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The Realistic Resolution Revolution! [Jan. 21st, 2010|10:53 am]
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Let’s face it, the time to make life-altering decisions is not after 3 glasses of champagne, which were used to wash down 8 cocktails; however, that’s the first thing we do at midnight on every December 31st.  Well, ok, maybe the second thing. The first thing we do is plant a big, sloppy kiss on the gorgeous guy standing next to us and then pretend we mistook them for our husband, or maybe that’s just me.

In any event, after the ball drops and the last bit of confetti hits the floor, for some insane reason, we find it necessary to ensure that we have a basis to feel like failures in the upcoming year. 

Some New Year’s resolutions that I have used for this purpose include:

I resolve to get back into a size 6.  My favorite because it can be modified before becoming a total bust; for example in February it will be a size 8, April a 10, and by June it is adjusted to: “I resolve to get back into the jeans I took off last night.

I resolve to get organized.  This resolution lasted about 5 minutes since I wrote it on a cocktail napkin and then lost it in my purse along with my keys.

I resolve to spend less and stick to a budget.  This one lasted a full month, until I got my credit card bill which listed charges for Quicken Delux ($59.99), three books on managing money from Barnes and Noble ($76.99), and a subscription to Budget Living Magazine ($24.95).

I resolve to find my soul mate.  I really thought I had a shot at this one; until my husband saw my picture on eHarmony and remarked: “You do realize that’s Angelina Jolie, right?”

This year, I refuse to set myself up by making any lofty resolutions that I have no chance of attaining.  In 2010, I will commit myself to lifestyle changes that are not only obtainable, but will also make a difference to my family, friends, and the world around me.

So in this mindset, I have decided that in the coming year I promise to:

Become more health conscious: I will drive by no less than two McDonald’s for every one I pull into.

Be more socially aware by spending time with underprivileged and neglected children – specifically my own.

Act more my age by not using the term OMG unless I am actually texting.

Become more environmentally responsible by not hiding peanut butter jars in the trash because I am too lazy to wash them out for recycling.

And finally, be more available to my family by giving them an existing email address.

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(no subject) [Dec. 14th, 2009|05:33 pm]
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Stress less this holiday season: Part 3

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Part 2 of "Stress less this holiday season

Stress less this holiday season: Part 2

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Stress less this holiday season: Part 1

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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2009|05:53 am]
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Every woman in Buffalo should know about this place. They are really amazing at helping women launch careers that will last their whole lives.

Hope for Every Woman: How One Agency is Changing Women’s Lives in Western New York

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How the Grinch stole the “holiday formerly known as Christmas” [Dec. 5th, 2009|05:41 pm]
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Ok, so perhaps the so-called “War on Christmas” isn’t exactly a women’s issue, but hey, as a woman, I think it’s an issue. Don’t agree? So, sue me, but be warned: it might take a while, since at this time of year; the courts are a little busy deliberating over the First Amendment.

North Andover Massachusetts: two holiday disputes in two weeks! A Rabbi threatens a lawsuit against the town after they refuse to let him place a menorah on the town common for all eight days of Hanukkah, which then causes a “Merry Christmas” sign to be outlawed at the fire station for the first time in five decades.

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http://www.examiner.com/x-31538-Buffalo-Womens-Issues-Examiner~y2009m12d5-How-the-Grinch-stole-the-holiday-formerly-known-as-Christmas
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The holiday gift worth re-gifting [Dec. 3rd, 2009|02:21 pm]
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Every year at about this time we Buffalonians do three things: we check our radiator coolant, replace the lawn mower with the snow blower in the foremost position in the garage, and we become sappy and joyous over the advent of the Holiday season. The last is almost always due to the fact that we managed to escape without serious injury from the electronic section of Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

To Read More...
http://www.examiner.com/x-31538-Buffalo-Womens-Issues-Examiner~y2009m11d30-The-Holiday-gift-worth-regifting

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Been a long strange road... and all that jazz [Nov. 30th, 2009|12:32 pm]
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Well... according to livejournal it has been a very, very long time since I've posted.

I apologize.

I got so caught up in the crazy thing called life, that I completely forgot that I am a writer. Silly, silly Fonda.

In any event, I have been writing like crazy over the past few weeks... just not here. Which is a shame because this is where I can actually be myself.

I promise not to stay away so long in the future and in the meantime, if any of you would like to check out my newest job as the Women's Issues writer for the Buffalo Examiner... click on this link:
http://www.examiner.com/x-31538-Buffalo-Womens-Issues-Examiner

I've also been writing for helium.com (http://www.helium.com/users/545388/), however, again, not exactly what I like to write (humorous little bits of nothing that don't mean a thing in the grand scheme of things) but everyone has to start somewhere.
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Novel update [Nov. 16th, 2006|11:10 am]
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Oh, so this little project has completely engulfed my life. I spend 8 to 10 hours a day on this thing...this monster...and my house is a disaster...my kids are eating cereal for dinner...and my husband has forgotten my name...oh, wait, now I can't remember if he knew my name before all of this...shit, I hate getting old.

So anyway, the novel is...well, done, kind of. I have a little over 30k words and need 50k, so now as I'm editing (and believe me, boy does it need editing) I'm adding. I need to add about 500 words to each chapter to reach my goal, which shouldn't be hard, just time consuming. The deadline is going to be tough.

Chapter One is completely finished. It is up on my web site (http://web.pbtcomm.net/~fondaandpat/) if any one would like a peek. BTW, if you do read it, let me know (email at bottom of page) if you find any mistakes. Thank you for that.

I'm working on the second chapter today (after coffee so my brain is jump started) and then maybe the third, but that may be a goal I don't reach.

Again, sorry I haven't been around much...for anyone.
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I'll be gone for a while... [Nov. 2nd, 2006|11:53 am]
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be busy for the next month.  I'm participating in nanowrite, so I won't be posting here for a while.  This should be an interesting task since I usually write short stories and non-fiction but I'm gonna give it a try!

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