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around the country//delray beach//eats

30 May

i’m starting a new regular post called “eats”.  the original design of the posts were for me to highlight places i go all over the country like fargo, new york, new mexico and other exciting places like that.  but then i thought to myself – why do all the work?!?  not when i have friends all over the country who eat out all the time and can send me their favorite places. if you want to participate, please leave me a message below or send me an email

today, i want to highlight (and appreciate) barb sciarrino’s favorite restaurant in florida.  and her stellar photography!  she just got back from there with her family and although i’m in dallas and she is in the detroit office of our agency, i know (via Facebook) just how tan this girl is.  plus, barb – your pictures of the food MADE ME DROOL – and i’m not even hungry. thanks barb.  check out this restaurant, if you’re in town…

from the desk of barb:

Tramonti is one of our favorite restaurants in Delray Beach, FL. 
We vacation there every year, and this is the one place we never miss.  It’s a great Italian restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach.  It is owned by the same owners of Angelo’s of Mulberry Street in New York’s Little Italy, a famous NY tourist attraction!
My lunch choice was eggplant parmesan which was fabulous!
My husband Sam’s choice was Calamari in Casseruola, which is squid in a spicy tomato sauce over angel hair pasta.
Dessert was (of course) a cannoli made of ricotta/cream filling, chocolate chips, and a scoop of whip cream on the side.  Accompanied by an espresso!
A taste of Little Italy right in south Florida.   The waiters even all speak Italian!

dreaming of taking off

29 Mar

is that wrong to say?

i mean it’s such a big deal to be so busy nowadays.  at work at 7am, staying till 7pm, travel here, travel there, phone buzzing, ringing, pinging.  can’t meet with you until may, june, july.  busy for some reason has gotten the bad rap of meaning productive or maybe even – dare i say – popular.

i’m one to always try and bump the norm but i don’t do too well in this regards.  i fall into the busy trap.  i read an article once that really caught my attention.  it said that we train our minds and ourselves to work at a certain level.  that sucks.  i’ve totally done that.  i run best when running hard… or busy.

let’s stop.

let’s stop being busy and putting ourselves second, third, fourth or fifth.  let’s banish the phrase “i haven’t used all my vacation days and it’s december and i have 22 days left”.  that is not to be rewarded.  everyone needs to recharge, rejuice and revive.  ya know why?  because all you’re being busy for is this:

i will never forget being at my dad’s funeral – 7 years ago this September – and seeing all the GM folks and thinking back on how work ruled my dad’s life.  moving us to 8 different cities, always on voice mail (that was the thing back then) during vacations (!), stressed about this and stressed about that (kind of sounds like me, harumph).  i remember screaming in my head- HEY GUYS WE’LL ALL BE HERE ONE DAY!  DON’T FORGET!

but we do forget and … we get busy and time goes by.  i don’t want to live that way but i think the problem is that there aren’t a lot of alternatives.  yet.   when i get some time, i’ll try and think of some.

check out these places to relax.  nice…

is anyone going anywhere fun?

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