I never thought I’d be saying this, but NPR and I are getting a divorce. And it’s all because of vocal fry. For those of you Dear Readers who are not familiar with this monstrously annoying affectation in the speech pattern of American youth, this short viddie will explain (guess who just figured out how […]
Since I only bake one cake a year I insist on making it the time-honored olde-fashioned way, same way my ancestors did back in the Olde Country, when we lived in harmony with nature down on the Olde Estate, down the road from the 7-11 just off Pennsylvania Turnpike exit 8. Here’s how I do it:
Here it is, your 2015 Champagne-O-Meter!
Yeah, I know; you expected a bang and all you got was this whimper. And the total re-design of my blog isn’t ready, either. Sorry, but we have to put up with sans-serif font for just a little while longer.
Luckily, after a week of 20 degree weather here on the shores […]
Dear Readers, it’s Tuesday, a day of the week that is worth celebrating. Because if you are like me and see no reason to celebrate End-of-Weekend Sunday or Back-To-The-Grind Monday, then you know how very ready you are to praise the Wine Gods by Tuesday.
Dang. I forgot to put the bubbly in the fridge last […]
If it’s January 17, it must be left-over birthday cake:
As you Dear Readers may know, every January 16 I make a blue cake, which I wrote about last year in the post called
Blue in a Good Way:
This is my winning entry in the Ugly Cake Contest of 2013.
And I wrote about in […]
It is December, 1966. I am ten years old and in sixth grade at North Willow Grove Elementary School. In a parallel universe there is a girl my age with perfect hair walking to school with her little sister:
In this parallel universe this girl’s name is Elizabeth Terry (although it appears that we use the […]
Date night, July, Manhattan:
Last Friday evening Top Cat swept me off to the Big City.
Fun Time Wedding Shower Takes to the Streets: The Bachelorette-of-Honor posing with New York’s Finest.
It was a beautiful time of day to be in the East Village.
I remember when I had a boyfriend who in the East Village it was […]
My June travels included a trip to Brooklyn, to the Museum of Art in that fair borough. Imagine my surprise when a tour bus pulled up to the entrance…Brooklyn? A tourist attraction? I’m so 1980s in my thinking, when I kew Brooklyn as an outer borough, home to the dreaded bridge and tunnel crowd. Now […]
So, here I am in Giverny. I can give you some quick peeks at what I’m up to here before I return you to the blog post I pre-loaded before I left the USA (I knew that blogging from The Road would be more technologically spiffy than I could handle).
So far, I know that […]
Some days, nothing works out the way you planed. But……if at first you don’t succeed, or if at second, third, and fourth you don’t succeed (see above) then pour yourself a nice big gin and tonic and sit around listening to sad songs (I prefer old Motown, the Temptations Since I Lost My Baby and […]