I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, January 31, 2011

Parties Then and Now

Me- When I was little parties meant going out,  having cake, and getting goody bags. Now, it is staying home and doing something small. I still like parties, but they were better when I was younger!

 Mom - When I was a kid, you could invite people over for a pizza party and just have  pizza and cake, and that was a party. If you wanted entertainment, you played pin the tail on the donkey or musical chairs or something like that. You didn't hire entertainment.

When I was a little older, you might actually have a party outside of your house, but still nothing fancy; like maybe a swim party or a roller skating party or something. They did not have places whose only purpose was to put on kids birthday parties.

When my kids were little, birthday parties got so fancy. You couldn't just serve a meal and that was the party. You were expected to serve a meal and provide some kind of paid entertainment even if the party was just at home. Most parties were not at home a anyway which meant they were generally expensive.  Even with that, some people went way overboard. I even knew people who spend over $500 on a two or three year old's birthday party, and I went to Bar and Bat Mitzvah's that were as fancy and formal as a wedding. That's crazy!

Nowadays, things seems to be moving away from that. More people are having home parties. More people are providing their own entertainment at parties like karaoke, makeovers, or DVD watching. I am sure this trend back to simpler birthday parties is because of the economy, but I think it is a good thing.

And that's our view. Tune in again for another Talking Topic.

Photo credits: 
photo credit 1: ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful. My niece's 9-year-birthday party. via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: Turkinator Sophie's 8th Birthday Cake via photopin (license)
photo credit: 2 Tobyotter Brody's Elmo Birthday Cake via photopin (license)
photo credit 3

: Eliud92 Frozen via photopin (license)

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Me- Today we are talking about snow. To  me, snow is a pain. When you don't have to walk   through it every day, it's  fine, but  I do. Because of  that, I usually get  to  class every day with a bunch of snow  in  my shoes.  Lately, when it snows, even if I wanted  to go out  and  play in the snow,  it  is either too  deep or too shallow. Most  kids always want to go out and play in  the snow or they try to make money by shoveling. I  mean face it  kids love snow, but not me I hate it!  All it  is  to me is an INCONVENIENCE!

Mom - Snow is a four letter word, and I mean that in the worst sense of the phrase. Oh, it's fun when you are young and snow means a day off from school, snow men and snow forts. However, when you actually have to get around in it, the thrill is gone. It is just a cold, wet, icy and sometimes dangerous nuisance especially when you have to drive around in it. Someone once told me "What is the big deal about driving around in the snow? The worse thing that can happen is you get into an accident." Well, sure if accident meant nothing more than fender bender that would be fine, but people are seriously injured or killed in car accidents every day. So, when there  is snow on the road, don't expect to see me behind the wheel of my car.

And that's our view. Tune in again for another Talking Topic.

Photo credit:
photo credit 1: cseeman Juvenile and Adult Fox Squirrels on a Snowy Day in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan - November 11th, 2019 via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: RomanK Photography The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe via photopin (license)
photo credit 3: DaPuglet Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen! via photopin (license)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Golden Globes 2011


Me - Today we are going to talk about the Golden Globes. I watch the Golden Globes for two reasons. Number one - fashion. I don't want to bore you saying stuff my mom says because that is what she will be talking about. I'll be taking about the other reason. I also watch to root for people I like. If there isn't someone I like or if there isn't someone I have heard of at the moment, I guess who I think will win. This particular time, I couldn't decide whether I should root for Glee or The Big Bang Theory. At the last minute, I decided, Glee and guess what it won!  Even though, I felt bad for The Big Bang Theory, I was glad that one of my favorite shows got an award!

Mom - For me, the Golden Globes, as with most other award shows, is mostly about the fashion. I don't care who is wearing what designer because, let's face it, not many of us can afford those designer clothes anyway. It is about what looks good to me. Do I like the color of the dress?  Do I like the style of the dress? Do I like the shoes?  Do I like the hair?  Do I like the jewelry? Etc. Melia and I pick apart every aspect of every outfit. It's not just awards shows we do this with either. We do the same thing with magazines even if the magazine is not actually a fashion magazine. People Magazine is a favorite of ours. Sometimes, we even do the same thing with shows that aren't even award shows. When watching Dancing With the Stars, for instance, in some ways we are tougher than the judges. We do not just judge which couple dances well. We decide whether we like the outfits, shoes, hair, and music too in addition to whether we like the dancing.

And, that's our view. Tune in again for another Talking Topic.

photo credits
photo credit 1: CJS*64 Lights Camera Action ! via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: Carbon Arc Cool movie -[ HSS ]- via photopin (license)