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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

be honest

Round the World:

The 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world.

Climbing the Ladder:

Never forget another name again.

The most epic resignation letter ever.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Homemade caramel sauce – in your slow cooker! What the what?!?

Out and About:

For all you peeps who aren’t going phishing this weekend:

Friday Fun:

Frank Manzi will be playing Bentley’s Bistro in East Longmeadow 8pm to midnight. For those of you who don’t know Frank, be prepared for some amazing tunes. Bentley’s is the old Fusion restaurant.

For you kiddos out in the boondocks, John Cantalini will be tearing it up solo at Teresa’s in Ware starting at 7:30pm. Go for the food, stay for the music.

Looking to get your country on?? Truck Stop Troubadours will be rocking their Hillbilly Revival at Salvatore’s in Springfield.

Saturday Shenanigans:

The Kings will be rocking The Southwick Inn. Strap on your dancing shoes and boogie on down. Show starts at 10pm.

The Shamrock is kicking off Halloween a little early with DJ Supercold. Costume contest, drink specials, and your favorite old school tracks.

Giggles and Such:

45 singalongs to get you through your Friday.

it's a joke


your mom

Have a great weekend!

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Girl Code

Everyone knows “bros over hoes” but have you ever heard of girl code?girl codeKind of the same concept but for the ladies.

This week’s episode of Two Broke Girls talked about following the “Girl Code”.

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(BTW If you’ve never seen Two Broke Girls you should totally check it out. Super funny and Max is totally the smart ass voice in my head.)

Things you should never EVER do to a fellow female. Friend or not.

uteruses before duderuses

I’ve done some thinking and come up with a top 5.

Please note, I did not include always tell her if she has something in her teeth, her hair is looking a little crazy, or she needs an outfit adjustment.

I think that’s a given and something you should do for everyone.

Girl Code Commandments

1.) Don’t fight over guys. This applies several ways: don’t be a home wrecker, always ask before you start dating a friend’s sibling, if your friend expresses an interest in someone – that someone is now off limits, never EVER date a friend’s ex – unless you have asked for and received explicit permission.

rules of femminism

2.) No one gets left behind. This commandment is especially important when inebriated. Whether it’s a party, a club, or your local dive bar – always leave with who you came with – ALWAYS. And never let a friend leave with random strangers. EVER.


3.) Don’t be the disappearing girl. We all know a girl who pulls a Houdini when she starts dating someone. And we all resent her. Always make time for both your lover and your friends. When shit goes sideways, your friends will be the ones to wipe away your tears and help you hide the bodies.

disappearing girl

4.) Loose lips sink ships. ALWAYS keep the secrets you have been trusted with. Even if your friendship has fallen by the wayside.

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5.) Be honest. No one likes a liar and the truth will always come out. This also applies when you know things that could hurt someone’s feelings. Did you see a friend’s man doing something shady? Hear a nasty rumor about your girl? Tell her – no one wants to get played for a fool.

be honestAnd last but certainly not least…..


Because, seriously, who hasn’t been there?!?

What about you ladies?

Do you follow a girl code??

What are your commandments?


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Thirty Life Lessons

There’s this great list from Glamour I kept on my fridge for years.

When I cut it out I don’t think I really understood it, but I figured they were things I could work towards (I was sixteen at the time).

There’s now an equally amazing book that came from said list, full of wonderful life lessons from awe inspiring women (my personal fave is from Maya Angelou).

I’m not 30. I’m 29.95 plus tax

As I approach my big 3-0 I’ve been thinking about all the life lessons I’ve personally learned along the way.

I’ve forgotten some of them from time to time.

A couple that I’m definitely old enough to know better!

So I figured I’d write down the top 30 lessons I’ve learned thus far and see if I could save someone else a little trouble 🙂

1.) Family is the most important thing. And it’s not just the family you’re born with.

2.) Stop making up stories explaining the events in your life and just except them. The more time your spend analyzing you life the less time you spend living it.

3.) If it seems too good to be true – it is.

4.) Always trust your gut. That niggling feeling that something isn’t quite right, is always right.

5.) Music is the miracle of life. It has the power to validate your feelings, make a bad day better, celebrate good times, nurse a broken heart, and help you keep on keepin’ on.

6.) Be honest. It’s hard. I know. If you don’t have the balls to be honest with others, at least be honest with yourself.

7.) No one is going to take care of you. Save your pennies and always have some “fuck you” money stashed away.

8.) Everyone has their own narrative and they are rarely EVER the same.

9.) Always be yourself. The most authentic version of yourself you can manage. Never EVER water down your personality for anyone. It’s the best part about you girl 😉

10.) My parents are truly amazing people.

Seriously! They rock!

11.) Talk is cheap. No matter what people SAY it’s what they DO that actually matters. So pay attention.

12.) You can fool yourself better than you can fool anyone else.

13.) Perception really is reality. There’s nothing you can do to change that, so stop wasting your time worrying about what other people think.

14.) Opportunity is usually disguised as hard work.

15.) Dogs are better than most people.

He might eat your shoes, but he’ll never do you wrong.

16.) This too shall pass is a true story. Good or bad, life changes on a dime. Always appreciate what you have.

17.) Stop trying to fast forward your life. Slow the fuck down and just take it all in. It really is all about the journey. Don’t get me wrong, goals are good, but it’s how you get there that really matters.

18.) Be BOLD. Ain’t nobody got time for that pansy ass shit. Figure out what you want and go for it.

19.) Credit cards are a slippery slope. Pay off your balance at the end of each month. You’ll save thousands in interest rates and countless headaches.

20.) Have an excellent tailor and hairdresser. They’ll make you look like a million bucks even when you can’t afford a cup of coffee. (For those of you in the area: Amber LaBorde at Visual Changes in Longmeadow, MA is beyond amazing and A Perfect Fit in Agawam, MA is the only tailor I’ve ever met who continually tries to save me money and does wonderful work with an unheard of turnaround.)

21.) Mind your manners. Especially if you’re sometimes socially challenged. Remembering what your Mama taught you will get you successfully through most interactions and keep you out of hot water.

22.) Read more. Books have lessons we’re all familiar with but hearing someone else’s troubles helps us actually learn them.

23.) A bra that fits right will change your life. Seriously go get fitted for one. I know, it’s awkward and weird but it’s worth it.

24.) Jealousy really is a monster. Keep an eye out for that bitch. She’ll sneak up on you if you’re not careful.

25.) Climbing a mountain will clear your head of all your worries. Even a small mountain 🙂

26.) Learn how to LET GO. (I have to admit I’m still working on this one. It’s super hard sometimes.)

27.) Expectations can be a dangerous thing to have. Manage yours well.

28.) Sex does NOT equal intimacy.

29.) Learn how to confront people effectively. Keeping emotions bottled up inside isn’t healthy, but neither is flying off the handle when you can’t take it anymore. Address your issues upfront and you’ll feel much better in the long run.

30.) A new pair of shoes can change your life.

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