Archive for June 2012

Thank you, Nora Ephron

I saw When Harry Met Sally five times in the theater. I was in 8th grade and I didn’t really understand why she’ll have what she’s having but I knew I wanted to live and date in NYC. And, I did.  And, that’s where I met my husband, who like you is Jewish and who... Read more »

What's your Serenity Now?

I live blocks from the beach. And, I’ve been to the beach a total of – let me calculate this – 3x.  Yes, three times in three years.  I’m no math whiz but that equals … not a lot. Since starting this blog two years ago, I’ve been trying to live by a mantra that... Read more »

Today, I am grateful the world is not complete crap

This week ~ Some A-hole mugged a 90 year old woman. But, a complete stranger helped her chase him down and throw his A-hole A in jail. Yay. As a Dallas Cowboys fan (shut up), I’ve called former Giant/soon to be 49er Brandon Jacobs a few names in my day. But, when a 5 year... Read more »
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Today is National Martini Day

I just learned this! June 19th is now my new high holy day. In the spirit of Stop and Blog the Roses, today I am grateful for the many ways I can have it my way ~ and I’m not talking about burgers ~ - apple - pear - mango - lychee - pomegranate -... Read more »

Look, Dad! No room for a beverage cart!

Happy Father’s Day to all the padres near and far! And, especially to my dad! Of course, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives ~ My father has a thing about small planes. Example #1 My mother:  This couple that [so and so] knows never traveled together as a family.  The mother would fly... Read more »

My Kind of Artist

Lori Portka thought she would have a long career working in a school and a lasting marriage, too. Neither came true. She got divorced and, in my favorite line from her bio, “I have degrees in education and counseling and I am so grateful that I am not working in those fields.  Art feels like... Read more »
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My mother is proof that anyone can be converted to an animal lover. ANYONE.

Before Oscar ~ - She never had a pet. - We – my brother and I – had birds, a turtle and a goldfish.  We loved them.  She seemed indifferent. - Whenever we visited anyone’s house with an excited dog, she’d always cower and say ‘Nice, doggy.’ Enter the Kelly’s, a cat named Mystery (aka... Read more »