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I got this shirt when I was down in Key West.  In the past when buying shirts – I tend to find certain brands I like and I stick to them.  The bulk of my wardrobe is Hard Rock Cafe, Harley Davidson, and NY & Co..

My love of all things Hard Rock started years ago.  My first Hard Rock shirt was from the Sky Dome in Toronto, Canada (I don’t think it’s there anymore – does anyone know?).  Later in life, I started searching for Hard Rock Cafes in my travels.

Then I started liking motorcycles and started visiting Harley dealerships….

NY & Co. – their clothes just fit me well 🙂

Do you have certain brands you love?
Is there a reason?

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The Weeklies ~ Week 21

The Weekly Re-cap: This week we talked about a working dog and a tree-climbing rooster.  I told you about a website called Opposites Connect that is launching soon and a bad date I went on.  You got to meet and learn more about my friend Jessica, we talked about loaded questions, bloggers & baseball….  Lastly I told you all about a fundraiser that takes place TONIGHT called Chase For A Cure.  Be there – all the cool kids are going!!

The Weekly Read: Bobby Flay’s – Grill It!

The Weekly Movie: The Rock & Jury Duty

The Weekly Downer: Being out of work 😦

Cast of Romantically Challenged

The Weekly Sad TV Situation: Romantically Challenged was canceled 😦

The Weekly Schadenfreude: New York State Governor Patterson wanted to put New York State workers on a temporary 1 day per week un-paid furlough.  A judge put a temporary restraining order on the furloughs.  So instead Patterson may lay off 10,000+ state workers.  I bet 1 day off isn’t looking so bad now huh?  If you have a job be thankful you’re employed.

The Weekly Tea: We broke out my Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker this week.  We made some Lipton White Tea with Island Mango and Peach Iced Sweet Tea and it was yummy!!

The Weekly Food: We had some leftover pork loin and smashed potatoes from last nights No Destination dinner at The Mill Tavern after the ride for dinner tonight.

The Weekly Amazing Fact: According to OMGFacts on Twitter:  The Statue of Liberty’s feet are 25 ft long, making her a US women’s shoe size 879.

Happy Birthday!

The Weekly Birthdays: David Onufer, Jim Mergenthaler, James Demontozon, Gaston Vega Vallejo, Rita Davenport, Alison Payette-Lovely, and Paul Fred.  I hope you all had a wonderful birthday!!   Leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me what you did for your birthday.

The Weekly Holy Shit Headline: A 13-year-old middle schooler named Raymond Hosier was suspended for wearing rosary beads to school.  The school says their dress code states that beads may not be worn because they’ve been known to be gang symbols.  The young man wears them as a remembrance of his older brother Joey who was killed by car back in 2005 and for his uncle who died of cancer two weeks ago.  The news story is here.  The comments on the story were VERY interesting too!

The Weekly Activity: Job hunting, blogging and networking.

The Weekly Damn It: Key Bank is now giving out an 8GB iPod Touch if you open a new account and do a few things to establish the account.  I’m bummed because I already have an account and I’m not eligible!!  Anyone want to open an account and give it to me??

The Weekly new people I’ve found on Twitter: Sonny’s BBQ (FL), Blue Martini (Tampa), Wet Seal, Funny Spoon, Nerd Approved, Saratoga Winery, Tweetup Saratoga, Hard Rock Cafe, and Mike Keane.

Brianna Chase

The Weekly Charity I’m Pimping: Chase for a Cure is TONIGHT!! Information can be found HERE.  Please come out and show your support for Brianna.

The Weekly Countdowns: Sex In The City 2 (May 27, 2010) 6 more days & The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30, 2010) 40 more days.

The Weekly Hypothetical: If we were all told we needed to evacuate the United States next week and go anywhere else in the world – where would you go?  (And being stubborn and staying here to die is NOT an option)

The Weekly Not-So-Hypothetical: If you’re a wine drinker what are you favorite kinds of wine?

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Cock - A - Doodle - Do!!

In Key West I went to take a picture of a rooster in the driveway of where we were staying.
He wanted to get away from me.
I never knew roosters were climbers!
Granted the little bugger flew onto the branch, but then it kept climbing!!

What have you learned about animals lately that has surprised you?

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He works hard for the money!!

While in Key West we went to Mallory Square to enjoy the sunset.  Every evening there are street performers and vendors in the area.  There was a guitar player and as he played, this little cutie would walk around to the audience members for the tips.  When you gave the dog the tip, he’d walk over and drop it into the bucket.  He was so cute!  He looked VERY well cared for too!  I bet the treats the guy gave him were gourmet!!

What’s the cutest animal trick you’ve seen lately?

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The Weekly Re-cap: We talked about tattoo parlors in the mall, and flip flop socks.  We visited Blue Heaven, talked about what to say to celebrities, and found a cool way to get exhausted.  I even told you the one thing I hate about going on vacation!

The Weekly Music: We listened to Sara Evans on Kelly’s iPod.

The Weekly Downer: Not being on vacation in Key West anymore!

The Weekly Worst Piece of Crap on TV: Lopez Tonight

The Weekly Beverage: Coconut Martini’s in Key West.  Also the Flying Monkey’s from Fogarty’s were good.

The Weekly Food: Calamari from P.F. Chang’s

The Weekly Amazing Fact: Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

The Weekly Birthdays: Lisa Vosburgh, Melissa Purcell, Melanie Lewis, Pete Rochford, Scott Stewart, Dwane Decker, David Vance, Jennifer Kelly Neese, Sue Niekrewicz, Kate Christensen, and Paul Tomashosky.  I hope you all had wonderful birthdays.  I’m sorry if I missed getting your birthday message up on FB while I was out of town.  Leave me a comment to let me know what you did for your birthday!

The Weekly Activity: Recovering from traveling – Boats, Cars and Planes oh my!!!

The Weekly Charity I’m Pimping: Chase for a Cure – My friend Danielle’s daughter Brianna Chase is battling leukemia and I hope those of you who are local can make it out for a good cause at Envy Lounge.

Weekly Grand Totals: Hours to get from Key West, FL to Albany, NY.
2 minutes in the  taxi.
3 -1/2 hours on the ferry.
21/2 hours in the car.
4 hours sleep
4 hours on planes.

The Weekly Hypothetical: If money were no object, where would you want to go for a girls/guys get away??

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Human Hamster Ball

While I was in Tampa last week I went to Citrus Park Mall.
In the center of the mall there is an above ground pool with about a foot or so of water in it.
The person climbs inside the plastic ball and then the attendant puts a hose (what looks like a shop vac)
and blows air into the ball and zips it closed.  Spreads some Vaseline on the zipper and off they go.

It seems like a good business.  The biggest expense is probably the rent paid to the mall.

Eurp Bobble's Price List

These guys were obviously older teenagers and they looked like they got exhausted FAST!!

I have a video too, but I can’t figure out how to upload it!!

There are videos on their website.

Every time I see one of the larger pet balls in Petsmart I’m tempted to get one for Isabella.  I bet if I got inside one of these I’d think twice about it!!  LOL!

Does this look like something you’d try?

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Kelly, Lara, Eva & Rose ~ Key West ~ May 2010

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There is a tattoo shop in the middle of the MALL in Tampa.  There were alot of people inside too!
What’s coming to the mall next?  This really caught me by surprise….

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The Weekly Re-cap: You met my friend Katie and mourned my good friend common sense.  You heard about the parents sitting near me on the flight to Florida and we talked about being proud of our true age….

The Weekly Music: Kelly has some Sara Evans on  her iPod and I liked her….

The Weekly Downer: Leaving Michael and Isabella.  Being in beautiful warm weather without a motorcycle….

The Weekly New Show on TV That I Like: Romantically Challenged with Alyssa Milano (my birthday buddy!)

The Weekly Schadenfreude: The guy who set the bomb in Times Square.  Good thing he’s bad at building bombs (sigh of relief)

The Weekly Beverage: orange juice at the airport, yummy iced drinks in the sun….


Weekly Food: Burgers with sautéed mushrooms & Claussen hearty garlic stackers, McGriddle

The Weekly Amazing Fact: Each year DOGS kill more people in the US than Great White sharks have in the past 100 YEARS!


The Weekly Birthdays: Lyn Reilly Clements, Shane Allen, Kim Boresch, Dave Trombetti, Christine Reilly Shelton, Heather Rook, Mary Onufer, Megan Boyd, Steven Plac, and Peter Klein.  I hope you all had wonderful birthdays filled with fond memories with family and friends.  Leave me a comment and tell me if you did anything special for your birthday.

The Weekly Craft:I’m still crocheting….

The Weekly Activity: Traveling

The Weekly Shoes: Flip Flops Galore!

Weekly Grand Totals: Time from Albany to Tampa – 3 hours 10 minutes

The Weekly Hypothetical: If you were married with kids and went on vacation (without your kids) would you be in bed early because that’s your routine, or would you be excited to stay up late because you don’t have a schedule?

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The Weekly Re-cap: We talked about the weather, Michael & I going out for a motorcycle ride, we wished Michael a Happy Birthday, mourned great TV shows that are no longer with us,  said goodbye to a 25-year-old blogger named Eva Markvoort who passed away, and learned about my naughty little puppy Isabella.

The Weekly Read: The Finishing Touch – Details That Make a Room Beautiful

The Weekly Music: Private Eyes by Hall & Oates because my friend Rude Cactus used it for his blog title yesterday.

The Weekly Movie: The Lovely Bones I read the book a while back and thought it was okay.  I didn’t love the movie.  It was kind of creepy like the book.  Though I did like Mark Wahlberg in it….

The Weekly Beverage: I drank a coconut creme Dunkin’ Donuts coffee on the way to The Albany TweetUp and it was yummy.  This is a big deal because I rarely drink coffee.

The Weekly Amazing Fact: According to OMGFacts: Giraffes can’t yawn.
Pretty much all warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals yawn. Birds, fish, mammals, and of course, people. An average human will yawn 250,000 times in one lifetime, and animals have been photographed yawning all the time. However, neither giraffes nor whales have ever been caught yawning.

Bugs Birthday Cake

The Weekly Birthdays: Lee Wooden, Sung Choo, Theresa Setzer, Jerry Bertram, Todd Harrison, Michael Henry, Jeff Beach, Aimee Giese, Brigette Moore, Cameo Crounse, Nancy Lee Grahn, Cami Rutherford Bajek, Lynn Kinnear, Paul Chenkus, Robyn Dousharm, Jim Milliken, Humberto Martinez, and Sheri Monaco.  Happy Birthday to all of you!  I hope you all had awesome birthdays!!   Leave me a comment to let me know what you did to celebrate your big day.  🙂

The Weekly Activity: Michael & I went to the April Albany TweetUp.

The Weekly new people I’ve found on Twitter: Melissa Ward, WordPress.com, Bettie’s Cakes, Kimmy Tavarez, Two of a Kind, Jaci Sabolsky, and Grant Johnston.

The Weekly Charity I’m Pimping: The National MS Walk in Long Island is on May 2nd.  My friend Kim will be walking and she’s pretty close to her goal.  Anyone who can help with a donation would be appreciated.  Click HERE for the link.

Weekly Grand Totals: My blog has had over 6,500 views.  To some of you that might be nothing, but considering I only started it at the beginning of the year I think it’s pretty decent.  Thank you to all my readers.  Keep commenting and encouraging your friends to subscribe.  🙂

The Weekly Hypothetical: If you were going on a trip, what would you most likely forget to pack?

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