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Archive for August, 2008

Dog Hair, Traveling Pants Suits and Tomatoes

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

When I returned to LA today after a three-week absence, my dog Oliver was the happiest being on earth. His ecstasy was very gratifying, although after a six-hour flight I could have done without the body block.

As soon as I brushed the golden retriever hairs off my black traveling pants (unlike Hillary, I was not wearing a traveling pants suit, and can we talk about what the difference is between a pants suit and a suit? Is it just that if a chick is wearing it, it’s a pants suit? What’s up with that? But I digress.) I rushed to the kitchen to make my imagined recipe for Louie’s tomato sauce. Read More


Out Of Gas

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

My husband has a thing about buying gas. It’s sort of like asking for directions: he won’t do it until the situation is dire. As you can imagine, this sometimes gets him in trouble, as it did when I was in labor, minutes away from giving birth to our second child. Luckily for Tom I was in too much distress to hit him with a frying pan when he pulled into a gas station on the way to the hospital.

He got in trouble again the other day when our big fat rental car conked out on highway 95 just shy of our Connecticut destination. Tom coasted down an exit ramp, at the bottom of which the car just stopped, refusing to go one inch further, stubborn as my husband.

A speedy guy in a pickup truck honked behind us. When Tom threw up his hands to indicate helplessness, Mr. Speedy screeched around us, yelling “Jackass!”at my husband, saving me the trouble. Read More



Friday, August 8th, 2008

If you live in L.A., you might want to check out Scoops, an ice cream shop (or should I say shoppe) that’s getting to be pretty famous locally, because of its astonishing flavor menu.

Located downtown, Scoops’ recent menu (it changes frequently, subject to the whim of the guy who runs the place and makes the product), included Red Tea Dulce de Leche, Goat Cheese and Rosemary, Mango Margherita, Blackberry Balsamic, and the relatively tame Banana Avocado. Read More

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