Dessert just once in a while

[Hey new peeps! Welcome! Here is my blog, Julie’s corner] I like to stay away from desserts. I don’t eat them much cuz sugar is awful for humans in so many ways. I only eat dessert when my favorite ice cream goes on sale. Or if I’m at a cookout and...
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How To Be On Time 101

Being late screws up your day. And it screws up other people’s days, too. It might cause others to be late, which would cause their friends’ friends to be late, and so on. I was raised by VERY punctual parents! I may not know how to change a tire or...
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No I’m Not

Hi! A few days ago, Jaime and I were walking around town with his mom and grandma. We saw a woman with a baby in a stroller. Grandma started chatting with her. The baby was just a week old! He is the woman’s first grandson. Hooray! So they chatted a bit while I...
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What’s it like out there?!

Did you hear the news?! Astronomers just made a huge discovery. About 40 light-years away, there’s a star with at least 7 planets orbiting it. They’re all about Earth-size. They think there is a big chance that life could exist on at least one of these....
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Same and Different

I love this video. It shook me up. There are so many political things to argue about these days. People even argue when they actually agree…it’s just so hard to communicate on social media. I could say “I love dogs!” and some people might be...
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Dessert just once in a while

[Hey new peeps! Welcome! Here is my blog, Julie’s corner] I like to stay away from desserts. I don’t eat them much cuz sugar is awful for humans in so many ways. I only eat dessert when my favorite ice cream goes on sale. Or if I’m at a cookout and... read more

How To Be On Time 101

Being late screws up your day. And it screws up other people’s days, too. It might cause others to be late, which would cause their friends’ friends to be late, and so on. I was raised by VERY punctual parents! I may not know how to change a tire or... read more

No I’m Not

Hi! A few days ago, Jaime and I were walking around town with his mom and grandma. We saw a woman with a baby in a stroller. Grandma started chatting with her. The baby was just a week old! He is the woman’s first grandson. Hooray! So they chatted a bit while I... read more

What’s it like out there?!

Did you hear the news?! Astronomers just made a huge discovery. About 40 light-years away, there’s a star with at least 7 planets orbiting it. They’re all about Earth-size. They think there is a big chance that life could exist on at least one of these.... read more

Same and Different

I love this video. It shook me up. There are so many political things to argue about these days. People even argue when they actually agree…it’s just so hard to communicate on social media. I could say “I love dogs!” and some people might be... read more

Just Go Pee!!

Soooo the other night I was sleeping (well…trying to, at least). But I had to pee. The thought of having to get out of my warm bed and leave Jaime all alone for 3 minutes was horrifying. The bathroom is SO. FAR. AWAY. I couldn’t do it. Instead, I just... read more

Roots Rock Revival

(originally posted June 12, 2013) Whew! There is so much to say about our trip to NY last week. How do I keep this organized and not ramble? I know!! I’ll interview myself. Ha! Gotta do this quick so please excuse the typos. We left Tues morning, got there at... read more

How I Don’t Go Crazy

I am stressed. Not gonna lie to you. I have planned too much and I have no idea how I’m going to do it all. Sound familiar? You’re probably in the same boat! But. The stuff is planned. And the show must go on. So what do I do to keep myself sane? I avoid... read more

Are Cons Stronger than Pros?

Last week in OC, we had a great show. There was one odd thing about the show, and there were lots of great things about it. But when people asked me about it, I immediately focused on the one thing that was weird about it. I described the gig as weird. Jaime started... read more

Pull Back

Oteil Burbridge gave us some very good advice a few years back. Do you know of him? He is the bass player for the Allman Brothers. Oh! Did you know we played a very cool show with Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge a few years ago? Here’s what the show was: Butch... read more

Wow.

This video really moved me. It made me realize I CONSTANTLY need to remind myself how lucky I am, and to not let little things get me down. I need to always be thankful. Maybe I need to keep a journal. Or once a week, find a video like this. If it’s not showing... read more

Damnit Brittany!

Ahhhh, the holidays. I’ve already spent hours coordinating and planning, texting and emailing. Been to the store three times this week. Getting ready for a few long days of traveling and cooking. I’m stressed and tired already! And I’m not even... read more

Thanks for An Uneventful Day

[had to write this quickly…hoping there aren’t any spelling errors!] I wrote about this a long time ago. But I think it’s important and needs to be repeated. For myself! And for others. When bad stuff happens, we are sad. Some bad stuff is a little... read more

What I Took from Monterey

Last week, I told you about our trip to LA. We also went to Monterey/Carmel CA to visit family! It was a WONDERFUL trip. As soon as we got to our first stop, we had to drop everything and just breathe. The air felt so good out there. It felt clean and crisp. We could... read more

Filming Live Local Bands

Hi! Last week I made a quick Facebook post before I ran out to dinner with my family. It was just a few sentences. But WOW it got a lot of comments. Some good, some bad. One comment was bat-shit crazy. Warning! This blog about something that is not very important is... read more

Money and Happiness

I saw this quote on Facebook today, posted by Dave Tieff of Laughing Colors: “People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be... read more

What I Love About My Gym

Jaime has three brothers. They are all lovely people. One of them is Steve and he and his wife Allison opened a gym (Stone Forge CrossFit) in Pasadena MD over 2 and a half years ago. I never was a gym-girl, but I love my brother! So we figured we’d visit. The... read more

The Lesser Evil

This week’s blog is gonna be short and sweet. Short cuz I don’t have a lot of time, and I don’t need a lot of words for this one. Sweet cuz…well…it’s me! : – ) Having trouble making a decision? Write out your options as if... read more

Poof! I’m a Songwriter.

Soooo, shortly after Jaime and I started dating, we got hooked up with our friend Kevin (cuz I met his wife when I was a math teacher and I adored her!) The three of us were going to start playing music together, and record an album. How exciting! I had sang in choirs... read more

Sunny Side ON

A few weeks ago, our air conditioning broke. On a very hot day. On a Friday afternoon, too. A Friday afternoon before a weekend with temps in the upper 90s. And last week, a few days before we left for a long weekend to play at the beach, our dryer broke. Isn’t... read more

No Pants on Fire

I hate lying. Why do we still do it?? When we lie, we are basically admitting to ourselves that we screwed up. And we’re too afraid to admit it out loud. So we lie to cover it up and pretend that we didn’t screw up. So after we lie, we not only need to... read more

Strangers

Stranger = Danger! At least, that’s what we tell our kids. Understandably so! But we’re adults now. And strangers do NOT equal danger. Would I let a stranger into my house to hang out? No. But I think we don’t need to treat strangers like strangers.... read more

No one is unreasonable

My friend Alison posted something on Facebook the other day and I LOVED it. Check it out! Let’s not jump to conclusions. Let’s not get mad at people right away. We all have our days! Maybe your friend is acting defensive cuz her mom just yelled at her.... read more

Don’t Give Away Your Power

I have a job. I mean, in addition to the band. It surprises most people for some reason.I write and edit math textbooks and online courses. I love it! We develop content for publishers. We are client-based. A client comes to us, they say something like “hey,... read more

How to be Happy

People say I look happy. And that makes me feel happy. My secret? Here it is. It takes WORK. I don’t just wake up and say “hey, would you look at that? I feel happy! Thank goodness.” I make a conscious effort. I ask myself “what makes me... read more

How we got our name

Warning…this will probably be a long post. Back in the day, Jaime and I started dating. He thought I was so swell that he brought me over to his parents’ house (Don and Dorothy’s, stepdad and mom). Dinner with the fam was not typical. First of all,... read more

Buy More Music

What costs $10? A martini. A sandwich. A parking spot at a garage. Or a collection of songs. If you hear a great song on the radio or Youtube, or see a band that you like, please act immediately. Buy the album. Write yourself a note to find the album on iTunes.... read more

Random Blizzard Thoughts

I’m not sure where you live, but I live in Maryland. And we just got 29 inches of snow last weekend! It was a very long storm and kept us inside for a few days. Some thoughts: I don’t like storms. Weather really scares me. But I knew this storm was coming.... read more

Bad News and Good News

I have bad news and good news for you. I always like to hear the bad news first, to get it out of the way. So here it goes. The bad news? It might be your fault. I hate to say it. But some things are your fault. It’s YOUR fault that you are tired. It’s... read more

Choose thankfulness

Thanksgiving will be a busy day! We will drive an hour to Jaime’s brother’s and do brunch for a few hours. Then we’ll drive an hour and stop by Wegman’s (my favorite place) to buy the stuff that we need for house #2. Then we’ll drive to... read more

The Quotient Must Be Small

Do you ever notice a skill that someone else has, and it makes you wish you could spend more time learning something? You really wish you would spend more time cooking, learning another language, playing an instrument, or exercising? Me too. I am a good cook, but... read more

Once in a While…Don’t Save Money

I love saving money! So do you. We all love saving money! Isn’t it great when you use a 25% off coupon at the Express outlet in Rehoboth and also pay no tax cuz you’re in Delaware?! Think of all the money you save. What a rush. So many of us wonderful... read more

She Said What??!

We had off this past weekend! We could have rested or got stuff done around the house. But that’s no fun. So instead, we visited Paul and Bonnie Cullen in Rehoboth all weekend! What a blast, and so great to see our friends who we rarely get to spend time with.... read more

The Meaning of Life

(See, Brittany? I changed the name of Julie’s Corner! I’ll see if it sticks.) What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? Go to school, get a job, get a family, save money, retire. Is that basically it? There’s... read more

Empathy

Empathy. I think that many humans are lacking in empathy. Empathy is what calms people down, what makes people “just get over it”, what makes people donate time and money to good causes. It’s easy for me to support women’s rights, cuz I’m... read more

Summerfest Recap

The whole week is fuzzy, but to the best of my knowledge, here is a recap of our Summerfest trip! Monday: Work. Errands. Pack. Everyone shows up at our house. Figure out how to get all equipment, merch, luggage, food into the van. Leave house around 7 pm. Woo! Drove... read more

Celebrate Your Bday!

Memorial Day is my birthday. Can you believe the whole country is celebrating my bday?! Awesome! I have met a lot of people who don’t really do anything for their bday. And I don’t get it. Why the heck not? Are they thinking it’s up to other people... read more

No-Flour Muffin Recipe. So Good.

Wanna eat healthier? Like more fruits and veggies and less processed stuff? You gotta make a plan. [insert fancy scientist voice]: Studies show that making general statements such as “I’m gonna start eating healthier” or “I’m gonna be... read more

Karma Doesn’t Always Work the Way You Think

So a couple days ago, I had to get my car towed. I was at work, 45 minutes away from home, and saw there was a bubble in my tire. Didn’t wanna risk driving through the city and have it explode. Had to call AAA, leave work early, and pay for a new tire. Bummer,... read more

The Songs on Let It In

Here’s a quick description of the meaning behind the songs on our new album Let It In! 1. RESOLUTIONS. We all make mistakes! But only some have the courage to learn from them. 2. GO GET YOUR MONEY. Pay your bills! Take responsibility! Was this written about... read more
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