Monday, June 30, 2008

A Quick Word About Blogging

If you're reading this post, then you are aware that I blog - something that I usually feel compelled to apologize for (much like being a lawyer). What you may not realize is that YOU blog, as well (you're reading this, aren't you?)! To the non-blogging community, blogging is weird. Not true. Blogging is fun and easy and meant for everyone (even the tech-unsavvy). As proof, there are more than 100 million blogs on the internet! Click here for a full explaination of blogging.

As I've undoubtedly explained to many of you, blogging has enriched my life. I have interesting topics to discuss with friends and coworkers, and I am usually the first to hear about new developments or products in which I would be interested. Of course, one of my favorite aspects of blogging is finding sales and great gift ideas for the wonderful people in my life. Blogs, for the most part, are kept up-to-date, so I always have the most current knowledge of new products, sales and legal decisions (not as interesting, I know). The point is that since I talk about the things I read, people know that I am current on technology, local news and the law in Delaware, and they don't hesitate to ask me a question if one to which I might know the answer arises. It makes me feel connected.

Speaking of connected, many bloggers write about personal information or experiences. You never know where you'll find a new friend, or just someone to turn to when you need a good laugh (or cry).

All this being said, I was so excited yesterday when Joe unexpectedly asked if I could teach him how to blog (not to actually write a blog, mind you, but how to find one that he likes and subscribe). I immediately had him create an iGoogle homepage and sign up for Google Reader - I thought this might be a fluke, so I wanted to get him blogging ASAP! He quickly found some sites that he enjoyed and is now a confirmed blogger! I'm so proud of you, Honey!

This got me thinking - maybe some of you are ready to blog, but you don't know where or how to start. If you're interested, I'd be happy to help. I'll even go so far as to set up Google Reader for you and find a few blogs that you might like. Just say the word!

**If you care to see some of the things that I read, you can check out the link to the left "What Jill's Reading", or click on some of the links under the heading "Blogroll". A blogroll is simply a list of the blogs that I read everyday. Not all of the blogs I read are posted - but I might work on that in the near future.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Scavenger Hunt 2008

As many of you will remember, we did a scavenger hunt several years ago (honestly, I can't remember if we did it once or twice). I thought this would be a great year to do it again. I have a preliminary list of items, photos, etc... that will need to be collected, but if you have suggestions, please "add a comment" to this post. The more bizarre, the better.

Before I make any concrete plans (dates, teams, whether to include food), I'd like to know:
  1. who is interested;
  2. a list of email addresses for people you would like to invite (no limitations); and
  3. any dates for which you are unavailable.
Please email your responses to, or just leave a response in the comments section.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wedding Pictures

Please click here to see photos from Nicki and Jason's wedding. The photos are on Flickr, so please feel free to leave comments!

It's probably best to view the SLIDE SHOW.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stay Tuned

I'm in the process of uploading pictures from Nicki and Jason's wedding to a Flickr account. As soon as it's done, I'll post a link here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Weekend in Sea Isle

When the unofficial start of summer finally rolls around each year, Joe and I always look forward to the reunion weekend in Sea Isle City, NJ. Our good friend Todd (pictured below in his very debonair suit) is always an incredibly gracious host - welcoming all of his high school friends (and their significant others) to spend the weekend at his beautiful beach-side home.

As always, we had a wonderful time! I laughed until I cried - several times. The weekend started out at Harrah's in Atlantic City. Todd gave us the grand tour of all of his projects going on in the Towers. Everything is coming along beautifully! We even stopped in to see Wayne Newton, but we were asked to leave because we were making Wayne nervous. Sorry, Wayne!! After our tour we went to The Pool - Harrah's newest and hottest night spot. It was amazing! From the gazebos to the glass ceiling, it was over the top! Todd's friend and co-worker, Ray, was kind enough to aid in the group's intoxication and provided us with some delicious beverages. Thank you, Ray!On Saturday morning, we all packed up and headed for the beach, only to be blown back to the house by storm clouds and wind. We decided that it would be just as nice to camp out in the back yard until the storm (or storms, as was the case) rolled through.After a relaxing afternoon, we thought that it would be wise to slow down the pace a bit more and drink our way through a long dinner at Andreas. Since it was BYOB, we did. By the time dinner was over, our bellies were full and our wine bottles were empty - but the fun was just beginning. After dinner we played games and laughed until it hurt! What a great weekend!
Jim and Chara arrived a little late, so they didn't get in the first picture. We'll Photoshop you in later, though!

Penelope and Laika