embarrassing moments

I imagine that in most cities, like Wichita for instance, you’ll probably get a “Hello!” or “Well, good morning, Bob!… Good morning, Jan!” as you pass a stranger or neighbor on the street (or farm). But here in LA, it’s very hit and miss. Occasionally, there’s a “Hey” or a head nod if you’re on a hike or doing the Santa Monica Stairs and see the same (gorgeous, out of work actor) person 14 times in a row (Please. Who am I kidding. 7. My max on those effing stairs has been 7. So?) It’s not that I’m cold and aloof. I want to be a sweet citizen… a part of ...Read More
Yesterday, while exploring perhaps the most magnificent Whole Foods ever, I couldn’t help myself as I passed by the pizza bar. With my small(ish) sample in hand, I headed to the salad bar to get my “real” lunch.  En route, I noticed the most tantalizing display of olives… literally calling out to me.  Just as I was about to be the person who believes in test driving everything, including (free) food, (eeeeeven if you’ve given a whirl before),  I noticed a little sign: “No grazing?”  What am I… an animal?? As if I would just pick an olive straight from there. Who do you think I am? This sign can’t reaaaaaally be meant ...Read More
I feel like I’m always doing laundry.  In fact, tonight before I left to run an errand and pick us up some dinner, I  took some laundry out of the dryer and threw a new load in the washer….  I threw the dry clothes on the dining room table. I’ll fold them when I get back (i.e. pray that my mom, who’s over, will get to them first)…. ** At California Chicken Cafe, I spend 5 minutes debating (in my head) about which salad to have. I order two California Salads (chicken, feta, avocado, tomato, pita chips) and take a number and wait for my order. Crap. I changed my mind. I ...Read More
I normally would not share a story of a  bikini wax from hell with my readers, but I’m watching “The Rachel Zoe Project” and for some unknown reason, something about this show is making me want to dish…  ** We’re leaving for this week to go to Maui for my brother in law’s wedding. (Twice in five months. I’m a lucky girl, I know!)  Of course, leaving for a tropical vacation means beautifying from head to toe…  I found an amazing waxer close to my house who charges a lot, but who’s meticulous, CLEAN (key!), fast and painless. BUT, since I’m a working mama now, I kind of need one-stop shopping. SO, at ...Read More