Hurricane In The Hamptons

Aug 30

Hurricane In The Hamptons

Stranded by Hurricane Irene . . . With lots to eat. Lots to drink. Lots to read. But no working toilets. Whoops. To tell the truth, we weren’t exactly in the Hamptons when Irene hit, but close enough —on the island of Shelter, where Hugh Carey’s ghost roams the golf course and so many high end restaurants are sprouting up that this lovely getaway may end...

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ONE DAY: A Quirky Movie Review

Aug 22

ONE DAY: A Quirky Movie Review

It’s When Harry Met Sally. Without Harry. Or Sally. That’s my review, and now you don’t have to go to the bother and expense of actually seeing the movie. But I was not so lucky. I didn’t pay attention to the reviews. Oh course, no one is so naive as to believe the ads: “An epic romance!” Please, someone, tell Harper’s...

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Fried Butter On A Stick

Aug 16

Fried Butter        On A Stick

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT IS BUTTER!   Of all the weird things about the Iowa Straw Poll —which involves a tiny per cent of Republicans (17,000 out of 55,000,000) but gets what feels like 100% of news coverage 100% of the time — the weirdest thing of all is that snacks at the fair/convention in Ames, Iowa include this one:               Fried Butter On A Stick....

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The Heartbreak of Sciatica

Aug 08

The Heartbreak of Sciatica

I hate sciatica. It’s not just the pain. No likee pain. And it’s not even the inconvenience, although I did have to cancel a lunch, a pedicure, and a date to go to the movies because sitting for any length of time is difficult. The real reason I hate it so much is that it’s an “old” condition. As in, you never hear anyone of 20...

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My Alleged Book Club

Aug 02

My Alleged Book Club

Our book club has a few problems. Agreeing on what to read next is like Democrats and Republicans reaching a (Gasp!) compromise. Some of us (me) want classics, Diana the latest bestsellers (although she did suggest The Great Gatsy last time), and Betsy doesn’t want to do hardcovers. Setting a date to meet is harder than getting a bachelor on one of those...

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