January 19, 2011
I was at the Museum of Natural History in New York, now lovingly known as the place Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum took place. My reasoning for being there was for my teen who has an interest in Psychology and wanted to see their new Brain exhibit. As we were waiting in line for the guided tour numerous school kids, I'm guessing first grade level, came barreling past us- and I mean barreling. So much so that I got knocked over into someone else (a stately old man who was visiting from Brussels). The chaperone for these kids was running behind her charges exasperated. We walked into the brain where sparking wires were strung around to represent the neurons inside a brain. This experience was out commissioned to a artist who gave this introduction a dark,eerie spark feel. I really wanted to enjoy all it had to offer except another group of school children came and pushed their way past our tour guide Dottie ( the sweetest little woman from Brooklyn who discussed blood vessels and the pickle she had with her sandwich at lunch). These school kids were clearly excited about this field trip however, their lack of decorum brought about many a heavy sigh.
Of course, our little tour group group that happened to be sandwiched in the entry to this exhibit. Strollers must have doubled in size since my kids were young because the womeN who were trying to push through had strollers the size of a kids amusement park rides. By the way, nothing amusing about the pushing and shoving and the interruption. I totally empathize with both sides; the museum guest who came for the knowledge sans kids for whatever reason and the mom who brings baby everywhere, loaded down with snacks and a few more kids. I will clear a path, even help lift a stroller up a flight of stairs; I have been there and done that and it ain't easy. That being said, I am actually rejoicing in the fact that I have been there and done that. My stroller of choice now it the one I push throughout the produce section at my grocery store.
She buzz words
- Paper cup
She could be a
- Aspiring singer/songwriter
- Children's librarian
- Newspaper Delivery Driver
Right now she could be
- Cleaning out a dresser
- Cleaning the rock salt stains off her shoes
- Feeding a baby solid food
- Icing a cupcake
e-BFF's-best online friends; some she's never even met face to face.
The Bella Tunno's designer dinner place mat, has a chalk board on one side and an easy to wipe side for eating: More info at the website www.bellatunno.com
She's not so sure...
Lullabelly: This prenatal music belt wraps around her middle, and plays music for the babe in her womb. Would she really wear this? Check it out at the website www.lullabelly.com
She's a mom
- According to America Baby Magazine, fifty-six percent of women took their full maternity leave, while thirty-three percent stayed involved at work during their leave.
- About 75% of U.S. children received the recommended vaccines in 2008.
- Consumer Reports says that women shop online for themselves and choose to go shopping at an actual store, when it is for the family.
- According to a study from Canada's McMaster University, women eat 60% less calories when they eat with a man rather than when they eat with a girlfriend or alone.
Here are Suze Orman's "5 Smart Things She Should Do With Her Money"
- Reduce credit card debt
- Stash Cash
- Save for Yourself
- Re-think before purchasing anything
- Ditch all the clutter in your life
Here are five foods she's recommended to eat every day:
- Leafy Greens
- Whole Grains
Check out these unusual restaurants:
- Same Cafe in Denver- You pay whatever you can and in return the menu offers delicious organic fare.
- Opaque Restaurant in San Francisco- Offers "blind dining" where a gourmet meal is served and eaten in the dark and while blindfolded.
- The Weiner's Circle in Chicago- Offers award-winning hotdogs complete with crude insults from the servers.
- Supperclub in San Francisco- Offers water ballet, massage, and a fashion show while you wait for your food.
- Lambert's Cafe in Missouri- They literally throw food at you. The Travel Channel named this the "World's Best Place To Pig Out".
- UWink in California- Offers your own personal touch screen with interactive games to play while the food is cooking.
- The Victor Cafe in Philadelphia- Treats guests to live opera while dining.
- The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Texas- It's a cattle ranch, Opry, saloon, restaurant, and gift shop.
- The Heart Attack Grill in Arizona- Puts fat first! A triple bypass burger is just one of the items on the menu and anyone over 350 lbs. can eat for free.
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