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So I found myself in an office supply store, recently, looking for the perfect pages for my planner. Again. Because that’s what I do every year after Christmas. Sometimes, I wonder why I put myself through it. Because, quite frankly, there is no perfect planner out there. Oh, sure, I’m a big fan of Franklin Covey, but at the beginning of every year, no matter how many planners I look at, I still come away somehow unsatisfied. I know I’m not alone, based on the number of customers in the store, in the same aisle, staring at the same planners, and reacting as I was: Pick one up, look through it. Put it down, pick up another one. And so it continued. Not only at one office supply store, but at every one I visited …

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I’ve heard quite a bit of discussion of late as to whether 2010 marks the beginning of a new decade. Some would argue the new decade doesn’t begin until 2011. I would argue they are wrong. While it’s tempting to leave you hanging on this one, I’ve decided to lay out my case for the decade beginning in 2010, not 2011. Think back to when you were a child. Remember how important it was to turn 10? It meant you were no longer in single digits – heck, you were almost a teenager! It is a rite of passage we continue as adults. We celebrate the big 3-0, the big 4-0, the big 5-0 and etc. We do not celebrate turning 31, or 41, or 51. Because at that point, we … Read entire article »

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Get your party on: 1/3-1/9

It’s hard to believe Christmas and New Year’s Day have come – and gone. Give it a few months and we’ll be saying, “can you believe Christmas is only a few weeks away?” Isn’t that’s how it always goes… Even though two of the biggest holidays are over, we won’t be bored here at Holiday Palooza, because as I’m sure you’ve come to know, the weird, insane and often unjustifiable holidays just keep coming. Let’s begin with Festival of Sleep Day which falls on Jan. 3. This one sounds like it’s right up my alley, especially seeings how it falls on a Sunday this year, and is also the day before the kids go back to school (dread it). Fruitcake Toss Day is Jan. 3, as well, although some maintain this … Read entire article »

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Liz and Kate present the only list of 2009 that truly matters

Well, 2010 is here! Hope you brought in the new year with gusto. As the chapter that is 2009 closes, we wanted to bring you one more list – in our opinion, the only one that truly matters. Here’s a look at some of the funniest moments from Coffee Break with Liz and Kate 2009. And if these are any indication of what’s to come, Coffee Break will be the place to be in 2010! We present: The funniest moments of Liz and Kate 2009 (Random quotes taken completely out of context, ’cause that’s how we roll here at Liz and Kate…heehee!) “A bunch of dogs going and running and sleeping and playing, some are up, some are down, and no one likes the girl’s hat – until the very end, when they all drive … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – about “Auld Lang Syne”

“Auld Lang Syne” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700’s, it was first published in 1796 after Burns’ death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, “Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long ago,” or simply, “the good old days.” Here are the lyrics: Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld Lang syne, my dear, for auld Lang syne, We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for … Read entire article »

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Betcha Didn’t Know – Celebrating the New Year is the oldest of holidays

The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. The Romans continued to observe the new year in late March, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun. In order to set the calendar right, the … Read entire article »

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