Men Are From Mars

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We’ve got friends coming over today and while I was in the kitchen, I asked Sparky to deal with the  pile of laundry that’s on the floor RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE WASHING MACHINE. So he stuffed everything into the washer and closed the door. Job done. It never even occurred to him to put in a little soap and …

No Rest For The Wicked

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I’ve put more miles on my car in the last 2 days than I have in the last 2 weeks. When I moved out of Hollywood and moved in with Sparky, it didn’t occur to me that I was moving 20 miles away from 90% of my life! I now want one of those jetpac things that Sandra Bullock and …

My morning chuckle

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Got a text from my mom this morning. “Honey, I just saw on the news that a plane going from New York to Paris crashed and I just wanted to make sure you weren’t on it”. I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 20 years.

Dessert

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I’m sort of having a love affair with dessert right now. Maybe I’m living vicariously through a dear friend who is currently 9+ months pregnant. Maybe I’m reliving my (semi) misspent youth, when calories didn’t matter. Maybe it’s “that time of the month”. Or maybe, it’s just that dessert is so damned good I don’t really need a reason! All …

More musings on the EGGO contest

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So, in order to let you into my head a bit more, I thought I’d let you in on more of my “creation” process. I’m a very visual person. I often envision what things will look like on a plate before I even get into the kitchen. And often it’s a very particular plate. Sometimes it’s a plate I don’t …

Money Is A Powerful Motivator

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From the moment I learned that EGGO was sponsoring a recipe contest with a $10,000 1st prize I became, as they say in the military, mission focused. The rules specifically mentioned using whimsy and playfulness, so I set out to come up with something unique as well as tasty. I also figured that mom’s all over the place would use …

Bourbon

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OK, so this is the way my brain works. Well…not ENTIRELY the way it works. Just one of the ways. But I digress. So I’m driving home at 10pm last night, sucking down my 3rd Diet Ginger Ale in as many hours. (It was hot and they have no caffeine, so no harm no foul as far as I can …

My First Blog

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Son of a bitch, was that hard! And I thought mp3 players were gonna make me tear my hair out! I still don’t know if I’m going to be able to find this again. OK, enough ranting about technology.  I feel a little like I’m talking to myself here. And I guess I am. Perhaps my next blog post should …