May 2006

Spend ten years writing ads and another ten acting in them and you get very, very good at marketing… Not! Proof? When I started my little sideline graphic design business, I had the genius idea to name it “BeanEyes Communications”, impossible for people to fathom, vaguely embarrassing when they did. That’s only the most obviously […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Home-grown tomato(es) Home-grown tomato(es) Where would life be without (a) home-grown tomato(es) Only two things that money can’t buy And that’s true love And (a) home-grown tomato(es) xxx c (Sign up here and listen to Guy Clark’s ‘Home Grown Tomatoes’ for FREE up to 25x in a row!)

Posted in: The Personal Ones

It has been a long time, my babies. What can I say, except perhaps that absence makes the font grow harder… home made lemonade stool softener (Google) Just in time for summer BBQ fun! .is there a patron saint for people of diets (MSN) Um…Catherine of Bologna? No, wait, Jesus McChrist? No, no, I got […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

1. Longer BBQ season. 2. Incessant worry over impending doom excellent for weight maintenance. 3. Oceanfront property in Stockton! 4. Hurricane/tornado/storm coverage makes good swirly patterns on Doppler Radarâ„¢. 5. Heavy winter clothes aggravate delicate Celtic skin. 6. Disproportionately large feet look better in flip-flops. 7. Warmer weather = more cool summer salads. 8. Costs […]

Posted in: The Political Ones,The Silly Ones

Sometimes you eat the bear; sometimes you meet him at Starbucks and you both get to eat (or at least have a beverage). Yes, the communicatrix finally met internet giant Citizen of the Month, the one, the only Neilochka! For me, it harkened back ye old days of online dating, only we are both involved […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

I have a series of frames in my bathroom. One holds a picture of a glass half-full, a cover from the New Yorker on my mother’s birthday the year after she died. Most of the rest of the frames are empty, or hold the “For Display Only” shots of nameless brides and sunlit couples and […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

First off, for you alarmists out there: no, nothing’s wrong in Paradise. The BF and I are still happily “The BF and I.” But I recently made a new friend who recently broke it off with a boyfriend and it got me to thinking about my own past breakups, oft necessary parts of Getting To […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

Some people like brunch of a Sunday. Some people like trips to the park or the beach or someone else’s backyard, for a barbeque. For me, Sunday is best started with tea, followed by a leisurely perusal of a fatty paper, some breakfast à deux, and maybe a bit of a project. Today’s project is […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

When I bought this rug a couple of years ago it was barely off-white and stepping onto it was like warming your feet in the soft, soft wool of sleepy baby sheep. When I washed it for the first time the colors from the old kitchen rugs I washed it with seeped into it, dyeing […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

I play the sympathy card when it comes to me and the SCD, but make no mistake: the Specific Carbohydrate Diet* is ten billion-gazillion times (a) easier to follow; (b) lenient; and (c) tasty than 99.99% of the cockamamie diets out there. And it’s healthy! And it doesn’t make your breath smell like the three-day-old […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones