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Feeling This Moment

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Oh yeah. You get it.

Two Funny Brains and the Double Chins

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Our Two Funny Brains wrote and produced a web series sitcom we’re pitching called BlogTHAT! And in a week or two, we’ll be previewing a scene on our YouTube channel, which is here! In case you want to subscribe! Just don’t look at my chins! I got boobs! Look at those instead!

Writerly Inspiration

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

I adore this man’s blog and his Writer’s Manifesto. And it’s free! (If you subscribe. Which you will want to if you write and are creative and such like.)

A Giveaway of Good Skin

Friday, November 16th, 2012

I ranted (recanted?) about my skin and favorite skincare products over at the Trend Tribe today. Plus, there’s a giveaway of a $100 Vitamin C Serum that blew my mind.


Friday, June 1st, 2012

I love it, love it. With lots of love. The loving kind. I wrote an ode here at The Trend Tribe.

On the Radio

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 1), I’ll be talking about my favorite subject (writing) on my friend (Maegan’s) radio show.   I’ve never been on the radio before (that I recall), so I’m fully expecting my voice to sound mannish (and lispy). Too bad I can’t use my favorite (and over-used) writing technique: parentheses.   Fun will […]

Smartly Article

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

It’s a re-published piece, but it’s up at a site I really respect for its writing: Being You.

Are Bloggers Celebrities?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Great post on the subject here.  

Two Funny Brains

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

So don’t know if evverrrryyyoonne knows yet, but last month, Jessica Bern and I started a company called Two Funny Brains.   We make funny Internet videos for companies, causes, and brands.   It is not p#rn.   Unless you think p#rn is funny. And are paying the bills. Then we’ll consider it (above-belly-button only). […]

San Diegans? Help the Kids Korps.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Kids Korps USA is taking school supply donations for foster youth and the children of active military, and it’d be real nice if you could help.   Kids Korp, a youth volunteer organization, partnered with Starbucks for its “Fill a Backpack… Feed a Mind” initiative and is asking interested folks to bring any of the […]

For San Diegans Only

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Thinking about pilates? Here’s a good deal for those in the North County: Half-off 10 pilates lessons at a Carlsbad studio.

This Smells.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

A chocolate foot massage. There really is no more to say. (For San Diegans only)

Houston, We Have a New Site

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I have The site my friends and I put together? Might help you navigate the lay of the land that is SAN DIEGO, NOT Houston.   Wait. That line is kind of growing on me. “San Diego. NOT Houston.”   I bet Texans are gonna love us.  

My Town: Ocean Beach

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I wrote this in honor of my most favorite beach town in San Diego. I miss it.

The Scary Essay

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Another previously posted piece on how my security alarm failed one night. Over at @TheSmartly So Cal.

My Kid is Gifted

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Turbo hilarity here!


Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Once more…I have a previously posted piece up there on The Smartly SoCal. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. But we can still be friends, right?  

Facial Deal!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

As you have probably guessed by now, I am all about the skincare. Because my skin needs care. And a forklift to pull these wrinkles out of my neck. And a new face. Yes! That’s it. My skin needs a new face.   Forty-two-years-old! Why you gotta be so nasty? Uncle!   So given the […]

Newest The Smartly Essay

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Another The Smartly essay! This time on the SmartlySoCal site.   Some of you may have read this already. It’s a previously published piece.   That’s all for now.   But except for also you are all appreciated.  

Essay at The Smartly

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Got an essay up at The Smartly.   Word.   Literally.  

Good Skin Deal

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Guess what? San Diego Momma readers get $15 off their first visit at the Vasseur Skin Salon and Spa (mention San Diego Momma blog when scheduling) and/or $10 off your first online product order at (use code SANDIEGOMOMMA at checkout). It’s too cool.   I love the Day 25 cream and the Foaming Cleanser. […]

Because I Care About Your Revealing Neckline

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Your Décolleté and How to Care for It: Don’t know about you, but mine is starting to look like naked chicken skin.  

Do You Have a Child with Asthma in Your Life?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

This book is illustrated by my niece-in-law. It’s about children who have asthma. She’s a talent.  

Fall Book Club

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

This month’s book is: Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto. It was written by a good friend’s sister, and I’m beside myself to read it.  

Chemical Peel Deal

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Longtime readers will remember when I had a chemical peel before my 40th birthday. (I’ve posted links to the pictures TOO many times. No need to traumatize anyone further.) Anyway, if I do say so, after the procedure, my skin looked fabulous and exfoliated and fresh as a nine-year-old’s butt. (I don’t think my skin […]

May’s Book

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

This month’s book club book is Call Me Your Name.  

Social Toddler

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Check out this site to find playgroups in your area, plan play events, have parent discussions, share photos and set up playdates. It’s a veritable social networking site for parents.  

That’s My Brother Over There

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

My brother and his styley wife, Jill, were on a home improvement show recently where their NYC deck was transformed into deliciousness. Check it out here. Try to make it to the end where you can enjoy the sounds of my broham’s nervous chuckling upon the deck reveal.  

Get in Free to Fleet (San Diegans!)

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, the first 1,500 people through the doors of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will receive free admission. An IMAX® film can be purchased for $5 per film (also limited to first 1,500 guests to visit the Science Center on May 1.)  

Know A Mom Biz Owner Who Needs Some Publicity?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Know a SoCal mother who launched a small business in the last 12 months and is looking for a much needed way to spread the word?   Read about how to nominate her (or yourself!) here, here, or here to win space at a KidsFest double-sized booth with the fabulous organization HelpAMotherOut. KidsFest happens in […]

Super Cute Site of Jewelrificness

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I’m browsing this new site chock full of jewelry made entirely from found vintage buttons. Best of all and coolest? The shop owner is from my hometown of Buffalo Grove, Ill.   Gotta represent.  

For San Diego-ites…(Who Work Out)(Or Need to Work Out)(Or Are Thinking About Starting to Work Out)

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

SELF Magazine is doing its Workout in the Park “outdoor health, fitness, and wellness festival” on Saturday, April 24th at Mission Bay Park. There’ll be exercise demos and “classes,” fashion tips, beauty makeovers and giveaways. I really should check this out. Gotta get back on the exercise bandwagon that I disembarked about eight years ago. […]

Looking for Summer Camps? (San Diegans Only)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I know I am. Here’s one I found out about recently: The City of Encinitas Summer Camps from June 21- August 27. Put on by the City of Encinitas Parks and Rec Department, the camp program has dozens of different camps from “Seaside Day Camp” and “Junior Lifeguards” to cooking camps. Costs run from $99- […]

It’s Sally Field Time

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Please dear Lord, don’t feel you must, but I was nominated for something and if you’d like to cast a vote, you can by clicking the green arrow by San Diego Momma here.   Several other fantastic San Diego bloggers are nominees as well, so check out the list and vote for some of these […]

Are You in San Diego? Do You Like Nice Hair?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

This week’s Buy With Me deal is for DK Hair ($50 for $100 worth of hair services). DK Hair is in Hillcrest. So you know it’s gotta be edgy and cool. Like you, maybe?  

I Look Like I was Crocked

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This is Episode #2 from Mama Mary’s Crock Pot Talk. I will never get over the fact that I look like a diphead on camera. Still, the pot roast turned out “delicious-ish.”

Help Haiti

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

This is a wonderful post on how and why.

List of Amazing Awesomeness

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

If I were a rich girl, na na na na na na na na na na na na na na NA:   THIS would be my fashion Christmas to-do list. (After I donated to charities, funded a peacekeeping mission to every war-torn country in the world, and cured cancer.)  

Encouraging Charity Giving this Year?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

This site lets you personalize online cards with logos and links to your favorite charity. Kinda makes altruistic giving easier. (Which is all good in my book.)

Homemade Things Lover?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Here’s a holiday boutique for you!  

You Can Vote for Me. (Or Not.)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Remember that essential oil/holiday/zen party I was preparing for as part of the Corner Bakery catering challenge? Well, my decorated table turned out like this. Now you can vote for the best display. But let’s be honest: it’s not mine. So go ahead and vote for the best, you total traitorous harpies.   P.S. I […]

Holiday Meal Giveaway WINNER!

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Maryann from Tic Tac Dough won the holiday meal from Golden Share Foods!   I’m pretty sure she lives in my neck of the woods, too, so guess who’s coming by for ham?  

New Song for Free, But Check Out the Cause

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

The new single “We Fall” from former child soldier Emmanuel Jal is available for free download here. It’s lovely. Please pass this on or repost to help Emmanuel reach his goal of raising $250,000 and end his fast.

Loving This Etsy

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

…Especially the leather cuffs.

My Mom’s on Facebook

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

If my mom were on Facebook, it would be a true Christmas miracle, but check this out anyway.

Boot Jewelry! (Giveaway)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Treat your boots like a lady. My LA Stylist friend (aren’t I cool because my friends are?) (don’t answer that please), is doing a giveaway!  

Need a New Sitter?

Friday, November 6th, 2009 starts its “Free Weekend,” today (Nov. 6), where you can search for babysitters, nannies, etc., and also post jobs, get contact information, check references, review background info, and so on.   My wonderful longtime babysitter is now in her early ’20s and pretty much outta here, so I need to use this dealio […]

Want to Spend Less on Groceries? Like for Real?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Check this out San Diego! (And surrounding areas!)   You can get ALL THAT FOOD for $27. Wha-? Ho-?. I am going to make my Thanksgiving dinner with their $36 holiday pack and I never even knew grocery co-ops existed until now! Why isn’t everybody doing this? I don’t get it.   Is the food […]

Colors of Fall

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

…As Etsy sees it.

Literary Journal ReDux

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Toasted Cheese’s fall edition. So much greatness here.

New Favorite

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I can’t get enough of this song.


Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

If you live in San Diego and want to hang out while raising money for breast cancer research, won’t you consider joining me here? Let me know if you will be there, so I can look for your boobs.

I LOVE this Newsletter

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Scroll down a bit for the How To Class Up Your Halloween Party article.

More Fashion Under $50

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

As always, ignore the hair.  

Shut Up, Literati Realist

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I get annoyed by articles like this. Not because there’s not a kernel of truth in them, but because the author is so in freaking love with her brain, she’s erased the heart. Also, just because this is your experience, don’t extrapolate general truisms for the rest of us.   p.s. Still pissy.  

I Love Make-Up Roundups

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Sometimes, I get all sweaty from articles like this. This excitement dates back to my days of a soon-to-be-high-schooler when I would pore over Seventeen Magazine and plan my knickers-and-clogs back to school outfits.

Let’s Get Happy

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

My friend, Brian Papa, just developed this new website called CheerUpNation, and I have a feeling it’s going to be the daily pick-me-up I need. I think you’ll like it too. (Wait. Do you like cute kids and positive messages? That’s a pre-req.) If so, check it out and say hello!   (Brian’s personal blog […]

Summer Reading List

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I’m drooling over here.

Ghost **ore

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I love me a good real life haunted house story!

I’m So Metaphorically Cheap

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Hey! Check out the cheap, used clothes I bought at the Goodwill! My friend San Diego Bargain Mama put me up on her site, even though I’m a thrift hussy. Isn’t that great? I also think she Photoshopped me to make me look thinner, which is super fantastic and in all ways appreciated.  

This Month’s Book Club

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

It’s Drood. And it’s long. And God can only help me now. (I host June 11, and have not started reading this behemoth.)

Extra! Extra! Get Your Movie Tickets Here!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I think I just mixed media metaphors. (And abused alliteration.) BUT, if you live in San Diego and like artsy, indie movies with such as John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph and Maggie Gylenhall, and such as free and such like, then leave a comment here and I will send you no-charge movie tickets for “Away […]

Breast Cancer Petition

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Please consider signing this petition to eliminate drive-through mastectomies. I remember when my mom had hers and I couldn’t imagine her being released within hours of the procedure like is happening to so many woman now.  

National Mom’s Nite Out in San Diego (UPDATED!)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

So Mel and I are coordinating a national Mom’s Nite Out here in San Diego on Thursday, May 7 and it’s going to be so cool, you won’t believe it. There will be coolness and hawtness and more coolness and super awesomeness and all that and now we just need to find out who is […]

Artichoke Chicken

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

As a rule, I’m generally against chicken’s rubbery bits, but if it’s smothered in cheese, it can’t be all bad, right?

Writers! Quit Whining!

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I’m so guilty of this.

We Have No Friends!

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Extremely hysterical Twitter parody.

Virtual Tummy Tuck

Friday, March 6th, 2009

God knows I need one. Click here to enter!

Are You in the Mood for Hysterics?

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

You’ve GOT to click here and check out Jessica Bern’s hilarious webisodes. They’re Larry David, Ellen-before-the-talk-show, and your best sassy friend all rolled up into one. Seriously. No. Not seriously. Hilariously. I promise.

World Water Week ’09: San Diego Style

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

From March 22-28, 2009, restaurants all over San Diego will charge one dollar to bring you tap water. The good news is that this dollar will provide clean and safe drinking water for a child in Africa for 40 days, which is something I think most of us can afford to do.   If you […]

Book Club Book

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

This month? It’s Cellist of Sarajevo.

Invasion of the Post Snatchers

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Here’s a list of posts by bloggers who participated in the mind-blowingly confusing blog carnival I wrote about last week:   Blognut wrote a pitch for a television series.   Cheri @ Blog This Mom! wrote a post describing a typical day in the life of her alternate self in a parallel universe.   G […]

The Courage Campaign

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Invalidate Prop 8! Please go over to Blog This Mom’s! blog and read about Cheri’s friends. They are one of many, many families and hundreds of reasons why Prop 8 is completely bogus.

Love this Website

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Mmm, mmm, THIS is delicious goodness.

Swap Mamas!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

My bloggy friend Mommy Pie just unveiled her new social networking site, called Swap Mamas, and I wish I would have thought of it. Basically, if you have baby and kid items you no longer use, you can trade them at Swap Mamas…AND if you find something you CAN use, you get it! She’s got […]

SoCal Bloggers?

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

If you’re in San Diego (or anywhere in SoCal for that matter) and want to meet up socially with a few of us bloggers, e-mail me for deails! We will be meeting for dinner/drinks in the Del Mar area on Friday, January 30 at 6:30PM.  

Another Rock Gift

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

My husband is aces at picking gifts. He considers the personature of a person, which I guess could also be referred to as “personality,” if you weren’t given to making up words, and selects just the right thing. Sometimes he takes risks, too, and they usually pan out. This was a risk. I don’t typically […]

Can’t Wait to Read

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

The Rock got me this for Christmas, and I am beside myself with anticipation. Of course, I need to find a minute or a brain cell in order to read, but I’m looking forward to reclaiming my life as a reader. Also, if you haven’t read it yet, I Know This Much is True, also […]

Children’s Place Gift Card — OVER!

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

The winner is Da Goddess!   How would you like to win a $30 Children’s Place Gift Card?   Just leave a comment here and you are instantly entered. I will select a random winner on January 8 at 5PM.   And just so you know: I really do like the Children’s Place. I’m not […]

Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Still need to fill up your kids’ stockings? Let me help. Because I’m very solicitous and hospitable like that.   I’m giving away two Kookeys and two Tracksters, which are perfectly-sized for Christmas stockings. Unless you bought tiny stockings. Which in this economy, who could blame you. I hope you win these prizes then.   […]

Barrie Summy’s New Book

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I found a new friend in the Blogosphere (Shh. She doesn’t know yet). She’s a San Diego author who just (JUST! It comes out today!) had her middle grade mystery novel published. Her name is Barrie Summy, the book is I So Don’t Do Mysteries, and she is my new role model (Shh. She doesn’t […]

How to Direct a Hamster Nativity Play

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

This is hilarious.

Giveaways Up the Gazoo

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I’ve got so many giveaways this week, you can’t even believe it. There’s a complete AVON skincare system, Kookeys (like Webkinz) and Tracksters (like vehicular Webkinz), a photo family storybook (like scrapbooking, but done for you), and well…this isn’t looking so up the gazooey anymore. Just please enter these giveaways. Because nothing is sadder than […]

Looking for Things to Do With Your Kids?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I love this website. It’s designed for grandparents, but it lists kids’ activities by city, and I use it to find stuff to do with my kids. I’m too lazy to look in the local paper for events, so this pretty much takes care of it for me. They’ve also got an awesome holiday guide […]

Support Great Content & Lesser-Known Blogs

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

…And discover some great new writing! Chuck Westbrook’s “Blog Project” is designed to support under-appreciated blogs and “help them find the audience they deserve.” Be a part of it here. I love this idea of reaching out to wonderful bloggers who want to connect with the community. Check it out and lend a comment.

November’s Book Club

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Just finished The Keep in time for book club tomorrow. I’m still mulling it over. Can’t decide if I give it a thumbs up or down.

Holiday Shopping: DONE! (Kinda) (Well, no. Not really.)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

HP Photo Creations kiosk coupon for a “buy one, get one free” photo calendar here! (Just found out this was only good in California.) (Unlike Prop 8.) (Thanks KD)

Many Rivers to Thank

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I have awards to acknowledge! And I’m gonna! But meanwhile, thanks Ferd! And Eden! And Mama Rose! And Jennifer! And Dirt and Noise! Also, Memoirs of a Chaotic Mommy! And Cascia! In addition…Auds!   Thank you for thinking of me. Each of you are someone I’d hope to call “friend” in real life, and I’m […]

Want to See Something Good?

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Saw Man on Wire and really enjoyed it. It’s like…let’s see…like a poem on wings buffeted by a dream. One man’s goal to tight rope walk between the Twin Towers in 1974 is chronicled with interviews and news footage. If you like to watch people live life fully and succulently, this is for you. The […]

Cocktail Maven Goes Live

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Regular PROMPTuesdayer and my good friend, Kristine, just launched her blog! Check it out!

Twits? Tweeters? Twats?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

I’d like to follow everyone I know on Twitter. But I can’t always find everyone I know. Because I’m pretty dense with bits and bytes. SO, if you Twitter, and I don’t follow you yet, and you are so inclined, and can I stop elongating this sentence now?, would you contact me with your Twitter […]

Where’s Caylee?

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Please read about Caylee from Bird on a Wire. Maybe someone knows where she is or has information about her disappearance. Thank you.

Certified Joss Stalker

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I love Joss Whedon. You should too. http://www.drhorrible. com/plan.html Kizz at 117 Hudson turned me on to this, and for that, she’s my new blog stalkee.

Veggie “Tails”

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Would you eat this obscene carrot? Or send it to Las Vegas?

Why I Wish I Could Sing What I Write

Friday, June 27th, 2008

How beautiful would it be to write your words, your truth, then be able to fully bring them to life through your voice, your eyes, your hands?   I’ve often longed to sing certain poems I’ve written and have the words leap, writhe, and bloom physically through me. Like, it’s one thing to write about […]

July’s Book Club

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

This month, we’re reading Third Angel by Alice Hoffman.   Another book by The Hoff I loved: Ice Queen.

Next Book Up

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I’m thinking of giving this a whirl — The Secret of Lost Things — by Sheridan* Hay. Has anyone read it? Is it like every other book telling of lost manuscripts and obsessed book sellers?   *Footnote: Sheridan is the fake name I give to Starbucks baristas and put on those required name badges you […]

Kung Fu Panda Giveaway: Time’s Up! Contest Ended at 10PM PST.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

ROBIN FARNSWORTH WON (13th comment): Please e-mail me to claim prize! Congrats!   Contest time is up!   I’ll announce winner by Saturday evening!   I have one Kung Fu Panda computer game (for PC), three activity CDs (includes a dance video, photo/print projects, frames and cards, stickers, etc.) and a Kung Fu Panda soundtrack […]

June’s Book Club Book

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. Beautiful writing (sometimes bordering on contrived, but only sometimes), interesting characters, absorbing “larger” theme of cultural clashes.   Recommended…BUT please note there is not much plot resolution. So if this bothers you, you might want to skip it.  

Say Hi to The Mom Crowd

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

My friend Amanda debuted her site’s video podcast series today.   If you’re a soon-to-be- mom, have small kids or know someone who does, they’d love this first episode. And there’s more to come!   Check it out!  

Did You Read Myra’s PROMPTuesday?

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

This scared me. Can you imagine?


Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Is it good or bad that in certain circles I’m known as the “gallbladder blog?”

That’s Just Not a Sell for Me

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

“Nothing tastes as ‘chickeny’ as a chicken in the crockpot!”

Supa Fly Park

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Does anyone know of a good park in San Diego with slides and see saws (do they not make those anymore? are we THAT afraid of injury and liability these days?), clean bathrooms nearby and non-be-dog-pooped grass?   Would also like play structures appropriate for 2-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Plus a wine drinking fountain.  

Pandora’s Box: The GOOD Kind

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Have you heard of Pandora? I love it. You type in one of your favorite artists and a super secretish algorithm populates an online radio station with kindred musical artists. It worked for me. I dug almost every song played. Found some new stuff too.

Cool Writing Contest

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

One of my favorite bloggers, Eden, is the editor of a cool literary e-magazine called Toasted Cheese and they’re having a writing contest going on NOW. Check it out HERE.

Beautiful Post for a Beautiful Cause

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Read about Justin and why we want Nate Berkus to care.

Magic Trick

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Does this work for you? Magic Trick. i have a theory about it.

Bear Necessities

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

New Man vs. Wild this Friday! New Man vs. Wild this Friday! I’m keeping vigil for 5 days from now. If a man pronounces “vitamin” like “vit-a-min,” “glacier” like “gla-seer,” and pees on himself to keep warm, I’m so into it. p.s. My husband knows all about it.

Creative Writer?

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I’m starting a new San Diego Momma tradition called “PROMPTuesdays.”   And it’s going to really lube up those writing muscles (just decided that “lube” really is the kind of word which should only be used in conjunction with “oil”)…BUT, you know what I’m saying, right?   Every Tuesday, I’ll issue a new writing prompt […]


Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Toots is obsessed with Scooby Doo and this morning looked up from her Doo coloring book to tell me she wants to be Daphne next Halloween.   “Great!” I say. That should be easy: mini skirt, boob inserts, bouffant wig. I should find that all in Party City’s “Appropriate for 5-Year-Olds” aisle.   Then Toots […]

This Month’s Book

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Book club is reading Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky this month.

Fine Fettle?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I just got an e-mail from a colleague which began, “Hi, hope all is in fine fettle.”   Is that a thing?   I haven’t Googled it yet, but I don’t think that’s a thing.  

Forsook the Folk

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

I can’t help it! I like the latest Mariah song.   It’s just so me.   I mean, don’t you just want to roll around in these lyrics?   If there’s a camera up in here Then it’s gonna leave with me When I do (I do) If there’s a camera up in here Then […]

Book Club

Monday, March 24th, 2008

This month we’re reading Five Skies by Ron Carlson. I’ve heard good things. Word.


Monday, March 24th, 2008

Trader Joe’s organic creamy tomato soup (in the box), add Trader’s Joe’s “soycatash” (corn and edamame) and TJ’s spelt. Bring to a low boil, then simmer for 30 minutes. Add cracked pepper and a RyKrisp.   Is good.  

Clean Water: NOT an Oxymoron

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Just the fact that I’m drinking treated waste water is enough to send me over, then there’s this alarm-a-thon.

Get to Know TED

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

TED is an annual conference that challenges the world’s most influential thinkers to give the talk of their lives in just 18 minutes.   You’ve got to check this out.

Concert Reminder

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

This program works with your iPod to alert you when anyone in your music library is in town for a concert.   Very cool, unless your iPod is filled with one-hit wonders.

Good “Cook” Book

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

  I loved reading about Captain Cook’s explorations in Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before (Tony Horwitz).   Although arrogant, he was gutsy. Not that it got him anywhere in the end.  

I Knew Better

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

…than to open the e-mail titled “With Tremendous Force and Volume.”

Info Slurp

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Is there a software or technology out there which allows people in your general vicinity to see what you are doing/writing on your computer? Like a Google Earth but with computers? Where people can zone in on you and see your computer screen on theirs?   I hope not.  

He Ain’t Heavy (But Yes He Is)

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Thanks to my brother for this link. It’s a poem from the New Yorker. Here’s a poem my brother wrote. I like it too.   p.s. To see my bro’s poem, go to this link, click on Scribble, then on the photo with the red-shaded lamp. You’ll be glad you did.

Happy Slip

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Yes, indeed.

Really? The Sex and the City Guy?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Have you read the Memory of Running? You should. Then, please tell me who the author played in Sex and the City. It wasn’t the senator, right?

Like a Puppet

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

  I disappoint myself when these types of videos get to me. I know the message is worthwhile, I do. But it’s that they orchestrate the music, the photos, the words, to intentionally make you cry. And then it becomes about the making-you-cry, and not about the making-you-think. (The fact that I’m bothered by that […]

A Day Late

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Well, now that the writer’s strike is pretty much over, I find this hilarious video. Maybe not as relevant, still as funny.

Fun with Words

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

This could be what puts me over my allotted Internet time…

Best Song Ever (For now)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Answer by Sarah McLachlan is simply the most lovely song I’ve ever heard. Makes me cry every single time. I would play this at someone I love’s funeral. (I just blew the vibe, didn’t I?)

Best Book Ever

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The Thirteenth Tale is the kind of book that revives your love of reading. It’ll make you stay up all night, hurrying to the last page. Or, maybe you want to savor it. I don’t savor, I rush. I’m working on it. Still, the book almost made a savorer out of me.