I’m ready for my spray tan, Mr. DeMille

July 5, 2013

Oh my my, so much to tell you. First off, I survived Florida again, much to the relief of Mama Rose, who suddenly recalled that she had not warned me about serial killers this year, and did a quick review of the Gainesville Ripper. And I also survived my daughter’s first slumber party, although I’m [...]

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I got me a bad case of smilin’ mighty jesus

June 25, 2013

Greetings from Gainesville, y’all. Yes, I have been speaking with a wicked Southern accent the last few days. I swear on a stack of Gone With The Winds that I am not mocking anyone, I just have a crazy ear for accents and when everyone around me is y’all-in’ and drawlin’, I cannot help it, [...]

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Under the Florida Sun. Like “Under the Tuscan Sun”, except with Gator paraphernalia.

June 19, 2013

In case you missed the news, Border Patrol did indeed allow me to come back to America from Canada and I was so grateful that I decided to go to Florida. For the last four years, I’ve spent a couple of weeks in June teaching at the Rising Star Theater Academy and this is the [...]

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Allow me to judge your country based on a 36-hour visit

June 14, 2013

I just spent 36 hours in Canada attending a wedding. Based on those 36 hours, here is what I’ve surmised: 1. Canadians are very concerned with percentages.   2. Canadians have dubious artistic taste.   3. Canadians are very advanced farmers.   4. Canadian Border Patrol is much more chill than American Border Patrol. On [...]

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If I said you had a beautiful refrigerator, would you hold it against me?

June 6, 2013

The following is an epic tale of housecleaning failure. Please read this epic tale with compassion and possibly a container of Lysol. You all know that I am not the best housekeeper on the block because I’ve talked about it once or twice, like here and here. And here. Oh, and here. Wait, here. Um… [...]

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Because I Like To Be Dry

May 31, 2013

This is my husband. My husband likes to be wet. I do not. I like to be dry. Don’t get me wrong, I love water. I could never live in the middle of the country because I get claustrophobic if I’m not near the ocean. But I like to look at water. Be near water. [...]

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WWWWD? (What Would Willy Wonka Do?)

May 22, 2013

“So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.” –Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory I had a mad crush on Gene Wilder as a kid and one of the main reasons was his outrageously fun performance in this 1971 classic. (Don’t even talk to [...]

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I Listened. And Then I Slept.

May 16, 2013

I am the kind of tired that can only come from nerve-jangling anticipation followed by ecstatic fun followed by post-show tears followed by falling into a coma. This was Listen To Your Mother NYC. Yeah, that says “Sten To Your Mother”, but you get the idea. Directed by the incomparable Amy Wilson, assistant-directed by moi, [...]

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My husband’s competition

May 9, 2013

 ************************************ And just in case you’ve ever wondered what the American Girl Dolls talk about when you’re not around, come on over to In The Powder Room for a battle between 1934 doll Kit Kittredge and Saige, the 2013 ‘Girl of the Year’ doll in American Girl Doll Smackdown. It’s WWWF meets pre-teen plastic.

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Better Than Yentl

May 6, 2013

I’m going to be vulnerable and open with you all. I have a geeky love for the movie “Yentl”. (I hope we can still be friends.) When Babs sings “Papa, can you hear me?”, oy veh, I get all verklempt. But according to the title of this post, there is something that tops Hearing from [...]

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