It started with Mad Men. Well, it really started with Dita Von Teese, this 1950s retro thing. Because for a long time, no one wanted to look like a 1950s woman, and then? Poof! It was stylish. Dita brought it to mainstream attention and Joan Holloway on Mad Men popularized it. Oh, if only I could . . .
This is a paid review sponsored by Complete Solar Solutions. My own opinions, though, about something I believe in strongly. Solar panels are dotting the neighborhood and our daily dog walks allow us to keep tabs on installations. “We should check into it,” M. said the other day. Because the . . .
I love giving away stuff. I do. It's a bad habit because it can make people feel beholden. But I don't do it for that--I do it because it feels good! I subscribe to so many beauty boxes that I've now collected some cool cosmetics and toiletries. So many that I've put together five little gift . . .
Disclosure: All opinions (good and bad) are my own. I received no compensation or free products for this post. Don't let me fool you: I am a girly-girl and anyone who really knows me gets that. I like nothing better than to be knee-deep in fun clothes, fabulous shoes, silky lingerie, funky . . .
2012 floats up, up & away at midnight! We're closing off 2012 tonight, can you believe it? Well into the 21st century, our nation has yet to effectively handle its many issues. War, violence, poverty, hunger, economic, social--so damn many problems and so little progress. The only real . . .
The Book of Mormon musical won 9 Tony awards. The Book of Mormon musical -- the South Park-style take on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that's a big hit on Broadway --is coming to San Francisco soon. We'd been looking forward to it and got not-hugely-bad-but-not-that-great seats . . .
It was Sunday afternoon, so we should have guessed the movie theatre would be full up, and it was: full up with senior citizens. Canes, walkers, unsteady gaits: we saw them all. Because this is a movie starring their people. Judi Dench. Maggie Smith. Tom Wilkinson. Who were great in The Best Exotic . . .
West Side Story (1961) was one of the first 'adult' movies I ever saw. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet but set in mid 1950s New York City, it's a dark, sad story of young lovers doomed by gang rivalries.First performed on Broadway in 1957, it was famed lyricist Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut and one . . .
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor Small town life. Two couples. Peacocks. Romance. Intrigue. An affair. Then add author Flannery O'Connor to the mix. I loved this book. For my review, click HERE . . .
While on the road, I read Andrew Young's book about the John Edwards debacle. I think it was an even-handed record of events and I was surprised that it didn't read as whiney at all. It was quite an eye opener. John and Elizabeth both come across as opportunists with an extreme sense of . . .