I am married to a sweet guy named Jeff. I don't have kids but our German Wirehair, Tuffy, keeps me busy.
I love fashion, going out to eat and sitting in a backyard around a fire. I sing karaoke- even though I'm an awful singer and I try to surround myself with good people who love to laugh.
Any veggies, pizza and even though I'm a vegetarian, every once in a while, I order the biggest slab of prime rib on the menu (medium rare)
Things I Can't Stand:
Rude people, uncomfortable shoes and wet lettuce (I'm a big salad person and if the lettuce hasn't been properly dried, it makes the dressing watered down and the entire salad gets soggy..GROSS!)
I don't have a favorite, but I do enjoy a good dive bar. Pool tables and dart boards are always a plus, oh- and the music should never be too loud unless there's a live band or it's a bar with a dance floor. I mean, seriously, why should we have to listen to some crappy old song blaring over the speakers when all I really want to do is hear the the conversation at the table. Then again- I do wear headphones everyday for work, so my hearing is probably less then fabulous.
Favorite Country Artists:
This is a tough one. For current artists- Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Kip Moore and . I LOVE 90s country and Don Williams greatest hits is a go-to if I want a classic country fix.
I'm a speed walker. For anyone who doesn't know what that REALLY is, you're probably saying "so what?" But for those who've witnessed how truly idiotic it looks, let's just say, "you know what I'm talking about". I get laughed at and taunted on a daily basis.
I've taken up running in the last year and a half and have noticed the snickers from passersby stop if you're in a jog.
Found this list and immediately fell in love with it. Thanks Kate Bailey of thoughtcatalog.com.
4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.
7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.
8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.
Click here for a more in depth look at each of the 10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again.
Don't shoot the messenger! This tipping guide comes to us via U.S. News and World Report.
They call it-
Postal workers: Postal Service official policy states that postal workers cannot receive cash, or cash equivalents like gift cards, in any amount. Gifts worth $20 or less are allowed, however, which makes baked goods or do-it-yourself presents ideal.
Day care teachers and nannies: For day care teachers, cash gifts are definitely appreciated and, in some cases, expected. Consider joining up with other parents to give each teacher $100 to $300. Think of it more as a holiday gift than a tip. Meanwhile, full-time nannies have salaries, and a standard tip would be to give an additional check equal to their weekly paycheck.
Doormen of residential buildings: Plan on giving each worker at least $20 and sometimes closer to $100, depending on the type of building and its traditions. Ask longtime residents or the building manager if you're unsure. Throughout the year, if the doorman provides extra service, like carrying up your groceries, tip between $5 and $10 per trip.
Cleaning service provider: Give the value of one visit. If you usually pay $100 per week, then give at least an extra $100 around the holidays.
Regular hairstylist, trainer, aesthetician and other service providers: Similar to the cleaning service recommendation, consider giving a tip equal to the value of one visit. This guideline only applies to people you see regularly (more than once a month). Otherwise, a 20 percent tip per visit without an additional holiday boost is standard.
Newspaper delivery person: A gift between $10 and $20 or more in an envelope will help show your appreciation.
Garbage collectors: This thankless job often gets overlooked at tipping time, but consider giving each worker at least $20.
Skycaps, porters and hotel doormen you meet along your holiday travels: The skycap at the airport typically gets $2 to $3 per bag, says Judith Bowman, founder of Protocol Consultants International, an etiquette consultancy. As for doormen at hotels, tip anywhere from $2 to $5. For housekeeping services, tip $1 to $2 per night.
Parking garage attendant: Bowman says that since you interact with parking garage attendants on a daily basis and they have a significant impact on your day, it's important to acknowledge their assistance. "They should be tipped $10 to $20, depending on their level of personal service and your personal rapport," she says.
People to skip: Here's some good news for your budget. There's no need to tip the owner of an establishment (like a hair salon), salaried staff (like store clerks), full-service gas attendants, furniture delivery people (delivery charges are included) or a flower delivery person, Bowman says.
To read more on tipping this season, click here for the full article.
Carrie Underwood just can't catch a break.
I'll admit, I recorded the live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' to watch this weekend so I can't speak first hand to how Carrie did last night.
That being said, Carrie's talked about all the hate mail she's been getting when it comes to her playing Maria Von Trapp- now the members of the real-life Von Trapp family are expressing their displeasure with Carrie playing the part.
Photo courtesy of YouTube
Von Trapp Derbyshire told ABC News he doesn't understand why anyone would try to remake this classic film, his biggest problem is the casting of Grammy-winner Carrie Underwood for tonight's NBC special.
"It's just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story," he said. "And although her voice is amazing, she doesn't have acting experience…. It's just the overall image, she's a country star, she won 'American Idol,' she's very public in kind of a tabloid way." (gma.yahoo.com)
Who did the family want to replace Carrie with?
Click here to read more.