Tuesday, December 30, 2008


As I was down the shore this weekend, I went to Carrabba's Italian Grill -- one of my favorites! There aren't too many up in northern New Jersey, so typically I take advantage of if when I visit my family down the shore. So the next time you have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it, plus they have the best Spinach Raviolis, it's a dish called Mezzaluna and it's delicious!

Y2Fred Compliant

So, Chrismtas did not fail -- I received my Fred Society Shirt! Check it out!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Fred Society

So as Christmas arrives, I'm anxiously awaiting one of my usual gifts from my brother from the Fred Society. A club for people named Fred. I have pads, T-shirts that say Fred Sox (Red Sox), Fred Rock (Hard Rock), Built Fred Tough (Ford), the list is endless. So if you know anyone named Fred, make sure you buy them a special gift this holiday season from the Fred Society -- FredMart is open and ready for business!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We Can't Let This Bank Fail!

More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, either live with or are on the verge of hunger. In New Jersey alone, an estimated 250,000 new clients will be seeking sustenance this year from the state's food banks. But recently, as requests for food assistance have risen, food donations are on the decline, leaving food bank shelves almost empty and hungry families waiting for something to eat.
The situation is dire, no more so than at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest food bank in the state, where requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism.
As the state's key distributor of food to local banks – serving more than 500,000 people a year and providing assistance to nearly 1,700 non-profits in the state – the stability of replenishment of the CFBNJ is essential to ensuring that individuals in need have access to food.
If everyone could just do a little, it would help those in need a lot. To help, people can:
Make a monetary contribution: Visit http://www.njfoodbank.org/.
Donate food: Drop off a bag of food at your local food pantry. Click here to find a food pantry near you: http://www.sefan.org/.
Organize a food drive: We can help explain the logistics of starting a food drive. Just call 908-355-FOOD.
Help "Check Out Hunger:" Look for the "Check Out Hunger" coupons at your local supermarket and donate. No donation is too small!

Red Sox Nation -- Monster Pack!

So while I was in Florida this past week, my worst fear was realized -- Red Sox Nation citizenship went onsale and I was no where near a computer. So in a panic I called my brother and asked if he would purchase my Monster Pack (Check out the benefits!). Thankfully, he was on his way home from Christmas Shopping and came through for me! Woohoo! Brian get's the hero hat and my extra ticket for my day on the Green Monster! See those seats on the top -- I'll be there glove-in-hand, ready to catch a home run by Papi!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happiness is Contagious!

It was confirmed in the most recent edition of the British Medical Journal that Happiness is Contagious! Can I just say -- it's about time. I'm a firm believer in smiles go a long way and the saying that is on my desk, "Because Nice Matters." Now I have the research to back it up. Granted they also say in the same article that obesity is also contagious...but let's stick with the positive!