Every Day Should Be Champagne Friday

Because bubbles are more fun.

Somyr Perry

Somyr Perry
San Diego, California,
March 28
I love champagne. Well, I love alcohol, in general. Especially when I'm having a bad hair day.


MAY 21, 2012 5:25PM

Eating rented food

Rented food

Every single person out there is a closet rented food eater, and you won’t convince me otherwise.

I’m sitting at my desk freaking out because I ate

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MAY 19, 2012 9:43PM

iPad Lameness

So I'm trying to get back into blogging. At the same time, I heart my iPad. But along with the brilliant decision by the Apple people to disallow Flash, apparently I can't upload photos (or anything else) to OS from my iPad.

It's not easy to come up with interesting things… Read full post »

MAY 17, 2012 6:30PM

My Fave Things Thursday

Since it’s not that great of a day, I want to turn my frown upside down. So I’m going to think about all the things about this day that deserve an awesomeness award.

     1. Champagne. I brought a bottle to work today because my employee completed her/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2010 4:40PM

GQ's Cover Controversy

Let’s talk about covers. I’ haven’t blogged about the magazine industry in a while and a recent firestorm of controversy has erupted around the November cover of GQ Magazine.






TMZ reported yesterday, that the Parent’s Television Council, aRead full post »

You may read this announcement in its entirety here.

Finalists for the 2010 Online Journalism Awards, many pushing the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution, were announced today by the Online News Association and its partner, the School of Communication at t… Read full post »

1. Electric toothbrush holders or chargers. How does all that nasty yellow-white crusty stuff get there? I swear I rinse my toothbrush after every use!

2. The detergent and fabric softener dispensers in the washing machine. Whether you use powder or liquid detergent it always glops up on the rim and… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 4:14PM

On this day in 2001

On this day in 2001 an overseas phone call awoke me early in the morning. It was a friend who was living in London and she was panicking because she couldn't get through to her boyfriend, who lived in NYC.

Why, what happened, I asked? 

I'm not exactly sure, she said,… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2010 9:17PM

Garden Gems

Trumpet flower
Angel trumpet flower
Tiger paw begonia
 Night-blooming jasmine
 Mystery flower. Not sure what it is.

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JULY 10, 2010 7:27PM

Somyr-Time Shrimp

After living with a professional chef for a number of years, one who comes from humble cooking roots can begin to get a little big for her britches. I realized my developing culinary snobbery when my parents were over for a visit and shrimp was on the evening's menu.  

I'll cook theRead full post »

JUNE 27, 2010 6:47PM

Lamenting the Death of My Vacuum

It's a sad day for domesticity; my Dirt Devil Canister vacuum died.

It was the best vacuum I ever had.

 I've had a few upright vacuums in my life, too, but there's something different about my canister vac. Something special that I've lost ... like the end of my young womanhood.Read full post »


Marwood Brut

Happy Champangne Friday! Today’s, champagne is an affordable bubbly from Italy. Priced between $10 and $15 a bottle it’s a nice bring-along to a dinner party. I acquired it from a family friend who doesn’t drink and had a stash of various wines on he/Read full post »


1. Because they always arrive happily asleep from the long car ride until they wake up to 10 million people standing around the buggy staring at them making them uncharacteristically cranky.

2. Because when they become suddenly cranky and begin to cry, your breasts quickRead full post »

JUNE 9, 2010 10:44PM

Homemade Ricotta Cheese




 2 quarts whole milk

¼ cup lemon juice

Kosher salt to your taste 

Heat the milk and lemon juice to 200 degrees (just before boiling). Remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 6 hours away from heat. Spoon curds into cheese cloth, tie a knot and slipRead full post »

The principal of my daughter's school asked if I would deliver a speach speech to our church congregation about the benfits of Catholic school and why I chose St. Francis. I haven't done any public speaking in a LONG time, and I don't even think I've ever written a speach speech… Read full post »

Happy Champagne Friday!

Now, I'm not a champagne expert. So when I describe a champagne, I'll do so with the palate of an amateur and write in the words of a layman.

Henriot Souverain Brut

Today, I open a particularly special champagne from France. This Henriot Souverain Brut was aRead full post »

MAY 27, 2010 6:48PM

The Training Wheels Are Off

I'm officially a mother of two. For the last two weeks I had a slew of family around to help with the laundry, the dishes, the dusting, baths for The Girl, and all the other tasks of daily life. I've been fortunate to be left to focus on my newborn.

Yesterday… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2010 6:48PM

The Training Wheels Are Off

I'm officially a mother of two. For the last two weeks I had a slew of family around to help with the laundry, the dishes, the dusting, baths for The Girl, and all the other tasks of daily life. I've been fortunate to be left to focus on my newborn.

Yesterday… Read full post »

JANUARY 29, 2010 3:18PM

Ten Reasons Why I Love My iPhone


Reason 1: It's shiney. Even in it's clear plastic casing, it's smooth and sleek and just a tad blingy. I just finished polishing; it looks like a million bucks.

Reason 2: It weighs enough that I feel like I'm holding a quality item. I've always been skeptical of electronics… Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2010 3:37PM

The Pig Is On Prozac, Finally



and How I Used to Feel Bad About Drugging My Dog, but Don't Any More


Her given name is Roxy, but we call her The Pig. She is my 10-year-old red-nosed pitbull. I've owned The Pig since she was 3 months old. My boyfriend came home… Read full post »

The surest way to screw up your child for life is to name them the wrong name. Choosing a name for a baby-to-be is tough, it's stressful, and it’s akin to serious writer's block. If you go with a "family name," like Norbert, or Herbert, or even just Bert, you risk… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2009 6:00PM

Family traditions

Champagne Friday is a tradition in my family that began with my parents who originally intended it to be a date night; a night to reconnect after a long week of disconnect and toast a glass of champagne to each other.

It has since evolved into a grander celebration of family and… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2009 5:55PM

One year later and a new direction

Yesterday was my one year anniversary of blogging on OS. I've been absent my blog for some time, mostly because of uninspiration. So I'm reinventing my blog; the name is the same "Everyday Shoud Be Champagne Friday," but it never really fit with the general topic of my writings, which were… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 5:15PM

Best Magazine Covers 2009

The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced the winners of its 2009 Best Magazine Covers of the Year, a contest whose winners were actually voted on by consumers, instead of memebers of the ASME, for the first time. Voting took place through online polls on Amazon.com and consumers chose t… Read full post »




After all the posts I've written about the Death of Print, and magazine after magazine folding, I can't tell you how excited I was when a fellow editor threw down a newly launched regional niche magazine called Nug.

Now, he was mocking the magazine ... a little ...… Read full post »




On Monday, Reader's Digest Assn. announced an agreement with its lenders to reduce the media corporation's debt from $2.2 billion to $550 million.

In November, I wrote about rumors that Reader's Digest was tackling a branding problem and considering changing its name. But the co… Read full post »