There is an old acting class exercise where a student is waiting for the bus and is supposed to take on attributes of various people “you’re 15 and you just got your first real kiss, you’re an old lady on the way to chemotherapy, you’re a kid who has to pee…” and at some point […]Read more "Die Trying: Personal Training at 50."
Anthony Bourdain hung himself; unbelievably believable. I did not know the man, only watched his shows and bought his books (and never read them). He was enchanting if for nothing than his refreshing honesty. Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I’m a crank. But the word “royals” just …will never go down easy. Only person I […]Read more "Oh, Tony! We Hardley Knew Ye."
I don’t know who Paul Thompson is but he has written what sounds like an awesome book, Aim Low: A Story About Lowered Expectations. I may read it, or listen to it or whatever I have to do to consume this material. I’m still slogging through the end of Vulgar Favors—the rest of the book […]Read more "Lowered Expectations"
As a former hot girl let me tell you that being fat does have it’s good points. I’m keeping this in mind as I look over the results of my latest Lipid profile blood test: This isn’t good. Nor is it normal for me. Two years ago, I pinched a nerve in my neck and […]Read more "What will Kill me First? Fat or Fat?"
After two months, I’m stalled. 20 lbs lost then–blammo! nuttin. Stupid diet. Stupid 50 year old metabolism. Of course, I’m an idiot. I haven’t discussed this with my doctor, I have only done minimal internet research on this diet and I’m not measuring or weighing my food. I only go to the gym once a […]Read more "Yeah, I’m on the Keto diet. So What?"
My autistic daughter turned daughter-with-autism turned back to autistic daughter will be 24 this year. She lives in her own apartment that is monitored by staff 24 hours a day. She does get out and about but she should be at some sort of structured workshop everyday. But she has been unable to find a […]Read more "Autism Acceptance Month"
You do not need to own a gun to be an American. I know that it seems like real Americans kill things all the time, get really pissed off about paying taxes and gay illegals taking all of our jobs but most Americans I know aren’t shooting people (even the Americans I know who believe […]Read more "See ya there, kids."
Wealthy, Jewish, Clevelander, dyslexic, Democrat are all things that I normally like in succession especially to describe an actual person, replace anyone of those attributes with something else and I have questions. Gary Cohn, Director of the US National Economic Council should be, based on the above mentioned qualifiers, a good guy. But somewhere along […]Read more "Gary Cohn, You’re Bumming Me Out."
I turned 50 last week. I wanted to equally forget about the milestone and commemorate it appropriately so I assembled a small army of 6 other women and went to New Orleans. I figured that this city had enough distractions for an aging lady and I needed a place where I could bring a drink […]Read more "The Old Bag in The Big Sleazy"
This is not a drill, people. Tonight I went out and bought light up balloons and extra strong base makeup and made last minute reservations for my birthday trip. I’ve rented an apartment on Frenchman St in New Orleans and I am finally visiting the city that 20 year old me was sure would be […]Read more "So I’m About to Turn 50"