Friday, May 23, 2008

What My Two Favorite Four Year Olds Taught Me

While in Colorado, I learned several valuable lessons from Milo and Isable.  I share them here in hopes of improving your life as well:

Always recycle your cans.
While throwing away my Diet Coke can into the garbage, Milo pretty much shouted at me.  "Grami Tami...that does NOT go there!  It gets recycled."  "Well, where do I put it then?"  "Under the sink in the recycle container."  This followed by a disgusted sigh at how uninformed his Grami was.

It doesn't matter who you kneel by for family still have to hold hands.  Example:  Erika and Spencer!  (Enough said)

Always carry your plates to the sink.  If a four year old can do it every time, so can you.


•   After eating gelato, get under the table.

•   If Erika can't push you in your stroller, then ask Melissa.  If she can't then you can always resort to Grami Tami.  (wait, that would mean I'd be pushing myself around...never mind)

•   Broccoli doesn't smell so good on it's way a car.

•   ALWAYS  ask "Why?"  If no one can satisfy your curiosity ask, "But why?"

•   Snacks are important.

•   Everyone should eat pancakes on Sunday morning.

•   If you walk past a play area, you must stop and play.

•   Color some more.

•   Your clothes don't have to match.

I love those to darling kiddos.  I can't wait for them to teach me many, many more things in the future.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


                                                            Gangsta Pam!

I met Pam in a very peculiar  In particular, on my favorite message board at  Most people that I tell about our meeting look at me like I'm crazy (though I suppose I am a bit) and tell me things like "do you know how dangerous that is?" and "You should really be careful.  She could be a serial killer or something."  I suppose they're right in some cases.  I've met a lot of idiots online :coughAB69cough:  But for the most part, everyone there is great.

Which brings me to my friend Pam.  Her online name is Nerd.  And she is.  But I adore her and truly like her.  I first met Pam in September 2007 when we were roommates in Boston for the Race for the Cure 5K.  We met at the Boston airport and we became fast friends.  Then, just last month, we got together in New York City for a weekend of fun where we stayed with our other online friend, Chelle, in Manhattan.  We had a blast.  

Pam is from Tulsa.  She's a wonderful mother.  She's a nurse and is my medical consultant (tambourine fever).  From the minute I met Pam, I felt like I'd known her all my life.  She has one of those personalities that draw people to her.  She makes everyone around her feel comfortable and welcome.

I'm proud to call Pam my friend.  I'm glad we met...even in our odd way.  She has changed my life for the better.  Thanks Pammy!
These are my buddies that I spent all my time with in New York City.  Chelle is on the left (more about her later), Pam is in the middle, an that's me on the right.
This was one of my favorite moments in NYC.  Here we are waiting for "Chicago" to start.  My first Broadway play and I got to sit by Pam.  The play was GREAT...and all that jazz.
This was the day we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We went for a walk in Central Park.  Pam was a great walking companion because just when I was about ready to die from the incredible distance we had to walk, she called a cab.
While in NYC, Pam and I went to eat with our friends Chelle, and Becca.  We had delicious Indian food.  This is our waiter.  He was a tad creepy.
We had a great night of pizza in NYC.  As you can see Pam has a big mouth just like me.
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