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Monthly archive January, 2013
Conversations With My Kid: One Night Stand Edition

Conversations With My Kid: One Night Stand Edition

I was driving with my kid the other day. On the way to an appointment. And she was controlling the radio. As usual. This song came on. Work Out by J. Cole. In it, he does a little sampling of Paula Abdul's Straight Up.
How Not To Order A Martini

How Not To Order A Martini

What’s your most embarrassing moment? I have many. But for some reason, this particular memory is the one that most often comes to mind when I hear that question. Even more so than throwing up copious amounts of champagne in a large outdoor fountain, in front of my former high school English teacher, at a...
Balsamic Chicken: Playing With My New Crock Pot

Balsamic Chicken: Playing With My New Crock Pot

As recently as last year, if I were to free-associate the noun “Crock-Pot”, I would come up with words like housewife, suburban, antiquated and missionary position. None of which I wanted to apply to me. But then I found a recipe posted by my now-friend Meri on her blog The Food Yenta. It was for...
Clogged Drains, Small Pillows And Cloth Shower Curtains: An Alternate Las Vegas

Clogged Drains, Small Pillows And Cloth Shower Curtains: An Alternate Las Vegas

It seemed like a good idea. A quick trip to Las Vegas to start 2013 off right. My kids were going to NYC with their dad. My stepdaughter would be with her mom.