Tag Archives: Obama

Sometimes, it’s the right thing to do

All the bad press today about the bonuses paid to AIG executives has reminded the Crone of two encounters she had one day last fall. Directors from public companies–some bailed out and some not–were discussing executive compensation with Obama’s Pay Czar. … Continue reading

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See you at El Cid

The Crone has had a wonderful day in San Diego, thanks to Craig and Danny. Craig picked her up at the hotel in his cab this morning and got chatting on the way to the swap meet. “Why d’you want to … Continue reading

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Ten Years To Remember

The papers and tv channels are full of retrospectives of the first 10 years of the century–the noughties. Those who care for the official record can check out the decade in three minutes here but the Crone offers her own stand-out … Continue reading

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On human contact and social networking

Being nosy–and noisy–the Crone has always liked the company of others, and to know all their business. She once had a Shrek-sized boyfriend who called her “desperate to be involved” but she prefers to think of herself as outgoing and … Continue reading

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Some pictures and a thousand words

The Crone’s good friend from high school was in town at the weekend. The former Nymph O’Maniac now goes by her married name, Mistress Lube, and lives in Oklahoma.  The Crone and she have known each other for nearly 40 years … Continue reading

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More of other people’s junk

When the Blarney Crone last blogged, at about lunchtime yesterday, she was feeling pretty pleased with her day’s purchases–a charming selection of household items, which, if not exactly essentials, were at least a) small b)clean and c) cheap. Then she … Continue reading

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For Thanksgiving, humble pie

The Crone remembers a time when Tony Blair was popular. It was early summer 1997 and the then UK premier was newly elected and selecting his cabinet. A friend of the Crone’s, someone then about the age the Crone is now, … Continue reading

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Who would sing at your inauguration?

The Crone would have to go for Christy Moore, Jennifer Hudson, and, for old time’s sake, Donny Osmond. She highly recommends Ms Hudson to President-elect Obama, particularly if paired with someone surprising like Willie Nelson. Now, who would you have … Continue reading

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Obamarama

Millions of words have been written about the election results last Tuesday, and millions more will be written about the Obama administration,  but the Crone, now she has recovered from feeling grumpy and left out because she doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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