Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teddy Coconut

“My Uncle Teddy’s was brown and brass and he used to pick me and my cousins up every day from elementary school” said Hansel ” It didn’t matter how bad a day we’d had, it all turned around when we … Continue reading

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The First Annual New York Girls’ Weekend

To New York City to celebrate the birthday of Ramadan Susie. It was a snowy weekend, which gave us the opportunity to loll late in our high-thread-count sheets and repair to the bars of the Royalton (hot buttered rum), and … Continue reading

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You couldn’t dream it up

“I never had a rodent of any kind before” said the girl with the blue quiff ” and I always thought squirrels would be stand offish” . Reasonable assumption: after all, rats can be very remote, and hamsters are notoriously … Continue reading

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#stuffubuyatnite

What it is about the middle of the night that makes a normally prudent person reach for her purse? I woke up to Hoda and Kathie Lee ( I know, the stuff of nightmares) this morning at 2am. NBC provides … Continue reading

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Start Up That Trades in Surprises and Smiles

I write in praise of Umbabox, a DC area startup company which takes you back to a time when you looked forwarded to seeing the mailman. Each month, for a small subscription, Umbabox will send you a present–a box filled … Continue reading

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Changeable Out

Yesterday it was 55 degrees. The Rook and I sat outside to eat breakfast and took a walk on the beach without coats. Today it snowed. The pink sky pictures were taken on the way to work at sunrise last … Continue reading

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My new look for 2012

I am resolved to wear more frocks in 2012, starting with three new ones I bought this week. Obviously I will need new shoes to go with them… My signature item for 2012 is my fab green scarf, a Christmas … Continue reading

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A fresh start and a downward spiral

Hansel greeted the first sunrise of the new year at the beach in Itchy Ankle.He did not so much get up early as stay up late, but the pictures are nice all the same.   I inadvertently started the new … Continue reading

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