The big event is this weekend. We’ve been talking about it for a long time and it’s finally arrived. That “can’t wait” feeling is stronger than ever. Of course, I’m talking about Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society’s Whiskers & Wine, Wine Tasting Fundraiser this Friday at Cream Ridge Winery. For tickets and info go here. Saving animals and drinking wine, two of your favorite things are happening at the same time. It’s Purr-fect!

In anticipation of this fantastic fundraiser for Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, which will include wine tasting (of course), an unbelievable silent auction, tons of door prizes, games, food, music, and Tarot Card readings by Golden Bee Tarot and Reiki, we spoke with Jennifer Travisano, their Senior Director of Development.

Jennifer manages all the fundraising for Karma Cat including this event. Jennifer said, “this is going to be an amazing night out, beautiful weather under the stars at Cream Ridge Winery…we just look forward to having a great night.” Jennifer also shared that Karma Cat “has just taken in seventeen amazing kitties…we have so many amazing cats up for adoption and we hope to have some new friends come out this (Friday)…and help in our mission to save all of these animals.”

There won’t be cats at the event, but Jennifer and the rest of the staff “will be able to discuss everything about any questions that need to be answered about our adoptables, questions about our organization as a whole if people who are interested in getting involved and volunteer, we would love that.”

To learn how you can volunteer at Karma Cat, and to find out how many cats it takes to be labeled a “crazy cat lady” or “crazy cat guy” check out the full interview here…


Join Karma Cat & Zen Dog Rescue Society for their 5th annual wine tasting event, Whiskers & Wine, this Friday, September 23, 2022, from 6 to 8 PM at Cream Ridge Winery! Details and tickets for the wine-tasting event can be found here.

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Central Jersey's Most Disliked Workplace Jargon

According to a survey by Slack, there’s a loooong list of phrases or sayings that annoy us. We shared ours this morning. Mine is “I don’t get paid enough for that!” If you don’t get paid enough, then find another job! I never want to work with anyone with that attitude, it just makes it harder on everyone else. “That’s not my job” is another. Maryann hates “new normal.” She’s a big fan of the “old normal.” Here’s more…

  • ASAP

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    “As soon as possible” is disliked by 15% of those surveyed. How about “WIGTI” (Whenever I Get To It)?

  • Keep Me In The Loop/Loop Me In/Circle Back

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    Again, 15% of those surveyed were not interested in keeping anyone in any loop. Nor did they want to loop anyone in, circle back or have to deal with anything round.

  • Think Outside The Box/Back To Square One

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    The hatred of shapes continues as they found that references to anything square is also frowned upon.

  • There's No I In Team

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    True! In fact, there are 22 letters that aren’t in “team.” However, there is a “me.” A similar “team” saying that’s disliked is “Team Player”

  • Touch Base

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    Apparently the idea of “touching base” has become a negative phrase in the workplace. If you do “touch base” make sure you wash your hands!