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New cover! New title! New Year!
Okay, it's 2014 and time for renewal. So I'm told. I did make a resolution on New Year's Eve to go on a diet, but broke it on January 2nd, so there's not going to be a whole lot of self-improvement going on here until, like, after Mardi Gras. When it's Lent. Actually, I don't  Read More 
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Happy Mardi Bowl! Happy Super Gras!

I'm a new person this time of year, hallelujah!

Reborn! Metamorphosed from Christmastime Grumpy-Old-Saleslady into Happy Carnival Butterfly--Can I get a witness? That's what an approaching Mardi Gras can do for you. --That, plus spectacular weather.

It's a Sunday morning with the temperature in the 70's, I'm in my back yard surrounded by buzzing  Read More 
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It's 2012. Eat Dessert First.

Okay, is there anyone out there who hasn't heard about the Mayan Calendar prediction?

Didn't think so.

But I recently read that an actual date is mentioned for the end of the world--December 21, 2012--so maybe that gives us a little more time than I once thought. Almost a year. Mexico, home of the Mayans, has plans to lure vacationers and celebrants for a year-long party, never mind all the drug murders that are plaguing the place. Because it's the End of The Fucking World, get a little perspective on it, okay?

Well, I won't be able to visit Mexico but figure I can enjoy  Read More 
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mardi gras

It's not here yet, thank God, but it's coming up fast. And all I can think about is the laundry and vacuuming I haven't done.

College kids on spring break are already arriving seven to a subcompact with Illinois or Pennsylvania license plates, stopping just off the exit ramps to get out and stretch and gawk: We made it! This is really New Or-LEENZ! We're REALLY HERE! (Quick, get a cellphone picture of Staci and me in front of this palm tree!)  Read More 
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