And the winner is….


I was super excited to visit her blog and read about her recipes and see all her links and ideas for organic and local living.  Plus, I think she must live somewhat near my old stomping ground (which I miss!)!

Thank you to everyone who entered – I am in the process of visiting anyone who left a link.  I am always in search of new blogs to read!


Bloggy Giveaway time!



I almost missed it this time around!  I have been so lax with my blog.  Truth be told, I have a new love.   However, that is no reason to leave my old love behind so I will be back to posting soon.  For now though, the reason everyone is here:

The Giveaway!

I am offering one pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (any flavor, your choice!)


A $10 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card for those mornings when you just can’t seem to get out of your own way long enough to brew your own pot.

What do you have to do to win, you ask?  Just leave a comment, any comment.  I am not a big fan of making you look all over the place to tell me what your favorite item is, or how many people currently live in Sri Lanka (not counting the two births that took place this morning.)  I also am not a big fan of making you subscribe to my blog.  Seriously?  My blog is majorly lame right now.  And although I can tell you there will be more content in the future, I can’t tell you that you’ll love it.  And?  It’s a pound of coffee and ten bucks.  Maybe if I was giving away a million dollars, I’d make you jump through a few hoops!  I’ll pick a random winner on Friday, 1/30.

So there you have it.  Have fun people and don’t take yourselves too seriously!

A favor

An old friend of mine and his fiancee are finalists for a Green Wedding Giveaway.  Since the winners will be decided by popular vote, I am trying to help get the word out.  All you need to do is click on the link below, and then cast your vote for Jonathan and Joelle.

Thanks for your help!

I’ll be back with a real post soon….

So it begins

Here we are in 2009.  As you may or may not remember, this is my very least favorite time of year.  I look at everything, shrug, and think “Meh.  Whatever.”

I am only writing this much because I feel like I need to make some sort of post.  Any post.  Even if it’s just to bitch about having nothing to write about.

There you have it – my first unremarkable post of the new year.  Enjoy.

I like these cold, gray winter days.  Days like these let you savor a bad mood.  ~Bill Watterson

The one where I admit my feelings get hurt too easily

My BFF has dumped me, I think.

We don’t have a typical relationship to begin with:  we met when we were fourteen and became fast friends.  I always enjoyed the company of males more than females, as they seemed less complicated in many ways.  Now that I am older, I appreciate the camaraderie of my female friends more than I ever imagined I would.  However, I still find my friendships with males to be less complicated.

Anyway…my BFF.  We spent a lot of time together through our high school years…and then drifted far apart.  Like twenty years apart.  We got back in touch several years ago and I fell easily back into our friendship.  It was all the same, all familiar.  We tried our hand at romance a couple of times through the years, but we were never on the same page at the same time.   So we settled back into a friendship that, because of distance, we maintained mostly by e-mail.

Now even that is drifting.  Although we may have gone for a length of time without corresponding, it never felt like our friendship was flailing.  I wrote a few weeks ago and got a very curt response with a promise for a follow-up note.  It never came.

Now I know some of you will say I should cut him some slack as the holidays are hectic.  I would agree except this feels different somehow.  More permanent.   So my feelings are hurt.

I guess sometimes we just need to know when to let go.  I’m not very good at that.

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  ~John Leonard


So, all wise internets…

Tell me what you all use for facial care products.

I have always had fairly good skin.  While I have had pimples, I never really had acne, per se.  I tend to have oily skin – particularly in the T-zone so I use oil free cleansers and moisturizers.  Lately, my skin has been horible looking.

I know.  It’s my age catching up with me, but there must be something I can do.  I have red patches on my forhead and next to my nose.  I have patches of pimples on my jaw line – although they are not too visible, I can “feel” them when I run my fingers over my skin.  They also itch a little.  My skin is flaky dry on my cheeks and an oily mess on my nose and chin.  Help!

Give me your thoughts, ideas and product names.  It’s a matter of extreme urgency (and vanity!).

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.  ~Lauren Bacall