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Check out the Tina Fey Book – Bossypants

24 Aug

If you still haven’t read the Tina Fey book — Bossypants, get yourself to your local bookstore immediately. The book is absolutely hilarious, and really well-written. This is a big thing for me, as I’ve become hesitant to ready books written by celebrities, with the exception of Chelsea Handler, because they’re all complete garbage. Tina Fey has now proven that she can not only pull off an amazing Sarah Palin impersonation, but she can also write a completely fantastic book.

Before reading the book, I didn’t know much about Tina Fey. Bossypants is a comical account of her awkwardness as a child and a young adult, and how she embraced this to become the wildly successful woman that she is today. Fey’s stories are not only incredibly amusing, but also completely relatable. Her self-mocking way of telling less-than-flattering tales about her own life makes it impossible not to like her.

This Tina Fey book also demonstrates that hard work really does pays off. Fey tells stories of how she worked her way up from a full-time Chicago YMCA employee, to a Saturday Night Live legend, to writing and starring in 30 Rock, her brainchild of a sitcom. Her accounts of this process include lots of long days, and long nights, but doing a job that she totally and completely loves. And being hilarious at it.

Hopefully this is just the first to come in books written by Tina Fey. Bossypants was such a winner that I’ll be the first one in line if she decides to come out with a sequel.

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How to Behave at Public Pools

15 Aug

Respect Your Local Public Pool

*After a weekend trip to the pool, I decided it was necessary to re-post this public service announcement.

Like many other people, I’m fortunate enough to live in an area with easy access to a public pool. While this is great, and I appreciate the convenience of being able to lounge poolside near my house, this sweet deal still comes with all of benefits that public pools bring us. I’ve just returned from my first trip of the season, and subsequently feel the need to make a few public service announcements regarding etiquette for public pools. Read and learn my friends:

1.) Don’t spit in the pool, it’s gross. (While this may seem like a given, I wouldn’t be including this tidbit if I didn’t observe the offense with my own two eyes.

2.) Ladies, save the bikinis  the privacy of your shower, and opt for a one-piece when frequenting public pools if you are a.) more than 75 years old, b.) more than 100 lbs overweight, or c.) both.

3.) Men, wear a t-shirt at all times when not in the pool if you have man boobs, moobs, breasts or whatever you would like to call them. If women have to cover them up, so do you.

4.) Control your beer. This isn’t spring break, it’s a public pool in suburbia. It is not okay to spill your beer under someone’s lawn chair. Especially not at noon on a Sunday.

5.) Watch your children. Whether you keep them by your side like a normal parent or simply tie a leash on them is none of my business. It only becomes my business when you’re doe-eyed brat is stalking me from one side of the pool to the other, and blocking the sun from tanning me.

Top 5 Rules For Public Pools

29 May

Like many other people, I’m fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood with a swimming pool for its residents. While this is great, and I appreciate the convenience of being able to walk up the street to swim, this sweet deal still comes with all of benefits that public pools bring us. I’ve just returned from my first trip of the season, and subsequently feel the need to make a few public service announcements regarding etiquette for public pools. Read and learn my friends:

1.) Don’t spit in the pool, it’s gross. (While this may seem like a given, I wouldn’t be including this tidbit if I didn’t observe the offense with my own two eyes.

2.) Ladies, save the bikinis  the privacy of your shower, and opt for a one-piece when frequenting public pools if you are a.) more than 75 years old, b.) more than 100 lbs overweight, or c.) both.

3.) Men, wear a t-shirt at all times when not in the pool if you have man boobs, moobs, breasts or whatever you would like to call them. If women have to cover them up, so do you.

4.) Control your beer. This isn’t spring break, it’s a public pool in suburbia. It is not okay to spill your beer under someone’s lawn chair. Especially not at noon on a Sunday.

5.) Watch your children. Whether you keep them by your side like a normal parent or simply tie a leash on them is none of my business. It only becomes my business when you’re doe-eyed brat is stalking me from one side of the pool to the other, and blocking the sun from tanning me.