Monthly Archives: December 2012

That’s a Wrap…

I mean seriously. Where do I even begin???

Maybe… finally I can just take a deep breath and laugh about it. What…. A…. Year!

NEVER in a million years would I have thought I would be unemployed or abruptly let go of a job I worked so hard at, and loved so much. But, it happens. It happened!

Looking back, and looking at where certain things sit today, I can actually smile.  WHAT were they thinking??!!!

Hey, it’s the business. We move on.

I have moved on.

I am probably the happiest I’ve been in a very long time, at this very moment. The support from friends, family, and strangers has been UNREAL. You know who you are… I feel so lucky! I have been spending so much quality time with the ones I care about. I have realized who my true friends are… and I have made new ones. I appreciate every single person that comes into my life and brings positive supportive energy my way! Some people have done things, that actually make my eyes tear up. I never could have imagined that to this very day, all these people would “have my back.”

Reason number one, that I will most likely stay in Las Vegas.

We have so many wonderful things happening around us, but we also have bad days and sad things happening to people we know and even strangers. It all affects us. It’s life.

I have had some pretty tough days. The best medicine is laughing. It cures all and changes your state of mind. It truly is the BEST medicine. If you are down, call or find that person that makes you laugh. Watch a funny movie. I promise. It will help.

2013 is going to be a great year. I really feel it. So many of the people around me have made decisions to better themselves, and it’s already working!!

Thank you everyone for reading my blog too! I kicked it off full force in the summer, and I have already received more than 92,000 website hits. Amazing! Thank you thank you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MAY IT BE FILLED WITH COMFORT AND JOY.

Here are just a FEW of my favorite pictures from 2012….

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Bored On A Budget: Jamms Restaurant

So, here you have it. My friend Anthony Pecora and I are both unemployed at the moment, but we keep pretty busy. We network, we attend events, and we use our skills to help others and ourselves.

HOWEVER, there are days that we just don’t have anything going on. There are only so many times you can go to the gym, watch a movie, catch up on the phone, and clean your house. Some days we are “BORED ON A BUDGET.”  SO, we meet up for good conversation, a little gossip, and some food. Sometimes it’s nice to get your fingers off your keyboard, stop texting, and meet face to face.

We have now decided we will share some of our outings with you! Don’t you feel special?

Today, we met for breakfast. We wanted to go somewhere we have never been before (why not try new things with our spare time) and reasonably priced. We are both from the New Jersey/New York area, so we hit up a local diner. We picked JAMMS RESTAURANT on South Rainbow near Charleston.

coffee

We waited for 10 minutes on a Friday at 11 in the morning. Everyone was super friendly!! The decor has that “New Jersey dining room” feel. A little tacky, the character of a good diner.

The menu includes breakfast and lunch. We both opted for breakfast. We noticed one of the omelets was called the “White Castle” – we have a feeling it’s really good!

I decided on the Provencal Omelet though. Spinach, tomatoes, and cheese. It was fluffy and the ingredients were fresh! Hardly greasy at all. It came with a side of home style potatoes that were delicious as well. I also had my choice of bread. I picked their famous “pot bread” in raisin cinnamon, it was so good and tasted like homemade

Anthony chose the French Toast and a side of bacon. He was happy with both! The presentation was plain, but the meal was tasty. Really tasty!  I had coffee, which was also great. I am picky about my coffee but Jamms was just right! Not too strong, not too light and it had a great taste. It also came with fresh creamer in a little glass. I love when coffee is served in a nice big mug too.

Pronvencal Omelet
Pronvencal Omelet
Pot bread
Pot bread
French Toast & Bacon
French Toast & Bacon

Shirley, our waitress was helpful, friendly, and fun. We loved her. She also gets some brownie points for saying, “you look smaller in person,” when I got up from the table. Okay, I’ll take it. I like being called small instead of big! 🙂

Anthony & Shirley
Anthony & Shirley

It was a great place to chat, nobody rushed us out, and the place was packed but not loud. It was perfect.

I like how Anthony rates things in his own words. I think you might too. Here you have it folks…. Anthony’s ratings for Jamms Restaurant.

The look … Good gaud
The eats … Delish
The staff … Sassy sweet
The menu … Egg-cellent
The price … Under $10

The omelet was $9.95, the French Toast was $6.45, the coffee and orange juice were each $2.50. Our bill only came to $27.19. Not bad for two people. Fits our budget, and we weren’t bored. It has the Anthony & Dayna seal of approval!

OH, and make sure you ask for Shirley! She’s a fun gal.

Dayna and Anthony
Dayna and Anthony