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How we met: ‘She came to my room and told me about some dead seals she’d seen’

Wojtek, 49, and Sonia, 43, met in Wales when she was visiting the UK. After years of long-distance love, they now live in Cali, ColombiaIn October 2006, Sonia arrived in the UK from Costa Rica after an exhausting journey. “I was coming to Bangor University for three months to work on my PhD in agroforestry,” she says. At the time, Wojtek was doing a PhD in the same field and had recently returned from studying in Ghana and Cameroon. “I had a house where I rented rooms to other students,” he says...
Tags: UK, Wales, Relationships, Life and style, Cameroon, Morrisons, Costa Rica, Central America, Ghana, Bangor University, Carla, Sonia, Cali, Wojtek

Proud of My Family’s Accomplishments

My family consists of two older brothers, Ed and Joe, and my sister Sonia (I am the youngest/the baby of the family) plus one niece, two nephews, and two great nieces and nephews.   My two brothers and my niece have recently had some big events in their lives, and I am proud to share their accomplishments.   My brother Joe Nahem, is a hugely successful interior designer, and his work has been featured in the top shelter publications such as Architectural Digest, the New York Times, a...
Tags: Travel, London, Robert Downey Jr, New York City, Events, Netflix, Spike Lee, Ed, Elle, Sarah, Jeffrey Wright, Malibu, Joe, Abrams, Jennifer Hudson, Sonia

‘Shotgun Wedding’ First Look: Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel’s Destination Wedding Goes Very Wrong

The nuptials between Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel go to hell in Shotgun Wedding, a comedy about a destination wedding party that’s taken hostage. The Jason Moore-directed film is due out next year, but a first look arrived this week courtesy of Lopez, who posted some pics to social media. The images show Lopez and Duhamel looking both very attractive and very roughed-up. They’re movie stars, so even when they’re covered in grime and blood they look hot. That’s how it works. See the images be...
Tags: Images, Comedy, Movies, Jennifer-Lopez, Jason Moore, Josh, Tom, Jennifer, Josh-Duhamel, Lopez, Sonia, Darcy, Duhamel, Lionsgate Films, Liz Meriwether, Erin Westerman

Thankful Thursday | No, we didn’t get a second cat!

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly gratitude practice; a way to hunt for the good that is there in our lives and in the world. And it costs exactly $0. This week, I am thankful: for Sonia’s pet-sitting job.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Thankful Thursday | with the cutest kitten

This week, I am thankful: for the kittens we saw last night. Sonia and I nearly expired from the cuteness. Look!!! We had four eight week-old kittens at the shelter for our shift, and oh my word, they were SO cute. I know kittens are kind of a headache to have in your house, but my goodness, they are just too adorable. for my delicious oatmeal.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Pompeii Red: The New Fragrance For Italian House Acampora Profumi

The Italian brand Acampora Profumi, led by Brunello Acampora, son of the founder, and his wife Sonia, has been around since the 1970s, when the fashionable and admired Bruno Acampora, a close friend to Andy Warhol (who famously depicted him in a series of Polaroid pictures) and Gianni Versace, ventured into the realm of perfume making. As recounted in a Fragrantica article from 2014, "He love... Read full article: Pompeii Red: The New Fragrance For Italian House Acampora Profumi from Fragrant...
Tags: Fashion, Andy Warhol, Polaroid, Pompeii, Sonia, Fragrantica Perfumes, Gianni Versace, Bruno Acampora, Acampora Profumi, Brunello Acampora

Five Frugal Things | Only so much martyrdom

I ate the rest of the gluten-free pretzels. Since Sonia is off the low FODMAP diet, she’s back on gluten. But we still had some gluten-free pretzels hanging around, and since I think they’re pretty good, I finished them up. (I I would not, however, be willing to finish up gluten-free bread.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Thankful Thursday | hello, gluten!

This week, I am thankful: that we are back to eating gluten. The bad news is that the low FODMAP diet didn’t make an appreciable difference for Sonia. The good news is that if it doesn’t work, you don’t have to keep doing it! So, that is something of a relief, even for Sonia, because she was hating the low FODMAP life.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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George Segal, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ and ‘The Goldbergs,’ Dead at 87

George Segal, the Oscar-nominated actor seen in films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Where’s Poppa?, and sitcoms like The Goldbergs, has died. He was 87. Segal died Tuesday in Santa Rosa, CA, of complications from bypass surgery, Segal’s wife Sonia confirmed. “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” she said in a statement. His performance as a young professor in Mike Nichols’ Best Picture nominee Wh...
Tags: Europe, Death, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Abc, America, David O Russell, Cbs, Mike Nichols, Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane Fonda, Dick, Virginia Woolf, Richard Burton

Five Frugal Things | scientific cabbage

I used up the rest of the scientific cabbage. Last week, Sonia and I got assigned a lab that involved using red cabbage to make a pH indicator. We used almost the whole head for science, but there was a small bit left. So, I chopped it up, added some dressing, and ate it as a side for my lunch yesterday. I made a use-it-up dinner.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Oscar-nominated actor George Segal dead at 87

By Jill Serjeant | Reuters LOS ANGELES – George Segal, the Oscar-nominated actor who sparred with Richard Burton in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” romanced Glenda Jackson in “A Touch of Class” and won laughs in the TV sitcom “The Goldbergs,” has died at the age of 87, his wife Sonia said on Tuesday. “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” Sonia Segal said in a statement to entertainment outlets Variety and Dea...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Virginia Woolf, Richard Burton, Reuters, Burton, Carnegie Hall, Sonia

George Segal, ‘Goldbergs’ Star and Oscar Nominee, Dies at 87

George Segal, whose long career included playing Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs,” and garnering an Oscar nom for supporting actor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday. He was 87. His wife Sonia announced his death, saying, “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, Virginia Woolf, Sonia, George Segal, The Goldbergs, Albert Pops Solomon

This giant 1950s town replica in California is a new kind of treatment center for people with Alzheimer's

Glenner Town Square looks like a 1950s town, but it's actually a treatment center in Chula Vista, California for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The center uses reminiscence therapy to help spark memories and provide a comforting environment for aging patients.  Participants rotate through a series of immersive activities, like playing bingo in a retro dinner or making jewelry in a clothing store, that keep their minds and bodies active. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: California, Trends, Healthcare, San Diego, Eva, Chula Vista, Scott, Town Square, Alzheimer, Sonia, Chula Vista California, Sonia She, Glenner Town Square, Alyssa Pagano, George Glenner, Joy Dr Glenner

Comment on slow-roasted sweet potatoes by Sonia

I have been mixing this recipe with enchilada chicken sweet potatoes from Skinnytaste. I bake the sweet potatoes with this recipe, omitting the oil and salt. I then throw some frozen chicken breasts and canned enchilada sauce in the slow cooker for 6 hours. When the chicken breasts are done, I shred them. I slice down the middle of each sweet potato and stuff with the chicken. I then top them with green onions and reduced fat mexican cheese. The broil the stuffed potatoes and then Yum!
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Josh Duhamel Confirmed to Join Jennifer Lopez in Shotgun Wedding

Josh Duhamel confirmed to join Jennifer Lopez in Shotgun Wedding Just a couple of weeks after word first broke that the Transformers star was in talks to replace Armie Hammer in the film, Josh Duhamel has officially signed on to join Jennifer Lopez in the romantic action-comedy Shotgun Wedding at Lionsgate. In addition to Duhamel, the cast for the film has expanded with the additions of Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde) and Sonia Braga (The Jesus Rolls). RELATED: Josh Duhamel in Negotiatio...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Jennifer Lopez, Armie Hammer, Josh, Tom, Jennifer, Josh Duhamel, Sonia, Darcy, Mandeville, Duhamel, Alex Young, Movie News, Jennifer Coolidge

Sonia’s bookshelf | Before and After

Unlike me, Sonia is a person who loves to own books. I like to read books and then get rid of them, which is why the library is my favorite thing. You can read books without storing them! On the rare occasion when I need to buy a book, I almost always immediately resell it on eBay.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Five Frugal Things | hat tip to Mr. FG

Mr. FG fixed a lamp. Sonia had this white Tomons lamp for a couple of years, and sadly, the switch broke. We bought a replacement lamp for her, but then Mr. FG took apart the broken switch on the old lamp to see if it was repairable.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Free children's mystery short story from The Tania Series

This is book 35 of The Tania Series. Sonia is burned by a cigarette butt that falls in to the balcony of her home. Tania is enraged. She is determined to find the person who hurt her little sister and put a stop to their barbaric behavior by publicly humiliating them. But how will she catch the culprit? Read on to find out. This thrilling story peppered with humor explores complex issues like addiction and privacy from various perspectives, and arms preteens with information and ideas that wil...
Tags: Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Sonia, Tania

Comment on slow-roasted sweet potatoes by Sonia

In reply to deb. Just in case anyone is following a low-fat diet, this recipe is still tasty with olive oil spray on the potatoes or no spray at all!
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WIS, WWA | I made chowder that Sonia can eat!

What I Spent. More on the chowder down below. For now, grocery shopping: I spent $130 at Aldi and $90 elsewhere. Sonia made my shopping list a little cuter. So I had kind of a high spending week at $220. Which is exactly what I anticipated after lazily skipping a shopping trip last week. December Spending. Week 1: $82. Week 2: $229. What We Ate.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Aldi, Frugality, Sonia

Small Business Saturday and Sunday for Sonia

The S’s are all lining up nicely there. Sonia has some knitted friends that she would like to sell, so I thought Small Business Saturday would be a perfect time to share them with you guys. Pricing. These stuffed animals are listed for $70 or more on Etsy , but Sonia is selling them for less.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Senior Living: These frontline workers could have retired, but they risked their lives instead

Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head. “She wanted to make sure all those things were taken care of before she retired,” her son David said. David and his sister begged her not to go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic — explaining their concerns about her age and diabetes — but she didn’t listen. “She was like the Little Engine That Could. She just pow...
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Five Frugal Things | haircuts, food saves, a textbook return

I cut Sonia and Zoe’s hair. Sonia wanted a trim, which is pretty easy to do on wavy hair. Any mistakes are quite invisible! I used the at-home bob method that I outlined in this post (where Sonia was the model for the photos, actually. Just a much smaller Sonia!). And I buzzed Zoe’s undercut, which is a very easy job.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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A collection of tiny blog posts

Good Monday morning to ya! It’s Monday morning as I type this. I have no idea when you will read it.). I’ve got a post full of random things for you today. It’s like a collection of tiny blog posts. The bookshelf is in Sonia’s room. Mr. FG and I carried it up there on Saturday, which was quite a task because of the size.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Comment on chocolate olive oil cake by Sonia

This cake is obscenely delicious. Got rave reviews from my roommates! I used coffee instead of water and it was unbelievable. Absolutely wonderful. I also added a tablespoon of coffee to the glaze, which was Excellent as well. I will definitely be making this again!
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WIS, WWA | I’m done with the bookshelf

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m happy to tell you that I think we’ll be able to put the new bookshelf in Sonia’s room today. Which is excellent because the shelf and the sawhorses are seriously making it hard to walk downstairs right now. Of course, I will definitely share photos once it’s all set up in her room. What I Spent.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Five Frugal Things | I have a new painting project

I picked up a free bookshelf for Sonia’s room. Which means…I have a new painting project. The original owner started to do chalk paint, so I’m gonna have to remove that. I am a glutton for punishment. And also I cannot say no to free, paint-able furniture.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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27 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Dogs, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Bbc, Features, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan

Stop Trying to Persuade; Facilitate Congruent Decision Making Instead

I recently heard a project manager in a software services company mention a ‘very important’ book on persuasion that she passed on to her team. I was curious why she liked it. S: It’s vital we persuade our clients. My team must learn to use the right words to convince them they’re wrong, and get them to change their thinking so we can do what we need to do. SD: You convince your clients they’re wrong and want to change their thinking so they’ll agree for you to do what you want, even if they do...
Tags: Sales, Maria, Joe, Aristotle, Sonia, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, NYTimes Business Bestseller Selling, Logos Google

WIS, WWA | $27

What I Spent. I did not do an actual shopping trip this week; just a quick $27 fill-in trip. That’s pretty boring! So here are some kitten photos from our rescue shift. October Grocery Spending. Week 1: $224. Week 2: $152. Week 3: $27. What We Ate. Saturday. Zoe and I were gone camping , and I think Mr. FG and Sonia had sushi.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Sonia, Zoe