Thursday Thought Food: Ingrid Bergman

Posted Jun 30 2011

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. Today’s post is dedicated to my sister, Carla, who celebrates two momentous occasions today: her 66th birthday AND her final day in the world of work. She’s a mom, a grandma of five (with a pair of twin grandkids on the way), a […]

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On Spontaneity

Posted Jun 27 2011

One morning after pre-school, as a surprise, my daughter drove my 4-year-old grandson to the gym for open play-time. But when she went to get him out of his car-seat, instead of bopping into the gym for some happy tumbling around on the mats, he burst into tears. “What’s wrong, Phinn?” she said, totally caught […]

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Old Joke #46

Posted Jun 20 2011

This one came from Chef E, over at TMI: A Texas trooper pulls over a Texan for a weapons check because of multiple NRA bumper stickers on his pickup. As the officer approaches the vehicle, the man behind the wheel hands the officer his driver’s license, insurance card and concealed carry permit. The officer takes […]

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5 Things I Hate about Facebook

Posted Jun 18 2011

1) The way the page reformats itself, so that the words you’re reading suddenly whisk themselves off the page and you have to go searching for them. 2) The way the security rules change without warning whenever Mark Zuckerberg or his minions get a wild hair AND the way they default the new settings to […]

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Much Ado about Weiners

Posted Jun 11 2011

The whole Anthony Weiner drama over the past few weeks brought up some interesting recollections for me. Once, at a bar in Minnesota, a biker who (reportedly) had his guy-stuff pierced in various fascinating ways, with little gold chains running hither, thither and yon, offered to display said jewelry (or would that be jewels?) to […]

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Fiction Friday: I Finished It!

Posted Jun 9 2011

On Tuesday evening I turned my novel over to my writing group for review. This is the fifth novel I’ve attempted, the third to make it to completion. It’s far better than anything I’ve written before and represents the culmination of:1) Three college writing classes2) Fourteen writers’ workshop, ranging from ones lasting a single afternoon […]

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The Pam Syndrome

Posted Jun 7 2011

Back in the Bad Old Days, before Old Dog began doing the grocery shopping, we used to have a problem I called the Pam Syndrome. Every Saturday morning would find us in the Baking Needs aisle, having this conversation: Old Dog: Are we out of cooking spray? Me: I think so. Old Dog: It’s not […]

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Old Joke #44

Posted Jun 2 2011

A man and his wife are sitting around the breakfast table one lazy Sunday morning. Says the man, “If I were to die suddenly, I want you to immediately sell all my stuff.” “Now why would you want me to do something like that?” she asks. “I figure that you would eventually remarry and I […]

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