- New Jersey, USA
- September 26
- I have a new blog: www.suburbanhobo.com
Grew up in Jackson Heights, New York, but now live in Jersey. Married and the proud owner (servant?) of 4 cats, including a little blind guy named Quincy.
Jobs have included: English teacher in U.S. and abroad, cabaret performer and member of a NYC sketch comedy troupe; now a legal secretary and freelance writer.
Other jobs: canvasser for NYPIRG/cannery worker in Naknek, Alaska (a fisherman told me it was "the ugliest part of Alaska")/dog kennel cleaner/member of the swine and poultry crew on a California farm.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Dispatchers
September 26, 2014 04:01PM
- How Did We Get Here?
September 05, 2014 02:37PM
- Panic Button
December 04, 2013 11:41AM
November 11, 2013 05:14PM
- Friday Afternoon (Ode to
April 05, 2013 04:06PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “So great to see you,
Alysa, and meet the boyfriend
Julien--what a darling
October 05, 2014 05:45PM
- “What a cutie pie! Happy
October 02, 2014 03:20PM
- “That's one of my
favorite songs. She's an
October 02, 2014 03:01PM
- “Good title and yes, how
true, Linda. I am guilty of
too. In my job I
October 02, 2014 02:58PM
- “Sounds fun! One of my
faves is "Motel Hell."”
September 26, 2014 05:01PM
Erica K's Links
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Let me admit right up front that I’m a sucker for the Bee Gees. They grew in popularity during my preteen and high school years and the first album of theirs I bought was Children of the World, released in September 1976. Who can blame a 15-year-old for going ga-ga at/… Read full post »
It's tax day, everyone. Have you paid your debts to Uncle Sam?
Whether yes or no, let us take a moment to honor the Ides of April. It is 81 degrees in the Garden State, T-shirt weather. Tomorrow we're expecting 89. If only I could go to the beach in lieu… Read full post »
I spoke with a relative this morning; let’s call him “Bob.” We had not spoken since last year, I think. He asked how my Mom was doing. I could have sworn I’d told him that she had Alzheimer’s or at least dementia, but what the heck, he said he didn&rsqu/… Read full post »
A friend of mine posted a clip from the documentary, Alive Inside, on her facebook page today, so I do not take credit for this post. We belong to the same caregivers support group at the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The documentary shows the transformation that occu… Read full post »
This is what Easter 2012 felt like to me:
“In olden days a glimpse
was looked on as something shocking,
But now God knows, anything goes . . .”
“Secret agent man
Secret agent man
They've given you a number,
and taken away your name.”
Last week I went to Saint Agnes Church… Read full post »
I was so charmed by Stathi’s post about his town in Greece, that I decided to respond with my own story. Although my husband and I have been living in New Jersey since 2006, I am a native New Yorker, and am a New Yorker at heart. I was born in/… Read full post »
First of all, I want to thank V. Corso and Stathi Stathi for this wonderful open call. There are so many songs I love, so many I heard my mother sing in her beautiful trained mezzo soprano voice as a child, but the first song that comes to mind when anyone… Read full post »
Remember when teen pregnancy was a problem, not a reality TV show
Remember when “shit” was a bad word (Catholic School)
Remember when hanging out on the stoop and playing stick ball was cool
Remember walking to the Queens Center Mall and LaGuardia Airport for fun/…
When nothing else makes sense, listen to Tom Waits. That’s what I do. He makes me laugh; he makes me cry. His voice growls like sandpaper across jagged glass, but I don’t care. He can act; he can sing. He played the best Renfield ever on screen (Bram Stoker&r/… Read full post »
Quincy and I are mad as hell, and Quincy never gets mad.
Trayvon did not deserve to die--
A boy in a hoodie with a bag of skittles
Zimmerman cried “self defense”
But what bodily harm did he fear?
A boy with candy
provoked such terror?
Was Zimmerman paranoid… Read full post »
Photo credit, The Inquisitr
As if things couldn’t get any worse for John Edwards, a call girl working for the “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina told investigators she was paid to have sex with the former senator when he was fundraising in New York during hi… Read full post »
“You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.”
It’s The Stepford Wives all over again. Silly me, I thought it was 2012. On March 14, during a discussion of the mandatory ultrasound bill, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) said that that the measure does not go too far. His advice to women: “You just have to/… Read full post »
God bless ‘im, good ole Mitt is learning to say “y’all” and admits to liking grits. In addition to his learning to talk and eat southern, he has a new unofficial “running mate” in the guise of comedian Jeff (“You Might Be a Redneck”) Foxworthy.&nb… Read full post »
“Every day takes figuring out all over again how to fucking
Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert) in Deadwood
On Monday, I called Mom and she told me she had “lost” another bar of Yardley English Lavendar soap.&n… Read full post »
Father ("Foxy") Morris
Last night’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured a short clip of Fox News analyst, Father Jonathan Morris, piping in on the contraception “controversy.” In his Valley Girlish voice he pronounced, “. . . the/… Read full post »
“Jane, you ignorant slut."
Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin on SNL
In a recent email exchange, my friend fernsy confirmed that neither of us were bitches or bores. This, she responded, after my fear that I might have bored her… Read full post »
I arrived at the nursing home last night at 7:00 and Mom was already in bed watching the news on Channel 13. She was okay. I brought her a bag of Pepperidge Farm chocolate chip cookies, and she took a few sips of the coffee I bought at the corner gas/… Read full post »
4:30 p.m. EST. I just got off the phone with my Mom and she sounded terrified, panic-stricken. I asked her what was wrong as she said, “I’m so confused.” She was breathing heavily into the phone and muttering the sibilant “jesu’s” over and over, w/… Read full post »
An article in The New York Times yesterday entitled “Life, With Dementia” by Pam Belluck, discussed the underreported phenomenon of dementia in the prison population.
According to Ms. Belluck, “In 2010, 9,560 people 55 and older were sentenced, more than twice as many in 199… Read full post »
“Who could it be? Could it be . . . Satan?”
Dana Carvey as the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live
On Monday night I was flying JetBlue from NYC to Los Angeles to visit my Dad. I tried to read and sleep on the 6-plus hour trip,… Read full post »
"Will someone please tell me what's going on, or have we all stepped through the looking glass?"
Maggie Smith as Violet, Downton Abbey
I'm sure you die-hard Downton Abbey fans were eagerly anticipating the final episode of season two, the… Read full post »