I do love Halloween even though I came to work dressed like I always do..
I probably won’t get any kids tonite although I did buy Candy.
I did not carve a pumpkin this year and I did not take out my plug in Jack O lantern
Although remember I did make a Minion pumpkin for last weeks lunch to benefit Silicon Valley Non-Profits…
But I do love Halloween.
I just like happy stuff…silly stuff and excited kids….And let’s face it Halloween kicks off the holiday season!!!!
And when I wasn’t on a diet I loved to eat candy on this day.
One of every 25 pieces of candy eaten in this country in 2013 will be eaten today!!!
The most popular chocolate candy in the U-S is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
The rest of the top ten goes: M&Ms, Snickers, Hershey’s, Kit Kat, Twix, 3 Muskateers, Hershey’s Cookies n Crème, Milky Way and Almond Joy
And who knew this…Sam and I sure didn’t.
That the 3 Muskateers actually started as a trio in 1932..individual bars filled with chocolate , vanilla and strawberry nougat. During World War 2, sugar rationing made producing all three flavors too pricey so Mars. Inc put out only the most popular one—chocolate.
And which candy bars did you say you will be sneaking out of your kids bags tonite?
Come to my house I will have two totally full bags of 3 Muskateers and Snickers!!! http://www.facebook.com/SamVanZandtKBAY
Talked about this today. The fashion items you just have to have. The only thing Sam could come up with for the guys was a button down shirt. But for women the list is long…officially 50 items long. Won’t take long to go through. How many of these 50 items do you have? Let me know. I’m curious. I have 47. OMG!!!
Uggs ,Flip-Flops, Black tee, White tee, Oversized bag, Sunglasses, Hair bobble / clip / scrunchie, Swimsuit / bikini, Oversized jumper, Black cardigan, Belt, Pencil skirt, Nude shoe, Nude tights, Black tights, Going out / clutch bag, Pumps, Long boots, Ankle boots, Skinny jeans, Black leggings, Support underwear, Little black dress, Flat shoes, Perfect jeans, Black trousers, Denim jacket, Wool coat, Long dress, Skin tone camisole, Sun hat, White blouse, White jeans / trousers, Blazer, Oversized cardigan, Hat, scarf, gloves, Pearl earrings, Pearl Necklace, Twinset, Trouser suit, Tracksuit bottoms. Gym wear, Hot pants, Fake fur coat, Fancy dress outfit, Slippers,,Pajamas, Pashmina
So how many “must have” fashion items do you have? I didn’t have the oversized jumper, track suit bottoms, and hot pants. Oh, and do I dare say instead of the fake fur coat I have a real one…a Fox. But don’t worry I haven’t worn it in maybe 20 years.
How to impress the boss? If you keep asking yourself that very question… LOL…
here are 8 scientifically proven ways that Business Insider says should work!!
Let us know.
1. Wear red to show you're focused, committed, and trustworthy.
2. Get to work earlier than your coworkers.
3. If you're a woman, wear makeup.
4. Have "executive presence" . . . which means confidence, calmness under pressure, and decisiveness.
5. Don't negotiate face-to-face . . . subordinate people perform better and show more skill in non-face-to-face negotiations.
6. Don't help your coworkers too much . . . you end up getting overloaded and can't perform as well on your own work.
7. Smile a lot.
8. Have sex at least four times a week . . . that leads to higher self-esteem and happiness, which translate to better work. That doesn't mean have sex with your BOSS at least four times a week . . . although maybe that WOULD impress them?
The last three seem worth trying…ha ha..
Again, let us know how it goes!!!!
What a good move this is!!The announcement that American Idol
is cutting its results show to just half an hour. It’s been an hour since Idol went on TV in 2002…but they see the “ratings” I mean writing on the wall!!! Good move. Still 2 hours the night before though!!!
I think the best thing Dancing with the Stars did this season is to totally drop the results show and just do one night of dancing and get rid of someone at the end of the show. Although now that were down to 8 dancers t his week, I wish they would also cut the show to90 minutes. It’s just way too much fluff for me.
You think Corbin Blue will indeed end up winning? Latest Vegas odds…Yes Vegas is betting on Dancing….but the latest odds still have Corbin as the favorite 5-4..
Then it’s Amber Riley and Elizabeth Berkley.
I hope there is no upset with Corbin. November 15th, he will be at Presentation High School with Karina( I assume) and the Dancing camera crew for some filming. The Presentation girls are about to star in the musical In The Heights and it so happens that was Corbin’s play on Broadway. I don’t know how this all came to be, but I’ve got an “in” at Presentation (I’m on the Board of Trustees) and I will be there. I wonder if Corbin will remember years ago doing a get together with listeners at the Sonoma Chicken Coop. I should try and dig up some old pictures.
Unwritten rules of life….
Things that everyone should follow.
1. If you finish the coffee, make more.
2. If a car stops for you to cross the street, hustle a little.
3. Don't ask people how much they paid for things. It makes them uncomfortable, and it's a boring conversation anyway.
4. Wipe down equipment at the gym when you're done.
5. Never ask a pregnant woman when she's due, touch her belly without asking, or say, "You're huge!"
6. If someone looks bad in a photo, don't tag them on Facebook.
And how about this one? Don’t leave just one sip of milk in the carton. Drink it and then throw the thing out.
JD this morning said the same about potato chips. Finish off the bag, don’t leave just one or two or just the crumbs.
You have one?
Happy weekend…Hope you bring the kids out to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo on Sunday for our annual Haunt the Hollow from 1-4…Sam and I have tons of candy to give away!!! http://www.facebook.com/SamVanZandtKBAY
Found this story today…and love it. It has the perfect ending.
In Florida the other day a police officer caught a woman shoplifting at a grocery store. She walked out with $300 worth of food in her cart.
The officer, Vicki Thomas, stopped her. The woman, Jessica Robles, said she stole out of desperation to feed her 3 little kids. When the story checked out and the officer determined Jessica didn’t have a record she decided not to arrest her, but went back into the store and bought $100 worth of groceries for Jessica and her kids. Robles didn’t have a car so Vicki loaded the food into her police car…and took Jessica home. That, in itself, is a great ending, but even better is the fact that once Jessica’s story went public, a man hired her on the spot for a customer service position. But the biggest cheer goes to Officer Vicki Thomas. http://www.facebook.com/SamVanZandtKBAY
So here it is….the 8 people you should be tipping.
Got it from Yahoo so if you have a disagreement take it up with Marissa Mayer.
And BTW, if you do get her on the phone, please tell her I think she is great!!! LOL!!
You may already tip the first one..
The hair stylist’s assistant. If someone other than your stylist washes or blow dries your hair you should tip at least $5.
The DJ or band at a club. If you make a special request, and get it leave a tip. $5 a song.
The hotel concierge. Not for a simple question but if you ask them to make a dinner reservation or get tickets, expect to tip $5 or even more depending on how complicated your request is. I have never seen anyone do this!!!!
All hotel staff- If the pool guy brings you a towel no tip but if he opens up an umbrella they say $3. If anyone brings something to the room, even a toothbrush, tip them a couple of bucks. Valets $1-2 per suitcase and housekeeping usually gets one or two dollars a day per person. Sam does that…but even leaves more.
Courtesy shuttle drivers. Free ride, and you should tip.
If someone shuttles you through an airport on a cart or in a wheelchair-$1-3
Gym staff- Not your personal trainer…as he or she should get a gift during the holidays but if someone on staff helps with the machines or your workout, you’re supposed to write a thank you note and enclose some cash.
Non-medical staff in an assisted living facility. This one is easy. You always tip the person who does something special for your loved ones.
Tour Guides- The tour is usually prepaid but expect to pay the tour guide $5 per person per day. And don’t forget the bus driver. He’s supposed to be getting a couple of bucks.
Nothing can make you smile more than listening to what kids say. And some of them give so much better advice than we adults do.
This morning, we had some really sweet ones that people have collected. Enjoy
1. "My little sister gave me a juice box as I was packing to move out and said, 'No one is really a grown up. They just act old because they have to.'"
2. "I saw a two- or three-year-old girl crying at the zoo. She said she was tired. Her young brother said, 'Don't worry, life's all about feeling tired, then feeling happy, then feeling tired, then feeling happy!' Then he gave her his granola bar."
3. "I told a kid he just said a made-up word. He said, 'All words are made-up at first.'"
4. "When my uncle was dying, his son asked, 'Does everyone die?' We told him, 'Eventually, yes.' He said, nonchalantly, 'Well if we're all going to die, why are we so afraid of it?'"
5. "My friend's kid explained the Incredible Hulk to me. 'He's a big green monster and when he needs to get things done, he turns into a scientist.'
6. "At my little cousin's birthday, someone said to him, 'You're getting old.' He replied, 'I've been getting old since I was born.'
7. "At a bonfire, I mentioned to my friend's son it smelled like my childhood. He said to me, 'And now it will smell like my childhood when I grow up.'"
8. "I saw a parent handing kids a few coins at an arcade, saying the usual parent thing, 'Don't spend it all!' One kid looked at the coins and said, 'But all you can do with money is spend it.'"
9. "A friend's kindergartener had to answer the question, 'What is special about me?' He wrote, 'I am no one else.'"
10. "An old man had just lost his wife, and the little boy who lived next door went and sat on his lap. When I asked what he said to the man, the kid said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry.'"
Not only was this our “OMG” story this morning but it is definitely
Our favorite story of the day as well. I think it will be yours too!!!
On Thursday, a junior high school kid in Salem, Oregon, his name is Halsey, was meeting his aunt for lunch. She showed up to get him and saw a student bullying him and telling him he didn’t have any friends. They went to lunch as planned, but the aunt also decided to do something about the bullying, and prove the thug wrong. So after lunch she went home, went on Facebook and started contacting people. The next day she showed up at her nephew’s school with 100 other people who literally stood behind Halsey while he confronted the bully. The bully ended up apologizing, admitting he was wrong, and high-fived Halsey.
Apparently the school had no idea what was going on. And they started to get worried when they saw around 50 cars pulling into the parking lot. But when the Principal found out why they were there, he let it happen!!!
Halsey said the whole thing is glorious. And that the next time someone tries to bully him, he’ll hold his head high and tell them he has too many friends to waste time worrying about what some IDIOT has to say about him.
If you missed it this morning…here are the seven things we’d refuse to give up, regardless of our financial situation.
And they are in order….
1. Internet connection . . . 55% said they'd never give it up.
2. Car . . . 40%
3. Pets . . . 36%
4. Smartphone . . . 29%
5. Cable TV . . . 24%
6. Traveling . . . 10%
7. Going out to eat . . . 9%
Some of your answers this morning were pretty good too.
Diet Coke was questionable LOL!!
But I liked Toni’s answer….the housecleaner!!!
Hope you have enough to cover all 7 items.
And here’s hoping you have one great weekend!!!!
This one sure hit a nerve…..the most annoying habits at the gym.
The top five are” Hogging or monopolizing the equipment at busy times.
Does anyone pay attention to the sign that says 30 minute limit? NO
Not returning the free weights to the rack
Leaving the equipment covered in sweat
Bad personal hygiene
But two more…..people who don’t work out and just appear to be posing and talking loudly on cell phones.
And then there’s what Sam this morning called “gym-timidation”
which is exactly what happened to me in New York the other day at the hotel gym.
I was using the treadmill. Had it on 4.3 speed which is a brisk walk for my “short legs”
And a woman came over and said I was making too much noise. I responded yes, I know this thing is squealing, must need some WD40. No, she said I was walking too hard…improperly… and not doing myself any good at all. Plus she said I shouldn’t be holding on to the bar in front of me. If not, why is that bar there? LOL. Anyway, I must have looked as embarrassed as I felt because she then said I was adorable but she’s a personal trainer and was just trying to help. So I did what she said and then as soon as she left I went back to the way I always walk the treadmill…fast and hanging on for dear life!!!
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten out of PE in high school when I had scoliosis. I never learned how to walk correctly!!!!!
Was a discussion online the other day about the one thing you could do to make people’s jobs easier? Listen and laugh with us would be good for “Sam and Lissa”. But here are what a few other people came up with and they all make sense.
Surgeon: When the Dr. says don’t eat or drink before an operation, he or she means it.
If there’s food in your stomach you could choke when they take out the breathing tube.
You could also probably throw up.
Graphic Designers: Don’t want to hear you say “make it pop” when you place an order.
Paramedics: Pull over to the right for sirens and flashing lights and stay there until all the ambulances and fire trucks have passed.
Nurses: Don’t lie about your weight. They need to hear the truth.
Pizza Delivery Guy: Make sure your doorbell works and your address is visible. If not let them know when you order.
Criminal Defense Attorney: (not that you’d ever need one of these) But exercise your right to remain silent. You make their job infinitely harder when you’ve said anything.
Haunted House worker: Don’t hit them when you get scared.
911 Operator: If you accidentally call 911, don’t hang up. You won’t do it quick enough and they’ll still have to send a cop to your house.
Soldier: Don’t ask them if they’ve ever killed anyone.
Last time you flew on a plane…other than Southwest?
For me, it was this weekend to New York. About 5 and a half hours going and closer to 6 coming home. We had to pay for our suitcases…$25 per suitcase each way and all we got on the plane was a free soda….not even a little bag of peanuts or pretzels. Is Southwest the only carrier that still gives you some sort of a snack? . Not that a bag of 8 peanuts or pretzels is a snack but at least it’s something. When did that stop? I know everyone charges for luggage now but the lack of a bag of peanuts stunned me.
As you know we now do OMG stories at 5:35 and 7:35 in the morning. And I don’t know how I missed this one today….especially since it involves flying. I don’t know the specifics as to the airline or destination but a man who weighs over 500 pounds claims he was forced to buy a second ticket. I’m not even sure how they knew how much he weighed as it seems he bought them online. He says when he got to the airport with his two tickets, and boarded the plane he found out his two seats weren’t even next to each other…that one was an aisle seat and the other was by a window several rows away.
I so know you will appreciate the latest poll.
The question….How much do we hate Congress right now?
And the simple answer is A LOT!!
Here are a few of the things people like MORE than Congress:
Wall Street, witches, jury duty, dog poop, toenail fungus, cockroaches, the IRS, mothers-in law, the DMV, potholes, zombies, hipsters and even hemorrhoids.
Yes…that’s how much we hate Congress right now.
But what or who do we dislike even more than Congress.
The usual …..LOL…Miley Cyrus, Vladimir Putin, Anthony Weiner, Charles Manson, Lindsey Lohan, Honey Boo Boo, heroin, Syria and twerking.
Here are the top ten things we try once and then give up on forever.
Roller skating or roller blading, golf (me), karaoke (should be all of us)
Jogging, camping, standing in a long line for a sale, sailing, going to the gym, Boy or Girl Scouts and hitchhiking. Where did that one come from? Who still hitch hikes.
What was it for you?
And how true is this…that you are friends with people on Facebook who you don’t even like….and in fact wouldn’t talk to if you saw them on the street? So why do you have them as a FB friend…
5 reasons they say….to see what they’re up to in hopes it’s not good.
They’re a family member and you have no choice.
They’re a good business connection.
You don’t want to deal with the consequences of unfriending them.
Being friends with them lets you see what other people you’re not Facebook friends with are doing…like your kids or boss.
Final thought….22% have had an argument with someone because they assumed a vague Facebook status update was about them.
We do this “thing” now at 5:40 and 7:40 every morning called OMG….because
from what I hear that is my favorite expression. I do admit I say it a lot!!
And I never seem to have a problem finding one first thing in this morning. This morning there were two though…one about the 9 year old Minnesota kid who got through security
And flew to Vegas without a ticket. Yes, he is now grounded and until he turns 18.
I went with this one but I’m thinking I should have gone with this one instead.
Its out of England. A 36 year old man was about to get married but forgot to book the venue. And that was probably the only thing he had to do!!!!!So on the day of the wedding, he called in a bomb threat so the place would be shut down and it was. When the groom, bride and their families and friends showed up for the wedding, they were told they couldn’t get in the building because it was shut down due to a bomb threat. So off they went!!! The guy thought he had been saved. WRONG. The call was traced to him. He’s now pleaded guilty to communicating false information with intent and will be soon sentenced. No he never did get married, but for some reason his fiancé is still with him.
OMG!!! And OMG!!!!
Perhaps the sweetest story of the week.
We made it part of our morning OMG report today,
not because it was shocking or silly as usually is the case but because it’s the kind of story that just makes you smile!!
So to make it short and sweet… here are the basics.
27 year old Ryan Leak was madly in love with 25 year old Amanda Roman.
One day he overheard her confessing to a friend that her dream was to get engaged and hitched all at once.
What did Ryan do? He committed a year to planning her perfect wedding, using her profile on Pinterest as guidance. Amanda ended up re-pinning 220 photos of her wedding dreams not knowing Ryan had posted them. Ryan picked everything he knew she wanted from the dress to the location…he even flew out her favorite hairdresser to the ceremony in Miami. Ryan told Amanda they were going to Miami on holiday. Once they got there, he proposed and told her they were getting married that very day. Hours later, in front of 100 friends and family, Amanda had all of her dreams come true!!!
And they lived happily ever after!!!
Told you….maybe the sweetest story of the week!!!! http://www.facebook.com/SamVanZandtKBAY
How do you know you’re going to grow up?
You love toys!!!
And do I ever!!! I have been known to walk the aisles of Toys R Us just because…
Toys…smiles…Can’t go wrong..
And usually they bring back such great memories..
So help me out here. Which two of the 12 finalists for this years National Toy Hall of Fame should get the invites to join!!
Fisher-Price Little People
Little green Army Men
The Magic 8 Ball
My Little Pony
The Pac-Man video game
Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles
And the Rubber Duck
Who doesn’t want be happy?
So here it is…a prescription free sheet on how to be happier:
Surround yourself with happy people
Forego texting for a face to face connection
Always try to find the bright side
Spend money/time on others
Nix the small talk for a deeper conversation.
And if all else fails watch TV!!! No, that’s not really on the list. I added that…ha ha
So I could run by you the three new shows getting the best ratings.
In fact, they’ve all cracked the top 20.
The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. ( I was just lukewarm to this one)
The Blacklist. My daughter Tori and her mother in law love it.
And Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
If you’ve got little kids, or you are a teacher you’ve probably experienced this already this school year. Does he/she stay home or not? Just how sick is he/she? And I’ve already admitted when my girls were in school I would say “you’re going” but not because of child care issues but because if they missed a day they sometimes missed too much. It was hard to catch up.
I know…I probably shouldn’t have. Although you will be happy to know I never sent them to school with pink eye, a fever or if they were throwing up. Hmmmm…I guess I didn’t always make them go to school!!!! I’m not so bad after all…
But here are the rules we had this morning. When does your child have to stay home.
He or she has a fever
He or she was vomiting or had diarrhea the day before
He or she just started antibiotics
He or she has pinkeye
He or she is lethargic or not acting like him or herself.
SO let me ask you…does it annoy you when parents send their kids into the classroom sick. Or are you like me…and you’ve done it too?