I simply loved Joan Rivers......but I really didn't fully discover her till after she tragically "passed" recently.....I listened to her on Johnny Carson years ago and thought her to be so funny and yet it wasn't until recently that I discovered all the wonderful dimensions of who she was....She truly was an amazing woman.....A woman who overcame many obstacles to achieve the level of success she achieved....Yes, she was most often politically incorrect...but then that is why so many loved her....She said what others were thinking, but simply too afraid to say what was on their minds....more
I'm feeling good today after my 10 mile pre-dawn run with the lab and that makes me nervous. In my OCD world, I understand all the way down to my itsy-bitsy, microscopic cells that I have absolutely no right to feel good, as crappy slow-with-snotty-nose as I run lately. It's not logical.And I am all about logical. (Yes, I could hardly type that with a straight face.)...more
Catapedaphobia is not the fear of cat feet, which is what I first thought when I heard the word. But then who would be afraid of cat feet? They're so fluffy and cute. Until you touch them and the cat swipes at you with her claws and you're bleeding. So now I have a new fear. But it's not catapedaphobia, which is the fear of jumping from high or low places. My four-year-old may or may not have catapedaphobia....more
Over the weekend, Momus and I went out to the Berkshires and visited MassMOCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) for the first time. I wasn't sure how this was going to go. I have held a lifelong bias against "modern" art, going all the way back to my days in high school Art History class. I have just always had a lot of trouble looking at a Jackson Pollack or canvases of monochrome immensity and placing them in the same class as a Renoir, Caravaggio, or Goya. My rule of thumb has always been "if I can make it, it's not art."...more
Scientists will tell you that millions of years ago, life emerged from a primordial soup. What they won’t tell you is that the original soup survived to become the building blocks Mr. Walton used to erect his Empire of Super Stores. I know this because of the number of new life forms and new ideas I discover every time I step foot inside a Wal-Mart. Need proof? Yesterday, while on a grocery run, I discovered the Mom Gene....more
I should have my head examined ! I told him so. I asked him one last time, two weeks ago, if he truly believed that I could really be in love with him and he said "Yes!" plus a few more sweet words that I'm not at liberty to mention here. (So sorry, for my smartphone ears only.) Well then, so be it. I bow to fate, I bow to que sera sera, and above all, I bow deeply to Words with friends app for its matchmaking ; after all it is not an online dating site....more
I had to take my 12-year-old to get X-rays today on his knee. As we were waiting, I asked him if he had on clean underwear. He looked at me like I was a freak. Obviously he has never heard this before. I explained it is something moms or grandmas always tell you to do. “Make sure you have on clean underwear every day. You never know when you are going to end up at the doctor’s office.”...more
It’s no secret that Facebook is the largest social media outlet on the Internet to date. With over 1.37 billion monthly active users, it’s safe to say that everyone and their mother is on Facebook.
Given the widespread use of the forum, certain behaviors have come to be commonplace, and -- at times -- downright necessary. So for your entertainment, here are 15 shameless things we all do on Facebook!