserve my preferred treadmill. Ah, treadmill's on the end so I'm only stuck by one smelly person, in front of a wall so no one is behind me and it is right in front of one of the TVs. Of course, it was taken and I had to take a machine in the middle. As I turned the corner, there were people everywhere. Almost every machine was being used. It seriously looked like a commercial.

As I headed for the treadmill I glanced around and noticed that every single person on a treadmill was walking. I'm all for walking, especially if you're just starting out, but putting the treadmill on the minimum speed, reading a magazine and holding on to the bars in front of you isn't exactly a workout. What's the point of joining a gym and vowing to work out if you're barely going to do anything while you're there? I'm not saying you need to start out running miles upon miles, as everyone is at a different fitness level, but at least challenge yourself a little.

I'm all for people trying to get in shape and improve their health but before joining a gym, they should really think about how committed they are to it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


In honor of the holiday season, I want to share one of my favorite Christmas movie moments. I'm sure you'll agree...enjoy!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Over the Top

Now that I'm finally excited for the holidays, I thought I'd share a list of ten over-the top light displays from

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bah Humbug!

Christmas is rapidly approaching and I have to admit I've been having some trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year. I'm not sure if it's the recession taking the fun out of shopping or the 60-degree days making it feel more like spring than December, but something is different. But now with the first snowfall of the year last night and today's company gift swap, it finally feels like the holidays to me and I'm excited!

I'm looking forward to watching Christmas Vacation and Elf over and over and over again, going to see the tree in Rockefeller Center, baking Christmas cookies, egg nog, hot chocolate, hanging out fireside and having 11 days off!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This Bank Can't Fail

More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, either live with or are on the verge of hunger. In New Jersey alone, an estimated 250,000 new clients will be seeking sustenance this year from the state's food banks. But recently, as requests for food assistance have risen, food donations are on the decline, leaving food bank shelves almost empty and hungry families waiting for something to eat.

The situation is dire, no more so than at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest food bank in the state, where requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism.

To really understand the serious need for donations, use the following link to view the video:

If everyone could just do a little, it would help those in need a lot. To help, you can:
  • Make a monetary contribution: Visit
  • Donate food: Drop off a bag of food at your local food pantry. Click here to find a food pantry near you:
  • Organize a food drive: We can help explain the logistics of starting a food drive. Just call 908-355-FOOD.
  • Help "Check Out Hunger:" Look for the "Check Out Hunger" coupons at your local supermarket and donate. No donation is too small!

Bruce Springsteen is doing his part!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Renamed Disney World

Check this out...Disney has dedicated its entire Kingdom to me!