With all the different types of jobs available for women, the current economy notwithstanding, I began to wonder how many women are happy with their jobs and how many despise the alarm clock for the wakeup call every day.
So what is the ideal job for our ladies of the Northeast? The answer: whatever makes you not wish away your working day and whatever you can enjoy and feel good about yourself for doing.
Whether you are a mechanic, nurse, lawyer, electrician, teacher, office worker, bus driver, small business owner or homemaker, if you can enjoy your job, you’ve it made. Of the 25 women I spoke with at Franklin Mills Mall, only three said they like their jobs. I found it disheartening that so few of the women I questioned like their career or job. continue reading »
Even to hear the word — gossip — you can envision malice words being whispered. When we were children, this word held a vicious meaning. Surprisingly enough, in our adult years, this word still holds as much fear and contempt as it did when we were younger.
Gossip has the ability so slander another person’s reputation, destroy lives, marriages, friendships and even get people fired from work. The very meaning of gossip is idle, sometimes bitter, talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. Gossip is not always the truth, but rather many times fabrications or misunderstandings that have the power to harm someone– intentionally or not. continue reading »
Of all the things in life we waste and take for granted, time is probably the most precious of gifts we squander. Time is priceless, ever moving, never ending and the healer of almost all things.
Horror of horrors it is that we spend most of our life wishing away precious time/moments waiting for that one point we think will make us happy. How many times have you sat at work or in class thinking “I wish time would move and just get me out of here. Has the clock stopped?”
In effort to keep from having this column sound too philosophical, I will try not to preach about how each moment is great and you should love yourself and your time spent. Rather, I will encourage you to do the things you enjoy and look forward to now instead of later. continue reading »
Are you looking for a great spot to go and hang out with your friends? Are you looking for that great spot to be in the NEast? Well look no further, because Cafe MichelAngelo at 11901 Bustleton Ave. is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Providing great service, fabulous food and a cozy ,warm environment even on the outside patio area, MichelAngelo’s is the place to be. Prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic. continue reading »
No doubt you hear those words and you just cringe. The sudden impact, metal crunching, glass breaking and the endless headaches involved in dealing with insurance and auto body shops.
Odds are that most of us have probably been in at least one fender bender at some point or another; if you haven’t count yourself as one of the rare lucky few. Even though it is just a fender bender and not a full-out accident or tragedy, women usually find it hard to focus because the ordeal can be very upsetting, no matter whose fault it is. continue reading »
Looking for a casual evening out? Why not try Gearo’s in Bustleton, located at 1913 Welsh Rd. Open seven days a week, this laid back eatery is great for relaxing either for lunch or dinner.
When its first location closed after 41 years of service, Gearo’s worked hard to make the second location on Welsh Road as warm and inviting as possible. There is usually plenty of parking, and street parking is usually readily available if needed as well. The dishes offered are very ordinary and while they are tasty, there is not much to write home about. continue reading »
When I say waterworks I am not referring to the plumbing systems, but rather the water that tends to run out of some women’s eyes – better known as tears.
One of the top reasons men say they don’t want to work with women is because they cry at work. Women tend to be more emotional and often express their upset, hurt feelings in the manner of tears. However, there are some women who go above and beyond by abusing the waterworks at work, especially for personal gain. continue reading »
At one point or another, most little girls dream of being a dancer. Usually fleeting and sometimes parent-inspired, the fascination of little girls with dance is nothing new.
As little girls enter into a dance class of theirs or their mothers’ choice, they either discover that they enjoy the time for fun, or that they want to dance for their life. However, there are those who discover they despise the idea.
I always found it inspiring to watch the younger classes of 5 or 6 year olds, all dressed up and trying their best to act and look as perfect as possible, while executing a movement that requires years of skill to do correctly — looking so proud when they have finally managed to put that one foot in front of the other to make a step come to life. continue reading »
One word to describe Nick’s Roast Beef: WOW! Nick’s is open until 2 a.m. all week long and is always ready to serve up a hot, tasty and mouthwatering roast beef sandwich that will keep you coming back for years.
Located on Cottman Avenue between Bustleton and Castor, this large yet scrumptious restaurant is definitely worth a visit. You are welcome to dine in the restaurant area, which is very casual, or hold a banquet in the large hall which, can seat anywhere from 40 people to 100 people. There is also a spacious bar area that is great for relaxing and unwinding with friends. Drinks are very reasonably priced, as is the rest of the menu. Specials are offered throughout the week for happy hour and into the late evening. continue reading »
It may be one of the hardest things to do; making it on your own can be scary and freighting. Taking that first big step of moving out of your parents’ house and living on your own is becoming more difficult and delayed with the economy in the current grim state.
As little girls, many of us use to dream of the metaphorical white knight in shining armor that would come rescue us and scoop us off to a nice house in a nice neighborhood with a fence and two bathrooms. Now that we are all grown up, we are discovering that that fairytale just isn’t happening and we are either expected to move out on our own or are currently stuck living at home and dreaming of our own space. continue reading »