My Family’s Yearly Pilgrimage to Sesame Street Live #sesamestreetlive

We are huge Sesame Street fans in my house. There are few television shows that I not only find appropriate for my kids, but can actually sit through and enjoy myself–Sesame Street makes the short list.

Since my 6 1/2 year old son was about 3, every year we have gone to see our Sesame friends sing and dance on stage at Madison Square Garden. This year was his third or fourth show, and it was my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s second. It really never gets old.

And yes, once again we were suckered into buying both the popcorn and the cotton candy.

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Stream Of Consciousness : Fate, Marriage and Graphic Design

I haven’t done this for a while, but here goes 🙂
Hmm…so the optional writing prompt was about fate and whether or not I believe in it.  I’m not sure that I want to touch that one with a ten-foot poll…it does remind me of the story of how I met my husband though.  If that was fate, it worked out pretty well 🙂
I have actually known my husband for about 20 years.  Yup, we met when I was just about 14…in Israel, where he grew up and lived his whole life until I ‘imported’ him…but that’s another story entirely.  I only have 5 minutes here, so we’ll do the nutshell version.  I was in Israel for Passover vacation with my family, and Rafi, my now husband, was babysitting for a family that lived near my family in NY but had a second home in Israel.  We were invited for a barbecue with another family and I met him…I have to say that I wasn’t particularly impressed.  Another friend did end up ‘dating’ him for a while (in that 14 year old sense of the word, lol)
We kept in touch somewhat, and, when I went back to Israel to spend a year between high school and college (that year is a whole other story in itself), I had a horrible breakup with the guy that I was dating at the time and ended up in a rebound relationship.  He went into the Israeli army, we dated exclusively long distance when I went back home, he moved to NY for college…fast forward a bunch of years, and here we are married with two kidlets.  Fate, maybe so.
Is shameless promotion allowed in Stream of Consciousness? I guess it must be, because that;s what’s in my head right now.  Have you seen my awesome monkey logo?  My husband designed that.  He even won a Graphic Design USA award for it.  He left his job and is currently looking for a new one.  Hear that folks? fabulous graphic designer looking for work…inclusing any and all freelance.  check out his website at
his was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

A peek Into My Kitchen: Asparagus, Scorpios and Reproductive Organs (easy recipe)

I found myself in the most bizarre twitter conversation earlier today…

Here goes:

Wendi Aarons : As a Scorpio myself, I’m not sure I want to eat a plate full of asparagus just to keep my nether regions happy.

Wendy Bradford : Oddly enough that is what I ate last night #Scorpio @feelWeirdAboutItNow

Clearly, I couldn’t let such a conversation rest without sticking in my two cents. Not only am I a Scorpio, but, lo and behold, I had just purchased a massive bag of asparagus from Costco on Friday in addition to having already bought two bunches from Fresh Direct because they were on special…


Love, Joy, Hope and Giving: St. Jude and LOFT Launch Symbolic Charms to Benefit Kids with Cancer


Two things it’s hard to argue with–really good deals and helping out kids with cancer…ok, not necessarily in that order 😉

When I was invited to an event by Trumpeting Media at the LOFT Flatiron store at which I would

a. get an exclusive preview of Loft’s new charms benefiting St. Jude before they officially went on sale


b. have the chance to chat with blogging buddies over cocktails and hors oeuvres while shopping the store at 30% off

I didn’t have to think for too long before I said yes.

At the event, we were privileged to hear from Gracie, a little girl who had received life-saving treatments at St. Jude and was proud to have been a part of the marketing campaign for the organization that saved her life at no financial cost to her family.