Feel Better Friend

It's that time of year again. The time of year that the coughing, aching, stuffy heads, fever, sneezing, runny noses, and all around feeling yucky starts up again. Do you ever see someone's sad little update on Facebook that says something about feeling under the weather? You can't "like" the update. All you can really do is tell them you hope they feel better and maybe add a little :( to the end, right?

Well, Vicks has come up with something a little more fun than our standard responses to a sick friend across the country (because if your friend is in town, your ass better be driving over there with some warm chicken soup).

For sick pals that live outside driving distance, there's the Feel Better Friend Gift Box. It's a virtual gift that will warm someone's heart and hopefully lift their spirit.

Here's how it works.

Go to the Vicks Vaporub Facebook page, and on the left hand column, under Wall, Info, and Photos, you'll see "FBF Gift Boxes." If you click on that, you'll be redirected to their Facebook app.

See up at the top right hand corner where it says "Create an FBF Gift Box?" Yeah, click on that. What you see next is pretty cool.

See that?? Using key phrases, the app searches for ANY of your friends that might not be feeling well, not just the one you were thinking of. So if you're feeling might generous, you can send them ALL a box! Now... on to creating said box. Click on the bottom right button that says Step 2.

Here you can add fun things to brighten your sick friends' days. Videos, photos, warm fuzzies, even a little virtually stitched pillow with a comforting message.

You can even preview your message to see what your friend is going to receive. It's really cute. A little box shimmies onto the screen and pops open. The receiver clicks through all the items you put in their box. They smile and feel instantly better. It's all very awesome.

You may not be able to cure the common cold, but with these Feel Better Fast Gift Boxes, you can at least brighten someone's otherwise not-so-100% day.

Hi... did you know I'm part of the Vick's Bloggers Brigade? Yep! I'm one of the lucky bloggers that's compensated to tell you all about one of my favorite brands in the whole wide world on the world wide web. (See what I did there?) ;)

No One Can Hear You Scream OR Thank God for Twitter and Facebook

I lost my voice. If you know me, you know that's like my personal hell. I talk all the time. From the minute I wake up, I'm processing stuff. And if anyone is near me, I'll process all over them. I'll talk about the strange dreams I had about broken windows and people trying to get into my house. I'll talk about all the things I need to do that day. I go down to the water for some quiet time, talking all the way. I'll sit quietly for a moment... aaahhhh... then I'm back to walking and talking, and processing all over again.

But not today. Today, it's all quiet, all day.  I sit here, mute, unable to use my voice, with just a cowbell to ring for help. It's so frustrating that all I want to do is scream... BUT. I. CAN'T!

Do you know what that feels like?

It feels a whole lot like this:

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Thank God, I have Twitter. And Facebook. And, on ocassion, the spinning circles of Google Plus. On days like today, when I can't chew people's ears off, I'm on-line in a somewhat more, how you say, obsessive/compulsive manner. I suppose my timing couldn't be more perfect. See, tonight, I'm doing something I don't do very often. I'm going to be part of, not one, but TWO chats!

The Children's Place Million Fan Party

As The Children’s Place closes in on their 1 Millionth Facebook fan, they want to celebrate the milestone with their fans by throwing a party with some of Hollywood’s hottest moms (including Denise Richards!) and a handful of fashion writers from mom and kid friendly online destinations.

And also some crazy bloggers.

If you aren’t a fan of The Children’s Place on Facebook yet, become one now, and party with us tonight. The more the merrier! From 9pm-10pm EST, we’re inviting fans to join us for a Facebook Fiesta live chat hosted on The Children’s Place Facebook page where our celebrity mom and fashion editor co-hosts will chat with all our fans in an open forum about all things fashion, family and fun in the summer months.

You can join the chat on the Million Fan Party tab!

Burgers with a Side of Beaujolais

This one is going to be lots of fun!

3 Burgers, 3 Ways, 3 Wines... one perfect summer night!

My friends at WineTwits are hosting a live event tonight. Several of us were sent wines to taste at home with friends along with three burger recipes to pair them with. Follow along with us on Twitter using the party hashtag, #GDandBurgers. And if you have any special burger toppings or suggestions, share with the partiers!

While I'm insanely frustrated with not being able to speak, I'm so glad I can still chat with all my friends on-line.

See you tonight!