60 Something? You Go, Girl!

I recently heard about a woman who, as she neared her 60th birthday, decided to take on something challenging. “I know,” she said. “I’ll swim form Cuba to Florida!”...more

Dragon Dictation: My New Best Friend

Dragon Dictation is my new best friend.I have two daughters away at college, and our main method of communication is texting. But I admit to being text-challenged; I find it hard to type on my iPhone. So I often feel like a clod-fingered oldster, requiring ten minutes to respond to urgent questions like, "Can I wash the red underpants with the white?" Before I can painstakingly tap out a response, I often get an impatient prompt: "Mom?" ...more

Carly Fiorina's Bad Hair Day

Carly Fiorina is having a bad hair day. Not because her hair looks bad, but because nobody likes her catty remarks about Barbara Boxer’s coif.  Carly, a wannabe senator, didn’t realize her mike was on when she spoke about her passion for hamburgers, then switched topics to focus on her Democratic opponent. “God, what is that hair? Sooooooo yesterday.”   ...more

Go Ahead, Make My Lunch!!

My daughter Nora is pissed off at me. "Why do you buy things for yourself right before Mother's Day?" she asked, irritably, when I bragged that I had just bought a panini maker, exactly what she'd planned to get me as a gift for my favorite holiday.  ...more

Whose husband has been sworn off of buying anything for himself for two months before any ...more

Mother's Day Panini

My daughter Nora is pissed off at me.   "Why do you buy things for yourself right before Mother's Day?" she asked, irritably, when I bragged that I had just bought a panini maker, exactly what she'd planned to get me as a gift for my favorite holiday.  ...more

Jott

I love Jott, an application you can download to your phone. Here’s how it works. When you think of something you know you are in danger of forgetting within seconds (this happens to me a hundred times a day as I am brain-challenged),  you speed dial Jott and at the prompt, leave yourself a spoken message, which is transcribed and sent to you as an email for later reading or storing in your to-do list. For a small fee, you can upgrade to send similar messages to other people. It’s miraculous: no more texting, just more talking. There can be glitches however. ...more

Retail Therapy: Buy Lipstick!

When the economy tanks, life becomes challenging for those of us who depend on retail therapy to maintain balance. You need to cut your spending, but what do you tell your inner shopper?      If you've been struggling to suppress your urge to shop (UTS) while your 401K is gasping for breath, last week's New York Times had this suggestion: buy a lipstick. For the small price of, say, "Sweet Honey" by YSL or "Casual Beige" by Dior, you can satisfy that UTS with minimal damage, and lively up yourself for the duration of the lipstick's life. ...more
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