Super Girl: The Super Turd

Super Girl: The Super Turd

I just watched the new “Super Girl” trailer for CBS and I feel like I just partook in an ice bucket challenge. “Oh I get it, you didn’t want to go out with me because you’re a lesbian!” says the heartthrobby geeky-but-not-too-geeky dude on a rooftop as “Super Girl” A.K.A.: Kara tries to tell him […] more…
The Last Two Days of Rome-ing

The Last Two Days of Rome-ing

The last two days in Rome were, without a doubt, the best two days. The sun came out, the weather held, and Rome shown like a terra-cotta gem. On Wednesday we decided to get outside of the city center for a while and go somewhere we wouldn’t find many tourists. The park we chose (Valle […] more…
Bernini, Rain and Being Really Really Wet

Bernini, Rain and Being Really Really Wet

Rome was not growing on me. In fact, it was raining on me all day yesterday. We walked around the city, taking our time to meander over to The Vatican; which the online guides had told us was best visited after 2pm on a Tuesday or Thursday during the week because all other times were […] more…
Rome: The First Impressions

Rome: The First Impressions

Them: “Oh, you’re going to LOVE Rome. It’s fantastic. Really. It’s my favorite city.” “I’ve been to Rome several times and it is, without question, the best place to spend time.” “The food! The arts! The Italian! Oh!” Me: The crowds! The traffic! The rain! The claustrophobia! …is this what people think when they come […] more…
The Last Few Days of BCN

The Last Few Days of BCN

The last 48 hours have been wonderful. Yesterday I woke up with a nasty cold which totally took the wind out of my sails, but today I rallied and had a great time. We walked all over Guell Parc yesterday which is beautiful park that was designed by Antoni Gaudi (a famous architect who created […] more…
Barcelona’s Rose and Book Day

Barcelona’s Rose and Book Day

Today was The Festival of Sant Jordi, which is Barcelona’s Valentine’s day. On this day, as legend would have it, Saint Jordi killed a dragon that threatened Barcelona. The Dragon was going to eat the Princess and burn all the crops, but Jordi: the man: the legend, slayed that evil beast and probably took the […] more…
Barcelona: Day 2

Barcelona: Day 2

My first impressions of this city are holding true. It’s a wonderful place to walk and come on new and fun things to laugh at and take pictures of. We meandered over to the Parque de Ciutadella which has an incredible fountain and was also FULL of teenagers of all descriptions. Why there were a […] more…
Bienvenido a Barcelona!

Bienvenido a Barcelona!

Barcelona is one thing, if it is nothing else, and that is: laid back. We heard almost no car honks, hardly any tire screeches and a whole lot of quiet laughter and chatter along the winding warren of streets in The Born (the neighborhood we are staying in). We were picked up at the airport […] more…

On Grief

While it is comforting to think of all the other people out there dealing with far worse, dealing with a parent being fatally ill is up there. Everyone has their opinions on how to deal with it. Some say to take time to myself, relax, create. Some say get active, carry on, push forward. Some […] more…
Nobody Got Time For Your Nasty Chew

Nobody Got Time For Your Nasty Chew

Why do people chew with their mouths open? I mean, were you raised in a barn? Did you need to show your teeth so as to ward off the other vicious farm animals? I have never been able to tolerate the sound of people chewing. Ever. Don’t chew loudly in front of me, it makes […] more…
Winky, Binky, a Box of Thread, and Barbies

Winky, Binky, a Box of Thread, and Barbies

I don’t know that I ever had a “favorite” childhood possession, more that I had a collection of them that when all placed together, made for a fabulously satisfying tableau. Winky, Binky, Pinky and, aptly named, Stinky were among the dozen or so stuffed animals and sundry that I would line up around my pillow […] more…
A Snippet of Yoga Thought

A Snippet of Yoga Thought

“Bring your awareness to your lungs. Fill them with air and feel your rib cage expanding, your collar bones moving, your shoulders pulling apart. Allow the breath to fill up your entire body, creating awareness and… blah blah blah blah …and into Downward Facing Dog.” Oh, whoops. “Float your right leg into the air and […] more…