Monday, February 18, 2013

Sorority Pins-Who Has the Best?

Well, I am starting to help again with our local Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter.  I decided I better find my pin--ok, it is on my wedding garter belt (why did I wear one of these?) along with my husband's Sigma Chi pin.  I left my wedding dress and garter at my mother's house 20 years ago and have not bothered to look at them since my wedding day.

I must say, the Kappa's have a great pin; you can recognize it a mile away. You may have it embellished with diamonds, sapphires (2 colors now), pearls, plain or a combination.  My pin (well, that is if I can find it) is sapphires and pearls.  Pi Beta Phi & Delta Gamma are pretty nice and easily recognizable. 

I like those that you can put jewels on-and so, there you have it! 

What do you think?

Great little website that shows old sorority NPC Sorority Badges

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I try never to really talk about politics with people because people tend to want to win a political debate with you verses exchange ideas and frankly where we live, people get rather nasty!  I just "disengage, dis-en-gage!"--from the movie, The Incredibles. 

Here are some belated highlights from the Republican Convention.  We were in a suite overlooking the convention floor--the only way to do it, and frankly the only reason we legally crashed the convention.  Our DD #2 was 1 of 4 high school interns for the convention (another reason we went was to drive her to work).   One of her big jobs was finding a steamer and steaming the Olympian's coats.  I think they did not even end up wearing the jackets after all that. Don't get into a debate with her on politics, you would be sure to loose!

 My son-13 years old

Gov. Chris Christie

 Fox News Megyn Kelly
Because our booth was the fundraising booth, it has some really good wine available.  Also, all the politicians stop by to meet the donors, etc.  We could see the Fox News broadcast and had a great view.  And yes I know, Mitt Romeny lost--the party was still great though.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Yes, this is what was in my email that I finally checked yesterday.  I have 3556 emails (mostly junk) and this one happened to survive my arbitrary, mass deleting.  Even though this email is over a year old, it still feel good that my opinions are valuable to someone out there. NOTE THE DATE:

I assure you that I have a lot of new juicy material and am currently being sequestered by my darling daughter who is far more kind than me.  Yes,  more to come later.....

Feb. 6, 2012


I am a producer at ABC News, Nightline. I just read your blog and post on peanut allergies. I was wondering if you had some time to chat with me. We want to do a story investigating peanut allergies and how they are handled. I think you have a really interesting perspective, and would love to talk to you further about this. Let me know what is  a good time and number to reach you on. Thanks so much!

All the Best,

Cassandra Arsenault
ABC News Nightline
Office: 212-456-4977