Jun 29, 2014

For those days when you need it:

Step 1

Step 2

(From Barbie's Mermaid, Fairy and Kitten Giant Coloring Book
  {via Biglots})

Jun 27, 2014

Confucius say:

Ladies to the left,
Women to the right.

Gee, now here's a dilemma.

 (@ our local Chinese restaurant)

Jun 23, 2014

F.M.K. ?

Who would you rather?
1.The Chicago Meatpackers
2.The Men of Mortuaries, 2007
3. Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan & co.

Jun 22, 2014

and now a word from our sponsor....


Recently seen at the library.

I just have to wonder, however,
exactly who is their target audience here?

(well, except for me, that is) 

thought for the day....

Jun 19, 2014

trashy tales

Recently found in trash: 
four pink bridesmaids' dresses...one complete first season of Big Love....
and two butcher's knives.  


Jun 17, 2014

Nothing could be Ina....

So, being home in the early afternoons for the past few weeks, I've been able to see lots of "The  Barefoot Contessa".  

Is it wrong that I want to be Ina Garten? 

I mean really----all day cooking delicious food, wearing giant denim shirts..... hobnobbing with hot gay men, amidst hydrangeas in the Hamptons??? 

(To paraphrase Ina), how great is that? 

Speaking of which, the other day, I happened to catch the episode when, her friend, T. R., shows up to learn how to make love to me a steak dinner. You know the one?
 Good heavens.

I'd be more than happy to show him the "good vanilla."
That's all I'm saying.

Jun 14, 2014

father's day eve

How am I spending this Saturday night you ask?
(So just pretend you did, ok?)

Why baking an apple pie (for my father)  

and watching  a documentary on Peter Berlin.

as always, John Waters has the best line about him: "It was like Dinah Shore with a hard on!"

Jun 8, 2014

How to have style (part 5)

1.Fit is everything

 2. A lady is never a lady without a  hat

3.Practicality is always in style
4.Give yourself a sexy new name

5.And watch the men flock to you
6. Don't be afraid to dress as young as you feel. Mutton, schmutton!

7. Most importantly, always remember you are a star!

Jun 7, 2014

from Casablanca to Lake Pontchartrain

The other day on a complete lark some friends of mine and I decided to see the freshly renovated old Lakefront Airport Terminal.

It was New Orleans' first airport, built in the 30s.

During the cold war, after the "new" airport was built, it was turned into a fall-out shelter.  All the beautiful Deco marble was covered in concrete, from what I was told.

The renovation is still a work in progress, but it's looking lovely now.

 One could almost pretend one was Ingrid Bergman....you know, if one were so inclined.

the entrance
The main terminal

part of one of the frescoes on the balcony

Part of the compass rose on the floor.  Paris is 2700 Miles away from Lake Pontchartrain, it seems. Good to know.

a bad photo of the Walnut room.  The old bar, looking out onto the runway

the old phone booths, still no phones yet.

The lovely Art Deco fountain out front.

Jun 3, 2014

Brief Compendium of Useful Information (part 3)

Ex. A

Ex. B

Ex. C


So, which one is most helpful to your sex life?