Fun Times With The Beckers

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Things I Love: The Cookie Company — March 14, 2011

Things I Love: The Cookie Company

today, after enjoying a Lean Pocket as my lunch, it was soon evident that i would be heading out for a cookie from The Cookie Company.

I enticed a co-worker to join me (took surprisingly little effort – these cookies are that good!), and on the walk back to the office I recounted another reason why i love The Cookie Company. To which, i decided i should share here, too.

you see, after our wedding (almost FOUR years ago!!!), we took our wedding party to Cliff’s Lounge (the original location, not the new, or even the newer new one) – the fated location where we met, the integral piece to the engagement (which, i now realize has never been blogged… oh, it shall be, soon!), just a fun place in general. oh, and of course, the Shark Water isn’t bad!

Anyway- the boys dropped the girls off in front of Cliff’s, but it was not yet open… and being that it RAINED on our wedding day (really, i’m over it), it was chilly. But it just so happened that The Cookie Company was two doors down from Cliff’s, and the owner was just locking up with her young son. One of my bridesmaids happened to recognize her and said “Hi”. And Bless Her Heart, she took pitty on a chilly bride and her maids standing in the cold with only the Groom’s and Groomsmen’s jackets to keep us warm, so she invited us into the warm cookie bakery.

did i mention, Bless Her?!

AND, she gave us each a wee iced easter cookie, Yum.

For a little Lincoln establishment that I had always enjoyed, i grew a little more LOVE in my heart for The Cookie Company on that day.

If you are in Lincoln – and happen to be downtown, or at Westfield Gateway Mall , please patronize this awesome business!


100 Days until Special Olympic National Games! — April 8, 2010
Back on the Farm — August 31, 2009

Back on the Farm

i will be the first to tell you that never once in my life did i ever think i would marry a Farm Boy.

but i sure do love my AJ.

this weekend we were able to squeeze in a trip back to Hastings, NE to see AJ’s parents, and good times were, indeed, had by all.

Sunday morning, i decided to take the dogs for a walk “around the section”… AJ asked me if i knew that was 4 miles – indeed i did.

however… i didn’t realize that his parents live smack-dab in the middle of a two-mile stretch of road… so the route i took ended up being 6 miles instead of four. That’s what you get when you let a City Girl loose in the country!

here are the pooped puppies when we were only halfway home:
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as one of my favorite sayings goes: “if you aren’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes”
i love my puppy bunders!

a dose of reality — August 19, 2009

a dose of reality

one of the reasons i love being a part of the Advertising Federation of Lincoln is that each year we adopt a local non-profit and help them with an advertising/communications campaign (gratis).

Last year, we worked with Junior Achievement of Lincoln – which is near and dear to my heart.

now, in my presidential year (eek!) we will be working with Clinic With a Heart – a very deserving and growing organization within the Lincoln community. We will be putting together an awareness campaign focused on increasing the donor base. In our effort to do this, members of the AFL Board participated in a tour of one of the Clinic’s facilities.

This happened to coincide with the food distribution program at the Center for People in Need, a very great and necessary program for many Lincolnites.

Picture if you will, a handful of Lincoln’s advertising professionals, traipsing into this organized chaos in their classy work duds, many carrying designer purses and pushing their designer sunglasses onto their heads. we all felt immediately humbled. no longer do those trivial things such as, “oh shucks, i missed Sonic’s Happy Hour, now i must pay full price for my drink” matter – when these people are standing in line for a jar of peanut-butter.

but, it does make you want to help in any way you can. Yea for doing good things.

ps: i find it highly ironic that the Center for People in Need shares a parking lot with what i like to call, “The Trough” = Golden Corral. i kid you not. AJ and i once made the uninformed choice to have sunday brunch there. not only can you get pizza and bbq on the same plate as your scrambled eggs… you can have an omelet made ‘specially for you by a stoner kid who, halfway through cooking two individual omelets for you and lovely elderly woman next to you, says, “ooh, ha! for a second there, i forgot which was which. dude, that’d be crazy!” oh, and then after i sat down, with said omelet, i over hear the two ladies adjacent to us tell the bus-girl, “you know, our husbands said they have had enough, and they left us… but we’re not done yet, are we Mable?”


A New Tree… and an Old Fountain — May 21, 2009

A New Tree… and an Old Fountain


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provided in part by the City of Lincoln! YEA FOR TREES!
it is an Autumn Blaze Maple- so i hope to be able to see this in about 6 months. Plus, it’s known as a fast-growing tree, so i hope that it soon looks like it fits in with the 100-year-old neighborhood.

i quickly snapped on my phone in ROMA to capture a photo of one of my most favorite places on earth:
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Trevi Fountain… 😉

good times, for sure!