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Do you know where you blood comes from? I don’t mean scientifically, I mean your ancestry. If you don’t, you should find out. Kind of like that show they have about celebs finding their lineage. It’s pretty cool.

My dad’s parents are from Ukraine. They entered into Canada in the 1930’s and upon entering the spelling of our last name changed so it’s a little harder to trace roots. Googling is pretty useless, maybe I will need to try at some point. Not sure if they can find info in the old country though.

My mom (and her mom and her sisters I think) put together a family history book with her side of the family’s lineage. I’ve known that my ancestors were pretty important, well, one in particular anyway. I wonder if any name throwing will have it’s perks…

So on “Summer Vacation Thursday #4”, my field trip was with my friend Kristen. She lives in Brooklyn so we ventured to Green-wood Cemetery, knowing that at the end of our exploration, we would be enjoying beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Yes, the brewery was holding an event there in conjunction with Brooklyn Historical Society. This year is the cemetery’s 175 year celebration, it was the site of The Battle of Brooklyn during the American Revolution and Kristen just happens to live a couple of blocks away.

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Why am I telling you this? Well, I have ancestors at this very important, historical cemetery which also holds some of the Roosevelt family. I have always been pretty good at codes…

These are some photos of my ancestors and a couple of pictures from my family history book.

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Pretty cool right? Also, you can stop by my ancestors’ statue in Central Park at 72nd Street.


Thank you for the image.

Don’t you want to know about your blood?

I Could Do That

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My husband and I have this ongoing “you could do that” conversation when we are watching TV or out and about watching people. Similarly, as recently as this morning, my friend Tina says the same “I could do that”! I’m sure there are many people who say that, well at least think it but strangely my neurons fire at the same time and in the same way that Tina’s do. Not only do we have similar tastes and hankerings for life’s great adventures, our brains seems to house these similar “I could do that” thoughts! Woooooooooo!

For example, my husband and I will be watching a show like the Today show and my husband will say “you could do that”. And by “that” he means, host a show. And of course I agree. I could do that!

So here is my list of “I could do that”:

1. Host a show like “Kathy Lee & Hoda” – seriously! How do I get that job, honestly?! Sit behind a table, drink wine in the morning and read from a teleprompter and talk about what I did the night before with my BFF? Ya! I could totally do that! (#tbt photo)


Circa 1999ish?


2. Be a director. Telling people (well, children) what to do is what I dooooooo. Now I just need to attach the big $$$ to it. I love telling people what to do! But if I was a director, when someone do something the way I wanted, I could probably just fire them. Awesome!


Thanks Google for the image

3. Be Supernanny. Yes I’m a nurturing teacher, but tough love is where it’s at. And I’ll stop there…

4. Create monumentally hilarious characters for reoccurring SNL skits. I’ve already been told I look similar to Kristen Wiig, and have a similar demeanor and mannerisms. Not sharing my character and skit ideas for obvious reasons. 😉

5. Assist celebs in purchasing useless, expensive crap that no one needs. Enough said.


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This is a short list, for now, and I actually think that my list of “I couldn’t do that” is much longer… Unfortunately we are always our own worst enemy making these things happen or not happen!