Yurtopia

A few weeks ago, I claimed J had the coolest job in the world because he got to go to conferences at ski lodges and win free hut stays. But I also have a cool job. I freelance occasionally for a NH magazine and my latest assignment was about—you guessed it—yurts! Not only have I…

Decade in Review

I just realized that not only did 2009 hand off the torch to 2010, but that also means another decade is gone! I decided to be silly and do a review of the last decade, complete with pictures. And then it practically took me the whole new decade to gather the pictures and upload and…

Got recreation?

Last week, J passed a test and became a certified recreation director.Not sure what that really means, but he studied really hard for the test. It seems being “certified” in your field is the new Master’s. I’m only two credits away from being certified as a medical writer, but I’m not holding my breath because…

Zumba craze

Has anyone jumped on the Zumba bandwagon? As usual, I’m late. My kickboxing instructor convinced me to give it a try. As uncoordinated as I am, I’ve been doing okay with kickboxing and ballroom/latin dancing with J, so I thought how bad could it be? Plus, a lot of my friends have raved about it.…

Babies in 2009

Well, friends, you didn’t beat last year’s record of 12 baby boys born, but you did keep busy. This year, our friends produced 10 bouncing babies—5 boys, 5 girls. Next year, there’s already 5 pregnancies announced. The adults are starting to be outnumbered!!! I present to you “the babes of oh nine.” Don’t you think…

Blizzard of 2009

When people ask what I was doing during the blizzard of 2009 (Saturday, Dec. 19), I will have to say at a concert of course. I mean, when the state of NJ gets a whopping 2 feet of snow and high winds, why wouldn’t I be out and about gallivanting? So we put on our…

Ho Ho Who?

December is a busy month for recreation. Tonight, J is judging houses for the Holiday Lights Contest and tomorrow, he is holding his Santa Calling program. Santa Calling is a program Danville did and it was so great, J introduced it here. Parents fill out forms about their kids—ages, what they want (and are getting)…

Old McDonald had a …

I almost forgot to tell you, Internets, about the special town meeting J’s town had on Saturday. No worries. It was not an attempt to vote out the recreation department. We save that for March, you know, when I start shaking in my Uggs*.*Actually, I don’t own Uggs. I owe the knockoff brand Ulu. Anyways,…

Bye bye Marlboro

OMG. This piece of news floored me. I was convinced we might be getting around in Jetson-style vehicles before this happened. Danville restaurants go smoke-free under new law I grew up in a smoky home. In the days when the warnings on smoking were less OBVIOUS, ShortonCoffee would smoke in the car with us. My…

O Christmas Tree

When J and I moved to NH, we donated our fake tree—the one I bought when I was single in 2001—to his senior center. Because we were in NH and married, so we should get a real tree! So that first year, we set out to go buy one, but ShortShorts stopped us. He said…

Tree hugger

I’ve often said that my office window faces the backyard. Well, I’ve had a hard time working this morning because freakin ShortShorts is up in this tree cutting branches. My palms are all sweaty and my heart is racing because I am so afraid for him. Here’s a picture of the holy mother of a…

Fernando hit 100,000 miles!

My car Fernando (or Isabella as J calls HIM) has been around the block once, twice, 14 million times. And here is his memoir.I bought Fernando in January 2002 brand spanking new in Arizona. He was born ghetto. After I signed the paperwork, the car dealership called and said they already put on racing rims…

To the Cuse we went

In keeping with J’s motto—will travel anywhere for a concert—J and I continued from Mohegan Sun to Syracuse, NY, for a Phish show. Cause, you know, we were already on the road. And the stupid Phish lottery he entered gave him front row tickets in an arena of 7,000 people where they haven’t played since…