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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

fall 2

Looking for Love:

Relationship tools from unlikely places.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Sausage and tortellini soup on a chilly Fall night?? Yes please!

How Does Your Garden Grow:

16 foods that will re-grow from kitchen scraps.

Dollars + Sense:

All the financial advice you’ll ever need on a 4×6 index card.

Home Sweet Home:

Did you know gray walls put a damper on sexy time?? Find out what colors to paint your home for a harmonious living space.

Round the World:

What are you waiting for??


It’s okay if you cry. I did. This commercial is better than most of the movies out today.

Out and About:

In case you find yourself stuck in the middle of an awkward silence this weekend…

Friday Fun:

The fabulous Katelyn Richards will be celebrating her birthday at Club Meadows tonight in East Longmeadow. The line-up includes the lovely lady herself, Cold Shot, and many more.

The Marks Brothers will be playing all your favorites at Hoops n Hops in Simsbury, CT.

Saturday Shenanigans:

Your favorite wandering minstrels are wandering down to Rhode Island! Primate Fiasco will be rocking the roof off The Spot Underground in Providence. Also on the bill, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Get down to the Ocean State for some super funky dance jams you don’t want to miss!!

Got those dancing shoes on but can’t hitch a ride to RI?? Get down to Sam the Clam’s in Plantsville for Bad Rooster!!

For all you Deadheads, The Dead Show will be at The Austrian Donau Club in New Britain, CT. $8, doors open at 9pm.

Sunday Funday:

As if you needed another reason to go to The Big E, The Kings will be at Storrowton Tavern Sunday afternoon. Show starts at 5pm. Go early and gorge, then dance off those calories!

Giggles and Such:

What your music taste says about you on a date.

Check out this epic list of totally awesome singalongs to rock your Friday.


mini van

candy crushHave a great weekend!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:


Climbing the Ladder:

You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. How to tell is it’s time to move on.

Get Cultured:

11 untranslatable words from other countries. My favorite is waldeinsamkeit. Now if I could only figure out how to pronounce it!

Body Lovin’:

Spine and neck pain got you down? Try these 8 yoga poses to cure your cervical issues.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Your new favorite tuna sandwich.

Looking for Love:

Hot date with a new boo?? Here are 50 questions to ask to see if they’re the one for you.

Out and About:

Friday Fun:

It’s a beautiful night to watch a movie under the stars! Big is playing in Colt Park in Hartford. Show starts at 7pm.

Darik and The Funbags will be rocking out upstairs at Max Cap in Chicopee. $10 cover. 10pm start LA Looks will be kicking the party off at 9pm downstairs.

For all you deadheads The Dead Show is at Theodore’s tonight. Never a cover and the best bbq in town!

The Apple Jam starts tonight in Bondsville, MA. If you love good music and like your festivals to be on the smaller more intimate level this one’s for you! Only $40 at the gate.

Saturday Shenanigans:

The Marks Brothers will be at The Austrian Donau Club in New Britain.

The Alchemystics are teaming up with Satellite Rockers to blow the doors off Tammany Hall in Worcester. $10 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. Music starts at 10pm.

The Apple Jam continues Saturday with a killer line-up – The Kings, Mutherload, and South Catherine Street Jug Band will all be rocking out along with many more. When’s the last time you paid only $40 for a festie??

Giggles and Such:


in my grill


Have a great weekend!

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Laying Down the Law

I’ve never had a problem standing up for myself.

My momma taught me to speak up for myself (maybe a little too well).

never be afraid to say what you feel

So when it comes to dating I’m quick to tell a man exactly what is and isn’t acceptable behavior.

I hate playing games and I don’t care if it hurts your feelings I will always tell you the truth.

tell the truth

Apparently that’s all wrong.

Recently a friend of mine told me all that does is give a  man an exact blueprint to your heart and your vagina.

heart blueprint

He says you should keep them guessing and let them figure it out for themselves.

Otherwise you’ll just get your heart broken.

broken heart

Joe Schmo will figure out exactly how to get in your pants (because you tell him).

Then hit it and quit it.

hit it and quit it

I say that’s setting the poor guy up for failure…

The only way relationships are successful is with open communication.

open communication

What about you guys?

Are you upfront about expectations?

Do you play relationship games?

Do they work??

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Fuck You Disney

Like most women my age, I grew up with the classic Disney love stories; Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid.

What little girl didn’t want to be a mermaid??

Of course, all these movies have a recurring theme where girl meets boy, girl has to overcome some adversity (which boy usually rescues her from), and then boy and girl live happily ever after.

This is exactly why they’re called fairy tales.

No one ever said life was easy, but some days manage to beat you down despite your best efforts at a positive outlook.

I recently started dating someone, we’ll call him Mr. Fix It (he owns his own construction company).

While things are going well, there are days (usually the ones that leave me overworked and sleep deprived) when I wonder, “Is this it?”

Disney never showed me what the day-to-day minutia looks like.

Didn’t Ariel begin to resent Eric and hold it over his head, “I gave up my life under the sea for you asshole!”?

And you can’t tell me Belle didn’t get seriously annoyed cleaning the shower after Beast (all that hair!).

Be my guest alright – to clean your own damn shower!

How do you shelve your tired, cranky, long-ass day and transition to happy, fun date night?

Yes, I know you should be honest and share your day/feelings with your partner but no one (including me) wants to hear how tired you are all the time. Take a fucking nap already!

How do you transition from work to romance?

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That’s a deal breaker folks!

Me as a little girl, guess I’ve always been a little particular…

These days, just wanting to jump his (or her) bones isn’t enough to suffer through a drink, let alone dinner.

“Dating” was so much easier when I was twenty-two and my biggest qualification for a man-child was the combination of how hot he was and how many drinks he bought me.

Now that I am an “adult” and looking for a “man”, I have a list of deal breakers.

Does he have a job? A car? A valid driver’s license? Is he nice to his Mom? Does he have kids? Is he a virgin? Does he have a good sense of humor? Is he respectful to wait staff and bartenders? Is he a card-carrying Republican? Does he spend all day playing Call of Duty with his college buddies online? Does he still live in squalor with said college buddies? Is he under 40 and divorced? Does he think cats are superior to dogs? Is he clinically insane? Would I be able to spend a whole day doing nothing with this person? Does he know who Ron Paul is?

Those are just the highlights. It seems like every time I go on a date a couple more get added to the list. What are your deal breakers?

As a bonus for all you 30 Rock fans (seriously, who doesn’t love Tina Fey?!):

Liz Lemon’s Guide to Dating Dealbreakers

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