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April 15, 2013

A Sporting Woman!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Sporting woman blog post “But your Jewish!” said my dear, devoted and always helpful Italian-American housekeeper after greeting me as I returned from my fly-fishing weekend a few months after my first husband, David Colin passed away Spring 2001. Certainly nowhere near being antisemitic, I knew that Anita, like many thought it odd that I golf, play tennis, sail, and fly-fish – among other sports activities. Why is this odd? Well sadly and definitely erroneous are the preconceived notion that we well coiffed Jewish ladies do not engage in such strenuous activities. At least that is what I have gathered over the years, as others react more or less the same to my multiple physical athletic pursuits. Truth be told many – no make that most of my ilk do indeed go out for many exercise and physical type pursuits – school team sports only the beginning for my and others life long regiments. There are the wonderful example of Israeli women  – the beautiful, strong and athletic Sabras – serving their beloved nation in armed service obligations. So the question goes begging – why not fly-fish, sail, golf, play tennis, hike, swim, ride horses, etc., etc., etc.??? The answer is of course there is no REAL reason and damn it – I have and still do it all … maybe not always well nor at once but still with REAL heart, determination and joy!

I am a lessons – school for all things type of athlete. Whether in primary, high school, college or private – classes and lessons were an important part of my athletic tutorial. I believe in training and guidance from experts. Blessed to have parents who taught me being the best was not as nearly important as the participation in both team and individual sports activities. My very wise Mother was fond of explaining that maybe the Olympics nor a professional sports career was in my future but the joy of doing and the life long physical benefits were in my reach. So it went … family fishing – which by the way included my dear Father having a custom made child size rod placed in my 5 year old hand; swimming and such. School team sports a must and then the endless lessons began. No surprise that there were the little girl and onward dance lessons, gymnastics, swimming classes and bikes, bikes, bikes – followed by tennis, horse back riding that followed in my teen years. I began serious running and jogging at around 19 years old and to this day can not ever imagine giving that activity up – seeing myself as that 8o year old [G-d willing] taking 8 or 10 hours to finish a half marathon perhaps. Then in college I decided to take up golf – even took classes at my undergraduate Alma Mater, Temple University. Proud to say I reached intermediate levels in both tennis and golf within a few years of beginning those activities but alas, realized even though wanting and still participating  no desire to reach higher levels in either were in my plans. Once married in my twenties – I joined my sail boat owning first husband in that awe inspiring activity; yes I am certified to sail but I tell all who venture off shore with me to be sure others on our boat more readily able than I could ever hope to be. I have worked out at gyms – including well equipped home set ups for over 35 years [lifted weights, have done aerobics and machines of all sorts]; I do daily yoga and even pregnant do no less than a five day multiple disciplined/combined weekly routine – in past and now soon again with a personal trainer.  So you see – there was and is a very REAL part of my life that holds as important the sporting life and no matter little done or obsessively involved, I will and insist my children always include the glory and benefit of sports, exercise and the physical life.

Now there is another non standard chick part of my “sporting life” – that is I REALLY love football, baseball, basketball and soccer. Even Lacrosse is on my list of well viewed possibilities. I will watch and attend both as many as possible college and professional venues. All Olympics are on my MUST absolutely watch, read and discuss “to do” life list. I was at a few Olympics games and will go again. Not even liking television has never stop me from rearranging my very hectic schedule to watch those world iconic events. Odd I think not – I love sports and I am not to be denied on account of my gender. The history of women in sports and athletics is legendary. It is offensive and quite ignorant for anyone to find it REALLY unique that a woman like me – any woman – is rare to love the physical and competitive life that sports provides. Little known and not discussed enough are the female participators, purveyors and promoters of sports. Surely you have already guessed that I am going to educate you on that history. Here goes:

The Treatsye on Flysshynge with an Angle (1496) within the book of Saint Albans is attributed to Dame Juliana Berners … as such the first known book on the sport of fly-fishing is attributed to a woman. This fascinating woman was many things during her quite interesting life – besides fly fishing, she hunted, was a nun and writer. Mary Queen of Scots has been called “Mother of Golf” – her  reference to a “mashie niblick” in a golf log is well known and oft quoted. This historical fact made more interesting on account of the iconic St. Andrews Golf Club being men only membership and when I visited this amazing sports club in Scotland during the 1990’s I pledged playing there one day … still a hope of mine. For women in America it was 1874 when Mary Owen Outerbridge discovered lawn tennis while vacationing in Bermuda where the English had exported it to along with much else. Surely females joined in when the Kings of France played – beginning with the Court of Louis X – in the 12th century … their “jeu de pume” or game of the palm was a must do for all the privileged class. There are notes to suggest the Henry Tudor – King of England and his ill fated wife Anne Boleyn played tennis both together and separately. But not until 1887 in my beloved hometown and still part time residence of Philadelphia where women were first officially playing in tennis tournaments. It must be noted that currently there are still prejudicial status for women in Sports – for instance the Golf Masters excludes women golfers; just this week the teenage young man, Chinese citizen, Guan ranked well and yet that nation’s girl golf students could not even consider entry. Well now, that is REAL proof that we of the female gender are still being marginalized in the Sports arena to some extent. Happily professional women athletes are coming into their won with endorsements and public notice … hopefully the collegiate possibilities will also increase soon.

I have been so blessed – even in the area of sports. My first amazing and very accomplished father-in-law, The Colonel, was also a senior citizen award winning ranked tennis player. Through him I met the late Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe and other iconic players. Still in my home are his trophies and awarded mementos.  I am proud to say and love visiting the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame, where this dear man is remembered.

There are more amazing REAL life sports loves in my life – more about my many memberships plans, like the  Golf Divas  in my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life. What I do want to conclude with here is how my second husband who loved bike marathons and hiking as his primary exercise obsession  took to running during our quite short three month courtship in preparation for our marriage – yes indeed, my honey wanted to be able to run with his new bride – sweet I am sure you will agree!!!

September 29, 2012

The Tereza Effect™ !!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Definitely one of my most OMG blog post to date – read carefully my darling readers/followers because this is REALLY interesting and, as they say, one for the record. You see for some time now – quite flattering in fact – hubby dear and others in my life have suggested that in many good and positive ways I seem to effect people. I like to think and have been told repeatedly that my faith based life – ability to REALLY rally against odds and my successes have led others to do better and persevere. If my life can ameliorate others than my legacy is complete. All good stuff – right? I agree and as I have mentioned in other blog post, along with wanting to tell my REAL life story, this is one reason I even agreed to a memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! being published end 2013. I know you all see it coming – here it is – the dam fool miscreants I so often must reference have taken to attempts at being Tereza like – yep – I have had “Internet ninja” keep track and there are Facebook postings and photos sadly posturing as if these characters had REALLY worth while lives. So like with other issues – my “team” decided we MUST trademark The Tereza Effect™ and so it is as of 24 September 2012 [in U.S., EU & Canada] my husband and I, along with the 29 others, now own  [and yes miscreants – we WILL REALLY vigorously defend] that trademark. As with so much in my life – as so many noted about me – this means I managed to turn lemons into (sweet gourmet) lemonade again. Betting you readers want the details – as is always the case, I will do my best considering ongoing litigation/lawsuit against miscreants and law enforcement investigation restriction plus my book contract obligations. It is quite easy to decorticate the facade of those so full of pretense and obfuscation of their own misdeeds – if each of you were privy to all sent to myself, my husband and advisers – you too could easily analysis and surely agree with that which I detail here.

First, as someone studying law and on account of the constant hanging out with many of my own attorneys, I feel compelled to always fully disclose REAL facts and simply because, unlike the loser miscreants, I have a hold on reality – I will readily admit that these middle of the middle of the very middle folks have ok lives, although nothing I would want to claim as my own. They have jobs – all right, a kid or two might have McDonald’s as their only resume entry but what the hell – they work. Some even have four year college degrees [no Ivy League – a lot of community colleges in fact, but they did actually go to college – at least to some extent], they have what are for people like them probably relatively nice homes – they do budget trips [nothing grand mind you but still gets them out of the born & die same place syndrome for a week or two]. There seems to be a few – very limited – social activities … nothing special nor with any notable attendees and even though none will ever effect society, there are at least some one or two time “charity” efforts, although NEVER anything like the venues my husband and myself attend regularly – the many REAL fund raising and political galas nor any of the REAL political, social and community events myself and my husband participate in routinely. But it sounds a decent enough lifestyle, doesn’t it? Normally I and my husband would say bravo good people – best you can do and that is just fine but trust me when I write that these particular typical Americans are not to be championed. I believe most of you have read my posts that are very specific on these types and yes, unlike them or those you know similar, I back up ALL I write with REAL facts – even going so far as to have my law professors and legal team/friends review much prior to posting.

Yes mine is a REALLY blessed life – certainly, like most and maybe more than some – not without trouble, sorrow or strife. I have written extensively that my Jewish faith, amazing REAL family and friends and my own determination makes me possibly the happiest woman in the world – at least that is how I see myself. But it is a life where hard work and multi tasking is the norm – an eclectic life to be sure that includes scholarly pursuits, politics, REAL travel, charitable efforts, family responsibility, instrument playing, sports, exercise, etc., etc., etc.. Not easy to mimic if one is honest – I live it and yet when seeing this list am exhausted myself;  I am NOT bragging but being 100% truthful that as my parents wished/showed by example – mine is a REALLY busy and very full rich life and therefore a life REALLY well lived. I am complimented when hubby, family, friends and colleagues suggest I am a super woman of some kind … hubby even designed one with a big “T” on head gear as my 1st Facebook timeline photo last month. I do not believe in false modesty – just as offensive as bragging but there are many like myself who attempt to “do it all”. The REAL issue here is that pretense like that which The Miscreants™ [trademarked 27 August 2012] demonstrate is just that – a faux attempt to establish themselves as worthwhile beings. True not everyone can have a REALLY exciting life nor does everyone want the extreme highs – amazing and exciting opportunities I have been blessed with but it is exactly the lesser among us that belie their protest about their portrayed happiness that indeed renders them dangerously delusional. In other words, it is these types so hell bent on mimicking those of us blessed with REALLY worthwhile existences [of varied styles] who are the usurpers and drains on society. Those most self satisfied are those least able to grow – their only means of ego satisfaction is false self aggrandizing or lie filled demeaning of those REALLY happy and achieved.

There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one’s self on lies and fables.                                                                     —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

… sadly The Miscreants™ we deal with and others are guilty and prone toward establishing their worth on fables – no more better example than that which I detailed in a previous blog post concerning my husband’s ex wife of nearly 20 years – this high school graduate [which she admitted as education level in Court under oath] for years claimed both a Bachelor & Master Degree – even going so far as to include that on her daughter’s lied filled college application. Even more egregious, in my opinion, is when these parents allowed their youngster to believe they are so talented as to have a chance for careers in college football or as a REAL writer – while both a minimal possibility, never an only REAL option that should be promoted – indeed this has been the case with our troublesome pests offspring [to say the least, the results have been less than impressive  – by anyone’s definition]. As far as the supposed relationships – much ballyhooed “friendships’ between these individuals, that too  is a joke – for all have said REALLY terrible things about one another … the REAL truth is that both myself and my husband have heard harsh and quite mean gossip [saying another of the women were tramps, the others marriage not good, their was no real faith in the others life, etc.] and even hateful comments [for instance when I called one of these evil people to tell him that another’s daughter had been killed in a June 2010 car accident, he suggested she & her other 2 children should have been also – I know OMG] from each of the now reunited  “family” contacts – as far as the non relative couple, my husband assures me the woman he calls THE REAL Devil’s Daughter™ [yes, trademarked by us 27 August 2012 + THE Devil’s Daughter™] spewed insults about them for many years. So you see all is DEFINITELY not REAL in these miscreant’s life and I have somehow effected them so deeply as to inspire these insincere new-found communal relationships – such power hubby and I have to cause a forging of previous enemies. Now do not misunderstand – I am not being a snob – there are many REALLY good and worthwhile individuals who live simply and give much to this world. I have even suggested to my husband, friends and colleagues that the miscreants we deal with have in their own small minded way been minimally productive [by the way, most in my life think I am being far too generous with that analysis]. The problem is that like far too many THE Evil Doers Club™ [yes again, we trademarked that too, 27 August 2012, along with THE REAL Evil Doers Club™] types are not being genuine and I seem to be the provocation as of late for their angst and activity toward proving worth and value for themselves. Many have joked – especially my erudite husband who knew these troublesome bottom dwellers all his life, that at the very least I can be comforted that I inspire them to dress somewhat better, help the hairdressing industry by having the women actually do something professionally with their hair [except his ex wife who obviously still does what he describes as henna home rinsing], exercise a bit, pretend to read [one liked Wall Street Journal on her Facebook page according to a friend of mine – seriously doubt scrap booking & Bubble Witch game playing addict chick ever read WSJ but whatever – maybe she will see article about moi next year there], actually be proud of their limited travel outside their hometown life, et al. – see I am REALLY making them better people all the way around. Of course also REALLY true – as my husband reminded me concerning my obvious considerable effect on these sad creatures is the idiom attributed to Jonathan Swift, “you can not make a silk purse from a sow’s ear“. The base sadness here is that if  like these miscreant types,  you only have a very few things to be overly boastful of and the need to show off the now and again adventures or minimal achievements, you are NOT REAL nor genuine nor worthy of praise – my life is abundantly exciting – maybe too much at times but all REAL.

Shall we get into even more pathological issues here ? – it is the OMG stuff my friends: After I wrote a few blog posts that admittedly were in small ways directed toward the miscreants but others not at all about them, these idiots decided to begin piece by piece proof of each and every delineated reference they assumed were about them. A bit scary in that they began even using my words – REALLY for instance and even the word blessed, as I so often do – additionally one of the husbands posted a first time compliment to his wife as a weak/bogus mimic of the many my erudite and REALLY in love with me husband does so often. Now I know they say imitation is a compliment but not with these types – it became just very surreal and quite laughable [my friends were hysterical]. Even G-d was not left out of their attempt to be like me … one posted a very anti-Semitic prayer [my Priest friend agreed] in an effort to show, I can only presume, that she did indeed reference such things – only after I suggested these miscreants have no REAL faith. Whenever I wrote concerning lack of something in their little world or an abundance in my own, these sad creatures posted a singular response of sorts … for instance, having mentioned my many nieces, nephews – biologically and assumed through friendships – they struggled to find a “family” picture for their Facebook page. What these types miss is it has to be REAL – natural – regular occurrence as it is in my life for such happenings to be REALLY poignant. Then there was their attempt to show they REALLY did have friends – not exactly true in line or comparable to my own huge, abundant and international friend/acquaintanceship base. They did this it seemed obvious by asking or at least prompting their Facebook groups to like or respond to postings – it was so sadly blatant an effort to be like me with my many Facebook interactions and REAL affectionate received comments. Also are the posting of their limited excursion photos, along with their one or two singular charity/career events … oy veh – such a pathetic effort and so dam transparent that I/we almost felt sorry for them. I even experienced a wee bit of guilt on account of spawning such effort from these bottom dwellers as they struggled to show their activities and pose for me. That guilt quickly and readily dissipated as no one ever asked them nor ever cared about them except to sue and prosecute as law enforcement sees fit for their libel, slander, defamation, harassment, copyright/trademark infringement, voicemail/internet threats and now possible cyber crimes [for either and/or creating/re-posting fake lie filled websites and “hacking”]. One must ask – why bother – mine is such a different and thank G-d more REALLY special life than theirs … tragically my advisers suggest either possible mental health illness, simple mindedness or just the run of the mill loser/envy mentality as the answers. No one can be sure but you readers must surely agree it is weird and very unseemly that individuals we are so much different than – and yes I must say better than in every way – would take their limited energies and resources in jeopardy to challenge myself and my husband. Easy to laugh at these jokers but let me assure you we take the threats they present quite seriously. Why would we not be concerned – three of my dear gal pals – one a psychiatrist and two psychologist think these individuals might very well suffer from or have personality disorder issues or worse … additionally one of these characters son brags [we think DEFINITELY exaggerates or possibly is pretending]  to date Jews – at the very least interesting, as I am Jewish and my husband not [not yet anyway]. Another’s – shall we say – less than impressive vulgar daughter locked her Twitter page after my husband reproached this insignificant young woman for lies to spewed there about us … are you kidding me? a locked twitter page, lol.   One of my L.A. associates told us a miscreant put a reference to Pavlov [which someone of her limited education would not understand is really a reference to classical conditioning]  on her minimally read Facebook page – seriously – who is the responding canine in this tale – surely the miscreants I am sure you agree. See – OMG – right?

So in conclusion – an original is just that – original and thus unique. As the song I include here says, I am the one and only . Not for naught, I am definitely a unique original – as my “team” often expresses – these miscreant types can not ever be Tereza. I take that as a compliment but stress that others are the similarly unique and special but NOT the miscreants – they are common and tribe, troublesome and draining in that they fake life – never REALLY accomplishing much and even negating the small achievements they have managed by busying themselves with attempts to be me or someone else. Hopefully after lawsuits complete and law enforcement decides after investigation as to what charges – if any – are appropriate, these and other like minded types will never darken the REALLY wonderful landscape of my life in the future. To be 100% blunt – I doubt they will ever REALLY go away completely as my hubby believes the book, TV, movie, articles, etc. in the next year or two that show ours to be the REALLY successful and special life will [to paraphrase him] – drive them nearly mad with envy and confusion. Not to worry – we have a REALLY great publicist and amazing attorneys and the sweet internet ninja to thwart them and tame that beast. Stay tune my darling readers – this ride is not over yet!!!

P.S. I do not think they can mimic being an artist’s muse – here you see the original me, as I was painted and sketched by a dear gal pal artist – there are other paintings, photos, poems those equally talented have written about & dedicated to me that I will share in the future. I am humbled by the love, support and compliments that so many honor me with – thank you and know that I am deeply and sincerely grateful for each who rally to my side and lift me to such heights!

Note: The #30 trademark [as of 24 September 2012] I referenced above, that hubby & I now own is POTUS Tara Edwards-Saks™  … she is the main character in my 3 minute fiction entry to NPR [last Sunday, 23 September 2012] – we trademarked the name on account of an adviser suggesting I write a novel or series about this 1st Jewish Female U.S. President, which I am giving serious consideration.

P.S.S. THIS IS A SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED TUTORIAL FOR THE LOSERS IN MICHIGAN, CHICAGO & PENNSYLVANIA WHO THINK THEY ARE CLEVER – AS SOMEONE INFORMED HUBBY & I, THEY [AGAIN] MISUNDERSTAND THE LAW – YOU CAN NOT JUST SAY SOMETHING IS TRADEMARKED IDIOTS – YOU NEED TO FILE APPLICATION & PAY HERE IN U.S., AS WELL AS EU & CANADA – AS WE HAD DONE FOR US – IF YOU WANT IT TO BE REAL. HERE IS A LINK:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/index.jsp

SEE YOU IN COURT ASAP!!!

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