Posts in category "Wellness"

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 »

Today, I am a woman of a certain age

And, I’m reminded of my birthday five years ago and am writing a letter to my younger self. Dear Self on 10/3/05, Chill out. You will be grateful you didn’t marry that guy. You will meet The One. You will not be at that job forever. Your true friends will always be your friends. The... Read more »

About my brother

1/ When I was 3 years old and he was 9, I hit my head on the coffee table and had to get stitches. He told our Grandma Fernicola that he wished it were him.2/ He is an amazing cook.3/ He likes the name Jennifer.  He actually named me.  And – in the way real... Read more »

An open letter to Lindsay Lohan: Something to consider while you're in the clink

Dear Lindsay Lohan: I don’t know you personally.  I don’t know a thing about addiction.  I don’t know what it’s like to be famous or live in Hollywood. But, here is what I do know, based purely on observation.And, considering that you seem to be racking up the legal fees, you might want to take some free... Read more »

I just put grapes in the freezer

And, I wasn’t trying to make frozen grapes to snack on later. And, I forgot my cell phone charger today. And, yesterday, I tried to use my MTA card instead of my CTA card.  There’s money on this card. I just added money the other day! WTF! Oh, this is my MTA card. And, this... Read more »

Are you a secret gum snapper?

When I snap my gum, H says I remind him of an old secretary with a beehive named Roz.  But, I can’t help myself. It’s just so enjoyable.  All gum snappers know the satisfaction of a pop.  You want to do it again and again.  It’s meditative.  And, we’re not hurting anyone.  We chew sugar... Read more »

100 days of roses

Day 100 ~ A review in haiku (sort of) I’ve been hungover in churchand practically suffocated on the bus We met Mike Ditkaand saw the Stanley Cup Two of my best friends got marriedAnd my other best friend came to visit I’ve overheard some funny stuffand some stuff that made me livid H had a... Read more »

What's next? I'm going to cover my couch in plastic?

Ways in which I’ve become an old lady ~ 1/ I thought the music was too loud at the restaurant last night. 2/ After dinner, I wanted to go to Barnes & Noble, instead of a bar  (And, we did. And, I bought a Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. Kidding! I bought an InStyle magazine). 3/... Read more »

Planes, Trains and Port Authority

Three things were keeping me from my favorite foot model (his name is Vinny; he’s four months old; and he has the most delicious piggies in North America, possibly the world).  They were: 1/ The fact that it’s been awhile since I took the bus from NYC to New Jersey and I couldn’t remember my... Read more »

Happy Thurszzzzz

That’s how I feel right now.  I couldn’t fall asleep last night and I had to wake up at 5AM. Today, I am grateful for ~ 1/ Coffee 2/ Especially that first sip in the morning.  Ahhhh…. 3/ And, particularly my dear, hardworking friend Caffeine (Don’t call her Caffy for short. She doesn’t like it.) Follow... Read more »