The Perfect Christmas Tree For You

Dec 18

The Perfect Christmas Tree For You

If you fell for the title, you’ve come to the wrong place. You want the Martha Stewart Christmas web site. But wait! Don’t leave, because, through the haphazard magic of the Internet, you’ve stumbled on a way to gain wisdom, peace of mind, and, possibly, a mild hangover. Yes, Virginia, there is a perfect Christmas tree. And yet, there isn’t....

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Antidote For Holiday Stress

Dec 17

Antidote For Holiday Stress

What follows is music to every writer’s ears: a great review.  It’s for my book, I Can’t Believe I’m Not Bitter (what else?) and it’s from Woman Around Town, a popular online publication inNew York City and Washington, DC. “An Antidote for Holiday Stress” Pat Fortunato once lost her underwear in Rome. She agreed to meet...

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ARE YOU BITTER?

Dec 03

ARE YOU BITTER?

OUR EASY AND FUN   10-QUESTION POLL RESULTS! As you know, sweet readers an evil grinch hacked into the blog   during the holiday season (Boo! Hiss!)    so we only have partial results of our poll. But we promised you something by    New Year’s Eve, so here goes: 1) Most of you are not bitter! 2) No one got 100,...

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Are You Your Christmas Card?

Dec 20

Are You Your Christmas Card?

Are you: Serious? Silly? Snarky? Sentimental? Sarcastic? Stylish? Too tired to lick a stamp? When it comes to Holiday Greetings (the politically correct term although not nearly alliterative enough for a title), I am almost All of the Above. I careen each year, if it is possible to have an annual careening, between the light and the lovely, hitting everything in...

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The Little Black Dress

Dec 13

The Little Black Dress

Macy’s Does It Again. Is there anything more difficult to find than something simple?  The perfect white t-shirt.  Basic jeans that fit.   A little black dress? I thought I had found that dress: short, but not too short, with a nice neckline and good shape — simple but classy. It was in an ad for Macy’s, and considering my previous...

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The E-Mail From Hell

Dec 05

The E-Mail From Hell

No, it’s not a Nigerian letter or yet another solicitation from Omaha Steaks (how many sirloins do these people think I can eat?). It’s a death threat. Really!!! “Hello,” it begins, cordially enough . . . “How are you doing am nick Nichols (the name has been changed to protect whoever) some one you’ve offended before and now wants...

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