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On to the next one…Ho, Ho, Ho


Throw out the pumpkins, and scary decorations…it’s time for the next Holiday, well kind of. Wal-Mart and Target are already ready. Heck, they have been ready for the past month with their shelves already stocked full of Christmas items. Before you know it, Christmas decorations will start coming out with 4TH of July fireworks. You could have Santa flying out of a rocket!

Do you ever wonder what happened to Thanksgiving?? That holiday gets the short end of the stick. The decorations are thrown in with Halloween, a few festive turkey’s here and there, but who can find them over the fake blood and animated life-size murderer’s to put at your front door.

I think there should be a good 2 weeks between the Halloween/Fall decorations, to when the Christmas ones arrive. Isn’t this time of year hectic enough without creating a sense of urgency to buy a tree before the weather even turns cold? I guess if I waited in Florida for the weather to turn cold before I start decorating for the Holidays, I would be waiting closer to Valentine’s day!

I am trying to put the emphasis on being more thankful this year. Hopefully, my thankful vase will help a little. I am also going to refuse to put up Christmas decorations till after Thanksgiving has past. Let’s get through that first! I can only focus on a few things at a time with this older age that has hit me. I think I may make a 10ft sign to put up in my house that says BE THANKFUL this month, and possibly get a pet turkey. My girls might wonder what happens to the turkey when November 24th rolls around. But, I will worry about that a little later! 😉


Keep in mind what you are thankful for!! 🙂


Which one can’t you live without?


Okay, I might have been a little sarcastic with the title of this post. Because I am talking about the ever so popular things that we find…

Which one is your favorite??

What I have caved into buying

  • Ped-Egg– works beautifully
  • Slap Chop– crying while cutting onions? no more!!
  • Ab-Circle– Hahahahaha! That was sent right back. Going in circles doesn’t give you super sized abs. Who would have thought!?!
  • Push up pro– not too shabby. But, nothing will make push-ups ever fun and enjoyable!
  • Snuggie– this was bought for me. Doesn’t everyone have to have one??
  • Smooth Away– make it to where you don’t have to shave or get laser hair removal, dang it- I fell for it. Now I use it as a play-doh smasher when I play with my girls.
 Now, these just make me chuckle..
Spending $100’s on bras that make your boobs look natural?? Oh no, you want to go for the, I-wanna-poke-your-eye-out look.
Beware cosmetic dentists, you are going to lose so much business because of this. The lady went from looking like she has tobacco teeth to Ross Geller white instantly!
Ugliest house shoes ever!!
Now we are just being super lazy. Is it that hard to cut brownies after they cool off?
Modern day fanny pack. For all you “fanny lovers” out there, it’s time to upgrade!
And, my new favorite
Pajama Jeans!!!!
Why worry about having to change from bed to work?? They just took all the painful guess-work out of deciding what to wear in the morning. They even say on the commercial you will want to wear them EVERYDAY! Problem solved 🙂
What is your favorite AS SEEN ON TV product?

I’ll just WebMD it


When you feel ill, where do you turn to first? Nowadays, it’s the Internet!

You start having some symptoms, feeling a little under the weather, so you pull up that magical website and start trying to diagnose yourself.

Yesterday, I woke up feeling like something was wrong with my ear. It almost felt like something was in it. My worst fear, that a very pregnant spider had made its way in my ear while I was sleeping and was getting ready to give birth in its new home. (I tend to think the worst when I am self diagnosing) But, it was throbbing and I thought it was starting to close up. According to the WebMD people, it was anything from earwax blockage, a middle ear infection, swimmer’s ear, or thyroid cancer. Nice. So, which one does my mind start thinking constantly about…the worse possible scenario.

I am not so sure the above picture is completely correct. For me, it’s CLICK. CLICK. I THINK I’M DYING. I really feel worse after looking my symptoms up. Now, I know this website does some good for people. So much that you can have it as an app on your phone. This is dangerous for me. That will not be an app I choose to download. I would probably become obsessed looking up things like, what a paper cut could turn into!

I think we really have taken some of the work away for doctors. We look everything up before going to the doctor’s office, tell them what we think is wrong and maybe even tell them what medicine we think we need. Where is the mystery for them anymore?

I think the next time I go to the doctor, I’m going to walk in, sit down and say something is wrong with me, now guess what it is. Maybe that would make them have to stay in the room for more than 5 minutes. 🙂

For one day, If there were no _____, I’d ______.


If there were no taste buds, I’d eat all the Brussel sprouts I could handle..make up for a lifetime of not eating them.

If there were no Cops, I’d be a speed racer on I-4.

If there were no Calories, I’d eat a funnel cake for breakfast!

If there were no Sharks, I’d swim in the super deep end of the ocean.

If there were no fear, I’d bungee jump from the top of the Eiffel tower.

If there were no bad people in the world, I’d let my kids run around the neighborhood, free, like there isn’t a care in the world. Just so they would know how it feels. 

If there were no cell phones, I’d think the world was coming to an end. Just kidding- I’d enjoy being able to hide from the world for a day.

And this is where I would be..

What would you want to do if there were no _____, for a day?

A woman’s sacred place


You knew I was talking about hair salons, right?

Guys just don’t understand what all is involved with finding the perfect hair salon. Some women can search many moons looking for a place that suits them best. There are some located on just about any corner. But, they are like guys, only about 1 in a 100 mile radius MIGHT be compatible with you.

Now, some women could care less about salons. They can do their own hair, and they are proud of it. I applaud you. I am severely challenged when it comes to coloring my own hair. It started out when I was a youngin and I wanted to be a summer blonde. I used about 5 bottles of sun-in on my hair. End result, I had less hair going to school that year. A few years later, I decided to try again with a little darker color. I ended up looking like a witch and my mom rushed me to the hair salon like it was an ER, to hang out there all day getting my hair stripped and put back to “semi-normal.” I have made a vow to resist even touching another bottle of hair color. We just don’t get along.

When I talk to most women, they are pretty much looking for the same thing in a salon. Then when you find a place, you stick to it like glue. You would travel over the river and through the woods to get back to your favorite hair stylist. When I moved to ATL, I would make the 2 hr trip back home to get my hair done by the lady I had gone to for 10 yrs. When I moved even further south to Tampa, I decided it would be a bit ridiculous to keep making the trip just for my hair. So, the agonizing search began.

Here is what I think is a typical check list for finding a perfect salon.

  1. Friendly staff– not the almighty front desk-ers that act like they are doing you a favor by showing up at work that day.
  2. Welcoming atmosphere– not walking into a place that is still trying to pull off an 80’s motif
  3. Good products– this goes without saying. Who wants crappy products used on their hair?
  4. Knowledgeable Stylist– being a guinea pig is not my idea of a favorable experience.
  5. Reasonable Prices– $250 for some highlights and a trim??? Are you crazy? That’s electric bill high!!!

After being in Tampa for almost 3 yrs, I have finally found my sacred place! This is after traveling to a salon that was 45 mins away to have a lady who didn’t speak English so well, turn me into a brass head. Then, having #5 happen to me at a place closer to my house. Also, trying out a place where the lady didn’t care in the least bit what I wanted. She had a vision, and I left getting my money back. Then, I stayed at one hair salon too long, only to leave with hair as dry as the desert and a color that royaly screwed up my hair. Finally, I found…


Hair Salon 


  • Their salon is beautiful!!
  • The staff is super friendly, and will have you laughing quite a bit while you are there.
  • Their products are amazing for your hair.
  • Massage chairs while you get your hair rinsed….umm, how awesome is that?
  • Unlimited refills on the best coffee ever, KEURIG!
  • Most importantly, they make sure you are a satisfied client when you leave.

 You know that feeling when you walk out of a salon, you feel like you are on top of the world. The sun should be shining on you and someone should be standing there saying, “Ta-da, The new and improved lady has arrived.” Now, let’s go party or get dressed up, so I can show off my fabulous new hair. Well, that’s how I feel every time I walk out of there. So, they better not go anywhere, because I am sticking to that place like glue!!!

Thank you, Maher, Summia and Mj! You guys are the best!! 🙂

Where’s the happy news?



I am someone who likes to stay up-to-date on current news, to a point. I have resorted to gathering information from networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The reason why is because they don’t seem to “pack as much punch” with delivery of the news.

Think about it, when you turn on the news, you get at least 30 mins of every murder, theft, fire of the day, thrown at you. On Facebook or Twitter, you get a line every now and then of something recent that happened. I think this is all I can handle. My brain doesn’t respond too fondly to all those negative thoughts attacking it.

So, you can understand my dismay this morning when I pulled up Facebook, and all on one update I saw:

“Officer shoots suspect in St. Pete, murder investigation in Clearwater, rain in the forecast.”

-Oh, and some major traffic delays.

Now, I understand in some states where there is a drought, rain would be good news. Here in Florida, it’s been one crazy rainy season and if I could send some rain to folks that need it, I surely would!

But, I want to ask…Where’s the happy news?











Yes, I want to be informed of things going on in the world, but if it happens to be all bad (which all you reporters seem to feed on) put one positive thing that’s going on as well. So, for every negative there should be a positive! I would hardly think I’m alone in wanting something like this.









There is quite a bit of good going on in this world that is totally news worthy. 🙂 I think we should all hear about those things as well, no matter how small it is.  The news could even use that as an opening line…

Good Evening, welcome to the five o’clock news. Tonight, we have 10 negative stories, but also 10 positive stories to fill you in on. So, stick around and we promise you won’t finish watching our news program all depressed and in need of an alcoholic beverage. 

I bet you their views would sky-rocket!! Especially on Mondays, they need to realize people need happy thoughts to get their week off right. So, we don’t look like this…












Morning Attitude Check


Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis & Wendy Mannering.

“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert

Attitudes- one of those fabulous things everyone was given. Also, one of those things that you have complete control over. Some of us choose to wake up in the morning thinking about the sun shining, birds chirping and how lovely the day is going to be. Others, wake up beating the crap out of the alarm clock, yelling at the kids to hurry up, and coming down with a case of Tourette’s in the shower just thinking about work.

Bad attitudes, are like the super flu. I have caught myself being around sour puss people and then the next thing you know, I’m a complainer, too! Ahh! Do they have anti-miserable people spray…I definitely need some!

Everyone has bad days, where the stress is sky-high, you feel like a big pile of poop, and nothing is going your way. But, a good thing to remember is, it could be worse! No matter what you are going through, someone out there is having a more difficult time than you could ever think of. So, suck it up….get over it, or go lock yourself in a room somewhere, so you won’t infest anyone else with your bad attitudiness!!

Today, I’m going to compare two different people, and show the different kind of outlooks you can have on common situations. You choose which person represents you 😉

We have:

           Positive Pam         


                                  Negative Nicole




1. Someone walks by and says, “TGIF!!”

PP- Woohoo!! Weekend ahead and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!!

NN- Yeah, but in two more days, I’m going to be back to work, again…this sucks!

2. You hit morning traffic

PP-  Now I just have more time to listen to my morning playlist, yes!!

NN- Stupid traffic, stupid accident that might have cause this stupid traffic!!

3. At lunch, the restaurant is out of your favorite sandwich

PP- Oh well, it just gives me a chance to try something new!

NN- Really?? Don’t you people know how to order enough food to make it through the lunch rush hour!?!

4. Bank is super busy

PP- It is payday, I will just check my email while I am standing in line.

NN- Holy crap! Does anyone go to the bank any other time, or just when I decide to go!

5. Boss asks you to do something 5 mins before its time to leave

PP- Must be important! I’m going to get it done to keep the boss man happy!

NN- Seriously?? I have been sitting around for the last hour and NOW he asks! That was so done on purpose!!!

6. You win the lottery

PP- Oh my gosh!!! I can’t wait to use the money in so many positive ways! I am going to pick out 10 different charities to help!!

NN- Well, I will most likely end up bankrupt in a couple of years, just like the statistics show!


Because you know, winning the lottery is a common situation 😉 lol!!




Don’t be one of those people, that when others see coming….they run and hide, so they don’t have to listen to you and all your negativity! Nobody likes to hear people complain all the time. Don’t pride yourself on being witchy!  You can find rainbows & kittens in everyday, somehow. Sometimes you just have to pull it out from underneath a whole bunch of cow manure!

Have an absolutely, positively, fabulous Friday!!