From the monthly archives:

July 2009

I’m not here today

July 18, 2009

In a great example of Blog Imitates Life, I am in North Carolina this weekend and I’m posting at Diary of an Unlikely Housewife. Please visit me there and leave comments. Because they may not let me back into NYC if you don’t. And don’t forget to check out The Mouthy Housewives to see which […]

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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up

July 17, 2009

When I was a kid, my parents and their friends seemed to ask me this question nonstop. At first, because I didn’t talk very much and they wanted to engage me and later because I would routinely provide answers like “a table or maybe a lamp”, much to everyone’s entertainment. I’m sure if I grew […]

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A Quicky!

July 16, 2009

Yesterday I had dinner with one of my closest friends in New York and I remembered something. Many of my friends will ask the waiter what his or her favorite dish is. Do you do this?And if so, is it because you sense that you and the waiter are sort of soul mates and have […]

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Temporary Life Change

July 14, 2009

Last week at the doctor’s office my blood pressure measured kind of highish, so I decided to give up my beloved nightly glass or twenty of wine to see if it improved. “It” being my blood pressure, not my mood, because even I’m not that big enough of a moron to think that were possible. […]

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Remedial Blog School: How to Write an Excellent Blog Post

July 13, 2009

Photo courtesy of my wonderful friend Suzmanella. That’s me, writing a blog post. At the lake. I don’t know if it’ll make it to the blog. Many blog posts are called, but few are chosen. Welcome to Part 3 of Remedial Blog School–How to Write an Excellent Blog Post. Make sure to review Part 1–Welcome […]

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Pick Your Poison

July 12, 2009

I woke up on Sunday morning and casually asked Husbandrinka how would he kill me if he were so inclined and he had a really unfortunate reaction that included saying things like “is this a trick question” and “there’s no way that I’m answering THAT”. What’s with all the secrecy? Look–we get up every morning […]

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Are You There, Gynecologist? It’s Me, Marinka!

July 11, 2009

Yesterday I had my annual gynecological check up and enjoyed a few profound thoughts, most of them in the crotch to the ceiling position, courtesy of the special examination chair that my doctor uses that flips me over so that my head is below my knees, much like it is in a beauty salon, except […]

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The One Where I Seek Your Advice And Offer Nothing In Return

July 9, 2009

Today I am breaking a longstanding tradition of giving and giving to you and ask for something in return. Advice. Mama and papa are friends with a woman whose daughter is a modeling casting director which I guess is different from a modeling agent. The daughter is friends with papa and she told him that […]

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