Yesterday's post about kids cruising the main drag in Los Gatos on Friday nights made me think about nostalgia. It's not an uncommon thought, considering my love for doo wop and the preponderance of oldies from the 60s and 70s on my Ipod. I suppose every generation has a bent for the "good old . . .
..is hard. Really, really hard. Our teacher, Melanie, moved things along pretty fast in the hour. "This ought to be hard, you should be really feeling the exertion now," she said at one point, followed by this: "Stay in your body." Really? Must I? Actually, I'd much rather be in . . .
Is there anything better than a cup of hot, rich coffee early in the morning? The California girl in me prefers Peet's, or even Seattle's Best, to the more bitter brew that Starbucks prepares. But Starbucks wins the prize for conveniently-located shops and best hang-out place. Especially the . . .
I love these Varga girls. They're proof that being clothed can be sexier than being unclothed. I think we've lost that concept, somehow. A shame. Nudity may be common today, but I think this retro look is far sexier. Wouldn't it be great if we could dress that way today? . . .
Did everyone overindulge in Christmas festivities? Probably. So with the new year coming up, new starts are probably on your mind.I decided to get an early start on my resolution a few months ago and so I spent some time on Christmas Eve paying for the year's sins with Trainer Tom.No, those are not . . .
Scholars and biblical literalists can debate if it really appeared, or not. As for me, I'm believing in the star, in Santa, and that dreams can come true.Merry Christmas and much love,C. . . .
I received this last night from a sweet friend. I love it!Here's the original cited: http://www.sweetsalty.com/sweetsalty/2008/12/22/varga-wife.html snd below, posted as written by the author at sweetsalty.com :She is 1940s anime, every inch of her unapologetic. She is a thrust of grace, cinched and . . .
It's a quiet day at work (not). I'm sitting around doing nothing (not). And I ran across this flash from the past. I really do think it's one of the best written satirical pieces I've seen. Since we're in the countdown to a new president, let's go into the archives and take a little walk down memory . . .
I was thinking the other day about Guy Ritchie’s comment that “making love to Madonna was like cuddling up to a piece of gristle.” I do agree that fitness is important, but moderation in fitness, as in life, is key. It’s funny, though, how trainers look at every soft body as a challenge. A . . .
This adaptation of Psalm 91 was played at my mother's funeral, nine years ago Christmas Eve...today's the anniversary of her death. I was just sitting here thinking about it, that day, and my mother. I'm posting this for my sister and my brother. And for Bob, whose face at her funeral I'll never . . .
I saw this in a store the other day and had to capture it on film. The first thing that occurred to me was what the wearer would do about the humongous VPL: "Visible Panty Line."Just wondering. . . .
Last night after sushi the concept of "wooing" came up. You can never underestimate the value of the romantic gesture, but it seems to have gone the way of the horse and carriage. These days, men do too little wooing, and really, from a woman's point of view, like chocolate, there can never be . . .
This one's too professional. The one below is even more fun.Especially when he gets stuck at about the 35-second mark and thereafter. . . .
IN MEMORYWITH GRATITUDE288-3095The number rings into a void, into the ether, into a tangle of central telephone office wires leading nowhere. Sprawled on top of a hill, the best house in a tract of split levels sits empty; a long, red brick ranch awaiting a new owner, a new family, a daughter who . . .
This post, from my sorella-friend Diana's blog, is worth a click. I can relate!http://creativestructures.blogspot.com/2008/12/of-course-my-dog-is-not-allowed-on-bed.htmlIf you haven't seen the website for her B&B in northern Italy, take a look. She's the photographer, and her photos are stunning. A . . .
I've always struggled with the concept of faith. So it's ironic that I've started a faith-based business. I've been watching a friend who's been a Word of Faith believer go through a crisis of faith and even though I'm not sure I get Word of Faith totally (otherwise known as Prosperity Gospel) I . . .
My partner and I headed over to BofA this morning to get our new business account set up. Thanks to the world's slowest computer system, and the world's slowest banker, the entire process took almost three hours. So we had plenty of time to: 1) talk about our clients; 2) talk to reporters about our . . .
This morning Riley visited Dr. Stu to get his biannual bordatella vaccine, required by daycares and boarding kennels. Here's the hot mess, himself, looking very Rasta and trying to kill Helen's prairie dog."Riley, you look like you're askin' 'wheres the bong?' Dr. Stu cracked, quickly adding, "not . . .
I welcome with love the many visitors from Gal's blog, Growing Inside. If you're wondering why she's linked to my blog, just scroll down.....her reference is to the entry on Dec. 14: Natalie Grant's music video.Thank you for stopping by....come visit any time. . . .
When did cosmetic procedures become the topic of the day? It seems like it comes up all the time among groups of women of all ages.This morning I was at a client's offices. We had an hour-long wait during an attorney-client conference, and, as happens with women, the conversation degenerated. . . .