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where'd you stash your 'stache?

self-aggrandizing and/or pseudo-intellectual musings.
trashy tv. puppies. politics. funny stuff. musicals.

nothing too serious happens here.


I don’t know why I waited so long but I took a Zumba class last night. Hi, most fun workout ever. Can’t believe what I’ve been missing.

summer is busy. like work 12 hour days and collapse busy. august has been even more of a whirlwind. the month started with the end of camp (1) and getting to be paid to play and hanging out with this cool 6 year old. Then it was off to the JCC Maccabi Games (2) which is the biggest program I run and probably the most fun. 4 rental cars (long story but basically budget has terrible rental cars), 3 hospital visits, and a lot of sporting later, I put all 70 athletes and coaches on their plane and started a week and a half long vacation in Northeast PA, with mr.man and his family. we went to Lake Wallenpaupak in the Poconos (3&4), hiked 7 miles through water falls at Rickett’s Glen (5&6), into my second home- the city- for a baseball game and play (7&8), and ended the time back east at his college roommate’s wedding (the two pictures from that are not even worth posting). there was a lot of family, unhealthy but delicious food, and a lot of napping. We came home late Sunday evening after being away from home for 18 days. yesterday, I got to meet my best friend’s daughter(9) (which in itself brought up all kinds of feels) and then veg on the couch catching up on my Bravo. Note to self: always take the day after you get back from a long trip off work too.  the trip was needed. I was first reminded of why I continue to do what I do and ended with the recharging I needed to continue moving forward. 

now onto september and getting back to the grind. 

Guys, I met the most beautiful little mush today and my life has been changed! #audreybelletatro is perfection. My friends @ilenetatro and @highvoltagemike crushed it in the baby making department. Now on to this new and exciting journey for them. I’m lucky to be a part of it. #shitgotreal #itsababy #breastfeedingstillfreaksmeout

Guys, I met the most beautiful little mush today and my life has been changed! #audreybelletatro is perfection. My friends @ilenetatro and @highvoltagemike crushed it in the baby making department. Now on to this new and exciting journey for them. I’m lucky to be a part of it. #shitgotreal #itsababy #breastfeedingstillfreaksmeout


Dex pretending to swim


Dex pretending to swim

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Sam and The Monster

I love this.

(via tastefullyoffensive)

1. Chocolate is only a temporary fix.

2. A properly-fitting bra is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

3. Your happiness is your happiness and yours alone.

4. How to apply red lipstick.

5. How to wear the crap out of red lipstick.

6. A boyfriend does not validate your existence.

7. Eat the extra slice of pizza.

8. Wear what makes you feel gracefully at ease.

9. Love the world unconditionally.

10. Seek beauty in all things.

11. Buy your friends dinner when you can.

12. Wear sunscreen like it’s your second job.

13. Try with all your might to keep in contact with far-away friends.

14. Make the world feel at ease around you.

15. Walk with your head up.

16. Order a cheeseburger on the first date if you want to.

17. Never, ever bite your nails.

18. Swipe on some lipstick, put on your leather jacket, and sneak into a bar somewhere.

19. Learn from your mistakes that night.

20. Dental hygiene is not multiple choice.

21. Your GPA is not a confession of your character.

22. There is strength in breaking down.

23. You don’t have to like yoga.

24. Pick a tea.

25. Take care of your feet.

26. Pick a perfume.

27. Even if you’re tall, wear the heels anyway.

28. Classy is a relative term.

29. Drink whiskey if you like whiskey.

30. Drink wine if you like wine.

31. Like what you like.

32. Offer no explanation.

33. Advil and Gatorade.

34. You are no less of a woman when you’re in sweats and gym shoes than a woman in stilettos and a pencil skirt.

35. A woman is a woman is a woman.

36. Love your fellow woman with all your heart and soul.

37. Cry, uninhibited, with your friends.

38. Laugh until you can’t breathe with your friends.

39. Tell me everything.

40. Exercise to be strong and healthy. A beautiful soul needs a sturdy vessel.

41. There is no shame in hoping for love.

42. My cooking is the best cooking.

43. Do not take sex lightly.

44. I mean it.

45. Anna Karenina. I’d like it if you read it.

46. The world spins on the principle of inherent tragedy.

47. Do not be blind to it.

48. Men are effectively idiots until the age of 26.

49. Carbohydrates are not the enemy.

50. Involve yourself in an organized activity of your choosing.

51. Listen to classical music occasionally.

52. Take hot baths.

53. Do not use bath salts.

54. You are more than capable.

55. I promise.

56. Don’t smile if you don’t mean it.

57. Mean your anger. Mean your sadness. Mean your pain.

58. I am always, always listening.

59. Travel.

60. Get stuck in a foreign country with $4.67 in your account.

61. Make me furious.

62. Make me worry.

63. Come home smelly, tired, and with a good story.

64. Your story isn’t really yours.

65. You are a compilation of others’ stories.

66. Well-fitting and modest is ALWAYS sexier than too small and tight.

67. Who cares if glitter isn’t tasteful?

68. It’s too much eyeliner if you have to ask.

69. Learn to bake for when you’re sad and I’m not there.

70. Humility and subservience are not synonyms.

71. Wash your face twice per day.

72. Be gentle with your skin.

73. Science is really cool.

74. So is literature.

75. And history.

76. And math.

77. There is no substitute for fresh air.

78. Carry your weight.

79. Make up for it later if you can’t.

80. That salad is not better than pasta and it never will be.

81. You’re fooling no one.

82. Find at least three green vegetables you can tolerate.

83. A smoothie is not a meal.

84. Expect the best from everyone.

85. People will let you down.

86. Bask in the sun (wearing a sunhat and SPF 90).

87. There is a certain kind of man you need to avoid at all costs.

88. You’ll know it when you meet him.

89. What other people say is right doesn’t always feel right.

90. What feels right is where your happiness is.

91. Give thoughtful gifts.

92. Form an opinion.

93. Stick to it.

94. Exfoliation in moderation.

95. Argue with people when you need to.

96. If it’s worth fighting for, fight fiercely.

97. Don’t fight for acceptance.

98. You shouldn’t have to.

99. Take pictures, but not too many.

100. Follow your bliss at all costs. (I’m cutting you off at 22, though).

101. Chocolate ice cream, however, might just be a permanent fix.

101 things I will teach my daughters (via herbau)

I kinda dislike lists like this, but this one is pretty valid. 

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(Source: unmaiden, via ginainterrupted)



Less worrying about silly things, more cake and self confidence!




Less worrying about silly things, more cake and self confidence!



OMG am I the only one totally fed up with this stupid ice bucket thing?? How do so many highly educated people think that they’re helping anyone by pouring ice on their head? It’s like when people put the color of their bra as their Facebook status- not helping anyone. Raising awareness yada yada…

Perfectly said.

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