A Belly-Busting Addiction

Boy, Oh Boichik Bagels

My pandemic addition

Here in the Bay Area, sitting out the pandemic, I developed a belly-busting addiction.

It’s surprising it’s taken so long. Read more

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Bad Behavior Met with Sweet Forgiveness

In Praise of Handsome Hubby on his Birthday

My bad behavior is reward with sweet forgiveness

Sometimes, not often, bad behavior is rewarded with sweetness. This is my story of a lost ring, a lie, and one such sweet reward. Read more

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Trigger Phrases You Shouldn’t Say to Cats or Kin

Meow Meow No No's

Trigger phrases you shouldn't say to cats or kin

I’m no cat lover. They cause me to sneeze and wheeze. Still, when I saw “5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Cats,” I was intrigued. Who knew cats were so attuned to language! I thought “If cats react to trigger phrases, isn’t it true that family members do too?” So, non-feline lover me read the article, seeking guidance about how to deal with the non-felines in my life. And now, as a result, I’m amending that original cat-icle to include additional Trigger Phrases You Shouldn’t Say to Kitties, Kids, or Kin. Read more

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Post-Vaccination Etiquette Tips

Do's and Don'ts

Post-vaccination etiquette

The New Yorker recently ran a truly hilarious piece on post-vaccination etiquette tips. But it didn’t cover everything we need to know and so, in the spirit of these challenging changing times, I offer a few “modest” additions. Read more

Scams We Can Use?

There Ought to be a Law! Oh, Wait. There is

scams we can use?

They say cheaters never prosper. But sometimes their actions give cause to pause simply for their sheer audacity. Such was the case this week when in rapid order — one, then two — I read of scams so ridiculous, they took my breath away. One has birthday gift-getting implications, and since my b-day is around the corner, I confess it’s giving me unwholesome food for thought. Hence I wonder – are there scams we can use? Read more

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A Whine about Wine

I Still Scream for Ice Cream

whine about wine

I hate to whine and be ungrateful, but I cannot help myself. A dear colleague of my husband just sent him a case of wine as a thank you gift. And I’m asking, why couldn’t he have sent a case of ice cream? So, yes, this blog is a whine about wine.

When did America fall in love with wine? Read more