Archive for June 2011

Selena Gomez, role model

  Selena Gomez made an appearance at our local mall, Orland Square, setting off a frenzied episode of Selena-mania. My ears have yet to recover.   Disney Channel’s latest ingénue is crisscrossing the country on a promotional trip to tout her new movie, Monte Carlo. Much has changed for the once scrub faced youngster who... Read more »

Back Fat, Dress Fairies, and the Woes of Procrastination

  The 2011 vacation: T minus 24 hours.   We’re mixing this family vacay with a very special celebration–my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Sun, sand, and renewal of vows. It’s been in the planning for over a year. I stress this again, since it sets the stage for my story, and the woes of my... Read more »

MANGO! ice cream at SweetZ

    Have you ever had ice cream so good you had to lick real S*L*O*W, just to make it last a little longer? Or at least wished you had ordered a bigger cone’s worth?   My family and I had our first official ice cream outing of the summer tonight. It’s our habit to... Read more »

End of School Picnics: Arena for Mommy Wars

The close of the school years brings an endless parade of picnic celebrations–a much anticipated tradition enjoyed by children throughout the nation. Alas, the end of the school year also opens an arena in which moms can flex their party coordinating muscles. It’s time for the Picnic Planning Mommy Wars! What can you do with... Read more »