Giggles n Grins

Summer 2013 in the Pokies: Carnivals, Fairs, Fireworks, Music & Trivia

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Here is a great list of events (courtesty of The Pocono Where to Book on Facebook!) in and around the Poconos for Summer 2013, including fireworks and other things to do over the Fourth of July Holiday. 

Not on the list: Every Thursday evening, starting around 7pm, join me as I host World Tavern Trivia on the Patio/Tiki Bar at Petrizzo's Italian Restaurant in Bushkill. It's always a great time!

Petrizzo's also offers live music every weekend, and Johnny P. also puts on a fantastic fireworks extravaganza on the 4th of July!



6 Things About Me You Probably Couldn't Care Less About - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Well, it's happened. After more than two years of blogging, I have hit the big time. I made it. I am finally a star.

How do I know this, you ask? What is the criteria? Does a blogger measure success by the number of hits on their site? By the number of unique daily visitors? By their pagerank, number of backlinks or comments left on their articles? Nah.

A blogger, real estate or otherwise, knows they've made it when they get tagged by a meme. And, today, my friends, I share with you the exciting news that I have been meme'd. Furthermore, I've been chosen by someone very famous and that I have stalked for-like-ever. She's smart, she's uber-talented,totally adorable and, yes, the snarkiest chic around...I've been tagged by @laniar!

Yessirreebob, I am thrilled and honored. All these 2+ years I have been watching as 'the big guys/gals' in the blogging community post their memes, tag people, and complain about being tagged multiple times, etc, all the while crying inside because no one picked me. It eerily resembled that feeling I had in gym classes throughout my school career, sitting waiting to be picked, haeting the atheletic people so hard.

But no more. I am finally cool. YES!

So, without further ado, here are six things about me that are totally irrelevant to anything except that they are potentially embarrassing and show you, my cherished fans, that eventhough I am famous now, I am still a real human being =)

1) I am not very athletic and what I said above about gym class is true. Actually, I almost failed gym class several times over the years because I just don't have it. I can't do a cartwheel, I cower at fast moving objects and I am a bit clumsy. But don't pity me, 'cause what I lack in this area is more (way more, I tell you) than compensated for in brains and wit.

2) That being said, I am probably one of the most competitve people on this earth. No, you do not need to be athletic to be competitive. I recently had occassion to take a DISC Assessment and scored a 10 out of 10 for Competitiveness, with the next highest trait of mine ranking like a 7.5 or something. Competition and the desire to excel are a giant motivator for me. This serves me well in my career and volunteer activities, but in playing games with my children, no so much ;)

3) Like Lani, I do not like haunted houses. As a matter of fact, and in keeping with #2 above, I probably hate them more than she does, and refuse to subject myself to them at all. They are scary and there is nothing fun about scary. I do not get the attraction for some people. This aversion also extends to scary movies, which is a huge hardship to my family, according to them. Give me a day of carving pumpkins or watching Mary Poppins over a haunted house or scary movie any day o'the week!

4) I have worked as a waitress (which I was terrible at because the trays are VERY heavy see # 1), a bartender, a pizza maker, a grocery deli person and a Merry Maid at one time or another.

5) I love algebra. So much so that I took math electives in high school...Probability & Statistics, etc, etc. And I almost ended up becoming an engineer and actually started at Lehigh University after high school. That didn't work out, but the love of algebra and all things math have stuck with me. I tutored a friend through college algebra when she needed it for her degree, and I torture my teenage daughters by gleefully helping them with their homework and expounding on the glories of math. They think I'm weird. Go figure.

6) One of my hobbies/interests is natural remedies, homeopathy, etc. I do a lot of reading about it and try to avoid that antibiotic nastiness as much as possible. When my kids were in day care, many moons ago, I stunned the caregivers there by curing pink eye in my daughter overnight. I think herbal remedies and whole-body care are not appreciated and used by people nearly enough. If I could clone myself, I would go to school to learn more about this kind of healing. Go ahead, call me a freak, a witch, whatev...I can take it.

There you have it. My six things. That was way fun. Thanks, Lani! xo

THOSE WHO ARE TAGGED (non-optional, blog it wherever you like):
1. @SarahWV
2. John Lauber
3. Rich Wilkins
4. @MattWilkins
5. @twillow
6. Soul Sista Sarah S.

The rules to play are …
   1. Link to the person who tagged you.
   2. Post the rules on the blog.
   3. Write six random things about yourself.
   4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
   5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
   6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

You don't even wann break the chain. Bad things could happen. Just sayin'.

Who Says Social Media Doesn't Pay?

Tshirt_2 Check out the snazzy new t-shirt that came in the mail today!

It's from THE Jeff Turner, founder of Real Estate Shows.   I started following Jeff around on Twitter on the recommendation of a mutual friend, went on to friend him on Facebook and have been in awe of his photography skills ever since (you really have to check out this pic). He has a lot of diverse interests which make him a real interesting guy to stalk er I mean, know. And now I find he also designs t-shirts.

Sarah told me he was a genius and I am beginning to believe her.

Thanks, Jeff, for making my day!!