Thrift Shop of My Dreams

Yesterday I went to one of my favorite places. It's a huge thrift store, located on Main Street. The variety of merchandise, including new and vintage clothing and accessories, home decor items, yarn, books, and more, is not to be… Continue Reading


Lately I've fallen back into a bad habit. I've been reading the comments posted on news stories–and not just any news stories, the controversial ones. I read the comments on reports I know are going to bring out the crazies… Continue Reading

Light Me up

We need a new dining room chandelier. The one we currently have is a somewhat ugly, generic, Home Depot model. Three of the bulb holders are permanently broken. Trouble is, Mick and I have a no-buy agreement for May. That… Continue Reading

50 Author Interviews

For all you writers/aspiring authors/readers out there, I wanted to bring your attention to this link from Online College: 50 Famous Author Interviews That Shouldn't Be Missed I find there's always something to be learned from reading interviews of authors.… Continue Reading

Cherry Blossom Bridal Shower

This weekend, I hosted a bridal shower for a dear friend. I chose a cherry blossom theme, and it turned out to be the perfect choice, for a lot of reasons. Here are some pictures from the shower and a… Continue Reading

Mile 26 LA Marathon

Warning: Turn down the volume on your computer 'cause I am screaming like crazy as my dad runs by. The LA Marathon was yesterday and what a day. We went early and staked out a spot at the 26 mile… Continue Reading

My Parents Were Awesome!

My dad is running the LA Marathon on Sunday. Running a marathon is a pretty big accomplishment for anyone, but my dad is 69, ran the California International Marathon in December, and four weeks from now will be running the… Continue Reading

Blasts from My Past

I'm not sure what caused this, but in trying to figure out what I wanted to write about today, I suddenly thought of Fashion Plates. Remember those? The plastic plates with raised clothing designs so that when you put a… Continue Reading

Confessions of a Potty Mouth

I must confess: I have a potty mouth. I like profanity–I like the harshness of it, sometimes even the shock of it, if it's a particularly vile word. I even like the history of it; some profane words have been… Continue Reading

How Do I Love Thee?

Mick and I met online in December 1996. We met in person on January 1, 1997. The first words I said to him were "Here, drink this quick." I handed him a plastic cup full of champagne. We've been inseparable… Continue Reading