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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

London and Maddie Growing Up Too Fast

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Over the past year or so, I haven't been spending as much time in the blogosphere as I used to and some of my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers may be wondering why...I've been busy with my "day job" in investment banking, but more importantly, my little girls are growing up and, particularly since my mom passed away last year and a number of young mothers I know have been diagnosed with cancer, I've realized how precious my time with London and Maddie is...so their spending time with my family, getting to the girls important events, hanging out at the beach and the pool -- all come before blogging.

That said, I can't stop London and Maddie from growing up, but I can take steps to make it easier on me. Like getting the girls their own cell phone so they can keep in touch with me from wherever they may be -- slumber parties, softball practice, Annie's Playhouse Summer Stars camp, ballet and Wizard of Oz rehearsals, or out at Centennial Park in Bay Head walking the dogs.  As plenty of real TracFone customers know, Tracfone is a low cost option that makes a lot of sense this summer. It costs very little to get London and Maddie a Tracfone so we can stay in touch.  There are no contracts, no credit checks, no activation charges or cancelation fees. No stress and no surprises.  

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Music Monday: "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet

I'm too sleepy at the moment to explain the connection, but Rex and I watched Black Swan last night, and seeing Winona Ryder made me think of Matthew Sweet and his song, "Girlfriend." Over the rest of the summer, particularly when we're down at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, I'm going to try harder to get back into the blogosphere, including visiting some of my long neglected blogosphere buddies around the globe. In the meantime, enjoy the video...sing along if you remember it.



I wanna love somebody
I hear you need somebody to love
Oh, I wanna love somebody
I hear you're looking for someone to love

'Cause you need to be back
In the arms of a good friend
And I need to be back
In the arms of a girlfriend

I didn't know nobody
And then I saw you coming my way
Oh, I didn't know nobody
And then I saw you coming my way

Don't you need to be back
In the arms of a good friend?
Oh, 'cause, honey, believe me
I'd sure love to call you my girlfriend

Alright

Don't you need to be back
In the arms of a good friend?
Oh, 'cause, honey, believe me
I'd sure love to call you my girlfriend

'Cause you got a good thing going, baby
You only need somebody to love
Oh, you got a good thing going
You're only looking for someone to love

'Cause you need to get back
In the arms of a good friend

And I'm never gonna set you free
No, I'm never gonna set you free

I wanna love somebody
I hear you need somebody to love
Oh, I wanna love somebody
I hear you're looking for someone to love

'Cause you need to be back
In the arms of a good friend
And I need to be back
In the arms of a girlfriend

I didn't know nobody
And then I saw you coming my way
Oh, I didn't know nobody
And then I saw you coming my way

Don't you need to be back
In the arms of a good friend?
Oh, 'cause, honey, believe me
I'd sure love to call you my girlfriend

Alright

Don't you need to be back
In the arms of a good friend?
Oh, 'cause, honey, believe me
I'd sure love to call you my girlfriend

'Cause you got a good thing going, baby
You only need somebody to love
Oh, you got a good thing going
You're only looking for someone to love

'Cause you need to get back
In the arms of a good friend

And I'm never gonna set you free
No, I'm never gonna set you free


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Monday, July 18, 2011

My First Year with Wii Fit

Yeah, I know it's been a long time since I've posted here, but I'm not even going to bother with excuses. This past weekend, I hosted a long overdue mini-reunion with a bunch of the gurlz from high school, and I told them where to find my blog...so I oughtta at least have something more current at the top of the page.

Anyway, my Wii Fit announced this morning that I'm up to my 364th day, so tomorrow we will celebrate our one year anniversary. Even though Santa delivered my Wii Fit the same time he brought London and Maddie the Wii, I never hooked it up until late last June, when my sister Aunt Veg was in town for the memorial service when my mom passed away. Aunt Veg and the girls set it up and tried it out, but I apparently didn't get motivated to start until three weeks later on July 20, 2010. Since then, I've spent 63.5 hours (more than an hour per week!) working out on the Wii Fit, I've lost 10 pounds, been handed a range from a low of 20 years old and a high of 68 as my Wii Fit age, and I've been better about making exercise a regular part of my life....which is not to say I like it. Lately I've been bored with my workout, whether it includes stepping and balance games on the Wii Fit, a mile or two on the elliptical trainer with a mix playlist on the iPod, or making the circuit on my weight machine.