Return of the Mac

Early last week, the lovely Kristen sent me a link to an event on Facebook – Return of the Mac. Joey McIntyre from NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK WAS COMING TO MY TOWN FOR A MEET AND GREET! He’s promoting his new comedy, “Return of the Mac,” debuting on April 12th on the Pop TV channel.

You guys know I was am still a very huge NKOTB fan, right? How could I resist? The RSVP list popped from 100 to 200 to 250 to 300 people in a flash. And I thought about it and I was GOING to not go … but …

From my Snapchat that morning.

Kristen works for a local newspaper and she was going to cover this event, which included a small pre-event where local bloggers could meet him and ask a question. And she could use an assistant to take the names of the people in the photos that she was taking to go along with her interviews.

I love that woman. Read More

Friday 5: Food Me Once; Food Me Twice

Hello, refreshed blog! Let’s do a Friday 5! Remember those? I do!

This week’s topic is “Food Me Once; Food Me Twice.” Speaking of which, I’m going back and cleaning up categories and tags. So far I have 55 posts with the “diet” tag. You’d think I’d be better at it by now.

The top 10 tags so far are: Holidays, Vacation, Work, Disney, Humor, Diet, Christmas, Max, Divorce, NJ

I still have 543 posts to go through and assign categories for. Hooray!

I likely paid $45 for this Disney meal.

1. What do you like on your frozen yogurt?
I’m pretty basic. Hot fudge, chocolate chips, sno-caps, jimmies, and a splash of caramel are my standbys. Occasionally I’ll squirt hot peanut butter sauce or marshmallow sauce in there too.
2. How do you feel about hot breakfast cereals?
I love Cream of Wheat/Farina type cereals, but they are a million calories for a serving that I’d find acceptable (sighs, tags this post “diet” too). I’m a huge fan of oatmeal with a spoon of peanut butter stirred into it for some added protein.
3. What did you last put brown sugar in or on?
I made chocolate chip cookies about a month ago. Otherwise, I don’t add sugar to anything.
4. What’s a food item you willingly overpay for?
Any food at a Disney park. One hot dog? TAKE MY $10. Oh, to top that, sometimes I’ll drink Starbucks AT Disney, so that’s paying Disney food prices on top of an already price-inflated drink.
5. What did you last add vinegar to?
My kitchen sink drain, along with some baking soda for a drain volcano!

This week kicked my ass. We have eleventy-hundred projects going on at work at the same time, and I haven’t been this frazzled since the C-P days. And I had my yearly appointment with Doc Ladyparts on Wednesday, which always puts me in A Mood. (Next up are a mammogram and a skin check in April. Wheeee getting old is so much fun!)

This weekend I’ll likely just wrap up in a quilt and retag posts. And find a font size that doesn’t make my blog look like it was checked it out from the Large Print section of the library.

Welcome to the new digs!

New look, new domain name, new host (thanks to a dear friend!) and same boring content and ZERO ads* — who could ask for anything more?

Moving blows.

I have been slowly moving from ladygypsy to kimberussell as my online presence for two years now, and this beast was last to make the move. I could have gone with the name “Kim-estery” and called you all my “Kim Warriors” but my life is far too boring for that. So here we are.

Most of my posts are here, most of my images are here, but if I waited to be 100% moved over, I’d never launch. We’ll be in this house on Literary Lane 2 years in June, but I still get confused as to which light switch by the front door operates which outside light. (The neighbors likely think I’m flashing Morse Code messages.) I expect things here will be just as weird as I get more comfortable.

This new WordPress theme should work on all browsers and mobile devices. I’ll be creating a sitemap and figuring out feed issues next. I should let Google Analytics know I have a new site. And the footer menu is ugly. Don’t know what to put there yet. I’m streamlining tags and categories, but only because all of the posts picked up the “miscellany” AND “uncategorized” categories during the migration and I’ve been correcting those over the last few weeks. Only 862 more posts to go. Hooray!

Welcome to I think you’re going to like it here.

PS: Since everything here is new, your comment might go into a queue instead of being immediately approved.

*because nobody wants to advertise here because I go 3 months in between posts.

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