Month: March 2016

The Meat Machine

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.  …

Live-Edge Furniture -A New Lisa’s Piece

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 beauty in the rough, unfinished parts that told you about the tabletop’s roots – pun intended.   …

Throwback Thursday – Rula Lenksa

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 knew exactly who I was talking about.  …

Idle Television

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.  …

The Sugar Conspiracy

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 for the past couple of years.  …