Things I Still Know…in 2018

At least I have wonderful taste in music. 🙂

I published this blog 4 years ago.  March 2014.  A lifetime ago.  I know this because I apparently posted this on Facebook.  Not on my Dressed to a T Group page, but on my personal page as it popped up as an “On This Day”.  That is something I rarely do, so I know it must have been really sensational.  😉  I was right.  I re-read it and it’s absolutely Brilliant.  So brilliant, I’m reposting part of it.  You are welcome!

Things I know, updated and unabridged.  The 2018 version.

Things I know…my shortest blog, to date. 🙂

Life is not always fair.  You need to get over it.

Never ever book a flight with a 30-minute connection.  Especially through LAX.

An X-press spa 30-minute foot rub at an airport is the best way to end a trip.

Good people do bad things.  Not speaking of myself.

Bad people do good things.  Again, not speaking of myself.

Nothing gives me more happiness than seeing my kids. Nothing…oh, and Maxie, of course.

Being a parent is the world’s greatest privilege.  Don’t abuse it.

You won’t know unless you ask.

You won’t know unless you try.

Do not hold a grudge.  The person you are holding it against, has long moved on.

If you are given the chance to bring joy into someone’s life, or brighten their day, do it.

I have way too many clothes …though I always want more. Not sure why that is?

Wearing high heels, excessively, ruins your feet.  I’m speaking from experience.

There is never a good reason to be nasty or rude.  Never.

Always try to avoid drama.  It brings you down.  And ain’t nobody got time for that!

It’s best to stay out of things that are not your business.

Four days in Vegas is 2 too many.

Coffee, Chardonnay, water…in that order.  Of course a filthy dirty martini, at times, would top that list.

Drinking coffee can stain your teeth.  Stick with water or chardonnay. 🙂

Laughing  till you cry…one of the best things ever.  I love the people who make me do that, btw.  You know who you are.  TLS; MB; BO; SS; BH and LS to name a few.

Some people you will never get used to saying goodbye to.

I will cry every time Patrick goes back to school.

I couldn’t get by without family and friends.

I have more friends than I deserve.  I am so lucky.

Getting lost in a  book is like going on a mini vacation.  I take mini vacations every week.

Loving what you do is the very best way to make a living.  I am doing, just that.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t desperately miss my parents.

There is no better way to fall asleep then replaying over and over, in your head, happy memories.  Who needs to count sheep?

It’s okay to make a mistake.

It’s not okay to keep making that same mistake over and over again.

Always try and learn from your mistakes.

In every life, a little rain must fall. Storms however, are they really necessary?

Tequila , or most hard liquor, quite frankly, is Not my friend.

The older you get, the longer it takes to bounce back after a night out.  Choose your drinks wisely.

For every alcoholic beverage you enjoy, drink a glass of water.   Especially for the alcoholic beverage you most enjoy.  Will help you enjoy the next day.

Use it or risk losing it.  I’m speaking of your mind.

You were given 2 ears and 1 mouth, to listen twice as much as we speak.  This, for me, is a work in progress.

Not everyone will like you.  Even though they should, they won’t.  You know what?  Who cares?

I lose sleep, thinking I’ve hurt someone…Even if they’ve deserved it.

If you do not take care of your body, how do you expect it to take care of you?  I wish I knew this earlier in life.

I cannot come across the following movies:  Brian’s Song; Rudy; You’ve Got Mail; Runaway Bride; or Gleason…and not watch the movie in its’ entirety…regardless of what plans I may have.

It’s always best to put some effort into your appearance.  You never know who you will run into.  I shall amend this.  Honestly, who cares, unless it’s a birthday lunch!


I always wake up thinking I should be a better person.  And every day I try.  Sometimes I fail.

Mice and rodents were put on earth to terrorize me.  Truly.

I would Rock as an NFL sideline reporter.  Yes, I realize I’m “past my prime”.

I Will write my screenplay this year.  I have said this every year since 2012.  2018 will be the year this happens.

Men and women can be friends.  Just friends. I can provide references.  Hundreds of them, quite frankly.

There is nothing wrong with admitting your mistakes. Being able to do so is an admirable quality.

Saying you’re sorry, and meaning it, can mend many wounds.

If I could wake up and look at the ocean everyday, that would be like winning the lottery to me.

I get more enjoyment out of writing my blog than anyone could possibly get out of reading it.

Ann Curry got shafted. I didn’t care for her in that anchor role, but she still got shafted.  Matt Lauer did not get shafted.  Pun intended.

I’m lousy at Instagram.  Meredith calls me the “Liza Minnelli of Instagram”.  I’m okay with that.  I have my blog. 🙂

Ellen Degeneres proves you can be funny, and not mean.

Humility over arrogance

Self-deprecation over conceit

Humor over good looks

Charm over beauty…but both is optimal. 😉


The weather this winter, is really uncalled for.  We’ve really made someone angry.

You never stop learning.

Always follow your gut.

Always follow your heart.

If there is ice on the ground, I will fall.

If there is no ice on the ground, I still may fall.

There’s more to life than increasing its speed (Ghandi)

The Cubs winning the World Series will remain one of the happiest nights of my life.

There’s nothing more painful than being accused of something you did not do.

It may be a bad day…It’s never a bad life.

Jay Cutler still needs a life coach.  I’ve given up offering my help.

Never  give up on your dreams.  Even miracles take a little time.

The sun will come out tomorrow.

Maxie is a very naughty girl.

I am fairly certain that given a cape and a tiara, I could save the world…and I honest to goodness believe that!


Song of the Day:  Summer Days by the Partridge Family.  As corny as this is, I could dance all night to this song.  This song is proof positive that Summer is coming.  It may be 3 months away, but it is coming!

I feel the sunlight on my face
When I just close my eyes and I trace
The footpath to your daddy’s summer place
Where we spent our early summer days
The hill we climbed that went on forever
We reached the top of the world together

Guess I know more than I thought…this blog ended up being longer than I envisioned.

Lunch today with one of my favorite people, ever.  Not many people I would shlep downtown for, where there will Not be a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay waiting for my arrival.  No wine March?  Who knew there was such a thing?  It will still be one of the best lunches and a highlight of my month!

Peace out.








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  1. I love this Terry – all of of it!! Brought me smiles that I really need right now. And by the way- Summer Days is NOT corny. I too love this song and it makes my heart sing. Not to mention David Cassidy still makes my heart skip a beat. Always did, always will. xxxxoooooo

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