Archive | September 2012

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you say neurotic, I say erotic, let’s call the whole thing off

I once had a friend say that the attraction between my husband and me was based on the fact that we tend to freak each other out. “What drew you to each other,” she painstakingly explained, “is that you work each other up and stress each other out. Your stress feeds off his and his […]

play it again, Ilsa

Our much beloved dog, Ilsa (arguably one of the world’s best dogs), had a glamorous namesake. She was named for Ilsa Lund, Ingrid Bergman’s character in Casablanca, who was the star-crossed lover of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine. One day a few years ago, while B. and I were watching Casablanca, for the millionth time at […]

don’t hate him because he’s beautiful

Dear Emmy Awards (or may I call you Emmy?), With all due respect and kudos for the winners selected this past Sunday (by the way, Julianne Moore was a particularly wonderful choice), I believe that an egregious oversight has been made. That, of course, would be Jon Hamm not winning for Leading Actor in a […]

falling for george

After having lived in LA now for almost 16 years, I have to admit that I love it, especially the sunshine, mild temps, and the fact that George Clooney, Kobe, and I all live in the same place (not quite, but sort of). One thing I do miss about NY, though, aside from the pizza, […]

good night, gracie

I’d like to go on record as saying that I disagree about the very first decision my parents made on my behalf. My name. Not to say that I dislike my name or that it hasn’t stood me well over the years. For example, no one else whom I went through elementary, junior, or senior […]