Americans this was almost our Independence Day. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “…July 2nd will go down in History. We’ll celebrate it parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks.” Because Congress actually rules in favor if Independence on July 2 but then officially accepted Jefferson’s declaration two days later, thus making the…[Read More]
Apparently June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day. We are unsure who determines this “awareness day” but we are interested. We wonder how many cats are celebrating this event. The cats that would appreciate the annual embrace are into it but how about the aloof felines that would rather be left alone? Maybe they…[Read More]
This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
01/16/2012 No Comments
When we hear our friends talking about a movie, a book or TV show, we are more likely to check it out. Some of us waited until Oprah pointed us in a certain direction (not me, but many of my best friends). With the summer rental season motoring towards us, the same principle is in effect. All it took was a few good January days above 50 degrees and the leases started happening. Once the summer crowd knows that properties are getting rented and their choices are dwindling, each weekend becomes a little more intense. People now have to get their in-laws to commit to a week. Couples that can’t decide what movie to watch now have to pick beachfront or lakefront. These questions require answers – How many parking spaces do we really need? Will the kids fight over bunk beds? Will Carolyn’s former college roommate be as annoying as she was ten years ago in college? The good news is this: everyone will figure it out. . The summer rental wave is rolling in pretty quickly this winter. I’m giving you an Oprah-like direction – come down and rent your summer house in Point Pleasant Beach, Manasquan or any other Jersey Shore town before you miss out.