Saturday, December 30, 2006

December 30th, 2006

It's DOUBLE EDITION--- two weeks worth!

I've learned that if you think you have a spot on your skin that is "nothing to worry about", get it checked anyways.

I've learned that shopping in Herald Square five days before Christmas is a nightmare.

I've learned that your health should ALWAYS come first!

I've learned not to buy any gifts until two weeks before Christmas because EVERYTHING will be on sale then!

I've learned that there's a such thing as a scarf that isn't itchy! It's called FLEECE.

I've learned that using coupons for gifts is better than using coupons for yourself!

I've learned: Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream-- when there's a will, there's a way.

I've learned that when you are depressed that you have skin cancer (which I do) -- the person to talk to you is your best friend-- and that's your husband.

I've learned that there can never be too many holiday lunches.

I've learned that a perfect black wool coat is worth going to three different Gaps to find your size.

I've learned to read the fine print -- Delta SHUTTLE terminal is not the same as DELTA terminal at LaGuardia!

I've learned that there is no point in getting to the airport two hours ahead of departure.

I've learned that flights will never leave on time.

I've learned that I can't live without my ipod or cell phone.

I've learned that my suitcase will ALWAYS be the last fucking suitcase to be put on the turnstile at baggage claim.

I've learned that my presents will ALWAYS be the ones that don't make it under the tree because someone forgot them in NYC. (awwww)

I've learned that I CAN COOK!!! Doesn't exactly mean I WANT TO, but I can!

I've learned that children are easily influenced-- tell them racing greyhounds are abused and they will tell the world! WOOHOO!

I've learned that I'm allergic to latex-- and I found this out because of band-aids and not condoms!

I've learned that stitches itch like no ones business.

I've learned that my father-in-law seriously thinks he's a race car driver.

I've learned that it's possible for an eight and ten year old to know every single song on the radio.

I've learned that children always win board games-- and they LOVE to shove it in your face.

I've learned that it's not a big deal if someone steals your sayings--- it's the biggest form of flattery right?

I've learned that if you don't feel well, stay home!

I've learned that there is nothing better than having someone be envious of the people you have in your life. Someone can go buy a pair of jeans or a pair of shoes I'm wearing, but they can never go get a Sneetch or a Charlie or a Lynn Zimmerman. And I love that.

December 18th, 2006

I've learned not to give too much information to the seller's agent.

I've learned there is always ONE. MORE. PRESENT. TO. GET.

I've learned that it's ok to try new restaurants because they might actually be good.

I've learned to wear a scarf.

I've learned not to get overly excited about a sample sale because it might just suck.

I've learned that TCBY makes a great dinner - especially if it's a medium cup of white chocolate mousse.

I've learned that it's perfectly fine not to answer any calls and not to call anyone back for one day.

I've learned that the OC might really make it without Mischa Barton.

I've learned the C's of Christmas and Chanukah: candy, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and chocolates amount to calories and constipation!

December 9th, 2006

I've learned that just because it's mild temperatures in November does not mean winter in NYC will never come.

I've learned that there is always something left in the apartment for the cats to break.

I've learned that one week without a cupcake isn't going to kill you.

I've learned that no matter what is going on between the both of you - when you first see a friend after not seeing her for 6 months, you better hug her.

I've learned that even when you say you have four best friends, there really is just one.

I've learned that you really can get by on 5 hours of sleep!

I've learned that no matter how close you feel to your boss, he doesn't need to know that you have cramps. (hahaha! yeah!)

I've learned that all the compliments in the world will not give you back that hour and a half you spent blowdrying your hair!

I've learned that when you think you're doing good with your spending, your office will announce a sample sale extravaganza.

I've learned that rotten vegetables smell even if they are in a ziplock bag.

I've learned that if it wasn't for Cameron Diaz, a lot of movies would SUCK!

I've learned NEVER to argue with a cab driver on a cold night.

I've learned that when he's been drinking, it doesn't matter if he swears on his life - he's not on 20th and 5th.

I've learned to bring a scarf even when you think you don't need one.

I've learned that I need to back away from the York Peppermint Patties -- oh, and the Reese's too.

December 2nd, 2006

I've learned that it doesn't have to be a great day or a bad day.... it can just be an OK day.

I've learned to never buy anything full price because chances are you'll get a coupon in the mail for 30% off the day after!

I've learned to not keep a bowl of York Peppermint Patties around at all times.

I've learned that it's ok to forfeit your own clothing allowance for the month if it means your husband will have a good pair of jeans.

I've learned to use your charge card for everything (but pay it off!)-- this is how you build good credit for when you apply for a mortgage loan!

I've learned that when you find an unbelievable price for a flight home, book it immediately.

I've learned that it's possible to have a good relationship with your brother even if ....... (i deleted it for my brother's sake).

I've learned to not leave cashmere socks laying around when you have cat who loves cashmere.

I've learned that when a doctor calls on a Saturday afternoon - it's not good news.

I've learned to use a basket at Target!

I've learned that it's perfectly ok to have executives as your closest friends in the office.

I've learned never to put the straightening iron to close to your scalp.

November 27th, 2006

I've learned that you should always wear sunscreen - I can't say it enough!

I've learned that it's not always a good thing to have a husband who takes pictures everywhere you go.

I've learned that it's not always a good thing to have your husband at a doctor's office for moral support (see above and put two and two together).

I've learned that waiting in line for an hour for the best italian pastries in NYC is worth every minute!

I've learned that it doesn't matter that it's your parents - a 500 square foot apartment is a 500 square foot apartment.

I've learned to buy the turkey prepared - make the sides!

I've learned that sometimes - watching Grey's Anatomy is more important than talking on the phone to relatives.

I've learned --may an animal never cease to amaze you.

I've learned that just because you grew up in NYC in the 1960's, does not mean you know NYC in the year 2006.

I've learned to never give a piece of sushi to a man with a fork.

November 16th, 2006

I've learned that all it takes is a call from a friend at 8am to ask you to go for pizza and cupcakes after work to start a day off right.

I've learned that sometimes all it takes is a good cry to realize you don't have it THAT bad.

I've learned that all you have to do is brush your teeth twice a day and you won't get cavities (no matter how much candy you eat!).

I've learned that there will always be that ONE friend who will always disappoint you no matter what you do.

I've learned that cinammon life cereal might just be as good a dinner as some chicken and mashed pototoes.

I've learned that if you're craving that lemon cupcake, get the lemon cupcake because you'll be pissed if the pumpkin one isn't good.

I've learned that all it takes is to hear your mom say...."FUCK THEM ALL!" to make you feel so much better.

I've learned that rain isn't that bad.

I've learned that your boss can have really bad days, but the good days are what makes you LOVE your job.

I've learned that sometimes your husband just doesn't know what to say to make you feel better - but just having him walk 40 blocks next to you without saying anything does.

I've learned that you can sleep so much better if you just lock the cats out of the room!

I've learned that apple pie is always better with vanilla ice cream on the side.