“That Is A Dilutional Construct”

The title of this post has nothing to do with the content except for the root word dilute.  Somebody said that to me in an argument once and I never gotten over it to this day. I'm sitting here sipping on a tall cool Alba Chocolate Dairy Shake. Which if you know me at all…

Toothsome Tuesday

Offered for your consideration: the cosmetic dental work of a wise latina woman. Then: Now:    Quite a set of choppers there, eh? My late uncle used to refer to that look as "Hollywood Teeth". No conclusions here. I'm just saying it's something I noticed. The same way I noticed her accumulation of stained dental…

Oh Honey, I’ve Been Waiting My Whole Life

A short article on Neat-o-rama today listed some misspelled search terms including one for "swan flu". One assumes that is a typo and the searcher was really looking for swine flu references. But what if it wasn't a mistake? Is there such a  thing as the swan flu? Because if there is, I want to…

Real Jersey Girl

I know I keep writing that I’m very busy but I don’t like to get too specific about what I’m actually busy with, which is obsessively tracking down information about Real Housewives of New Jersey. and sometimes Jon & Kate Plus 8, but mostly RH. I know I haven’t been rehashing each episode like I…

Budd and Alice

I was thinking about Budd Zzzyp today. If you lived in Manhattan in the 70s, you’ve thought about him, too. His was the next-to-last name in the white pages. The last name on that page was something unreal and  unpronounceable, made entirely of Zs and Ys. Budd Zzyzp was if not exactly an acquaintance at…

Teh Suck

Central Jersey weather update: it wasn’t sunny today but at least it was dry. I went out on the deck at about 6:00 and as soon as the atmosphere saw me out there, it sent a big dark cloud my way. A very few scattered drops fell here and there so I maintained my deck…