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Bee and Thistle Redux

It’s not just a bed and breakfast, it’s a bed and BREAKFAST. I have written about the Bee and Thistle Inn before, but it bears re-visiting. On a cold and soon to be snowy Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I am ensconced in a room that is painstakingly designed to charm, and I’ve just …

Three 60-ish Chicks On A Beach Talking

Jessica: “So we’re going maybe ten miles an hour on that tiny road in the woods, and some crazy environmentalist pops out of the bushes and starts yelling at us for driving a Suburban. We try to tell him it was Hertz’s screw-up and that we are actually nice people and we’re …

#smartypants

So, I left my retainer in a cup by the kitchen sink to soak. Then I went to adjust the AC but I couldn’t remember where my glasses were. By the time I found them, I’d forgotten why I needed them. I decided to do an alternate task while waiting to recall …

The Feminist Mystique

First I read that feminist icon Gloria Steinem had celebrated her 80th birthday. Then I read that certain young female celebrities were saying in interviews that they were NOT feminists. I found the juxtaposition of these two news stories mind-bending…read more in my article The Feminist Mystique at Purple Clover…. (Also visit Lindsay duPont, …

Thou Shalt Delegate

Yesterday I saw some online clips of Pat Robertson on The 700 Club, interviewing a rabbi promoting a book. Introducing him, Robertson said, “What is it about Jewish people that makes them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars or mowing their lawns on the weekends. That’s what …

Flu-flyer’s Redux

On a recent flight to NYC, I acquired a virus as wicked as I have ever had. On the return, I made sure to revisit my personal guide to flu-free flying: 1. Should you by any chance find yourself in one of the ladies’ rooms at the United Airlines terminal, you may …

Grey-head Survey

In Los Angeles, older women who do not color their hair to conceal the grey are as rare as leprechauns. I’m not just referring to the celebrities. Take my book club for a random example. In a group of women ranging in age from forty-nine to sixty-four, everyone colors their hair. We …

This Week In Birdwatching

This week in the news there were not just one, but TWO newsworthy, bird-related D.U.I.s. One drunk perp was a guy who, when the police pursued him, abandoned his vehicle and hid in a tree. When the police approached his hiding place he called out, “I’m an owl!” It will come as …