HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IAN! Sorry ladies, he’s taken.
Perhaps you’ve been asking yourself “where on earth is Jaunty the Dame and why isn’t she writing inane stories for me to read over breakfast?” Because of ADVENTURE, that’s why! Mr. Jaunty and I drove to across Arizona, up California, and into Eugene, Oregon to spend Christmas with his mother. We were traveling for a […]
(Revised and expanded since its original publication on June 12 2008, 7:07 am) This man is CLEARLY plotting something The only James Blunt song ANYONE knew was “You’re Beautiful”. It was overplayed for months. Of course the song sold well, with its pretty melody, eye-catching video, and incessant reassurance— “You’re beautiful/ you’re beautiful/ you’re beautiful, […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have written a (slightly bitter?) guest post over at Be Fabulous Daily. THE BAD NEWS: I completely failed to reference Buster Keaton, and he’s taking it hard: THE GREAT NEWS: I did insert a not-wholly-pertinent pic of Lando Calrissian. No regrets.
WARNING: VACATION PHOTOS AHEAD. Most photos were taken by Mr. Jaunty, some by our friend Chris, a few by me. As the Good Book says, “Thou shalt click to enlarge.” Last weekend, Mr. Jaunty and I voyaged to Estes (sounds like “Festus,” not “testes”) Park, Colorado for a dear friend’s wedding at the majestic Stanley Hotel: No wait, that was […]
“My clients have a very firm grasp of what Everybody thinks, and they share this information with me almost every day. They say things like: If I quit my job / have a baby / marry my secretary, everyone will lose respect for me. I can’t live in a small apartment / geodesic dome / […]
Interview with Amy Dacyczyn, author of my beloved Tightwad Gazette! After years of poring over her work, I feel as if I’ve finally ‘met’ Amy and her famous pre-1900 New England farmhouse (with attached barn): Via Savvy Housekeeping. How savvy, you ask? So savvy, they make their own Italian soda. Isn’t that neat? What […]
I have just begun reading Dickens’ Fur Coat and Charlotte’s Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England’s Great Victorian Novelists by Daniel Pool. If you thought the title was wordy, feast your eyes on this sentence from page 13: “In the narrow, dingy street just north of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of […]
While visiting the library, I borrowed My Love Affair With Jewelry on a whim. Not a bad whim. My Love Affair With Jewelry is a big ol’ coffee table book with heaps of oversize photographs and chatty stories describing how Taylor acquired her famous jewels; charm bracelets, the Taj Mahal diamond, the Krupp diamond, La […]
On Saturday, I paid my first visit to New York City. Here are a few highlights —- and as my grandma always said, “Click to enlarge”: Breakfast at the Edison Cafe on 47th street. A bit shabby, but the food was good. A tasteful nude from the Lego store. All the sights in NYC, and […]