Heartbleed Bug

Please read – internet bug that may have an impact on everyone!

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Forget it ALL- Because you already know what to do


I give up. And you should too. What should we give up?  Taking to heart any set advice from the media and/or medical association.  Pretty extreme statement right ? Well, hear me out.  I am annoyed – and I’m sure … Continue reading

Closet Organizing Time!



It’s cold out. It’s grey out. The Weather Channel is calling for another foot of snow. Yuck. So what to do during this frigid winter season? Let’s stay indoors and… organize !!

If you’re like me, then you know exactly what I see when I look at my closet and drawers.

I wouldn’t necessarily say that  I’m a pack rat or a hoarder, but I tend to hold on to things for a long time. A VERY long time.  Example: a shiny black velvet mini tube top worn to nightclubs 20 years ago, a winter cotillion dress from my first freshman year high school dance,  summer flip-flops, winter boots, seemingly more shoes than Imelda Marcos ever owned, and clothes in a wide size range from size 4 to size 16, small to extra-large (my never-ending weight-loss wishes haven’t exactly manifested themselves into a successful physical form …yet!).

For some of the items, there is obviously a sentimental attachment (as I don’t think I’ll be baring my midriff – especially in this weather –  any time in the near future)  :)   However, considering I live in a teeny tiny Manhattan studio.. well, sometimes it’s good to purge, to donate, to try to organize.

Here, ahead of the annual “Spring Cleaning”  (way ahead … because you know the 15th snowstorm of 2014 is on the way!)  is this great article I wanted to share.  We may as well organize now .. this way we can emerge in the spring, with the nice weather, purged of all the things we no longer use .. and then be ready to enjoy the summer!

Have a great week everyone!


Article:   http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2013/05/24/40-hanger-closet/

NYC where to donate: http://www.nyc.gov/html/stuffex/html/donate/where_to_donate.shtml



10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out | wellfesto


Currently, I don’t have a daughter – but I do have an amazing niece. This post is so very inspirational and believe that it will help me get to where I need to be.   One day I hope I can pass this on by way of example! 10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out | wellfesto.


10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out | wellfesto

Trend: Saggy Pants



You’ve seen them everywhere, on both, men and women. Mostly, (it seems) under the age of 50.  I’m talking about the saggy pants look – those jeans and pants that hang wwaaayyy low.

Personally, I saw the trend emerge in the early 1990’s. I remember walking around the mall with a group of friends, and this guy Rob (who I had a crush on at the time) was wearing jeans that hung so very low that his boxers were showing. I had never seen this strange look and my curiosity was piqued.  I thought perhaps this was just some silly fad, and at the time, thought it looked kind of funny and ridiculous.  And so, I did the unthinkable.

What’s the best way to flirt with your crush? Right, embarrass him.

He was walking a few steps in front of me and I launched, no, catapulted myself forward, grabbed either side of his loose-fitting jeans, and — yanked downwards with all my might! Jeans around his ankles, (thank goodness the boxers were still intact!)  Rob glared at me and was NOT amused. In fact, that was the end of what could have been the whirlwind romance of my teenage daydreams!

It is now 20 years later and this look is still going strong.  Yes, I was wrong (again!).  The saggy pants look was not a fad. Perhaps a trend, but not a fad. In fact, since this look has permeated our social culture, aren’t you curious to know how it started?

Apparently, there are a few differing of opinions on how the look began.  Prison garb (either from having to hand your belt over to corrections officers or to show other inmates your “availability”)  vs. snowboard look vs. fashion wear .  Times have changed since the 90’s though, so be careful if you do wear your pants this way.. you can now GO to jail for doing so.

Click on all the links in the above post for some interesting articles and pictures.

Here is a great article on the history of sagging pants…. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sagging-pants-history.html

Some pictures below: