I've always liked the image of a 1950s klatch. It's a casual get together for coffee and chat that was the staple of 1950s housewife life, for those who are too young to know it. We find, now, that many of these housewives were repressed and swallowing "Mother's little helpers" to deal with their . . .
This is, in fact, what it looks like. A giant Ebay slot machine. And it sits on a wall at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.I found it, and I found it astonishing. And a little jarring. It's branding, no doubt, but a little unusual for a tech brand. But maybe not. The casino and Ebay probably . . .
I know it sounds crazy, especially to those of you in Rochester, where it SNOWED today. But the humidity here in Tampa started about a week ago. A tiny respite today.And while, unlike you northern Californians, air-conditioning is standard here, it is NOT standad in the boxing gym. What a shame . . .
In my hometown of Rochester, NY, there is an interchange that's so complex it's locally known as "the Can of Worms." Strictly defined, a can of worms is a complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.On my way home from taking a . . .
I'm not sure Donatello's has had a party for dinner that had such loud and passionate political discussions as happened last night when my brother, my 18-year-old nephew, his roommate (all conservatives) and I (a raging liberal) got into it. It was passionate, intellectual, informative and funny--in . . .
After a difficult week in California, I got home last night to a huge amount of love and support. I can't express how blessed I feel and I wish I could write more about it, do it real justice. In time, I will.Even so, saying any kind of goodbye has always been hard for me. Even when I choose . . .
My trainer AND Pilates tonight after more than a week away. So I need a laugh.I found this sign of the times--a retro MySpace joke.My head is spinning from the combination.I actually know someone who still calls women "broads." Yeah. In my hometown of Rochester, NY.He's had a hard time finding a . . .
Oct. 28, 2008 -- A new study shows the color red may make women more attractive to men.Researchers at the University of Rochester, led by Andrew J. Elliot, PhD, carried out five experiments to see if what they call the "red-sex link" was for real. In the first experiment, photos of women with . . .
It’s October. I think of red and gold maple leaves scattered all over the sidewalk. Crisp Delicious apples. Pumpkins. The smell of burning logs in the fireplace. Puffs of smoke from neighborhood chimneys.That chill in the air that says a snowy winter is just around the corner. Sweaters. Warm jackets . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_bfskNU5OAI was watching some old footage of a 1966 blizzard in Rochester, NY. I remember it so well—I was a young teenager. It got me all reminiscent about childhood and a little teary. Funny thing about having grown up in a cold climate--memories of a safe, warm, . . .