...In a Place Like This?
- Hengelo, the Netherlands
- October 16
- Only the best
- Earthbound goddess.
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December 13, 2013 04:46PM
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December 09, 2013 10:41AM
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- “PW-- it was from last
year. I haven't been back here
December 31, 2014 04:06PM
- “I'll bet he makes a mean
the Tiki be upon you and best
December 31, 2014 03:41PM
- “Oh dear, Jmac. The only
thing you can say is that
only get better.
December 31, 2014 03:39PM
Being a mom is
going to be such an adventure,
March 28, 2014 03:14AM
- “Condolences, Alysa. Your
eloquence is a fine tribute to
February 11, 2014 04:54AM
- My Links
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We've had a bit of bother lately. Things came to a head last week when my husband of 25 years was portrayed as a sinister corporate mastermind and I as his “girlfriend” in the national gutter press.
Our friends' enquiring minds hit the ground running and we were inundated wit… Read full post »
The OS Friday Nite Dance Party II: Ladies Night
No Pussy Riot, I'm afraid. They're awful. No Celine Dion either. No Babs, no Adele (although I love her music), and nothing from the current TOP 40 on either side of the pond (dismal stuff). So ladies, grab your partner of… Read full post »
I used to believe that my family had achieved a certain level of status and gentility: we live in a neighborhood known as “the Gold Coast”, the boys excel at school and sport, FOTI is a member of the golf club, our names may occasionally appear in the local paper,… Read full post »
You either love it or you hate it. I happen to love it.
The Urban Dictionary listed the following top 3 definitions for patchouli:
patchouli… Read full post »
This debut collection contains what it says on the front cover: “Poems on Love, Loss, Poverty and War”. What the cover doesn't reveal is the many voices within its pages. By turns the voice is that of the hard-boiled social observer, political commentator, historia… Read full post »
So I now know what 8 am. looks like on a Saturday morning. I'd forgotten because I usually don't surface much before 9:30 but today I'm embracing my inner hippie and after a healthy breakfast of Turkish yogurt and honey and Detox tea, I'm heading off to… Read full post »
Joe College wrote this little piece on the way home last night---
I headed home this weekend and was confronted with the usual delays and re-routing you get with the NS (Dutch Railway) but it wasn't so bad this time!
At Amersfoort, which is almost midway,… Read full post »
When the World Traveler and I were 16, we used to tool all around Bucks County and the Jersey shore in his '63 Dodge Dart with his baby sister. Many people thought she was ours. Including the woman at Phil's soda fountain who told me “What a cute… Read full post »
Ray Reilly, hipster extraordinare, gorgeous large guy with a beeeeyoutiful Irish tenor, much older than me, advised, "If you decide to go out there, don't go out alone. I've got a good source for exotics, lemme know and I 'll be your guide."
But back then I didn't have… Read full post »
Too good not to share...
I was on the phone with Celtic Sif last night. She'd just returned from a city trip with son Thor, to St. Petersburg (in Russia) and waxed lyrical about the Hermitage. “The artwork was breathtaking,” she said, “but the windows! I wanted to cry...” My enqui/… Read full post »
The past few days I've been in some kind of a funk. I can't concentrate, I'm tired all the time and when I'm not sleeping, it feels as though I'm walking through a waist-high stream of molasses wearing snowshoes.
Saturday night my right ear started to hurt. By the middle of… Read full post »
Joe College burst into song reading this over my shoulder. There are worse ways to start your morning than watching the early duffers on the golf course from the shade of the lanai, drinking coffee with your son singing show tunes in the background.
It… Read full post »
Did you know that July 6th was International Kissing Day?
Neither did I, and believe me, I am pro-kiss. Well not to the extent that I kiss everybody as a greeting, that just creeps me out. You're either on the kiss list or the non-kiss list but more on that later.… Read full post »
Joe College (formerly known as Imp 1) has found living quarters for the fall semester!
Our university-bound mad-scientist will have a place to stay on the other side of the country when school starts in late August. Unlike US colleges and universities, on-site dorms are no… Read full post »
I love kitchen equipment. Having the proper, handy tool to get the job done makes cooking a breeze.
These are a few of my favorites:
Mortar and Pestle
I use this to grind and mix spices for curries, to get salt to the required consistency,… Read full post »
Con's excellent post and Jink's reply made me think of these clips.
First an old one from Lenny.
Lenny Henry is one of my favorite comedians, a fine actor and a humanitarian. Check him out.
I haven't written diddly for a while. Its making me nervous. Who am I kidding? Ok., more nervous. The past few days it feels like any loud noise might make me jump out of my own skin. Then I'd be walking around like one of those adorable little Ahlberg skeletons,… Read full post »
Poor woman's latest got me thinking about men: how they fascinate me, how they drive me bonkers and what it is exactly that I love about them.
I'm a woman of “a certain age”, long and for the most part happily married, but honestly, when you stop looking… Read full post »
For Laurens and his family...
Come when the wisteria blooms,
when the afternoon rises, stretches and lays down again
like a contented dog in the sun,
stirring only to change position once more
or scratch behind an ear.
We will drink lemonade in tall glasses,
colored pink with the… Read full post »
The Prince of Darkness
The Prince of Darkness has taken to phoning me on an almost daily basis to apprise me of the situation re: Amenhotep. The pharoah has informed our cousin, Chuddy that he has 6 months to live. The Prince of Darkness has been on… Read full post »