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Zeke (left), 10-year-old Black Lab/Greyhound, Hannah (middle) 9-year-old Black Lab/Pitbull, and Charlie (right) 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, enjoying the Florida sun.
Hannah is a professional in the art of GTL, and often has her brother and sister packmates over for spa days.
I prefer contemporary heroines, with all the bells-and-whistles, trials-and-tribulations, and you-go-girl attitude of contemporary novels. Bodice rippers on pirate ships, featuring Fabio (or Fabio II, Fabio III, mini-Fabio, Fabio Jr,. etc.) can kiss my ass. I’m not attracted to periods of time without hydroelectric power or hot/cold running water, massage therapists and fast cars. That’s all.
Sororities, on college campuses, have begun to experience a resurgence. As the children of Gen-X Greeks seek a similar type of college experience, as their parents (i.e., people my age) they are “discovering” the benefits of Greek life. I am a member of an NPC group and continue active involvement, as an Alumna. Neither of my parents were involved in GLOs (Greek Letter Organizations), but both encouraged me to meet as many new people, as I could. They also understood the value of being affiliated with international organizations, after college graduation.
Recently, I was asked by several friends whose daughters are ready to attend college, whether these young women should go through Sorority Recruitment, or not. My answer is an unequivocal, enthusiastic YES!
In a nutshell, Sorority Recruitment is the process by which these fraternal women’s groups seek out new members. Typically, the process is governed by the local Panhellenic Council, made up of all the NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) on campus. Each campus is different and recruitment will reflect that campus’ “style.”
So, why do I encourage young women to participate in Sorority Recruitment. Simply put, it’s an easy way to meet potential friends. Whether they are invited to join (accept a bid) a Sorority, or not, it is an experience in learning how to market and present themselves, under pressure. Women should focus on being themselves, and highlighting their accomplishments and interests. If you know Alumnae members of any group, ask them for references.
I recommend the following three websites for more information:
http://www.sororityparents.com/ – Information/FAQs for parents of potential new members.
http://www.thesororitylife.com/ – Information for young women interested in participating in Recruitment.
http://www.recruitmentprep.com/ – Step-by-step instructions on the Recruitment process, what to expect and how to get ready, for potential new members
Short. Sweet. Hot.
It’s finally available! The first novella in the Sole Regret series, featuring drummer, Gabe “Force” Banner was released today. It’s available in ebook format from the following retailers.
For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.
Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.
By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock…
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Ever feel overwhelmed by “stuff?” I do, especially after watching episodes of “Hoarders,” on A&E. I’m a pack rat. Always have been. But, I don’t have trouble getting rid of the ubiquitous pile of paper, usually junk mail, that creeps onto the dining table. Once the pile reaches critical mass, it’s gone!
Cleaning up my eating habits, however, is a different story. I like food. ALL kinds of food. I’m the person to call, when you want to try a new restaurant and no one will go with you. Unfortunately, I have the belly fat and chunky butt to show for it. So, during this short break from RN school, I’m cleaning up my diet.
This has been easy and hard. Easy, in that, I already like food, spices and vegetables. Hard, in that, I REALLY like carbohydrates. With sugar. With salt. With sugar and salt. With a side of carbohydrates. Especially, those found in bakeries, with sprinkles.
For the past three weeks, I’ve cut out all white carbs and added enormous amounts of vegetables. By enormous, I mean, enough to substitute for the white carbs. Which actually means smaller portions, because fresh vegetables bulk up faster in the body. On days 2 and 3 I was a miserable, cranky, moody, harpy witch. Sugar and unknown chemical detoxing is a bear. In fact, the mood I was in, bears would have stayed far, far away from me.
I made it through the initial detox. My next step is to find new recipes for lean proteins and vegetables.
Striving for progress, not perfection.