AlfieRuKy Family Vacation 2014

Why is it when you go on vacation for more than a long weekend you come home and feel like you’ve been away forever? I just got back from a 5 day cruise to Bermuda. I went with my parents, 4 of my aunts and uncles, and 2 of my cousins. It was a really nice cruise and Bermuda is…

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Getting patriotic

On my first day of kindergarten I cried as if my parents told me they were selling me to the gypsies and that I would never see them again. The rest of the week wasn’t much different. Sometime during that week however, my teacher started to get the class into a routine. Go to your cubbies, hang up your coat,…

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#mancrushmonday: world cup edition

It’s World Cup time again! That sentence makes me seem more excited than I really am. Actually, I am pretty excited because that means there’s a whole new crop of athletes to gawk at when they’re running across my television screen. As an American, I don’t  truly appreciate the game of soccer football. As a woman, however, I can totally…

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A Tieks Critique

I have horrible feet. They’re super wide, really flat and they stick out. My ankles, knees and shins only add to the problem. They hurt constantly (not chronically though, thank goodness), I can’t walk for more than 10 minutes without them hurting, and they have a hate/hate relationship with shoes. No matter how many glowing recommendations I get for flats,…

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the ONE time…

I never bring work from work home to my home. There’s two reasons for that. One- my co-workers always yell at me when I try to, and two- I’m an hourly employee. There is absolutely no reason for me to be so stressed that something won’t get done that I need to bring it home. However, being the kind of…

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Feeling down.

I’m having a bit of a life crisis today. I generally try to be a positive person, or at the very least, I try to smile whenever I can. Today, I’m not feeling so positive. This picture (GIF? Is that what the cool kids are calling it? ) perfectly describes my day, week, month, my LIFE right now. It will…

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Quick little post

My director asked me to add a picture to a  brochure that is going to be given out to all of the new hires at orientation. Side note – for an institution that is in debt up to its eyeballs, why are we hiring new people? And why aren’t I one of them? Anyway, I Googled a phrase to see…

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Broadway or bust

Call me stereotypical but I am a big Disney fan. Fun Fact: I can recite The Little Mermaid word for word – proudly, might I add.  Except for Mary Poppins I’ve seen all of the shows Disney has put on Broadway. All of them magical and unforgettable in their own way. Saturday night my cousins and I went to see Aladdin…

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spread the word – #plussizeplease

We’re going through a huge computer system overhaul at work, thanks Microsoft, and because there is an overwhelming fear of losing every last document on our computers, huge external hard drives were purchased – like 3 terabyte huge, yet I can’t get a raise. The computers are supposed to be backed up weekly and guess who was nominated to do…

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Martina’s Theory on Life!

Right now I should be job searching. I should be a resume sending machine. I promised Lisa I would start as soon as I got home. (sorry Lee!) Well, I’ve been home for over 2 hours and I haven’t even gone to nyc.gov to look at the Made in NY list. I’ll get to it. Right now, there’s something on…

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