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Credo x 3


"If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched." -Adabella Radici

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it." -George Burns

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" -Sydney Harris

Deep sigh. Deep, deeeeep, sigh. 

What a day. 

I was an absolute stress monster today, dahling. 

Everything was fine until—horror of horrors!—I misplaced my cell phone. 

I totally came unglued. It wasn't cute.

It was all downhill from there. My ultrastressed ass couldn't handle anything. I was a five-star mess. 

My sister put things in perspective after I screeched "F**k my liiiife!" in the Target parking lot. 

"What's the big deal?!" she said. "Things are good. You had some retail therapy, found cute clothes for the babies, and finished your errands. Why freak out?" 

"Arrrrgharrgharrblebarrggh!!!" I replied. 

A few minutes after we got home, I found my phone. It was in a fairly obvious place. Big surprise. Woo. 

Pearl and I took a long nap. She woke up crabby. I feel better... embarrassed, but better. I don't think I'll stress so much next time something doesn't go my way—especially if it's something that ridiculously non-serious. There are far bigger and more serious things happening in this world. Stopping to smell the roses is a far better idea than stomping to tell-off the... something that rhymes with roses. 

A Roberta Flack song, "Compared to What", has been stuck in my head throughout this post draft. I just realized it's due to the third quote up there, by Sydney Harris ("When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"). Let's listen to the song and feel good.

stress kit

Posted on March 20, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.


caesar Happy Ides of March, dahling.

It wasn't so happy for Caesar, but it can be for you. Please do something that brings you joy. Thanks in advance. 


Posted on March 15, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.

Zone Out!

Let's pause for a moment and zone out on these moon jellies, which are 95 percent water and have no heart, brain or bones.

Posted on October 17, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.


Robin Gibb, 62, died this morning after his long battle with cancer. 

Let's all take the time to visualize a cancer-free world, please.

Posted on May 20, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Happy Friday the 13th

Be careful out there, dahling. It's still early morn, and I'm already receiving reports of strange happenings today.

Posted on April 13, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Happy Barbieday

Happy 53th birthday, Barbie!

We love you, you fierce, plastic betch. To hell with the feminists; they're just jealous. We say you're five-star fabulous, lady!

Posted on March 9, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Happy Leap Day

Single ladies: get a ring ready. 

According to an old Irish legend, St. Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men every 4 years. 

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.

Posted on February 29, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Daredevil Alert!

Yikes! Check out Professor Splash (AKA Darren Taylor) setting the world record for highest shallow dive: jumping 36 feet into less than 12 inches of water!!

Posted on February 15, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day

Yes, that's right: January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day

Thank you, squirrels. We appreciate you. A lot. 

No, that's not Mary Poppins, it's the New Mexican Red Squirrel. It's endangered. Very endangered. There's only, like, one of them. 

Fine. Here's a real squirrel. Sigh. Rain on my parade. 

OK, OK... I surrender. Here's your precious squirrel. Sheesh.!

Posted on January 21, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.

En Route

I'm catching a flight to Bali today. Flight time: 18 hours. Bring on the eye masks, Evian spray and magazines galore. 

Internet connection permitting, I'll keep you abreast of all things far away. 

Love, love and more love!

Posted on October 30, 2011 and filed under Uncategorized.