wise and witty prescriptions for living


What would life be without the wise and witty prescriptions for living from the doctor himself?  I think everyone should fill their quote libraries full of quotes and Seuss-isms from Dr Seuss … his approach to life and the many complex social issues … they’ve endured time and I imagine will span infinity as well.

Things are going much better as of late … of course there are hiccups here and there, but overall — my journey is less bumpy and that means that I’m happier, relaxed and have a clearer head. 🙂  I, honestly, don’t know why people think therapy is a bad thing … it’s one of the most liberating experiences you can have because the person isn’t going to agree with you like most of your friends would or judge  you like some of your friends would.

Perhaps the most important thing I think I’ve learned and it really should be no secret that no matter how old you might be or where you are in life – you can make a change and it’s important to know, realise and understand that  it’s never too late, ever. 🙂

Caroline Manzo.

Okay, so I watched one of my guilty-pleasure shows last night … The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#RHONJ) and yes, yes, yes – I know, but I’m sorry – I love this show.  And the episode last night … it was one for the books.

Finally someone told Teresa Guidice (I laugh everytime I hear Andy Cohen say her last name the new way — ROFLMAO) exactly what people with common sense have known about her forever … she’s absolutely, totally, undeniably, without question, 110% DELUSIONAL.

I love Caroline Manzo and I’ll always be Team Caroline because she’s never had anything to hide.  Teresa, on the other hand, is all about deny, deny, deny … and when the truth catches up to her – it’s lie, lie, lie.

And the best part of the entire evening battle … when Teresa was offended about a joke made at her expense in a publication and everyone — and I mean everyone —  looked at Teresa and repeated her words right back to her: “It was only a joke” … “It didn’t mean anything” and that sent Teresa over the edge.

Kathy tried her very best to point out that a joke at one’s expense isn’t really funny if you’re don’t perceive it as a joke; however, Teresa maintained her stance that she meant nothing about the 1/16th Italian poke at Caroline in her cookbook and that she had said she was sorry.

I love the fact that Caroline won’t back down to Teresa. Obviously, none of us knows everything that’s going on with Caroline and her sister, Dina; however, I’ll say that Dina has crossed a line and it appears that we’ll see and hear all of that in next weeks episode.

With a sister like Dina, Caroline needs no more enemies.  It’s a sad commentary when your own flesh and blood turn on you … shame on you, Dina.

How prophetic was this tweet in November 2011?

As for my other tv shows … The Exes continues to make me laugh and laugh and laugh; Major Crimes – are the same writers from The Closer working on this show? I’m not sure it’s going to make it; It’s about to get really good on The Real Housewives of NYC … cannot wait for tonight’s episode because of the shot fired by Aviva (not a big fan of hers) … “Quite frankly, you’re both white trash.” Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy; Leverage, for me, always delivers … it’s quirky approach and the mystery between Nate and Elliot – haven’t you noticed it?

As for Fall TV goes …  Once Upon a Time returns 30 September and I’m so excited for it; The Secret Circle won’t return to the airwaves for a second season – at least not anytime soon and well, that’s it other than Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles are on hiatus as they sleep on their little break … and that’s about all I have to say about my favourite telly shows well, except for …

Season 3 of BBC’s big hit Sherlock won’t be coming back anytime soon as its filming begins in 2013; however, the good news is that it is coming back — why the wait?

Both of the leads – Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been in very high demand since the shows premiere.  So, if your Sherlock Holmes fan — looks like you’ll have to wait until Summer 2013 for the third season, but – in my opinion – well worth the wait!

There seem to be a few movies coming out really soon that I think I want to see … LawlessThe Possession, and House at the End of the Street … I’m not always that big on horror flicks, but I really want to see The Possession and House at the End of the Street.

The Possession centres on demons that must be dealt with by Rabbis — from Jewish lore and passed down for centuries these stories have been kept secretive and apparently this is a true account of what this dibbuk has done to several owners.

House at the End of the Street – it looks like it’s one of those, “Don’t go in there!” types of movies – which I like and of course, could never watch alone!

And Lawless, well that just goes back in time to prohibition — tommy guns and moonshine – you know that it’s going to be as great as The Untouchables and Bonnie and Clyde. My sister bought me a few Fandango movie gift cards and well, I think it’s time to put them to use! 🙂

So, that’s it … just more ramblings from a happy-go-lucky bloke who’s happier than words could ever express, but who knows the journey is far from over!  I hope everyone has a great week and here’s to watching re-runs on other channels whilst the Republican National Convention “dominates” the mainstream airwaves.

Shalom,

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so, you prolly need to stay tuned!


Cheers to the freakin’ weekend … I’ll drink to that!  My footing has become even better over the course of the past couple of days!!!  I know I still have a way to get back to complete, happy, ‘by-the-seat-of-his-pants’ Bryce, but there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel!!!!  I think when you’re down … even your ability to stay 110% healthy is affected … so, I can report that everything is on the mend on all fronts!  I know this to be true because I’m jamming out to music on a regular, consistent basis as of late … and anyone who knows me knows that I live for my music! 🙂

I’m happy that the weekend is officially upon us … I was extremely happy at work today with my entire staff — they knocked everything out of the ballpark !!!  It’s always a great feeling when you can leave work and know that everything is going to be 110% okay!!!  There’s no better way to start off a weekend!!!  I think it also helped that I played loud dance music at work today so that I could focus and get my work done super-duper early! Woot-woot!

So, did some TiVO catch-up … watched Real Housewives of NYC (yes, I watch it!), The Real World: St. Thomas and The Exes … Okay, I’m loving Heather on RHoNYC — she’s a good dose of REALITY for freaking Ramona!  I’m glad that Heather is standing her ground, as you can see above from our tweeting!  I think Sonja summed it up quite nicely — “What is this? The 5th Grade? Not everybody gets invited to the birthday party.” BAM!

Now on to the latest instalment of The Real World … so far, so good too weird — just too much clingy-ness already — it seems almost desperate and I really don’t have a favourite person in the house — and after two eps, I usually have picked someone that I love to watch :::sigh::: For the record –  I’ll hang in there for a few more eps before I decide if I need to just … un-TiVO it! 🙂  Besides, who doesn’t love seeing St Thomas featured in a reality show and come on — they freaking LIVE on an island!!

Now, of course … The Exes is definitely my new favourite sitcom — I laugh really hard during every episode and that means, I always watch it a second time to make sure I didn’t miss anything else because I was laughing at Kristen Johnston — she, definitely, makes the show, but the rest of the cast is fricking funny, too!  This week’s ep was hysterical … the best, ever foot-gasm!!!  If you’re not watching this show — you’re really, truly MISSING out!!!!  It’s on TVLand on Wednesdays at 10.30 PM EST.  In fact, I haven’t heard from Kristen in a while on Twitter … her last  two tweets were … well, you decide:

She’s hysterical!  Anyway, if you have a twitter handle — you should probably go follow her … you’ll laugh because she’s completely real, uncut and there are no apologies!  So, I think there’s going to be a catch-up completely on TiVO Saturday followed by a Will & Grace marathon this Sunday … yes, complete with Ben & Jerry’s — sushi — and lime water! Woot-woot! Yes, I know too much TV, but I’m way too far gone at this point to really care!!! 🙂

So, here’s to a great, great, great weekend … and of course, you know that I’m posting pictures next — so, you prolly need to stay tuned! 🙂

Peace,

Just Be.


Life can be hectic at times, but it’s important that we all remember the simple things.  It’s the simple things that give life fullness and direction.

I’ve been meaning to post, but I’ve been so incredibly busy — now that college football season is here and I’m fully vested in my new position (and HAPPY!) … I just don’t make time.  Of course, never totally sure just how many people actually read this journal … I see that it is being read because of the stats thing. 🙂  So, here’s the quick update on telly … RHoNJ — Delusional Danielle was let go … apparently, Danielle cannot even take responsibililty for ANYTHING even when it’s ON FILM — good riddance … hopefully, the show will be better next season … Real World: New Orleans – The roomies kicked Ryan out (hooray) and enjoyed their last few weeks with virtually no chaos, missing pills or other anti-social, passive-aggressive Ryan crap (cannot wait to see the Reunion when everyone gets to totally blast him based upon the footage seen — especially Preston!) … The Closer –  Brenda Lee wasn’t selected to be the Chief of Police — despite saving a large number of police officers, firefighters, et al. from a maniac … I don’t like the guy that did get the position & I hope he’s not a regular on the show …  Leverage – What a great season … cannot wait for the follow-up. 🙂 …   Rizzoli & Isles – Cliffhanger ending — I think someone is going to die and I know it won’t be Jane since she’s a leading character … not a big fan of the cliffhanger endings and this won’t be resolved until December!  Now, this week is big premier week … Hawaii 5-0 (CBS), Bones (Fox), The Big Bang Theory (CBS) and Fringe (Fox).

Of course, we’re in full swing with the college football season … FSU is now 2-1 — with wins over Samford (59-6) and BYU (34-10) and the loss to Oklahoma (47-17).  It seemed to me — as a spectator @ Doak Campbell yesterday (18 Sept) that FSU learned valuable lessons from their loss to Oklahoma … Ponder (7) had a pretty good day  14-21- 0  for 149 yards and 1 touchdown — although he did seem to be  little lackluster in the first half … but FSU ran for 278 yards in their 427 total yards on offense.  The ‘D’ stepped it up yesterday and they’re going to have to in order to be the dominate force they once were!  I watched the THRILLER between Auburn & Clemson — I really ‘hate’ both teams; however, I ‘hate’ Clemson even more (I don’t care about the ACC connection) and so, I cheered for Auburn for the ENTIRE game and loved watching Dabo Sweeney almost cry after they lost in OT!  Texas scared me as well … they really allowed Texas Tech to keep things close for way too long even in the second half — at least FSU pulled away from BYU midway during the 3rd Quarter — the Longhorns let Tech hang around way too long!

John Mayer’s new album — new to me at least — is absolutely incredible … here’s one of my favourite songs –

Well, that’s enough rambling from me … I’ve got some movies to watch!  Hope everyone has a GREAT week! 🙂

 

 

Ribbit, ribbit –

Bryce & Miss Nica

let the experiment(s) begin …


  What a week it has been.  I finished up my previous job on Wednesday at 4.45 pm and haven’t looked back – and never plan to look back.  I miss some of the great people I was working with and I’ll leave it at that.  Since Thursday, I’ve been focused on my new adventure … one that I know is going to be challenging, but so much fun!  I’m so excited to be working with a great group of people in helping excite kids about learning … the last couple of days have been dusty, crazy, overwhelming & extremely exhausting, but I’ve LOVED every single millisecond of it! 🙂  There’s a lot left to be done, but everything will be ready when it has to be … so, here’s to the next chapter in my career, to the people I’ll be working with and so, let the experiment(s) begin …

  RHoNJ was great this week w/ everyone in Italy, but I’ll say that there’s no way I’d travel with Teresa and her kids … it’s too much drama.  I find it amazing that the Staubmeister sat in a restaurant talking about Joe having been in an accident (allegedly driving drunk – which he wasn’t according to police records) … talking with a CONVICTED felon about other people.  She needs to be locked up for the rest of her delusional life.  I’m just sayin’! The Real World: New Orleans was okay – it looks like they’re focusing on the people who cause drama in the house on a regular basis … I still don’t like Ryan and now, I think Knight is being added to that category.  The rest of my shows were great this week … I think it’s safe to say that Rizolli & Isles is one of my new favourites. 🙂  I haven’t had the chance to watch Whale Wars from Friday yet … but I’ll do that tomorrow afternoon once I’m home from my mum’s – spending the weekend here to relax! 🙂

  On Monday, I begin the renovation phase of my body … I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but I’m committed to it and determined.  I’ve already met with my nutritionist and we’ve devised a great ‘menu’ … I don’t really eat that bad, but I don’t eat as often as I should – does that make sense?  I’m going to move my mini-fridge to my new work location & keep it stocked with my drinks, yogurt and other stuff!   So, I’m ready for this challenge … and I’m going to win it! 🙂 

  I’ve been following the story about the mosque being proposed near the 9/11 site – Ground Zero – and I won’t be politically correct – at all … I’m against it 110% – that is rubbing salt in the wounds of families and friends of those who died there that day … I don’t care if the group wanting to build there weren’t directly connected with that gr0up of Islamic terrorists; I don’t care if Mr Obama and Mr Bloomberg are for it … period. 

  It’s wrong. It’s inconsiderate. It’s being done to stir the pot.  Build your mosque somewhere else in the city … why does it have to be right there … if it’s a house of worship — it can built somewhere else.  So, if you are a good group of Muslims as you say … build elsewhere and prove your goodwill instead of hurting people.

  I cannot wait for college football season!!!! It’s less than a month away … I’m not going to the first game @ Florida State on 4 September because I’ll be on a Labour Day weekend cruise … it’s my little holiday!  Of course, the US Open will be around that time as well and I’m excited to watch that … ready for Rafa Nadal to win that title!!!!  

  We received our season tix back in June … we’ve got some great home games this year … I wasn’t going to travel to Miami, but I’ve since changed my mind and I’m going now … I’m really excited about this year — it’ll be strange now seeing Coach Bowden on the sidelines, but his spirit will certainly be there!   Really looking foward to seeing Christian Ponder (#7) back on the field … I think he’s going to light it up this year!  LET’S GO NOLES! 🙂

  Hopefully everyone had a great week and is now enjoying their weekend … I’m about to go take a little nap (yes, I need my afternoon nap!) and then who knows what adventures I’ll have later this afternoon and this evening! 🙂 

 

 

Hugs,

Bryce & Miss Nica 😛

 

I don’t have to admit anything…


Forgive me bloggees, for I have sinned.  It has been forever-and-a-day since I last posted.  I’m going to really try to start scribbling more often … I think once I make a big transition next week … I’ll get myself on track.  Am I absolved? 🙂

I’ve not seen DESPICABLE ME yet, but I’m going to find a way to go see it soon.  I’ve heard from a good number of my friends that it’s really funny.  I saw this picture and it kind of reminded me of what it’s like when you’ve got things tugging at yer mind … you know, all kinds of things that can be either good or bad, but just a little too much at times.  Make sense?  I’m going through that right now, but by end of the day on 11 August … my life will certainly calm down.  And I’ll be extremely thankful for that in so many ways and there will be some sadness to not be working with some people on a daily basis, but it’s ALL good in the end! 🙂

I don’t have to admit anything, but I’ll let you in on a secret … if you’ve read my ramblings then you prolly already know this: I love reality tv.  I don’t watch as much of it as I used to, but I do have my favourites … The Real World, Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHoNJ), The Rachel Zoe Project, Kell on Earth, Flipping Out and My Life on the D-List.  Yer prolly saying, “That seems like a lot to me.”  Let me reassure you that this list pales in comparison to the past. 🙂  So, we’ve had our fair share of villains during the 24-year run of The Real World; however, I’ll have to say that Ryan on this season is the Villain of all Villain’s on the show.  I can describe him in one word (a lot of others, but I’m trying to be somewhat appropriate here!): asshole.  He’s the biggest hypocrite and I’m so curious to know if Preston finds out just about ALL of the things Ryan has done to him … I’d be PISSED.  As for my girls on RHoNJ … I’m so hoping that Danielle gets kicked off the show — I’ve NEVER seen anyone LIE as if she cannot be caught in her lies … she’s delusional and doesn’t seem to remember that when she says/does things on camera — people are GOING to see/hear it.  I was happy to see that Kim-G finally saw Danielle for who she has always been.  It was good to see Dina back on for the Christening!  Okay, enough … right? 🙂

Last night I had sushi with one of my former students and her mum.  It was an absolutely wonderful evening — I’d had such a long week @ work and it’s just what I needed.  I’ve aggravated an old pinched nerve and I’ve been dealing with pain … add that to the nonsense I’ve been ‘dealing’ with and it just makes everything tiresome!  And I’m having lunch today with another former student … I’m looking forward to it even though she’s a Gator. Blah.  I get to pick up Charlie this afternoon … we’re making a trial run to see if Nica can share her house with him … I’m hoping it WORKS out because she really needs a playmate for the times when I just need some peace and quiet — don’t get me wrong, I love, love my puppy, but Jack Russell Terriers aren’t — most of the time — the ‘let me lay down and not pester you to play, go for a walk’ kinda dogs!

The oil has stopped gushing into the Gulf; however, the devastation will take decades to deal with … it’s been heart wrenching watching or seeing the animals that have died or suffer because of the oil.  I’ve been watching the show Whale Wars and if I could single-handedly put a stop to Japan’s butchering of endangered Humpback Whales and the slaughter of dolphins, I’d do it no matter what the cost.  I’m so enraged by the lack of understanding the Japanese people have about EXTINCTION and the killing of some of the most prolific and intelligent creatures on the face of this planet.  I’m personally responsible for 11 of my friends doing a Tour of Asia totally cancelling 10 days in Japan … I think people need to boycott Japan completely — screw their “culture of killing whales and dolphins” in the name of “research” … yeah, research my ass.   You can learn more about the atrocities Japan is committing in the name of research by visiting Sea Shepherd — this site focuses on illegal whaling, murder of other ocean life and environmental issues involving our oceans.

Okay … that’s it for me for now … I’m going to make an effort to blog more … I promise. 🙂

 

 

Here’s to Friday!

Hugs,

Bryce