Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doc's Dog House

Nestled in the quiet little town of East Rockaway, is a secret.  But the secret is getting out!  Doc's Dog House.  It started just as a breakfast and lunch place.  Now from Thursday to Sunday night Chef Gigi is preparing gourmet meals.  And are they delicious!  Pasta, seafood and more!
What a treat to sit outdoors and look at the boats as you dine on your favorite Italian dish!
The food is great, the prices are great!  Casual, relaxed atmosphere!  Bring your own wine or beer!

How nice is this little outdoor eatery!



Salads, Burgers, Chicken, Fish, Pasta, Yummy Desserts - Great Menu!

The salad was so fresh!

Delicious!
                                                                            

Chef GiGi

Chef Gigi and me
The waterfront in East Rockaway


                                                                          
More Water Views in my Town










Sunday, July 24, 2011

Aging Is Reversible

"Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation."

                                                        ~ Deepak Chopra ~ 




These words by Deepak Chopra are so wonderfully encouraging.  We can change ourselves for the better!  I know so well that it is not easy.  So many things can keep us from changing.  But we must!!!  We must eat right......even if that means I cannot drink my beloved Diet Coke anymore. I am finding it harder to give up Diet Lemon Snapple.  Drinking flavored seltzer has been a great help!!!   We have to fill ourselves up with fruits and veggies.  Eating fruits will keep us younger looking because vitamin C is essential for building collagen.  We MUST exercise.  Whether we want to or not.  We have to!  Let's find a form of exercise that we can enjoy.  There are many, many options.  Deepak Chopra also recommends yoga.
Ladies, we can reverse the aging process so let's get going!!!

Hamptons For The Day


 Some sights during my afternoon in Southampton.......

When I first saw this dog I thought he was not real!
Such a good pooch!


 
Flowers in the courtyard where we had lunch





We visited the Keszler Gallery in Southampton

These were on canvas (obviously not real)


And this is also a work of art, not to be eaten!

Marilyn




                    A little window shopping.......found some shoes that brought me back to 1972!

Very Patriotic Shoes!


Back to the seventies!



                                                                                            

                                                                 

Friday, July 22, 2011

In Style at Target!






How Beautiful is this!




Each Bathing Suit came with optional straps!


How colorful, love it!

I just bought two bathing suits at Target.  Love them!  Needless to say the prices are great and so are the styles!!!  Target has a style for every figure.   You don't have to spend a lot to be stylish on the beach this summer.  I found a bigger selection there than the local swimsuit store!  It's definitely worth a visit to Target!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

WE WERE AWESOME

No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,



WE ARE AWESOME!!!

OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF!!!



To Those of Us Born


1925 - 1970 :



At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything else, please

read what he said.

Very well stated, Mr. Leno.

~~~~~~~~~

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE


1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!



First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank

while they were pregnant.



They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.



Then, after that trauma, we were

put to sleep on our tummies

in baby cribs covered

with bright coloured lead-based paints.



We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,

and, when we rode our bikes,

we had baseball caps,
                                                              
not helmets, on our heads.


As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..




Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.





We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.


We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.

WHY?



Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

                  

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.

--And, we were OKAY.





We would spend hours building

our go-carts out of scraps

and then ride them down the hill,

only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem..





We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were

no video games, no 150 channels on cable,

no video movies or DVDs,  

no surround-sound or CDs,
                                                                            
no cell phones,

no personal computers,
                                                                        
no Internet and no chat rooms.





WE HAD FRIENDS                            

and we went outside and found them!



We fell out of trees, got cut,                              

broke bones and teeth,

and there were no lawsuits

from those accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.





We ate worms, and mud pies

made from dirt, and

the worms did not live in us forever.





We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and

-although we were told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.



We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.





Little League had tryouts
                                                            
and not everyone made the team.

Those who didn't had to learn

to deal with disappointment.



Imagine that!!




The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!




These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers,

problem solvers, and inventors ever.



The past 50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..



We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.





If YOU are one of those born


between 1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS!






You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.



While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.




~~~~~~~

The quote of the month

by

Jay Leno:



"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take G-d out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"





For those that prefer to think that G-d is not watching over us...go ahead and delete this.

For the rest of us.....pass this on.

This was sent to me in an e-mail.  I do not know who wrote it.  I loved it so I added the pics.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Would love to hear your comments!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Images of Summer From Around The World

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to post some beautiful images of summer from around the world.  These are places that I hope to visit one day!!!  Enjoy the pics!!!
Eiffel Tower

Paris

English Countryside


Innsbruck Austria

Positano Italy
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