Author Archive for Jean Gillette

Venus and Mars start to spar early

Sit down. I have a huge revelation for you all. O.K. Here it is. Boys are different from girls.

Cleanliness is next to…

Unless you throw parties all the time, heed my warning. If you let too much time go by between fiestas, you are asking for trouble.

I’m so vein

I had blood drawn this morning. They filled nine vials. Nine! If I felt a little lightheaded, it was from disgruntlement, not from blood loss.

Grammar police

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, here come the Grammar Police again. May I see your diploma and license, please?Actually, this is not really a grammar issue. I was drummed out of the Grammar Police Department for split infinities and dangling participles. I am now a low-ranking officer in the subdivision of the Grammar Police […]

Twins help bring VisionWalk to light

RANCHO SANTA FE — Backed by dedicated parents, two former synchronized ice-skaters have turned what could have been a devastating diagnosis into a VisionWalk crusade.

Expert shares predictions on financial future

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary will be hosting a nationally known, top Real Estate analyst Oct. 22 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de la Cumbre. This event is open to both members and the general public. Cost is $25 to cover lunch.

In my next life…

I stood over the sink, grumbling and grousing as I scraped and scoured that scorched pan. Scrubbing pans has always been a chore I loathe, but this time my grizzling was aggravated because the end result had tasted like goat sweat.

Tattletale nannies inspire confessions

I read a review of one of the “nany-tell-all” books about star moms and the reader was aghast. The word was that anchorwoman Katie Couric stood by the refrigerator sloppily eating ice cream from the carton, and that she left dirty clothes all over the house.

Brooks pool closed for repair

OCEANSIDE — The Brooks Street Swim Center is closed for termite and roof repair which began Oct. 7. Repair will take approximately two months. During this closure, all regularly scheduled aquatic programming will be held at Marshall Street Swim Center, 1404 Marshall St. in south Oceanside.

Nothing says love like heat-resistant concrete

OK, I’ll say it. My husband was right.