Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

To Tweet or Not To Tweet? Friends’ Finds and Some Deals

July 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I am a huge fan of social networking and love Facebook and Pinterest and Good Reads and… well you get the picture. That being said, I was a late adopter of Twitter (I am now on @EAgran). Let’s see – 140 characters of update from me blast out to whomever – why would anyone care?? I tried to get people to explain it to me.…

Friday Finds: Duck Derby, Friends’ Finds, Deals & Last Chance to Win Kicks!

July 13, 2012 at 5:44 am

I am not sure if you have noticed, but I am pretty excitable — especially when I win things or get free stuff! I chuckle to myself every time the Special Olympics Rubber Duck Derby comes around, because the first year I fielded a team (read: bought some rubber ducks in the race), I won a 52 week subscription to the New York Lottery. This…

Friday Finds: Feeling Old, Wanderlust and Travel Finds

July 6, 2012 at 5:44 am

It came as a great shock to me that kids born in 1995 graduated from high school this year (and that you can drink alcohol if you were born before this date in 1991!) I finished GRADUATE school in 1995, so I was feeling very old upon hearing that news. Then I saw this post on buzzfeed: “48 Things That Will Make You Feel Old“.…

Links I Like (Deluxe Version), a Few Deals and 2 Give Aways!

June 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

Every week, I collect links I like and save them in a draft e-mail to myself (if you are wondering “how does she do this?” No, oh well, the husband can tell you that I always over-share!) This week, I wound up with a ton of links I like, so this post is dedicated to “links I like” by category. What’s eating you? Food links:…

Friday Finds – Ideas for Active Travelers, Deals, Chicago Finds and Links I Like

June 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

I love to travel for running events and… well… just in general. This week I found several things for the active traveler. 1. I like to have healthy eating choices wherever I go. I saw this new, free app (web, iphone, blackberry and android) You can use Good Food Near You to find food choices and menu nutrition information for twenty restaurants near you. Check…

Friday Finds – Advice from Dads, Vegas, Baby? (and other deals & links I like)

June 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

1. So there is a lot of Father’s Day buzz out there and I liked the twitter posts from Self magazine on “Best Stay Healthy Lessons from Your Dad”. My dad passed away a few years ago, but there are many dad-isms and dad behaviors of his that I treat as lessons. Some favorites: “Almost doesn’t count except in horseshoes and hand grenades”; always buy…