March 24, 2011
Expenses, food and spring break; these are the hot topics in the karate waiting room I eavesdrop in, and they fall right in line with my girlfriend Linda's Facebook status update:
"Not feeling at all bitter when people talk about their spring vacations. My vacation is plastered across my daughter's teeth, which will one day be as beautiful as a Jamaican sunrise (though perhaps not as colorful). So bring it on, do tell..."
I'm totally feel Linda's sarcasm when I'm at my kickboxing class as the tan gals totally stick out from us pasty white ladies who have been stuck dealing with a long, cold and boring winter. Tan skin just looks better, healthier, I want it, and find it in a bottle of Jergen's Body Glow, not Orlando or St. Thomas.
In my life, the braces card has been played, and I've given my kids mouth's different names; I'm calling one Club Med and the other Carnival Cruise. Now when it comes to their retainers, excuse me replacement retainers, they have different names as well; in fact, I think my kids have covered all the Hawaiian Islands with their respective placement values. Have I told you about the time my youngest daughter lost her retainer 4 hours after receiving it? She ate something, wrapped her retainer in a napkin (which is a Cardinal sin when it comes to orthodontia) and accidentally threw it away. Of course we didn't realize it until right before bedtime. This was certainly the one night she went to bed on time perhaps even dreaming of a Jamaican sunset..
Right Now she Could be..
- Bathing pets
- Cleaning refrigerator
- Change air filters on furnace or air conditioner
- Cleaning blinds
- Vacuuming curtains
She Could be a
- Court Reporter
- Automotive mechanic
- Financial Analyst
She buzz words
- Book Fair
- Teacher Conference
She Could be working at a
- Furniture Store
- Shoe Store
- Ski Shop
"It's midnight, already?"
She Phone Starter
How many hours of sleep does she get? What about her family members?
She's Getting Married
When picking a wedding menu, Bon Appetite Magazine recommended she avoids these foods:
- Risky foods: raw meat, eggs, and unpasteurized cheese.
- "Production" Foods: anything table-side, unless your reception is at Benihana.
- (no foods that require fire like Cherries Jubilee).
- Exotic: trendy; it usually ends up in the trash.
Five-Course Meal-three courses is enough, unless your Italian, than the standard is a 10 course meal :)
Nothing: some type of food should be served at a wedding.
Theme Foods: caterers usually don't specialize in different ethnicities; stick to the standards for the best food.
Overly Elaborate Foods: Again, simple food comes with less problems.
The You Tube Time Machine lets her set the dial to a specific year so she can reminisce and watch old commercials, movie trailers, music videos and more. yttm.tv
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