Beauty

Help Screen Options The Eyes Have It Here is some advise from my beauty advisor, Siri, (no not the apple voice) who used to be in fashion advertising.  Based on inside information from make up experts she has always gone with drugstore cheapest, they’re all the same. Since then she has tried some recommendations from…

I’d vote for Hillary even if she was a man.

    Unfortunately the current Presidential Election reeks of sexism.  Hillary’s recent health scare has dredged up old stereotypes of women as the weaker sex.  But we’re not dealing with old stereotypes, we’re dealing with a narcissistic, pompadoured, sensitive person with an ego, that’s the man and an experienced,hawkish,   temperamentally well suited person, that’s…

Enrichment

Lessons learned from Richard Leader at Rancho La Puerta.

Getting rid of a pain in the butt in Vietnam

  Prior to an 18 hour flight to Nha Trang Vietnam, home town of Mi Duong, I rented a bike. After adjusting the seat,  I misjudged the height of the rear wheel, caught my leg on  it and landed flat on my coccyx. OUCH!!!!!!!  Still, I went. Once MiDuong and her fellow client, Gena Pratt and I…

Happy 2016

The Spirit of the Space Needle at Age 54   Pizzazzers, Beth and Julia remind me that even landmarks have Pizzazz.  The Space Needle  is 54 years old, and personifies the need to keep updating yourself and always sparkle for the holidays, even if it means wearing a Christmas tree on your head.  Keep the…

Love and Marriage after a Stroke

  As I live past 50, I am constantly impressed with my  friends who are dealing with some adversities that this age brings  and manage to live a life of pizzazz. Take my friend Marian’s story. I met Marian in Los Angeles in the mid 70’s. She epitomizes glamour and sophistication. She also wields a wicked…

Interruption of Travelogue for a story about reality.

I had promised to next post my adventures in Florence as part two of my three part series.  But my real life got in the way.  I’ll tell you about Florence next time. I have five rules for my bi-annual visit to CostCo.  1. Go early. 2. Eat a good breakfast. 3. Stay positive 4….

The World is Full of Helpful People

  I just returned from a whirlwind trip of Paris, Florence and Munich.  I met our adopted daughter, Jessica and her children Lauren and Carson in Frankfurt on July 16.  I couldn’t have maintained my tour guide status if it weren’t for the helpful people I met. Right off the plane, I walked away  from…

Losing Letterman

How do I fill the hole in my life since Letterman left? He’s been around my whole adult life until now. I lived in LA when he was performing at the Comedy Club. After my future husband’s and my  first sleepover in 1980, we watched his morning show together. He featured “Small Town News” that day and…

Happy Mom’s Day

Happy MOM’s Day I have an extended family that includes Kim who I birthed, Jessica who I adopted, 30 staff members I hired at PlayStation and about 100 vendors that I managed. All of them are at least 10 years younger than I. They all call me MOM. That’s an acronym for “Mean Old Marilyn”. They all…

Be still, my ablated heart

  My lower heart chamber with newly added garland of electro zaps. Well I did it. I had an ablation, which means that I let a very bright 34-year-old play a video game in my chest. I required this procedure because there were some electrical impulses competing with my natural pacemaker causing an irregular heartbeat. This situation is the…

Grumpy Christmas Continues

  I planned on a grumpy Christmas but life kept getting in the way. At the annual Craft Fair,  both my twin grandchildren, Cassidy and Brooks sold duct tape wallets and Chili Vinegar. Brooks had enlisted my services in brewing up Chili Vinegar for sale. “What??”you say. I thought he had seen it at a very…