Category: Blog

Nov 24 2011

I am a 15 year old daughter, sister and a friend to many who have lost their loved ones. I realize how important family is and how important it is to make sure that they are close to my heart. Everybody fights with their family.  I know that there isn’t a family who doesn’t fight. I think that my family is pretty perfect in it’s own way.  My brothers and I fight, my mom and I disagree, my dad doesn’t want me to date.   That’s the way my family is…that’s what perfect is for my family.

When I was 9 my oldest brother left for college.  I acted like I didnt care. I was excited to have one brother down, and it would just be Nick and I.  I would help him pack and tell him I didn’t care that he was leaving. It’s not like he was going far, just to Kirkwood for a few years, he was only 10 min away, but as soon as we dropped him off at his apartment I lost it. The thought of not having my big brother to take me to the Xavier games, or having me be his chick magnet made me sad, and lost. At the time I thought I was losing Chris.  I figured he was gone for good, I wouldn’t even let my family talk about him without me breaking into tears. I didn’t realize how much I loved him until then, or even now.  He currently lives in Texas and is 24, I see him maybe 4 times a year.

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Nov 17 2011

Time for me to be a little selfish.

You ever wonder what makes people give? what is the catalyst that says.. yep, I need to pull some change out of my pocket? I know what makes me give.  It’s totally selfish.  I feel good after I give.  I get goosebumps when I see someone else happy.  It’s a drug.

So…we put out there that we were going to give 1,000 to a family in need – we got a few emails.  We set some parameters because we are looking for REAL, DESPERATE NEED.  Desperate as in DESPERATE.  After some research… they may be in need and we are completely compassionate but desperate?   nah

Decisions … so we put it out there again.  Nothing.  I am so happy that everyone is doing so well.  With THAT we decided to be selfish and give the 1,000 to Time in A Bottle.   These familes….. DESPERATE.   Desperate for life.  True absolute NEED.

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Nov 10 2011

Price of a nice glass of wine at a good resteraunt in our town  — $9.00

avg # of glasses ordered 2 — $18.00

avg price of a good meal at said resteraunt = $14
ave # of meals ordered 2 — $28

Price of meal — $46 (before tax and tip)

avg tip for good service — $9.2

Over $55 right?  This is assuming you each only had ONE drink … no appetizers and no desert!
Let’s add $18 for the other person (they want to relax a bit too!)


appetizer and dessert?
8 each?

You tip your server $18!!! IF they did a wonderful job!


Did you think twice about the bill?

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