Jun 8th 2009 3:31PM Hi,
I have a Yorkie named Pixie. She is 2 years old. She has a lot of personality, always coming to greet everyone at the door with a friendly sniff and tail-wagging welcome.
She gets bathed and I think she smells fine-- as far as dogs go. However, I have 2 brothers and other relatives who complain she smells horrible even when she has had a bath and a good brushing.
This dog perfume would be a great experiment to see if we could make her smell pleasant to everyone. Especially to certain family members who don't think I should have a dog because she is too much trouble (making the house smell being one major complaint).
So does Pixie get to try this new Vanilla Woof? I hope!
Apr 23rd 2009 12:25AM I happen to think that when you get a tummy tuck that the RECOVERY TIME IS MORE THAN 4 weeks...
there is no way she had a tummy tuck... if you are healthy you can lose the weight very quickly. I happen to know a few skinny women who have lost the weight in less than 2 weeks. I have a friend who has had 6 kids and she is still skinnier than me the week after giving birth to her seventh child because she is blessed with a healthy body.
I also know two other young women who have recently had children and they were a size 2-4 before being pregnant a size 8-10 during pregnancy and a size 4 literally one (1) month after giving birth. God bless them all for being so healthy! I
Mar 23rd 2009 10:42PM Mr. Lukoff,
I second your motion that NYC residents and people in more rural areas should not get taxed the same amount when the residents of each area, city or suburbia, get different amounts of "bang for [their] buck." I feel if that were to be done it would really send me back in time to when socialism was a threat. Is socialism still a threat (a throw back to the old socialist threat?), what are your thoughts?
Also: Jim, I agree that Wall Street men should not all be labeled dogs. BUT: How do you know who is a dog and who isn't with all the smoke screens? I know a dog when I see one. But I can't tell you who is a "mad dog" and who is a cuddly- "man's best friend"- type when they are all wearing the same armani suits (or have those been replaced with something new these days... I wouldn't know). Is it about time we bust out the "scarlet letters" ? What are your thoughts on that?
Mar 23rd 2009 10:27PM Thank you for posting news on TIF. I appreciate getting the low-down in a "short but sweet" blog post such as this.
Mar 23rd 2009 3:46PM MY RANT AND RAVE: The downturn in the economy can be viewed as something to get through or something to learn from. If the common man CHOOSES to view the downturn as a WAKE-UP CALL then, and only then will there be real change. I am not an advocate of a neo-French Revolution. Nor do I advocate a return to the "old- regime"
If we don't wake up soon the rich will continue to get richer (even if richer today still means less rich than last year) and the poor will still get poorer (even if it is time to re-evaluate what the term poor means; does it mean you can't afford cable or you can't afford a roof over your head?).
The rich must do their part which is to spread the blessings they were given (wealth is one part smarts and two parts "being in the right place at the right time" (read: luck) / a blessing from God). But the government should not force the rich to give away its money.
The poor must also do their part. Stop taking out credit to get big bling on your fingers and necks.
The difference between the wealthy and the rich? The wealthy know the value of the dollar (whatever the value is actually at) and the meaning of the word moderation, because they "worked" for their money. The rich grew up fed with a silverspoon or struck it. (No one ever says "he struck it wealthy" why? because wealth is amassed and riches are gotten.)
The wealthy need to wake up and the rich need to get slapped on the bottom (so to speak). the middle class needs to remember to appreciate the little things like the original "star wars poster" that you bought on ebay for 99 cents and stop crying that you can't afford a Warhol. Remember: nothing good comes free. (unless you steal it, in which case you have your priorities mixed up because the intrinsic value in buying something is that you earned the money to pay for it by working and being a good person... and if you can never afford a Warhol then at least you tried and you will have learned a lot from the process and hopefully you had kids on the way who learned your ethics and will take care of you when you are old)
[Monet is classic. But an original Monet wouldn't be worth anything if you could get it for free. (It is all about supply and demand-- look it up)]
OK I totally went off on a tangent. My point was: SUPPORT THE FOOD BANKS, BUT FIRST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FOOD ON YOUR OWN TABLE. Find a balance in life.
"Just because you can't help everybody doesn't mean you shouldn't help somebody." (Remember: that somebody should be you, your spouse/ parent(s), and children! Next comes your neighbor. next comes your neighbor's neighbor and so on)
Live a little Give a little! Love a lot!
Mar 11th 2009 2:26PM Even if the world were to end tomorrow, would you rather have died in anger at "the man" or in peace with yourself, your kids, your mailman, your lawyer, your president, your religion (or at peace with your choice to opt out of religion), with your neighbor's religion, and all of humankind?
It is a dog eat dog world. "But in the end nothing really matters"-- or does it? Would you rather die in the middle of this sentence "I am proud to be an American, BUT..." or "Hi, honey, I just called to let you know I lost my job too but at least..."
Pause and count your blessings and stop griping.