TOL – Cookies, Candy & Careers



I have been going for a quick walk after lunch every day this week but I really shouldn’t be calling it quick because I walk really slow. So slow that another lady in my neighborhood walked right passed me and quickly disappeared out of my view on the path.

running path

Does she know I am the blonde girl who runs in circles every morning or am I now known as the blonde girl who walks really really slow at lunch time?

Lollipops. I bought two bags of lollipops to fill the cookie jar which normally holds old Halloween candy or other random chocolate bars. I emptied the old candy and replaced it with Tootsie Pops and Blow Pops. I guess I could have put cookies in the jar since it’s technically called a cookie jar but I consider it our candy jar.

Did you know that I love to listen to Sports Radio when I drive? I am not always in the mood for music and prefer my favorite sports radio shows which keep me entertained and up to date on the latest with my teams. It’s possible I get enough music in every morning while I run, there’s only so much of the same songs that I can handle.

On a similar note, I really would have loved to be a host on one of these sports radio talk shows. I didn’t know when I was in college that such a career would interest me but I think about it a lot.

How many of us really knew what we wanted to be when we were 18 and thrown into college, being told to pick a major which would ultimately pick our career?

I mean, I knew I didn’t want to be a full-time teacher, certainly not a doctor, scientist, architect or historian, nutritionist wasn’t even on my radar and neither was social worker because helping people on a regular basis would not be my forte (zero patience for most humans) so that basically left me with the business school which was fine because I thought at the time that my true calling was the toy industry – you know, like Tom Hanks in Big? That was my dream job. Or so I thought.

Marketing sounded like a nice major, I didn’t need to take a language and although I still had to take statistics, finance and accounting, I did really well. I did work for Mattel but chose to not pursue my career in that direction.

I didn’t actually want a career, in case you didn’t know. My plan was to retire from the work force at the age of 25, which I actually did for several years as a stay-at-home-mom which I loved every single second of, never imagining that being a writer would one day become my career, one that I can honestly say I enjoy, years later.

But sports radio host? Something like that? Gosh I think I would have loved it and been real good at it. Too bad I didn’t know this when I was 18 and could have been in the School of Communications.

Yesterday afternoon while listening to my sports radio on the way home from getting my son from school, they were talking about my Islanders playing in Brooklyn with a 7:00 pm start which made me suddenly decide it was a genius idea for us to go to the game.

No school today, last-minute tickets in a suite available on Stub Hub and an hour later, we were getting on the train and on our way!

This might have been the best idea I have had in a while. Random, spontaneous adventures with access to the crazy buffet in the 40/40 club filled with desserts (which were naturally my focus) while watching the Islanders win?

dessert buffet

The dessert attendant person told me to get my moneys worth – as if I have an issue with that.

dessert buffet

Pretty sure I am the coolest mom ever.

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Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today 🙂

Did you know what you wanted to be when you started college?

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