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New York Music & Arts 113-25 Queens Blvd Suite 107-110 Forest Hills, New York 11375 (718) 362-9887 Life With Wee People: Saturdays Are For Bagels, Sam Ash and NYMA Music Classes This is a great block to have fun with your kids on. We started our morning having bagels, oat meal cookies, carrot cake, orange juice and snapples at Bagels For You. Above it is New York Music & Arts (NYMA). To get there, you have to go to the entrance right next to Sam Ash.
My kids love getting their munchies and snackage together when we go (14 comments)
Life With Wee People: From Book Fair To World's Fair With A Smile My kids went to the Book Fair this week at school, so I decided I'd spend the week teaching them about the World'S Fair while we enjoyed reading our books in Flushing Meadows Park by several famous icons. Watching them make their selections was interesting because Stephen can't read but realized it was an opportunity to get a book on cars. We're all car crazy in my house. I guess that's what happen when you have a quirky Mom who joy rides (LOL). I also drag (3 comments)
Life With Wee People: A Tale Of Three Phones Stephen, the Minion Blur may be the ultimate wee people electronics tester. There is no screw too small that those tiny hands will not devise some clever manner in which to extract it. A charming deviant of limited vocabulary, what he lacks in diction he makes up for with non-verbal clues and an exuberant curiosity with a PDD-NOS twist. We all know how much I loved my Samsung Rant. It was red. It was beautiful. It survived the microwave and toaster. You have to understand how traumatic this is for me. (9 comments)
Life With Wee People: Spaceships Require Car Seats And Doritos... My secret button is Hagen Daz. You can get a lot out of me with the right ice cream bribe (LOL). Noah is turning into a Doritos man. As soon as he sees the bag he demands to have "my chips." Doesn't matter that they are MY chips. Dude thinks he has dibs. He even threw up in my hair because he ate so many but that little ditty shall have to be a blog post all it's own (LOL). Stephen, the Minion Blur, is always along for the ride (4 comments)
HR3962 Health Care Bill (PDF) - 03/24/10 01:04 PM
HR3962 Health Care Bill (PDF) http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf 1,990 pages... Geez. I am sitting over here reading this puppy. I have student loans and it appears that the student loan business has now been snatched from private industry into the government fold. What does that mean? When the heck did that happen? Seriously... You should read this. This bill is mad scary... Forget the TV sound bites. Find out the truth for yourself. HR3962 Health Care Bill is enough to make you go "Hmm..." To think I thought the auto dialers were making my eyes cross (LOL). I'm gonna go take a break, (9 comments)
How A 3:30 AM Auto Dialer Inspired Digital Mutiny (Do Not Call Registry Update) - 03/24/10 09:59 AM
How A 3:30 AM Auto Dialer Inspired Digital Mutiny (Do Not Call Registry Update) It's been 32 days... I am giving you a sporting chance to erase me from your data-banks. I guess the community guidelines about not soliciting members and scraping information off the network to badger us has gone unheeded by some of you. I understand that you believe joining a social network implies that everyone here has a business relationship with you but that really isn't the case. We are just blogging here on the same platform. You are not my client and I am not your client (13 comments)
Dear Oldies and Newbies: I Want To Help But I Don't Know How... Maybe You Should Help Yourselves. I remember bragging about you guys like a proud Mama while I was in Albany visiting with a handful of people who help create our laws. I remember introducing them to some of the more tempered political writers on ActiveRain (like Big Mike Saunders) while explaining to some very important people that the groups we create in this forum go so much further than simply trolling for real estate industry business. I told them if people want to know what we think (9 comments)
Setting, Circumstance and Decorum: Two Days In The Life Of Lenn Harley I remember the first time Lenn Harley affectionately described her home as "the one surrounded by the moat." Being a Native New Yorker, this was something I really wanted to see (LOL). Lenn was sure that if I started down that road (on another impromptu AR Road Trip to share an eye candy adventure), I would not be able to miss it or her if I followed my directions carefully. In case you were wondering: Me plus Driving Directions sometimes equals Oxymoron (LOL). When I neared my destination, (63 comments)
Maryland Is Beautiful... The wonderful thing about hanging out with writers who produce Localism posts is the fact that if you read their blogs you kinda know where you want to go and what you want to see when you get there. I had breakfast with Margaret Rome this morning after I checked out of the Hilton and am having lunch with Audrey June Forshey at her office right now. I will be having dinner with the incomparable Lenn Harley tonight. I'll admit to being a wee bit nervous because she's my hero (LOL). I keep hearing, "we're gonna have (9 comments)
The ActiveRain Open House Was Awesome I was thrilled to be there not only because spending time with the people living in my computer is always a sweet treat but because Lenn Harley went out of her way to attend the first ever ActiveRain Open House. I am star struck and in awe of this woman. I love the way her mind works and as far as I am concerned no one does hard core real estate the way Lenn Harley does.
While watching Margaret Rome and Lenn Harley chat I felt as if I were in the middle (87 comments)
Insanity Is Watching Your Body Parts Turn Gray (LOL) "Jabon Desodorante Antibacterial" seemed like a harmless phrase. The soap smelled nice. The box says it's from Turkey... This is what I get for not speaking other languages. The active ingredient is something called Triclocarban. I am assuming that is why my body parts are now turning gray at an alarming rate (LOL). All I wanted was a friggin' shower after the gym and chatting with my hubby and son's teachers during a call conference. Now I am a gray chick about to do an open house in 30 minutes. My (19 comments)
Life With Wee People: Call Conference I love the school my kids are going to. The teachers are really cool and they come up with such interesting ways to help their students. Noah got his assessment done today. Hubby was there while I am in Maryland so they call conferenced me in so I can participate. I learned something new and useful today about Noah. We now have a new project to do with the shorties so I am going to start on it now while I am here and when I get back we going to use some of (0 comments)
Hilton Pikesville 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland, United States 21208 Tel: 1-410-653-1100 Fax: 1-410-415-6232 Live From The Hilton At Pikesville: Realtor Magazine Goes To The Gym With Margaret Rome I like this place. It's close to everything on my bucket list of things to see and do while in Maryland. It is also an hour from Washington DC so I am going to show you guys the harbor later because I think my kids will get a kick out of seeing it while I eventually make my way to DC for a brief meeting (and joy ride by a few (2 comments)
Random Maryland Musings I am waiting to say good morning to my kids. They are not due to be up yet. It's kinda strange not having them here with me. I have to do a call conference at 10 AM for Noah so I figure that would be a good time to order breakfast. By the time the tray shows up I should be off the phone and recovering from what ever it is I am about to do to myself in the guise of working out (LOL). I am getting ready to meet Margaret Rome at the gym. We (8 comments)
Realtor Magazine Dinner With Margaret Rome and some of Maryland's Finest Professionals Was it worth driving 242 miles from New York City to Maryland? Yup. I love the people living in my computer and any business meeting that ensures I get to spend some quality time with them is a priority for my schedule. If not for Margaret Rome I would not have had the pleasure of meeting Helen L. Dellheim, an Associate Broker and Attorney at Law that knocked my socks off. Her wee people are older than my wee people so I am looking forward to picking her (22 comments)
Realtor Magazine Rocks Katherine Tarbox with Margaret, Helen, Anna and Ann at an open house in Maryland I attended with my Rainer blogging buddies. I have sooo gotta chat more with Gabe the camera man. He has a spanking digital camera i have to get a shot of. I love tech toys and the film crew has techie stuff that makes me wanna go shopping (LOL). We're going to out to dinner. Will be blogging live from the Hilton later. I also will be conducting a few interviews of my own tomorrow. Gotta collect lots of eye candy. :-) We're (6 comments)
Life With Wee People: The Autistic Photographs of Noah E Starr We are always wandering around after school doing something. I like letting the kids play TomTom because you never know when and where they are going to tell you to turn. Stephen likes feeding the birds and squirrels so since the shorties wanted to see the lake (and toss bread) we went to Flushing Meadows Park to hang out by the boat house and splash puddles. Noah and Stephen had a blast wandering about chasing birds and examining trees. It doesn't matter if there is rain, sleet, snow or (14 comments)
Life With Wee People: Black and White We are all way past our bedtimes over here and having a blast playing in Photoshop. We are supposed to be packing my bags for the Maryland trip, however, Noah has discovered the black and white option and is content to bleed the color from our photographs like a digital wizard performing magic to amuse his captive brother. The shorties have discovered the drop down tables and I am cracking up laughing at their expressions of surprise. We are in the middle of a major digital gigglefest over here. How can I not (8 comments)
Life With Wee People: Friends With Cameras My favorite part of being a writer is sharing something about my day with my kids and readers. Watching them skip off to school, marching off to do wee people chores, engaged in playdates and/or going on road trips makes it all worth while and frequently inspires me to chat about what I experienced or found interesting for the day. When the shorties are not around to get up close and personal with a project I am working on, I always make it my business to snap several pictures so they can see (14 comments)
I will be staying at the Pikesville Hilton for a couple of days while on business in Maryland. Margaret Rome has been helping me study to get my MD real estate license. I've got all her books and notes and a really cool tote bag out of the deal (LOL). The best part is the company. Chicka is mad fun and I love her home office. I am going to have to talk to her about what to do with my den. I have no idea. I am clueless. I may have to beg Kathy Passarette to come to FL (5 comments)
A Word Of Advice Regarding ActiveRain Community Guidelines - 03/02/10 10:54 AM
A Word Of Advice Regarding ActiveRain Community Guidelines In June 2009 I chatted about the ActiveRain Community Guidelines and provided a short set of fave quotes. Now I am going to give you guys a word of advice that should also serve as a gentle warning. 1. When you comment on a writers blog and they have the setting checked off to receive e-mail notifications your comments are forwarded from the ActiveRain server. 2. If you edit your original comment and update it on a writer's blog, the server sends an e-mail notification that you commented and provides your edited comment, (12 comments)
Dear Diary... Dead Like Me: Seasons 1 & 2 Plus The Movie Life After Death - 03/01/10 07:32 PM
Dear Diary... Dead Like Me: Seasons 1 & 2 Plus The Movie Life After Death Tonight Melodious and I are going to log into our Netflix accounts and stream Dead Like Me: Life After Death. Why they canceled this show after two seasons I'll never figure out. It was really good and the morbid irony was sooooo much fun (LOL). Awwwwww... come on... What do you expect from a gal who loves William Shakespeare and E. A. Poe? Hmm? (LOL) Since the two of us have not seen the movie (but watched all of the episodes for both seasons) we're going (6 comments)
Life With Wee People: The Work Chronicles My kids love to play musical beds. They rarely sleep where you leave them and frequently wake up to change clothes to suit their color mood. Needless to say, laundry is a never ending issue in my household and to complicate matters they like playing with the laundry bags (sometimes mixing the clean clothes with the dirty to drive me crazy - LOL). In the wee hours of the morning I love watching them sleep while I get comfy and answer some e-mail. I am about to answer some e-mail in public right (12 comments)
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