Monthly Archives: July 2012

is this a real job?


i found this on craigslist today.  i can’t help but to wonder if this isn’t just a really good tactic to get free labor.  .  .  .

Cigar Roller Wanted


Date: 2012-07-27, 10:46PM EDT


Cigar Roller to work for Cigar Shop in Hoboken, NJ
roll cigars for events and for shop sales. Call for an appointment
201-736-5370 be prepared to roll 5 cigars.
if they can get 25 cigar rolling hopefuls just to interview for the position, that’s 125 free rolled cigars.   i may employ this tactic myself and run an ad for a housekeeper.  this is good news!
“I tell stories for very good reasons, she said, but I’m not going to tell you what they are or you’d start reading too much into them.”
 ~ storypeople

fixed broken link!!! please try again!


(i just found out that the link wasn’t working – which was the whole point of my last post.  damn mercury in retrograde!!!  ;) )

 
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would you do it?

would you give up one cup of coffee if you knew it would contribute to the happiness of one small child with cerebral palsy?  seriously, would you do it?

if you answered yes, now’s your  chance.  click here.

if you can walk, please imagine how that impacts your happiness in life.  now imagine how good you will feel knowing you have helped provide that same feeling for my niece, sara.   with your help,  i know it is possible.

if you can donate one dollar, you have helped.  will you please do it?

if you cannot donate a dollar or more, would you  pass this on and help make this post viral?  if you’ll do it, i believe we can raise enough money to cover the costs of  the therapy sara needs and insurance will not provide.   if you can do both, please do.  may your generosity & kindness double back to you!

with love &  many thanks,

laurie

   

more information:  strides4sara.org 

if you wish to send a check:

Payable to Strides for Sara
Send to:
Hollister Construction Services
c/o Jordan Schweiger
777 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07401

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
 ~ unknown author

would you do it?


would you give up one cup of coffee if you knew it would contribute to the happiness of one small child with cerebral palsy?  seriously, would you do it?

if you answered yes, now’s your  chance.  click here.

if you can walk, please imagine how that impacts your happiness in life.  now imagine how good you will feel knowing you have helped provide that same feeling for my niece, sara.   with your help,  i know it is possible.

if you can donate one dollar, you have helped.  will you please do it?

if you cannot donate a dollar or more, would you  pass this on and help make this post viral?  if you’ll do it, i believe we can raise enough money to cover the costs of  the therapy sara needs and insurance will not provide.   if you can do both, please do.  may your generosity & kindness double back to you!

with love &  many thanks,

laurie

   

more information:  strides4sara.org 

if you wish to send a check:

Payable to Strides for Sara
Send to:
Hollister Construction Services
c/o Jordan Schweiger
777 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07401

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
 ~ unknown author

beware of the hair!


propecia”made him a gay cross-dresser.” ???

really?  according to the ny post, that’s today’s news.

McKee, who says he wasn’t inclined to cross-dress before, began feeling like a woman. He is now only attracted to men.

After overcoming depression and separating from his wife of 10 years,
McKee goes by “Mandi.” He wears a blond wig, makeup and tight dresses.
He plans to get a breast-enhancement job this year, and may undergo sex-change surgery.

william changed his name to mandi and started his own blog, which you can find here.

;)

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself 
any direction you choose. 
You’re on your own. 
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go….
~ Dr. Seuss

i said i’m not going


dog: i’m not going

girl: you want me to drag you there?

dog: yeah, drag me.

girl to stranger: he doesn’t want to go

dog: that’s right.

girl: this isn’t funny. i said get up now!

dog: nope.

girl: please . . . please get up.

dog: staying right here.

girl: you’re being ridiculous – people are taking pictures!

stranger: is he ok?

girl: yes, he’s just being a dope.

stranger: let me help.

girl: omg – thank you! you’re my new bff.

dog:  i hate you.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu

my master


“A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.”
 ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

hopeful


currently 72 and sunny . . . perfect weather for finding an amazing job.  wish me luck!

“Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.”
~Mark Twain

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r u kidding me?


the following comes straight from an article in today’s ny post.  the pink commentary is mine.

Mayor Bloomberg yesterday unveiled a “microunit” apartment that would make even hardened NewYorkers claustrophobic.  ok, i live in a room.  1 room.  with my dog.   ivan & i live in a studio apartment. my room is 600 square feet and it feels pretty small most of the time but you should know, my last  “1 bedroom” was even smaller – measuring in at almost 400 square feet.  i know what small is. 

Tiny homes like it — between 275 and 300 square feet, the size of some ATM vestibules in Times Square—will be built in Kips Bay. r u kidding me?

They are part of a pilot program to find housing for people who live alone or with only a partner. with a partner?  really? 

The spaces are small, but the prices aren’t. They’ll likely rent for less than the market rate, which is $2,000 per month, officials said.  that’s $2,000.00  -  a month.

“We want people to come here — to start out, start their careers here, start their families here — and if you don’t have the kind of housing that they need, they can’t do that,” Bloomberg said yesterday while standing amid a prototype of a micro-unit.  please note that mayor bloomberg lives alone in a 5 story town house on east 79th street.   mr. mayor, are you seriously asking couples to start a family in a 275 square foot home? 

The 10- by 30- foot apartments must each have windows and a kitchen area, a request for proposals released by the city specifies.

While some Manhattan renters said they were ready to sign on, others were revolted. consider me revolted.

The planned apartments — slightly larger than a dorm room and half the size of a subway car — are so small, they’re actually currently illegal (!), since the law requires new apartments to be 400 square feet or larger.  But Bloomberg said he’ll propose a change to that law.  full article

thank you, mr. mayor.   it’s good to see you working for the people.

ps:  i apologize for sounding harsh – it stems from fear of one day ending up in a microunit.

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“Even in comedies, you’ve got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human.”
~ Richard Gere 

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excuse me while i tend to something more important than you


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because really, you’re just here for my entertainment during intervals when i am not texting someone who i would really rather be communicating with. 
i wonder how many people would have missed out on preventing an epic crisis because they were present with their smart phone rather than being with the person they were pretending to be with.  
have the number of emergencies increased so dramatically that a kid can’t wait until s/he gets home from school to discuss his / her day at the dinner table?  
have people become so co-dependent that they can’t make a decision or have a thought with out consulting someone first?
is anybody with me here???
“Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.”
 ~ Bruce Lee

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people everywhere


one of the things i love about summer in the city is the serenity.  i may just be the only one in the east 50′s without a ‘country home’.  while most are sitting on a beach ‘out east’ or entertaining at their “cottage” “upstate”, i enjoy the quietude. of course, too much quietude isn’t good for anyone so sometimes you have to go to where the tourists gather.

it’s like a roll of the dice as to what you’ll find out there in this city filled with everything there is  . . .  i just love a surprise.

Fun is good.
~ Dr. Seuss