Small Talk

Scanner rage

Road rage is old news. I suffer from scanner rage.

Number of new cocktail ingredients is sobering

It is a sad sign of the times, but apparently I am not drinking seriously enough these days. That doesn’t mean I need to drink more. It means that since I last mixed a cocktail, a whole new closet full of flavors and strange beverages have become a bartender’s staples. I thought technology was the […]

New holiday tradition is going to the elves

It’s time to break out all the Christmas traditions, stories, fables and such, and it makes me wish I still had little ones.

Write, revise and reunite

Sometimes, emails and texts can be a dicey area. You can answer immediately, but that’s unwise. Parents generally use the luxury of several versions before they push the send button, and rule No. 1 is “Never, ever send your first draft.”

Reality is so annoying

When we made the impulse decision to buy a hot tub, all I could think about were long soaks chatting with friends and sipping wine. Reality is so annoying.

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 […]

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.