Archive for November 2011

Adventures in Air Travel: Sitting next to a talker

Last week, on our flight back from Arizona to Chicago, I sat next to … we’ll call him Chatty Charlie. I won’t use his real name even though I know it.  In fact, I feel like I know EVERYTHING about him. Where he was stationed in the army, how long he’s been married, his four... Read more »

How Nordstrom Saved Thanksgiving

Once upon a time (a couple of days ago) my friend posted a picture on her Facebook wall of a sign apparently outside of Nordstrom last year that said something to the effect of “We’re not going to deck our halls until it’s actually Christmas time. Happy Thanksgiving!” (not their exact words) and everyone at... Read more »

The Duggars: 20th Kid on the Way! What do you think?

Thumbs down. Don’t get me wrong ~ I hope baby #20 is happy, healthy and beautiful like all of their kids – as my grandmother would say, G0d bless ‘em – but … 1. Aren’t there enough people in the world? If Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 20 kids each have 20 kids, that’s 400... Read more »

You can't pick your family ...

If you’re ever out in NYC with your younger cousin visiting from NJ and you go from bar to bar to bar … to bar to bar and you end up at a karaoke place and decide you want chicken fingers and you order them but then you realize you need to go home because you’re, ahem,... Read more »