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The Old Best of Myammy List?

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Welcome to Myammy

South Florida – home to a plethora of restaurants – surely decorated by Baz Luhrmann, in a fit of Not-so-great-Gatsby.
“Florida Decor can be very theme-park and over-the-top or subtle and suitable. Take your pick.
One does have to adjust to the fact:  ‘Everything is located in a strip mall’ – including,  the cleaners, the upscale restaurant, the hardware store…
Welcome to South Florida

My Best of Myammy

Best Dine-Outside– Argentinian – Intracoastal-View – Superlative Service- Restaurant – Kaluz 

Best H’Wood BakeryChocolada ‎- skip the restaurant –go to the divine Pastry display- oh la la!

Best Movie Theater– FTL the Classic Gateway No glitz – just charm; big selling point:no previews.

Best H’Wood French – Le Comptoir – famed for Mussels and Pomme Frittes, Steak

Best Over-the-Top-Big Décor Very Good Italian – Brio Tuscan Grille– Bisc. Blvd at Gulf Stream Race Track

Best Seafood Lunch Two-fer on the Intracoastal- Blue Moon Seafood Co  FTL

Best Post Office Superior Service – Hallandale Post Office on Bisc. Blvd.  Service so good- it is surreal.

Best Oil Change-Sam’s Garage–a well-respected institution for decades -1021 NE 44th Ct, Oakland Pk

Best Pancake RestaurantThe Original Pancake House – 2125 Bisc. Blvd, Aventura

Best Dentist – Dr Maureen O’Flannagan -Deerfield Beach – 2nd Generation DDS /UOP Grad

Best Sunday Brunch Restaurant –The Sea Watch – Lauderdale by the Sea – Beware the lines- enjoy the Sunday scene- ocean view- plams swaying, waves crashing

Best Library: Alvin Sherman Library on NOVA Campus -FTL (Bonus: Peter Max and Dale Chihuly Exhibits)

A tropical resort at sunrise.

 

Best Downtown Miami Restaurant City Hall- ‎ Gold Stars: superior food, and service

Best Hardware Store– Ace Hardware 5 Star -If they don’t have ityou don’t need it17811 Bisc. Blvd.

Best Chinese – Silver Pond  – 4285 Florida 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

Best Ladies- Lunch with a View – FTL – Hilton Hotel- S3 – steak, seafood oceanfront

Best Dollar Store – Clean, Pristine, Sea Ranch Shopping Center – Lauderdale by the Sea

Best Target – Hollywood Park Branch –  a best kept secret – no lines, impeccable

Best Miami MuseumThe Perez- Allocate an hour to view the Ai Wei Wei exhibit. Fabulous.

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Are you with me? Tell me about it…myammy101@gmail.com

 

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Overheard at the Miami doctor’s office…


There were two women sitting across from one another, at a famed Miami Plastic Surgery suite of offices.

Both were thumbing through glossy magazines and chatting while glancing up at the long list of   “Miami’s Dr. Marvelous’ Menu of Augmentations and Services” dancing on the huge, sleek, black, wide screen TV across from them.

Le Menu:

Breast Augmentation – Breast Lift | Breast Reconstruction – Breast Reduction – Brazilian Butt Lift-  Liposuction | Male Breast Reduction – Nipple Procedures – Tummy Tuck – Mommy Makeover  – Ear Surgery –  Eyelid Surgery – Facelift – Facial Implants | Forehead/Brow Lift | Fat Grafting | Necklift | Nose Surgery | Hand Rejuvenation | Injectable Facial Fillers | Laser Skin Resurfacing ….

Woman #1 Says: There are two things you never ask for in this office.

Woman #2 Says: Really? Tell me – this is my first time.

Woman #1 (without missing a beat) Says: “Never ask for a ‘Kim Novak’ or a ‘Liza Minnelli’

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Women helping Women

one day at a time…

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Wow: Our neighbors are legendary, Latin, and loud

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Welcome the South Florida – AKA  there goes the neighborhood.

Legendary:

Neighborhood rumors are that the great-grandfather fashioned a raft made of mannequin body parts, used the mannequin arms as paddles, and in the dead of night, the family escaped Cuba and arrived on the beaches of Florida.

The legend goes, the waters were treacherous, and usual dancing dolphins not did shepherd them – but a phalanx of alligators escorted them – day and night -to freedom.  A bounty of ripe coconuts bobbing by provided food and drink. Tiny, tasty fish jumped from the sea onto the raft for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Despite those ‘miracles’ they report their harrowing story makes Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea look like a canoe ride in Central Park.

Welcome the Neighborhood

The Loud Family – not the PBS special

On the Fourth of July our traditions involve red, white, and blue Bunting, strawberries, blueberries, and sparklers.

Theirs involve guns, Sky Flyers, Roman Candles and Screeching Rockets.  And, more guns.  Why does anybody shoot at the sky?

Our Christmas celebration involves a tree, colored lights and tinsel and Bing Crosby crooning Mele Kalikimaka…

Their Christmas celebration involves a month long production of decorating every square inch of the exterior house with colored lights, so bright that you can read a book at midnight by the light of their decorations.  Neighbors have taken to buying  blackout curtains to use in December.

For some reason, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ inspires more loud Salsa music, guns and shooting at the sky.  (Hey! Santa Claus is up there!) The symbolism is lost on me.

Our Easter involves colored eggs and lots of chocolate.  Their Easter celebration involves 10 cars and several motorcycles parked on their front lawn; barbecuing a baby goat; loud Salsa music for two days; gales of laughter; clouds of cigar smoke and more guns. Again, with the shooting at the sky.

The legendary, loud family – is very friendly and extremely gracious, and, at one time, they invited all the neighbors to their various celebrations. The guns were a buzzkill.

Home Sweet Home?

In South Florida, you see many homes with two chairs on the front porch. When the weather is cooler, people sit on the porch – perhaps, sipping iced tea? Our friendly neighbors have six chairs, a keg, a boom-box and a tiny disco ball.

There goes the neighborhood…

We heard today that the neighborhood has gotten too quiet for the family and they are moving to South Beach. Evidently, Great-grandpa owns a few condo buildings in Miami and he will move the families. Go figure.

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The Legend of the Loud Family

Grandpa had a small department store in Cuba and each evening he would bring home a mannequin part to his tiny garage. He fashioned a raft using bits and pieces of the store mannequins.

The day of the great escape, each of his sons playfully carried one quarter of the raft to the beach. Each of the daughters nonchalantly carried mannequin arms to the getaway point on the beach. The story goes, the 10 family members boarded the body raft, used the arms as paddled and they landed in the Florida Keys.

They caught a wave, the phalanx of alligators escorted into the shore and they walked to Miami.  Grandpa arrived with a quarter clenched in his teeth.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Oh wait, yes you can.

A man’s friendships – speak volumes

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”

Charles Darwin

I love you so much – Vehicle of Love

Darling,

You make my life happier, more sane, and safe. I adore the way you take care of me and I am automatically grateful. You are a joy ride.

I know I drive you crazy -and I talk to you constantly –  urging your forward, however, today you can actually hear me. 

It is the miracle of WordPress – a lot like Lourdes – without the water.

The Genesis:

Oh, yes, you were once as wild and crazy as Mustang living in the Outback…you did Dodge the Swinger  Bullet… and you were never shiftless. Once, I thought you could be or a Viper – even a Cobra – and yet, you, charmed and sweet-talked me every time you, Rambler.

That hot and steamy day on the Keys…you were my hero- I was broken down, hopeless, and like an Impala you speedily rose to the occasion. Some dumb Barracudas called you a Maverick.  “A Two-wheel drive” indeed. Your high emissions are fine with me, old friend.

I shall forever drive you…

crazy.

 

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Buckle up, it is going to be a rocky break up

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Blinded by love
Jill gathered her four best friends for a Martini Party to talk about the status of her one-year relationship with Dennis.
 They hadn’t seen her in weeks and wondered what the heck was going on. She had been hook, line and sinker in love with this cowboy- and they wondered how long it would last.
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With his encouragement (read: to make him happy) she lost weight, changed her classic Nordstrom’s wardrobe to more risqué attire- involving boots, shorter skirts and tops that were very Va Va Voom.
She changed her hair color- he liked brunettes. He also liked a mane of massive curls- she got a permanent. She thought she looked like Little Orphan Annie- he said she looked, “hot”
She even shocked herself when she took a Pole Dancing class in Hollywood. She gave up her tickets to the opera and the symphony and found herself attending to NASCAR events.

 

Her Ivy League credentials and her impressive resume-landed her a job as the VP of Finance for a small start up – in no time, it was taking off like a bat out of hell. Initially, she worked long hours- as the company steadied it’s course – she found herself slipping out earlier each week.

Her co-workers watched her morph from a conservative, tailored, corporate image to a faux Burning Man devotee.

Dennis had introduced her to “dive bars” and they had half-dozen sites they rotated in and out of. That afternoon, Jill arrived early at The Crazy Pelican  and saw a woman sitting on Dennis’ lap.
An empty beer pitcher and a package of Marlboro’s were on the table. She stopped dead in her tracks. He saw her and slurred, “Come on over, baby. I want to introduce you to Tiffany.”
C’est Fini

All it took was that one scenario for Jill to wake up and realize she had been bamboozled by love. It was though the gods had thrown a lightning bolt at her. Bam!

She walked out and never looked back.

He called twice. He texted her five times. And she never heard from him again.

She donated her “Dennis wardrobe” to Goodwill and pulled on her own life again.

 

You have power over your mind – not outside events.

Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

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Online Dating Success: First Step

             

Online dating 101: You must be present to win

Oh, no, you don’t!

You can’t sign up for an online dating site and just sit back and hope to deluged with emails, paeans, love letters and accolades.

You have to get in the game. There is only one rule

Rule #1. Put time and energy into the pursuit. That means – every day – you sit down at your computer and open all the emails the dating company inundates you with – scan, read, toss. Repeat. Do read the profiles, review the “perfect matches” and be open to meeting new people.

 Play Ball!

Think of a football stadium with thousands of cheering fans. It really is a blur of faces, right? Well, truth be told – your virgin voyage on the high seas of Suddenly Single Again and Dating is like a football stadium and your goal is to get noticed. There are hundreds of singles – just like you- online.

How do you stand out? Who does the TV cameraman zoom in on?

 At a televised football games – the cameraman is seeks out quirky, crazy, and cute people and “interesting photo ops.                                 .”

Yes, the Whack-a-delic guy-with no shirt and the colorful clown wig gets a lot of attention.

And, the guys who paint their bodies with Day-Glo paint get noticed. However, the friendly, animated, fan with the big smile, and the really enthusiastic, passionate fan get airtime, too. You want airtime.

 

Do not post a photo of you five, ten or 20 years ago. Skip the French Maid or Batman Halloween costume. What about the hilarious Christmas Sweater photo? Not so funny.   Yes, all of the above get attention but, it is the wrong kind of attention.

 Your goal in the Dating Game – is to follow Rule #1: Get in the game, reach out, be open to new people. Skip the kinky and bizarre and you will be in the game before you know it.

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Ready, Set, Done!