Just because you can eat it does NOT mean your animal can. I'm gulity as any for throwing a little piece of whatever edible is in my hand to my dog Simon. I did just that the other day with a grape and thought nothing of it. Perturbed with his non-interest in such a yummy snack I made a comment to the friend who I was on the phone with who informed me that grapes were like chocolate for dogs and I was lucky he didn't gobble it up. This then led to a longer conversation about the other things that my dog could not have-- which I wasn't aware. If you have an animal, please read this list of "26 Household Items Poisonous to Cats & Dogs".
Living in the Northeast, we are always visited by the snow one last time at the end of March. What does that mean? The snow boots, pants, and sleds get put away until next season and it's time to start thinking about where to begin with your spring cleaning. While making my to-do list for spring cleaning I couldn't help but to search Pinterest as I've found great cleaning tips there before. I had a friend who was looking for "greener" ways to spring clean and had great luck- so I thought I'd give my "simpler" ways a shot. I wasn't shocked to have found various links to lots of relevant information. I couldn't believe I'd never thought of the resolution to my first problem- my cleaning bucket not fitting in the sink. The one I look forward to using first is the animal hair removing tip. Here are twenty ways to make your spring cleaning easier thanks to BuzzFeed.
For those of you who have been on Facebook for a while, you're all too familiar with the ever changing layout. Well you may have heard the rumor that things are about to change again. These rumors are true! In fact, Facebook even tested these changes in New Zealand. Here's a little peek at what the updates will make your Facebook look like once rolled out thanks to the folks at Mashable.
We usually expect the most briliant ads to come out at large national events like the Olympics or Super Bowl. Pepsi's stategy to release this brilliant ad was even more brilliantly released at an unexpected moment when it could truly shine. I could feel the anxiety of the salesman being pranked in this one, yet I smiled the whole time! Kudos to the avertising masterminds who pulled this one off!
The grass may be greener on the other side, but can't I just ask my neighbors what kind of fertilizer they're using?! Afterall, we weren't taught to give up after just one try! As I stated in my post yesterday, I'm a go getter, list creator, goal achiever, always room for improvement kind of person. One may say I struggle to "have it all." Apparently, I'm not the only one in this boat. In response to a statement by Yahoo's female CEO to pull all telecommuting employees back to the main ship, CNN put together a piece on how ten different women handle their struggle to "have it all" as ambitious mothers. The article "10 views: Our Struggle To Have It All" left me feeling nervous, yet hopeful. What are your thoughts?
Welcome to Daylight Saving Time all! So the purpse of Daylight Saving Time was to maximize work time for farmers back in the day. How do you maximize your time? I'm one of those people who doesn't stop, my list never ends, and there's no last goal. For years I battled with myself over how I am spending my time and how I should be spending it. After some prioritizing of goals, a to do list, a bucket list, and having learned how to say "no" I think I have it down. For the first time in a while I had a unproductive weekend this past weekend. Feeling a little guilty and in need of motivation, I decided to look at a list of ways to maximize my time today... you know- so I can make up for my unproductive weekend this week. Here's the link to the artcle on BuzzFeed. I hope it gets you back on track if one silly hour threw you a little off like me!
Margarine or Butter? Growing up I was under the impression that margarine was a healthier substitute for butter. Turns out, I learned wrong. Apparently, although calorically similar, the molecular structure of margerine is more similar to plastic and it's negative side effects seem to trump those of tastier butter. I found this blog post to be very enlightening. Although I have not personally bought margarine in a while, I will no longer question my purchasing decision for dietary purposes any longer.
I'll close my post as the referenced blog writer did theirs as I am an advocate of sharing knowledge and appreciated the inclusion.
Chinese Proverb: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.
This morning I woke up to an imfamous Facebook rant from one of my friends. I hate to admit it, but I always get a giggle out of the rises people put on Facebook (and I can only hope others feel the same about the few I do). The exaggerations people use to get their point through I usually find funny. I'm definitely an exaggerator myself and often use exageration as a form of comedy- so the giggle kind of comes naturally to such comments. However, if I was this person I wouldn't be laughing at all!
So the rant that caught my eye this morning was a good one, I'd say well worthy of a rant- my friend who lives in a city, neighbor's got a rooster! Her and her fiance have been up at 5am for the past week- the rooster is literally ruining their lives in the 11th hour before their wedding. The minute I read about it, I could see a disheveled red headed bride walking down the isle looking like a zombie with a gun in one hand and the rooster in the other.
I completely understand people's love for farm animals and am not saying you shouldn't get them. As is with many other things- there's just a place for some things and not others. Your decisions should not effect your neighbors lives. Cities are usually close quarters and neighbors are should be taken into consideration and respected.
What drives you nuts about your neighbors? Do they have a rooster that wakes you before you're ready? Do they forget to take their trash cans in?
You have to admit that there's a tiny superstar inside of you. Whether you feel your talents are to the likings of Simon Cowell or your dog starts burying his head when you start singing- there's just something relieving about putting on a little personal concert. I've been known to put on personal concerts on the regular. I remember singing my heart in the shower as a child (and there are tapes to prove it), now a day I prefer to put on my show in the car. This past weekend I drove to Lake Placid to go skiing and visit a friend. After an emotional rollercoaster of a week I was sure to put on a powerful show. The train to Georgia left more than just at midnight and I drove my imaginary chevy to the levy a few times.
What's your favorite personal venue to perform at? How about your line-up?