Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Funny - "Staying Home from Work" by Ross Bollinger

Enjoy this hilarious cartoon from Ross Bollinger (permission granted)

"Staying Home from Work"

Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Throwback Thursday"

I'm always the first to admit that I consider myself "old school meets new school."

I love new things but I definitely respect and appreciate the old.

I don't think I'll ever get away from paper.  And, yes, I do care about the environment.

But when I looked at my tattered old Rolodex the other day, I thought, "wouldn't it be nice to update this?

So, I looked online and found the cutest pink Rolodex (TM).

Only problem is, I can't find it anywhere.

That's okay because I love a challenge.

I figure with the changing season, it's time for my desk to get a makeover!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: "Primetime Princess" by Lindy DeKoven

I must be slipping because I almost missed out on one of the best "chic-lit" reads of the summer.  "Primetime Princess" by Lindy DeKoven.

My sister called me last week and said she had seen the author on "The Talk," and since I had worked in the entertainment industry in a previous life, I might enjoy it.  I think any working woman can relate - and especially, those in the legal industry.

Suffice to say, I enjoyed it very much.  So much, that I finished it in just a week.  That's not exactly "speed reading," but keep in mind, when you get home after a long day's work, sometimes a girl just wants to be a couch potato.

This book was engaging, enlightening, funny and a fast-read.  There were a few parts that seemed to drag on, but that could have been my exhaustion creeping in.

Highly recommended.  If you liked "The Devil Wears Prada," you'll love "Primetime Princess."  

Network television is not for wimps!

"Alexa Ross has risen to the top of the Hollywood boys’ club. As the vice president of comedy development at Hawkeye Broadcasting System, Alexa has put her early years working as an assistant to Jerry Kellner, her sex-crazed former boss, behind her.
However, nepotism lands Jerry a plum spot at HBS…reporting to Alexa! Soon Jerry’s malicious behavior is destroying everything good in Alexa’s life, from the young student she tutors to the romance she thought she’d never find. Can Alexa win the battle for ratings and break through the glass ceiling, even if it destroys her—and everything she loves?
Sharp, witty, and heartwarming, Primetime Princess is an unforgettable sneak peek into the exclusive behind-the-scenes drama that occurs over the course of one TV development season."  (from

Friday, September 6, 2013

She Can Type, Take Dictation AND Craft!!

I'm starting to check things off my "bucket list," because - well, because it's later than we think!

The truth is that I've deleted my facebook account.  

And to calm my "withdrawals," I decided to learn to craft.  That's right, "Ms. All Thumbs" is going to tap into her artistic inner self.

I took a class this past weekend to learn all about the "Sizzix" die cutting machine.

And for a girl who didn't know what the word "die" meant, I think I did "okay."  

Holiday gifts, here I come!

Not a bad way to 'de-stress' either.