Tuesdays with Morrie

180px-Tuesdays_with_Morrie_book_coverSometimes you read a book and you feel like it was meant for you. This is when you tell yourself, “The author wrote this book for me!” I love when you pick up the perfect book at the perfect time and it feels like a life-changer. I absolutely love Tuesdays with Morrie. I think it is a must read for everyone. Not only do I love this book but so do others. While reading this book on a plane, the flight attendant walking by stopped and said, “isn’t that book the best.” Then while waiting in the airport for my flight back to NY, I saw another passenger deeply enthralled in the book. I couldn’t help but smile for my fellow passenger because I knew he was in the middle of a great experience.

Favorite Quotes:

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

“The problem, Mitch, is that we don’t believe we are as much alike as we are. Whites and blacks, Catholics and Protestants, men and women. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one big human family in this world, and to care about that family the way we care about our own.

But believe me, when you are dying, you see it is true. We all have the same beginning – birth – and we all have the same end – death. So how different can we be?
Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.”

“Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hang on too long.”

“People are only mean when they are threatened.”

“Love wins, love always wins.”

Spring Break!

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Over Spring break, I went to Vegas for the first time and it didn’t disappoint! There are so many hotels with casinos, each with its own theme, shows, restaurants, and shopping. Being from New York, the strip felt like Time Square on steroids because there were bright lights, tons of people walking around, and so much fun stuff to do. It is definitely a relative of the city that never sleeps.

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Of course I had to check out the Bellagio fountains that are , which were beautiful and amazing. The fountains are choreographed to different songs and it creates a very romantic ambiance.

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When every I go somewhere that has a Margaritaville I try to stop by! I love the fun beachy atmosphere. I know I’ll enjoy great drinks, good music, and delicious food here.

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Sin City is full of places to find a drinks. I think it’s always 5 o’clock everywhere in Vegas. This was a delicious Coconut Margarita that I had at Cabo Wabo!

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During the day in Vegas, we either explored the strip and the casinos or lounged by the pool with a few drinks. This is the New York New York roller coaster. It’s a key part of the strip, just like the Cyclone is at Coney Island.

My two favorite pools in Vegas were at the Hard Rock and Caesars. Who wouldn’t want to spend the day at either of these places? The Hard Rock is a young, fun, party atmosphere, where there is a live DJ, Rehab cocktails, like my favorite the Tropical Punch, and VIP lounges in the sand. Caesars is also fun with bar service, table games in the pool, and cabanas. But it was definitely a more beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.

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Photo from govegas.com

If you are a Beatles fan, then you definitely have to see the Cirque du Soleil Love show! It is amazing! The music is great and the performers are out of this world. We also went to Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club! I am a huge fan of the Everybody Loves Raymond TV show and Brad Garrett was hysterical. I could not stop laughing during Ralph Harris’s set. He is a great comedian and I cannot wait for his new show to come to NYC.

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Vegas was great and I can’t wait to go back! Next time I go I want to try to stay in a different hotel and take a trip to see the Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon. I think that it will take multiple trips back before I can ever possibly see everything Vegas has to offer.

Quick fact about me: My game of choice is Blackjack!