Monthly Archives: August 2009

It’s not all lobster …

In the interests of full disclosure, the Crone feels obliged to point out that in addition to the prodigious amounts of lobster she has eaten since arriving on Cape Cod, she has also on several occasions given into the lure … Continue reading

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A shellfish diet

The Crone’s weight management counselor ( luckless woman) advised her to keep a food diary while she vacationed on Cape Cod. The idea is to keep track of intake, so you are shamed into saying no to excess. So far … Continue reading

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Two husbands and Hurricane Danny

The wedding was quite wonderful, though wet. The Crone will post her photos when time allows but for now all you need to know is this: despite the risk of trench foot, death by drowning and/ or double pneumonia, nothing dampened the … Continue reading

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“It is wrong for our civil laws to deny any American the basic right to be part of a family, to have loved ones with whom to build a future and share life’s joys and tears, and to be free from the stain of bigotry and discrimination.” Senator Ted Kennedy, 2005

It  is a day more suited for a funeral than a wedding and safe to assume that Hurricane Danny was named for Republican Dan Quayle rather than that other Congressional consensus-builder,Daniel Webster one of the finest senators of the 19th … Continue reading

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Hyannis Port–but no black dress

To Hyannis Port MA. The Crone was rather touched to note that the interstate signs (the flashing updatable ones that usually warn of fog, pile-ups or the dangers of driving unbelted) had been changed in honor of Senator Ted Kennedy … Continue reading

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Ripe Figs Won’t Keep in Itchy Ankle

  Figs by D.H. Lawrence   The proper way to eat a fig, in society, Is to split it in four, holding it by the stump, And open it, so that it is a glittering, rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four-petalled … Continue reading

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Wi Fi in the Sky

The Crone is blogging at 30,000 feet, while flying to Boston, courtesy of Airtran. The service is called GoGo and a gogo girl at BWI handed the Crone a free coupon so she could connect in the air. It’s completely … Continue reading

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The inebriated inked by the illiterate

While the Crone was catching up with friends in the UK, her beloved son managed to lose both his apartment and his job in Washington DC. He reported this to the Crone on the phone with an insouciance that would … Continue reading

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The Silent G: Why the Crone is just not having gnats

The Crone came home from her vacation to find that gnats or fruit flies have set up shop in her bathroom. There is evidence of them in the kitchen too, and in the futility room (so called because no matter … Continue reading

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Seven Letter Success

The Crone played a lot of Scrabble on her trip to the UK, with mixed results. Scrabble Rosie had invested in Super Scrabble which boasts a double sized board and the opportunity to not just triple but quadruple some word scores. … Continue reading

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