Elaine Stritch

RIP Elaine Stritch: Best 30 Rock Quotes

“Two women Jack…at the same time? What are you, Italian?” “You give me 10 minutes with the Lemon family, and I’ll have them tearing at each other like drag queens at a wig sale.” “Oh, for crying out loud, Liz. You see, that’s what feminism does. It makes smart girls with nice birthing shapes believe…

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Marco Island Trip Report

Apparently vacation was so great and relaxing that I didn’t finish writing about it. Here are the highlights: •Marco is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s funny that they have only two seasons. On and off. I prefer off season. •The trip to Tigertail Beach is worth it. I refuse to take…

Patrick meets Cayenne at the Georgia Aquarium.

Patrick Meets a Penguin

Guest post by Patrick Cook – Age 8: His name is Cayenne (like the pepper). He’s the 3 month old penguin that I met at the Georgia Aquarium. We got to walk around the aquarium and see all sorts of animals.  I got to touch a sting ray.  We also go to see otters. We…

Marco Island Owls

Marco Island Owls

It’s one of our favorite things to do in Marco Island, “Owl Spotting.” Marco Island is home to the Athene cunicularia floridana, or Florida burrowing owl. The owls dig burrows and is the only owl species that nests underground. You can spot them all over vacant lots around the island.  They stand on little man-made…

Brendan catches a shark.

Welcome to Middle School

I now have a middle schooler.  And a midlife crisis. I honestly have no idea where the time has gone.  How did I get so old? How is my baby going into 6th grade? It’s been a great school year.  For the first time in a long time, I feel like I haven’t had to…

Brendan catches a shark.

Marco Island Trip Report: Day 2 & 3

Marco Island is a beautiful place with so much to see and do.  But we always have a problem leaving the house. We are just so comfortable, and there’s so much to do here, actually getting dressed seems like such a chore. We’ve been doing a lot of fishing, dodging rain storms and lounging near…

uberX hits Orlando.

Uber service hits Orlando

Have you ubered? It’s the newest thing to hit Orlando, and I couldn’t be happier. Uber is something that has been around for quite awhile in the “big cities”.  It’s basically a taxi service app.  When you need a ride, you can check to see the drivers in your area.  You can read reviews of…

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Marco Island Vacation: Day 1

Our annual Marco Island vacation is under way! We are in a new house this year and it’s pretty amazing. It was a pretty successful day of swimming, fishing, day-drinking, naps and constant snacking. We’ve decided since we can now fish from the backyard, we will have a fishing competition. I’m proud to report that…

Aloft Orlando

Checking out the new Aloft Orlando Downtown

I still can’t believe they turned the old OUC office building into a hotel.  And a pretty cool hotel at that! Thanks to YELP, I was invited for a happy hour at the WXYZ lounge inside the Aloft Orlando Downtown. The bar area was pretty great.  It was sophisticated without being snobby and will be…