Buying A Bathing Suit. Again.

Jul 12

Buying A Bathing Suit. Again.

A few years ago, I wrote a piece for Woman Around Town about buying a bathing suit, and had so much good feedback from it that I included it in my book, I Can’t Believe I’m Not Bitter, available (ahem) on Amazon. I was going to write a new article this year but decided to run the original because a) I am too demoralized from my latest misadventure at...

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Shopping . . . On The Beach?

Aug 19

Shopping . . . On The Beach?

I know it’s Un-American, but . . . I hate shopping.I loathe mallsEven Saks gives me hives if I’m not in the mood. The thing is, I like things. The things you get if you actually Go Shopping. Which I hate. But there’s one kind of shopping. I love: on the beach. In Italy, men in straw heats come around to your beach chair with fancy purses bearing...

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Meet Mr Collector!

Jul 30

Meet Mr Collector!

Taken With My iPhone! Did you ever win a contest? Spoiler Alert: You actually have to enter one to be a contender. But assuming that you were you’d want to win, right? We all do. It doesn’t matter if it’s only a game of Monoply (with or without Jail) or a scratch-off Lotto ticket for 2 bucks. Sure, the big time lottery would be nice, but winning...

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The 11 Stages of Packing

Jul 23

The 11 Stages of Packing

Yes, yes, I know. Grief has only seven stages. But this is more complicated.Stage 1: Regret: Why am I taking this trip? Why? Because it’s a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 (a dream of mine), that’s why, and it leaves from Brooklyn, a cab ride away. No plane! No security lines! No being trapped in a flying sardine can with people who mess up the bathroom in...

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Oh No! You’re Buying A Bathing Suit!

Jul 04

Oh No! You’re Buying A Bathing Suit!

No matter how colorful they are—and they are very colorful this year—buying a bathing suit will give you the blues. What can I say? A few adjectives do spring to mind: Dreaded, humiliating, humbling (not exactly the same as humiliating), life-negating, tiring, stressful.(Please feel free to join in!) And then there are the nouns:Disaster, failure, disappointment,...

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Hey, It’s Summer

Jul 26

Hey, It’s Summer

Time for a quick, refreshing, lightly-edited rerun. It’s called “Life’s A Beach” and you’re seeing it again because I’m up to my eyeballs in page proofs, putting the finishing touches on my new book, I Can’t Believe I’m Not Bitter. (Summer is such a good excuse, though.) Meanwhile, read this and see if you can’t...

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