It was Saturday morning. I was half-asleep when I stepped into the shower, counting on the hot water to wake me up. I had forgotten that I’d had a bath with baby oil in it the night before, and didn’t rinse the tub. Before I knew it I was face-first into the edge of the bathtub and …
Month: March 2016
It’s after midnight and you want some fresh hamburger or a can of pate. What are you going to do? Well, if you’re in Paris, France, you simply find the right butcher shop on Rue de Charonne and pop some coins into their meat vending machine out front.
For months now, ever since the City of London started accepting paper cups for recycling, I’ve been tossing empty Tim Hortons cups into our blue box.
Garry Shandling always made me laugh. From his early stand-up days through It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and a recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, there was never a time when he seemed dated or out of touch. Fellow comics had mad respect for him.
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Now that spring is here, a young – er, middle-aged woman’s fancy turns to getting out on her motorcycle. Well, this one’s does.
Now that hubby is a full-time voice talent/furniture-builder, he decided he needed an improved space in which to record voice-work. His desk area is fairly quiet, but if a horn honks or a truck makes a delivery, he has to stop everything and either redo what he’s been working on, or wait out the source …
Instead of wondering why the Captain and Tennille broke up – the marriage, not just the singing duo – Toni Tennille’s new book prompts the question, why did they stay together so long?
If women want gender equality and respect, why do some of us still promote and attend Women’s Lifestyle Shows?
I remember the first time I saw a piece of live-edge furniture. It was heavily shellacked and not entirely my taste, but the bits of bark around the edge intrigued me. Even though someone went too heavy on the gloss, in my opinion, it still looked like nothing else I’d ever seen. Someone found the …
I can’t remember how we got onto the topic on CJBK’s First Thing, although I am the queen of diverting the topic into semi-related subjects. I mentioned Rula Lenska, and the guys’ eyes all went blank. Rula Lenska separates the 50-somethings from those who are younger, because I got tweets and emails from listener/peers who …
It’s not just Donald Trump. It’s all of it. children in a school yard. But the worst part of it is the disrespect.
The last few times I’ve wanted to make a book to encapsulate a trip or an event, I’ve done it online with Shutterfly. When it came to Iceland, for some unknown reason, I decided to make a scrapbook. Now I’m one of them!
Yes, I got sick on our trip to Iceland. Yes it was a flu, a bad one, and it evolved into pneumonia. Yes, I’ve been on my butt for the past week or so. But don’t think that it’s the fault of our destination.
Donald Trump has to be stopped because a formula that predicts with 96% accuracy who will win the US Presidency has him blazing a trail to the White House.
Like music played on wax cylinders, records, 8-tracks, cassettes and CDs, audio for radio has gone through an evolution over the years. When I started my career, we still used reel-to-reel tapes and carts. Music, commercials and show segments were recorded onto carts. They look like 8-tracks but they’re not the same thing.
Except for the first couple of seasons and one when Nicky Minaj was a judge, I’ve been a pretty faithful watcher of American Idol. The success of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry legitimized the reality show/talent hunt and it’s fun to watch these impossibly young kids develop into potential stars.
While I recover from the bug I caught in Iceland – yes, I’m still recovering – I haven’t had much of an appetite. I’ve been eating protein and salad and fruit, but haven’t felt like indulging in my carb cravings or satisfying my sweet tooth. These are good things because both have been in overdrive …