From the category archives:

The Economy

Cleaning: It May Be Contagious

May 3, 2009

The great thing about doing your own cleaning, especially if you are me, is how much mileage you can get out it. It’s sort of like household chemo. Like the other day, Husbandrinka came home with our kids, plus my son’s friend and the friend’s mother. Well, the mother is also my friend, but that’s […]

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April 4, 2009

Because of the economy, lately people do not show up at my doorstep to clean my apartment, which makes me think that they’d been in it for the money all along. But whatever, I can clean my own apartment. I mean, people have been doing it for years and as my low-on sympathy friend Sue […]

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Gem-Encrusted Animal Jewelry. For Jews

January 6, 2009

I don’t understand the “gem-encrusted animal jewelry” concept and not just because the word “encrusted” makes me think of dried shit. This week I read something horrifying in The New Yorker. Apparently there are many, many people in Palm Beach (which I’m pretty sure is code for Jews) who are selling their David Webb gem-encrusted […]

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As God is My Witness, I Will Never Haggle Again.

December 1, 2008

This is the Breaking News email that I got from CNN yesterday: — The Dow closes down about 680 points, as manufacturing hits a 26-year low and the U.S. is declared to be in a recession. Unpleasant, right? And yet it doesn’t terrorize me the way that an article that I read in New York Magazine […]

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November 13, 2008

There are times that I feel like Lucy Ricardo, but unfortunately it’s never while I’m looking in the mirror.  Usually it’s when I am sneaking shopping bags into the apartment, so as not to unnecessarily alarm my husband.  Last week it was when the Visa bill arrived in the mail and I remembered that I […]

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