Category Archives: Humor

PNC Arts Center: Rock Legends Chicago & The Doobie Brothers

Last evening my husband Mike and I attended a concert at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. We hadn’t been to a concert there since, I kid you not, college. Guess what? PNC Arts Center hasn’t changed a bit: … Continue reading

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How to Fix a Broken Clothes Dryer: The Tale of Lola & Me

Lola and I are close personal friends. She’s my stalwart clothes dryer. We spend many hours together, week in and week out. We’ve long-term buds, friends since 2005. We’ve had a healthy relationship lo these many years. Until recently…I think I … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Our Son Max

Call me a terrible mother. Max was ten weeks old the first time I left him alone. I had to pee and didn’t want to carry 10+ pounds of baby up the stairs to the bathroom with me. I left him … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Car of My Dreams

My first car was a 1967 Chevy Malibu. It came complete with its own beach in the back seat. The guy I bought it from took a quick trip to the Jersey Shore before he dropped it off. That Chevy ran like a … Continue reading

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Packing Light: Tips from a Woman Who Learned to Let Go

My family and I recently returned from our first Las Vegas vacation. We had a blast…and experienced a lot of things for the very first time. We loved our vehicle from the cost-efficient, friendly and easy-to-arrange RelayRides, which has easy airport rentals. We stayed in … Continue reading

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When Cats Attack: Tiny Christmas Tree 0; Cats 5

This Christmas our tree was much smaller than usual. 18 inches tall (or short), to be precise. It didn’t take me long to decorate the tiny tree with small sparkly red and green balls. And I have to admit, it … Continue reading

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Dead By Drowning of a MacBook Air

Things around here haven’t been all that great lately. Why? Because I accidentally drowned my three-month-old. No, not a baby…I’m a little old for birthing a baby, my friends. I drowned my MacBook Air and I’ve been discombobbled ever since. Yeah. I … Continue reading

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How Many Snedens Does It Take to Hang a Mirror?

From the beginning the mirror was a challenge: It was difficult to find a mirror that measured 3′ x 4′. And once we did find one the sales staff was flummoxed as to how to wrap the mirror so we could safely transport … Continue reading

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And the Lizard Asks, “Would You Care for a Dog Poop Bag?”

When I was walking along the sidewalk at Hampton Lake in South Carolina I saw this delightful machine. It dispenses free pooper scooper bags. And it was manned by … a lizard?!

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The Greenhouse: To Heat or Not To Heat. That’s Always the Question

A few years ago I convinced my husband Mike to buy and assemble a 6’x8′ greenhouse … I presented him with a couple of super logical reasons why the idea was a good one: (1) I would save money by overwintering the kind-of-expensive summer tender tropical … Continue reading

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