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Top 10 Random Thoughts

  1. Happy National Siblings Day to my sister who amazes me with her quick wit, her resilience and her ability to pull the perfect movie quote out of thin air that relates specifically to whatever we are discussing at that particular moment. INCONCEIVABLE!
  2. Happy National Siblings Day to my son and daughter. I am incredibly grateful for both of you and love the fact that you get along with each other more often than you fight and you always have each other’s back.
  3. Don’t panic about the college admissions process. I’ve read so many articles about it over the last few years and the overwhelming amount of advice and information out there will make your head spin. But know this: Yes, it is stressful. Yes, you will doubt yourself (why did I let her stop taking piano lessons?). Yes, it is not fun. But, they will go to the university where they were meant to go. You got this. Trust your kid and trust the process.
  4. After a rather large kitchen renovation last summer, everyone in this house seems to still have trouble locating the dishwasher which is less than a foot away from the sink they are dumping their dishes in.
  5. Thank God for Randy Rainbow (pictured right). He is the only thing that is getting me through the Trump administration these days. If you need a good laugh, stop reading and go check out his YouTube Channel. This is one of my favorites. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
  6. Passover is coming and just like every year, I wish someone would consider re-branding Passover candy packaging. It looks so unappetizing especially compared to the brightly-colored Easter candy it sits next to at the supermarket. Also, did I mention I’m hosting a Passover Seder for 23 people next weekend? I should stock up on egg matzah.
  7. I love baseball for lots of reasons (Go Phillies!), but mostly because I think there is an element of kindness to it. Don’t know what I mean? Watch this.
  8. Spring break is next week for the kids. Soon after that will be the senior class trip, senior prom, Memorial Day and then high school graduation. And soon enough, I’ll be packing my daughter up to go to college. I wish time would slow the hell down and let me catch my breath.
  9. I had a dream about my grandmother the other day which was odd because I rarely dream about that particular grandmother. All of a sudden, she was there smoking a joint. What do you think that means?
  10. It took me over an hour to come up with 10 random thoughts. 🙂

The end!

Writing – All Day Long

I know some people feel that writing is not their cup of tea.

But, for me I could write all day long. In fact, that’s exactly what I do. Take today at work for example: Today I:

  • Assigned stories to the writers who work for me;
  • Edited 2 email blasts on completely different topics (one of which requires a large amount of reworking which I will have to read all over again tomorrow);
  • Proofread 2 emails on a monthly giving program for different audiences;
  • Led an bi-weekly editorial meeting of writers and communications specialists where discussed writing on different topics to a variety of audiences on several platforms (print, email, social, blog, etc);
  • Wrote many inter-office emails and Slack messages about 3 other writing projects in progress including an Annual Report;
  • Discussed the status of several communications pieces with directors;
  • Left early to pick up my son at the dentist and go to my Tuesday night writing workshop.

But, before I go to writing class, I am committed to composing a blog post every day for 30 days for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. i came up with this idea to write about writing on my way home – because that is pretty much what is on my mind all day long.

And, if that weren’t enough, there is still more writing and editing to do in class. This workshop is part writing and part critiquing other people’s work in a constructive manner. I already read the pieces once, but now I will provide helpful commentary to my fellow writers. Also, I’m supposed to submit a manuscript to this class for their reading pleasure and review sometime in the next 10 days or so–which I haven’t started yet.

That’s a lot of writing and I love it. And i know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. As a writer, I prefer coffee instead.
Seriously, how else will I get all this writing done? 🙂

My Disney Fix

Some people go online for their Game of Thrones update. Others have FOMO if the don’t check CNN on an hourly basis. Me? I get my Disney fix online through the WDW News Today Facebook page. I mean where else can I find out about the breaking news about the spitting camel being removed from Aladdin’s Magic Carpet ride. It is a divisive issue in the Magic Kingdom these days and guests have both strong opinions and concerns. Is the camel out for repairs or did enough people complain about getting squirted with water by surprise?

The site is also the best place to stay up to date on all of the Disney merch. And seriously how else are you going to find these adorable Minnie Lollipop Ears?!

But the highlight of the WDW News that I live for every week are the cupcakes. They are AMAZING! They are beautifully designed like a work of art. The photos are cupcake porn. You just want to taste one off your computer screen. I mean look at these cupcakes!

There’s the Tinkerbell cupcake dotted with crispy pearls and topped with a dollop of yellow frosting and white chocolate wings. And don’t forget the pixie dust (a.k.a. edible glitter)

How about the peanut butter and chocolate Dumbo cupcake with the cute peanut at the very top?

And how adorable is this Mouseketeer cupcake?!

And there are plenty more where that came from! You can check out the website and search for all the cupcake reviews. There are literally about 20 pages of them.

Personally, I think I’ve stumbled upon my dream job here: live at Disney World and review cupcakes inspired by your favorite Disney characters. If you are looking for me, I’ll be in Orlando enjoying this gorgeous Belle cupcake.


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