This Is How We Do It – Jersey Style

Wow! I haven't had a birthday like this since I was 8 years old. Seafood on the ocean for supper. An array of fabulous gifts. A surprise floral delivery from California from a little boy who now is a man. Treated to a Kung Po luncheon. A festive cake. Serandaded 6 times in person, by…

One More Candle On The Cake

If today is your birthday …Happy birthday, Gemini! Your friendly spirit and communicative personality make it easy for you to converse with just about anyone. Usually inspired by academia, you're a smart thinker and an astute businessperson. These skills will be put to good use in the coming year as an opportunity to vastly increase…

Lucky 7

Today's the day, peeps. I started this blog 7 years ago today. Since that time, I started many others. Some of those, like The Soup and  The Garden State, were long-time features in my life and quite a few others  lasted only a week or two. But this one – this one, no matter what…

Whatsa Matta You? Gotta No Respect?

If I haven't mentioned it before, let me go on the record right now one of my favorite musical ditties is Shaddup Your Face, produced in Australia by an American singer. I know it's wrong but I cant help it  - it never gets old for me. But that was yesterday. Today I discovered the theme…

Awww …

[There are some places around the internets that are just too much of a challenge for me to leave comments. One of those places is Dyslexic Chicken. For a while, I was successful registering under different names and email addresses, but even that fails me now.] Happy news – long-time internet presence Faith of Dyslexic…

In Which Two Out of Five Senses Disagree

It finally became clear to me this morning – while I am a big fan of things that are flavored primarily with vanilla, I cannot abide things that are scented primarily with vanilla. My first choice in ice cream, icing and cake is always vanilla. My first reaction to candles, body wash and cologne that…

Come On Summer

The decorative elements of summer: Unplugged. Originally a windspinner, then an outdoor lighting fixture, now a windspinner again. Soon to be electrified once more. This whole thing looks a bit crooked, doesn't it? In person, it looks fine if you just slump to the side in your chair. Try slumping in your desk chair as…