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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Last Song

After Jason's disappointing encounter with teenage vampires, I can't recommend that he rush out to see Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, but we're just back from the movie and Rex and the girls and I had a terrific time... including burgers at Fuddruckers afterwards. I guess we're just suckers for a Nicholas Sparks tearjerker.

Roxy's Next Big Test

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

While London and Maddie have been enjoying Spring Break in the Roxiticus Valley, Rex and Roxy have been hard at work this week... on six different potential transactions, as well as studying for our next big test... FINRA's Series 79 registered representative licensing exam. Rex and I have found that the best way to study is reviewing the material and sample questions online and taking online practice exams.

Though it is hard to think about looking into program information for even more advanced education while struggling to prepare for the Series 79 exam, I'm totally convinced of the benefits of earning my next degree online. Thanks to the the USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC, it turns out I could earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with the prestige of an internationally renowned research institution with a 100-year history of educating teachers to be agents of change... without ever leaving the comfort of my home in the Roxiticus Valley.

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Since the online program offers full USC student status and benefits, it's possible you'll be hearing about Roxy's participation in commencement ceremonies in the not so distant future.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Music Monday: "When I Look At You" -- Miley Cyrus in The Last Song

It's Spring Break for London and Maddie this week... Rex and I will be working hard from home every day on six different client projects, not to mention studying hard for the Series 79 exam that we'll be taking in mid-April. However, we're also planning to play hard, enjoying the 80 degree weather that's coming later in the week and taking the girls to see Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, based on the Nicholas Sparks page-turner that I started over the weekend and can't seem to put down.

We saw Miley as a mentor on American Idol Tuesday night, then singing "When I Look At You" on Wednesday night, and found the performance a bit boring...good thing Simon wasn't judging her! We'll wait and see how she fares as an actress in The Last Song, since we've heard a rumor she's done with music after releasing a new album in June. In the meantime, enjoy the video and let us know what you think:




Everybody needs inspiration,
Everybody needs a song
A beautiful melody
When the nights so long

Cause there is no guarantee
That this life is easy...

Yea when my world is falling apart
When there's no light to break up the dark
That's when I, I...
I look at you

When the waves
Are flooding the shore and I can't
Find my way home anymore
That's when I, I...
I look at you

When I look At You I see forgiveness
I see the truth
You love me for who I am
Like the stars Hold the moon
Right there where they belong
And I Know I'm Not Alone.

Yea when my world is falling apart
When there's no light to break up the dark
That's when I, I...
I look at you

When the waves
Are flooding the shore and I can't
Find my way home anymore
That's when I, I...
I look at you

You appear just like a dream to me
Just like Kaleidoscope colors that
Cover Me, All I need every
Breath that I breathe don't you know
You're beautiful...

Yea Yea Yea

When the waves
Are flooding the shore and I can't
Find my way home anymore
That's when I, I...
I look at you
I look at you

Yea Yea Oh OH OH

And you appear Just like a dream
To me.




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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thinking Too Much, Not Working Out Enough

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of wellnessdaily.com. All opinions are 100% mine.

With my 84-year-old mom's recent hip replacement reconstruction surgery and related health issues, I've been thinking a great deal about my own health and some of the poor choices I've made in the first half of my life. London and Maddie won't eat vegetables, and I worry about them... when I went to see nutritionist Corinne Bush for the chronic fatigue I've been experiencing since February 2009, one of the first questions she asked was "what are your five favorite vegetables?" I gave her an honest answer, which I knew would not win me any health and wellness awards:

  1. Corn on the cob
  2. Potatoes
  3. Baby lima beans
  4. Tomatoes
  5. String beans

I'll eat salads and asparagus and broccoli when Rex prepares them, but as I down my Green Vibrance in a glass of V8 as repentence for more than 40 years of sin, I wish I actually enjoyed more vegetables and could encourage London and Maddie to eat something green other than jelly beans and M&Ms.

On the other side of the fitness equation, I'm usually better about fitting exercise into my life... whether it means working out in our basement gym, walking from the PATH train to the office, of throwing a softball around the back yard with London and Maddie. In the last year or two, however, my workout regimen has really suffered. Certainly my work schedule and related fatigue issues haven't made it easy to fit exercise into my life, but I've got to stop making excuses and get help.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

In the Spring a Not-So-Young Girl's Fancy...

"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The first of the daffodils are here, almost a month early, and the calendar says it is springtime in the Roxiticus Valley. I'm working hard from the home office on several different transactions this morning, but my mind is playing hooky... after all, it wouldn't be poetic to say

"In the spring a young girl's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of...
  • Indications of interest due on Wednesday
  • Studying for the Series 79 registered representative licensing exam
  • Approving "just a few more tweaks" to a client's mutual non-disclosure agreement
  • Laundry...it just keeps coming!
  • Scheduling web conference introductions to the Rocket Science management team
  • Building an online data room
  • Cranky clients telling me how to do my job
  • Paying taxes
  • Voting to pass the 2010-11 Mendham Township school budget on April 20th"

Instead, I'm daydreaming about opening our beach house in Bay Head, NJ in less than a month... getting a cockapoo puppy for Maddie and London at the end of June...reading Cosmo's list of 50 things to do butt naked...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Has Sprung... and Not Just in the Roxiticus Valley

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.

This week, I've been happily posting about March Madness, softball, daffodils, and other signs of spring here in the Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey. When I returned home from an early morning meeting in New York City on a New Jersey Transit train filled with hideous howling preschoolers on a class trip, the afternoon was windy but filled with ample sunshine. I received an email from Maddie's softball coach about practice this weekend, and I'm looking forward to seeing both of my girls play ball in the sunshine.

This just in from Branson, Missouri... spring has sprung there, too!! While the electrifying entertainment capital of the Midwest seems to have indoor and outdoor fun for all seasons, Branson is really the place to go this spring... relax and enjoy the scenery on the river walk, improve your golf game, or shop till you drop at local boutiques when you stay at either the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing or Hilton Branson Convention Center.

Now, let me tell you what Rex, London, Maddie and I would do if we flew to Branson for a long spring weekend or part of our spring break:

Day One:

  • Breakfast in bed at one of the two Hilton hotels
  • Golf for Rex at one of Branson's championship golf courses, while the girls and I follow him around on foot or in a golf cart
  • Check out the first of a series of amazing concerts on the Branson Landing: maybe we could see (or even participate in) David Leterman's Stupid Human & Pet Trick Auditions.

Day Two:

  • A nature hike, followed by a picnic by one of the area's beautiful lakes
  • Take the girls to a movie -- either Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Maddie's favorite book series) or the new Miley Cyrus flick based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Last Song -- or see a live show at one of 49 live entertainment theaters.

Day Three:

  • Get into the middle of Branson's own March Madness...the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament....you know that would be one of the main attractions of the whole trip for my basketball jonesing family.

Day Four:

  • It seems like there's always something going on in Branson, so we'd have to stay for several days or choose from a variety of events like the 14th annual Branson Tri-Lakes Building and Home Show, Branson’s Best Boat and Recreation Show, Silver Dollar City’s Family Spring Break Day...
  • We'd wrap up our Branson trip with some kickin' country music... either the Colgate Country Showdown with KHOZ 102.9, or the Nashvegas All Stars, both live at Branson Landing.

If you can't be here with Rex, London, Maddie and Roxy in the Roxiticus Valley (or at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey), the Branson vacation community is the perfect alternative. Leave the chilly winter behind and come out to play this spring in Branson to enjoy a true Ozark Mountain Spring.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Rolling Stones Music Monday: Roxy's Not Going Home 'til They Play Brown Sugar

Back in Roxy's wild single days, I would go out to Jersey Shore bars with my girlfriends... the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, McLoone's Rumrunners, Cheers in Long Branch, Donovan's Reef in Seabright... the list goes on, but one thing remained the same every weekend...whether we saw the Bobby Bandiera Band or another great bunch of Jersey guys, at the end of the night, I'd be hollering "I'm not going home until they play Brown Sugar..."

Here's the one they missed on American Idol Rolling Stones theme week... guess it's a good thing I was already home.



Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright
Hear him with the women just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should

Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doing alright
You shoulda heard him just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good, now?
Brown sugar just like a young girl should, now

Ah, get along, brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah, got me feelin' now, brown sugar just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like
You shoulda heard me just around midnight

Brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby?
Ah, brown sugar just like a young girl should, yeah

I said yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
How come you...how come you taste so good?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
Just like a...just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo




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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Maddie!!

March Madness, I tell you... our sweet little Maddie turns eight (8) today!!

Maddie and I baked 40 brownies to share with her second grade classmates at Mendham Township Elementary School. We're celebrating with dinner tonight at Jam Cafe (formerly Limestone Cafe) in Peapack, NJ, then again on Saturday night with a very small slumber party (three friends are sleeping over) with four great themes: dogs, skulls, basketball, and rock stars. Our cake lady, Carol Falcone of As You Like It cakes, is baking another amazing birthday cake (featuring a cockapoo playing basketball and wearing a pink bandana)... Carol baked a Nemo cake for Maddie's 2nd birthday party in 2004 when we had just moved to the Roxiticus Valley from NYC.

While I can't believe my baby girl is eight years old, Maddie is already counting the days until her 16th birthday, when she can audition to be the next American Idol... though she and her girl band, the Butter Bites, are probably better suited to Simon Cowell's new show, the X Factor, which allows groups, not just solo performers, to compete.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Music Monday: March Madness and Roxy's 1000th Post

Even though Maddie is my March Madness baby, her older sister London in the 2001 photo on the left loves playing and watching basketball, too. This weekend, the girls had their last Mendham Patriots basketball clinic -- kids won the annual parents vs. kids game -- and now it's time to settle in on the couch for three weeks of March Madness NCAA basketball action starting this Thursday, March 18th. The NCAA tournament will also be welcome entertainment for my mom, who has moved to Bridgeway rehab to recover from her hip surgery for the next few weeks.

As noted in the title of this post, you're reading Roxy's 1000th post here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives. We're celebrating our One Shining Moment by raising a glass of bubbly and offering you a shot a ONE MILLION DOLLARS. If you love basketball or would just love to fill your purse or pockets with a million bucks, here are Roxy's links to all the free NCAA Million Dollar Bracket contests. If you're the one with the perfect bracket, please thank us with an appropriate share of your winnings.

I also see that Mariuca is hosting a big EntreCard contest at her Wishing on a Falling Star blog... all you have to do to win up to 25,000 EntreCard credits is to guess the number of EC the Genie Princess has in her account.... I'm going with 138,025... or maybe 142,879... or even 148,012...wish me luck!

Back in the 1980s, when I attended Syracuse University, I was too focused on my studies to care much about the basketball team, even though I lived next door to the shiny new Carrier Dome. Since then, I have mellowed a lot, married Rex, and given birth to two basketball-loving little girls (that's six-week-old London in her Syracuse Orange bib in the photo above), and our family has come to celebrate the time of year known as March Madness.... the NCAA college basketball championships and tournament.

Now.... it has been seven long years since the Orangemen won the NCAA tournament in 2003, but as March Madness gets underway with the Orangemen ranked #1 in the country, I thought I'd share One Shining Moment with all of you.



The ball is tipped
and there you are
you're running for your life
you're a shooting star
And all the years
no one knows
just how hard you worked
but now it shows...
(in) ONE SHINING MOMENT, IT'S ALL ON THE LINE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, THERE FROZEN IN TIME

But time is short
and the road is long
in the blinking of an eye
ah that moment's gone
And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE

Feel the beat of your heart
feel the wind in your face
it's more than a contest
it's more than a race...

And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED FOR THE SKY
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU WERE WILLING TO TRY
ONE SHINING MOMENT....





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Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Madness Perfect Bracket Contests 2010


Just like last year, the team here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives has done all the research for you to make the most of your March Madness 2010 experience. Hint to our readers: the contests get better as you scroll down.

First, ESPN has posted their 2010 March Madness Tournament Challenge, and I'm afraid $10,000 is not nearly as interesting as a million bucks. You'd think with sponsors like State Farm and Sprint, ESPN could pony up the money to make it a little more interesting for us.

The CBS Sports Bracket Challenge is offering a chance to win a new car from Infiniti... the 2011 Infiniti M.

The good news: this year, BracketContest.com is again offering to pay one million dollars for the perfect bracket. The bad news: last year, all I had to give up to register was my e-mail address, snail mail address, and phone number, and they kept my mailbox full of scantily clad women and swimsuit calendars all year long. This year, the prizes will only be paid to participants that have an active account at Jazz Sportsbook or ABC Islands. An active account is defined as having funds and having played at least $50 during four out of the past seven days. I'm going to pass and stick with the free stuff.

WRALSportsFan.com has a $1,000,000 Bracket Challenge. Getting 1 or 2 wrong gets you $10,000. Miss 3 games and you can still win $1,000.


So here's the best perfect bracket contest I've found: Yahoo is offering a shot at $1 million in the Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick 'Em 2010!! Each person/household/Yahoo ID can fill out five (5) different brackets for five shots at the million bucks.

Having found our readers all of the March Madness Perfect Bracket Challenges you need, Roxiticus Desperate Housewives must take London and Maddie over to Mendham Township Elementary School for the big kids vs. parents game celebrating the last Mendham Patriots basketball clinic this year.
So stay tuned for Selection Sunday, and if you're the one with the perfect bracket, please thank us with an appropriate share of your winnings.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thanks! A Quick Update On My Mom's Surgery

Just a quick post to let you know that my mom is doing AMAZINGLY well after her hip replacement reconstruction surgery this evening... I called her room, expecting she'd be too out of it to answer the phone, and she picked up and sounded like she wanted to dance down the halls of the hospital.

So thanks... to God for answering my prayers, to Dr. Goldman for taking such good care of my mom (the confident voice mail he left me said "that hip won't be giving your mom any more trouble"), and to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. To friends near and far, I tried to send out a couple of personal emails and hope you received them.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Music Monday: That's How You Know

After a rough week -- my 84-year-old mom is in the hospital after dislocating her hip for the third time in a month on Thursday and is having very complicated surgery on Wednesday -- I considered a repeat of my October "Lightning Crashes" post, but I've decided to go with something light and breezy instead of focusing on the cycles of life, death, and growing old.

London and Maddie have been into American Idol this season, staying up way past their bedtimes to vote for their favorites. Our entire family thinks Crystal Bowersox is likely to win it all, but Maddie has rooted for 17-year-old Katie Stevens since her audition. The judges keep telling Katie to sing something "young" and "current," but it is clear that Katie is an old soul who can't relate to Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, or the Jonas Brothers. We did some thinking, and came up with a few suggestions for Katie Stevens: something young, but from another decade (e.g., "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton-John in Grease or "It's In His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)" done by Merry Clayton and Betty Everett in the 60s, covered by Cher in the movie Mermaids in 1990 and featured on Roxy's Bay Head Blog this week) or something from a Disney movie or Broadway show that would show off Katie's "big voice"... like "That's How You Know" from Enchanted... two summers ago, that's all the girls wanted to sing in the car on the way to Annie's Playhouse Summer Stars. If Katie Stevens wants to spice it up a little, there's a Disney Rock version by Demi Lovato, too...

Ladies, enjoy the McDreamy eye candy...





(A Capella, Giselle)
How does she know you love her?
How does she know she's yours?
(Marlon Saunders - Calypso Singer)
How does she know that you love her?
(Giselle)
How do you show her you love her?
(Together)
How does she know that you really really truly love her?
How does she know that you love her?
How do you show her you love her?
How does she know that you really really truly love her?
(Giselle)
It's not enough to take the one you love for granted
You must remind her or she'll be inclined to say
"How do I know he loves me?
How do I know he's mine?"

Well does he leave a little note to tell you you are on his mind?
Send you yellow flowers when the sky is Grey? Heyy!
He'll find a new way to show you a little bit every day
That's how you know
That's how you know he's your love

(Calypso Singer)
You got to show her you need her
Don't treat her like a mind reader
Each little something to lead her to believe you love her
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com

(Giselle)
Everybody wants to live happily ever after
Everybody wants to know their true love is true
How do you know he loves you?
How do you know he's yours?

Well does he take you out dancing just so he can hold you close?
Dedicate a song with words meant just for you?
He'll find someway to tell you with the little things he'll do
That's how you know
That's how you know he's your love
He's your love

That's how you know he loves you
That's how you know it's true

Because he'll wear your favorite color just so he can match your eyes
Plan a private picnic by the fire's glow
His heart will be yours forever
Something everyday will show
That's how you know (x5)
That's how you know he's your love
That's how you know
That's how you know he's your love


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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Maddie's Puppy Planning

After extensive research, including slumber parties with our Bay Head neighbors' cockapoo, Cashew, we have determined that London is not allergic to cockapoos. Rex and I have told the girls that, if all goes right with business and scheduling, our family will pick up an 8-week-old cockapoo puppy at the end of June. Maddie has been hard at work, compiling a journal of everything she needs to know about taking care of a dog -- feeding, grooming, training, etc. She will soon start posting all of her puppy planning to her blog, I Love Dogs and So Do You, so we hope you'll stop by Maddie's blog and check in on our puppy progress...We think we'll be ready!

Who'da' Thunk?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of AccuWeather. All opinions are 100% mine.

I've never been a big fan of snow... a decade ago, when our two beautiful girls were just a twinkle in our eyes, Rex and I would ski out West (Deer Valley, Vail, Aspen, Sun Valley) as many as 10 to 12 days each year, but even then we preferred Spring skiing so we could get a tan while playing in the snow. This year, while we can't touch the unanticipated accumulation AccuWeather reported for our Washington DC friends and clients, the Roxiticus Valley has seen its share of snow... a foot here, six to eight inches there, it all adds up... and piles up in our yard and driveway.

So here comes the "who'da' thunk?" part... now that the temperatures are rising, the snow is melting and Frosty the Snowman has to hurry on his way, London and Maddie are disappointed. This past weekend, we just found the two perfect snow toys -- a family toboggan and a simple kiddie snowboard -- over at The Sports Section in the Kings Shopping Center in Mendham, New Jersey. If you look down at a few of my recent posts, you'll see from the photos that our family also built the biggest snow people ever. So now my girls want MORE SNOW!

To keep track of when we might expect a snow day off from school and whether we'll have enough accumulation to cover the snowboarding hill, our family has been spending plenty of time over at the newly redesigned AccuWeather web site, where it is easier than ever to find the snow info we need. Our local Roxiticus Valley forecasts are displayed with the relevant radar and local video, all from one view on the AccuWeather home page. The Accuweather site features four new lifestyle areas: Weather and Health, Weather and Travel, Weather and Home and Garden, and the one that matters most to London and Maddie: Weather and Outdoor Activity.

So after a visit to Accuweather.com, London and Maddie can plan to be snowed in for a weekend of snowboarding, snow angels and snuggling by the fire... or we can turn to a completely different set of plans to open our beloved beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

London and Maddie Built the Biggest SnowPeople Ever



Update on Saturday, March 6th: Even though I will continue to snuggle by my living room fireplace for another four to six weeks, temperatures in the Roxiticus Valley have been in the high 40s/low 50s for much of the past week. Unlike Frosty, our snow people did not hurry on their way. After the four-day snowed in weekend, London and Maddie headed back to school on Monday. While they were celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday, our four snow people tipped over and melted away. I'm still surprised at how much our family is going to miss the snow!

Music Monday: Henry the Eighth by Herman's Hermits

I don't think I can explain why this catchy little ditty has been running through my head, but I started to sing it to London and Maddie on our way home from their modern dance lessons at Garden State Ballet the other night, and now my girls have been singing it, too. I think we decided that too many contestants in the early rounds of American Idol chose the same song, so to avoid competing with others singing the same song, the Butter Bites could use "Henry the VIII" for their audition for Simon Cowell's new show, The X Factor. We dare you to listen and try to stop singing it over and over and over again. This fun video was created by a middle school student for a social studies project... you'll see a lot of the number 8... which is particularly relevant for Maddie, who turns 8 in March... we are counting down the days to her birthday and her slumber party.



I'm Henry the eighth I am
Henry the eighth I am, I am
I got married to the widow next door
She's been married seven times before
And every one was an Henry (Henry)
She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
Henry the eighth I am

Second verse same as the first

I'm Henry the eighth I am
Henry the eighth I am, I am
I got married to the widow next door
She's been married seven times before
And every one was an Henry (Henry)
She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
Henry the eighth I am

------ lead guitar ------

I'm Henry the eighth I am
Henry the eighth I am, I am
I got married to the widow next door
She's been married seven times before
And every one was an Henry (Henry)
She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
Henry the eighth I am

H-E-N-R-Y
Henry (Henry)
Henry (Henry)
Henry the eighth I am, I am
Henry the eighth I am

Yeah!

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