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Night Out

D and I had a great night out last night!  First, D found an amazing deal on Living Social for two movie tickets for $9.  I mean amazing!  Especially considering where we live you can’t get one ticket for that price!

Now I tried to find a coupon for the concession stand but no luck.  So we did pay full price for our med popcorn/soda. Last night we went to the movies to see the King’s Speech.  Great movie.

Although we haven’t seen any (save one) of the other movies nominated for Best Picture, I will say it was an Oscar-worthy movie.  Colin Firth gave a great performance.  I am not a movie reviewer so I won’t really try.

But I would strongly recommend it!  (If you have any specific questions feel free to comment/message me!)

Apparently, a lot of people wanted to see the movie because it was a packed house.  We were 20 minutes early and already most seats were taken.  So I scoured looking for two seats together and found them in the last row of the theater.  Right next to a couple.  That was looking way to close for a movie.  They were smooching and giggling with each other.

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Death is Never Easy

D says I take death harder than most.  Maybe this is true.  I’ve lost all my grandparents.  Two of our family dogs have been put to sleep.  I lost a friend when I was in elementary school after getting struck by a hit-and-run drunk driver.

I lost another friend who was studying abroad when he went on a hike and slipped.  I remember these deaths.  I remember the anniversary of the deaths.  These days will always be days that have significance in my life.

Losing B (elementary school) and losing M (college) were really hard.  Really hard.  They were both young and died from tragic accidents.  B’s could have and should have been avoided.  But they were both accidents.

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Never Saved a Wedding Before

I have done lots of things in my life.  I’ve fallen in love, gotten married, traveled to China, pulled a bully off my brother before he could drown, accidentally slapped someone in a haunted house (will explain in another post I’m sure), graduated from high school/college/grad school, etc.  Suffice it to say, I’ve done a lot in my 20-some years.

But Saturday was a first.

D and I to a wedding for my friend L.  She married P. The location was GORGEOUS.  It was a lovely country club right around the corner from our house.  The bridesmaids looked lovely.  The parents were beaming.  The bride was glowing.  (The groom was nervous … kept looking out into the crowd!)

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My Parent’s Favoritism

Now, most people think of favoritism as parents favoring one of their children over another.  That type of favoritism is for another post.

This favoritism is different.  My parents … favor my husband.  Truly.  It is remarkable.

Now I love D.  Truly, madly, deeply.  I love him.  But we both acknowledge there are some things about him (e.g. his living in another state while we were dating) that would not thrill my parents.  Yet there has NEVER been an anti-D comment.

Not only that, they prefer him to me.  Ok well, that might be an exaggeration.  But allow me to make my case!

D and I registered at three places for our wedding.  One was a funky Jewish art store in town.  Although I registered us for a number of items, D really wanted this pink kitchen clock with this mad/angry face on it made out of recycled parts.  Since he hadn’t registered for anything in that store and I didn’t mind the clock I figured what the heck.  No one was going to get it for us.  Except my parents did.  As an engagement gift.

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A Pier 1 Spruce Up!

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.

D and I have a really nice sized porch.  Last year we moved into the apartment on April 30 (cannot believe it’s almost been a year of living here!) and never got around to decorating the porch.  When we moved in a neighbor was moving out and gave us some large plants and pots.  D did a good job maintaining/watering them…until he left for 2 weeks and left me in charge.  Whoops.  Death all around.

But now March 20 has passed and spring has sprung.  The snow (from last week!) is gone.  So it is time to focus on that outdoor space.  D and I would love to be able to sit outside just enjoying our time together.  Since we also love having friends over and would love to be able to entertain outside our entertaining/spring must-haves are chairs and a table or cart to store items on!  I’ve begun my search online for options to make entertaining outside enjoyable and started looking at Pier 1’s website.

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Autoresponders + The Wagon Wheel Caveat

Aweber Is A Commercial Conduit

It becomes very clear in so many ebooks and courses on the market that list building is the same as business building for most internet marketers.

That’s still an understatement. List building is vital and especially so for the internet marketing community today!
However, contrary to what I read so often online, list building does not start… with list building!?!

It starts with something much more important – a business, a reason to have a prospects list.

List building starts with creating an online business that your subscribers and customers will come to know and trust in time.

I know.  That’s obvious to most, but there is… a caveat.

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